Tuesday, June 08, 2010

2010 LYB Majors Angels TOC Game #5

The Angels played the fifth game of the Laguna Youth Baseball Major Tournament of Champions. They played the Giants. The Angels had lost to the Giants by the score of 12 to 6 on April 16 and beat the Giants by the score of 7 to 4 on April 24.

Breaking out of a two game slump, Jack was 2 for 2 with a walk, two RBIs and two runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack walked on 6 pitches against Wilburn. He went to second on Dominic's walk. Jack tried to score from second on Anthony's infield out, but was called out at the plate. I was sitting against the fence behind home plate keeping score. Jack was safe; the catcher never came close to tagging him. We had the same set of umpires on Monday and Tuesday night and they were just not very good... Jack pushed a 0 and 2 pitch to the left side against Wilburn in his second plate appearance. With the shortstop playing deep and the Giant's third baseman fairly immobile, Jack was safe at first and Zach came home from third to score before anyone could even get to the ball. Jack moved to third on Dominic's double and scored on an infield error against Morales. In his third at-bat, Jack drove a 1 and 1 pitch back through the pitcher's mound into centerfield for a single to drive in Niko. Jack and Dominic scored on an error by the shortstop.

In the field, Jack played three innings at third base. In the first inning, Jack took a throw from Cobie to tag out Espinosa trying to steal third. In fourth, a ball was hit to the left side of the infield. Jack ranged farther to his left than I think I have ever seen him go. He fielded the ball cleanly, but as he was taking it out of his glove, he bobbled it. Jack regained control of the ball and threw a bullet to first, but the runner was called safe on a very close play. I charged Jack with an error.

With the Angels leading 8 to 1 with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Breyton singled into left center to drive in Anthony and then Austin doubled down the first base line to drive in Cobie and Breyton. With the Angels leading by the score 11 to 1, the game ended. There is a 10 run rule after 5 innings. The box score is here and the game log is here.

The Angels still only have one loss in the double elimination Tournament of Champions. They now have to turn around and play the Marlins again on Wednesday night in the championship game. If they lose, the Marlins win the tournament. If the Angels win on Wednesday night, they will have to play the Marlins again on Thursday night.

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