Seeded second after Saturday's pool games, the Outlaws played the Rohnert Park Red team in the first game. Sunday's games were single elimination.
At the plate, Jack was 3 for 4 with two doubles, three RBIs and three runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack grounded a 0 and 2 pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first. Jack lined the first pitch to the fence in right center for a double in his second plate appearance. He drove in Cooper and Niko. He went to third on a passed ball and scored on Jeremy's sacrifice fly to center. In his third at-bat, Jack lined a 0 and 1 pitch into left center for a single to lead off the fourth inning. He went to second on a passed ball and then stole third. Jack scored on Jeremy's single to left.
With the Outlaws trailing 9 to 8 in the bottom of the fifth, Jack came to bat with two outs and Niko on first. Niko stole second and moved to third on a balk. Jack crushed a 0 and 1 pitch into left center for a double. Niko scored to tie the game. Jeremy then hit a grounder to the right side that the second baseman misplayed. Never slowing down, Jack scored from second to make the score 10 to 9. The umpire called the game due to time limits.
In the field, Jack played two innings in center field, two innings at third and an inning in left field. He had two put-outs on fly balls to center field in the second innning.
In more than a little bit of an adventure, the Outlaws won the game by the score of 10 to 9 in five innings. Jack had a RBI to tie the game and scored the winning game!
The Outlaws played Elk Grove South in the second game of the day.
At the plate, Jack was 2 for 3 with two doubles, a RBI and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack drove a 1 and 2 pitch to right center for a double. Niko scored from second. Jack went to third on an error by the third baseman on Josh's grounder and than scored from third as Josh went to second. Jack crushed a 1 and 0 pitch into right center for a ground rule double in his second plate appearance. The inning ended with him still at second. In his third at-bat, Jack hit the first pitch for a high fly ball into center field for an out.
Jack has been working out with a coach who has told him to pick the ball up out of the pitcher's hand. Jack told me after the game that the pitch that he crushed for a ground rule double was a knuckle curve that he saw as the pitcher released it.
In the field, Jack played third base for 4 2/3 innings and center field for 1 /3 innings. He had one put-out and two assists. He had two grounders at third that he handled and made the throw to first for the out. One of the grounders was a soft, slow roller up the line. Keeping his composure, Jack charged it and threw a one hopper to Breyton for the out. He also had put-out on a throw from the shortstop to tag out a runner going from second to third.
Leading 2 to 1 in the top of the fifth with two outs, the Outlaws let the lead off batter for Elk Grove South on base with a dropped third strike. The next batter lined one into left field and then the third batter hit his second home run of the game. The Outlaws ended up losing by the score of 4 to 2.
For Sunday, Jack was 5 for 7 with four doubles, four RBIs and four runs scored!
For the weekend, Jack was 8 for 13 with one walk, no strike-outs, 5 runs scored and 6 RBIs.
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