After a very unsettled week, the Outlaws played in a 12 team tournament at Mather Sports Complex. This complex is very close to where I work and I have been looking forward to Jack playing a tournament here for a long time. Sharon noted that it is probably one of the nicest places that we have played.
The Outlaws played Showcase Baseball in the first game. This team includes a number of players that were formerly part of Hard90.
Jack continues his fall struggles at the plate. He was 0 for 2. In his first at-bat, Jack hit a 0 and 1 pitch for a pop-up to the second baseman. Jack struck out swinging on a 1 and 2 pitch in his second at-bat.
Jack was a courtesy runner twice: one for Breyton and once for Josh. He was caught stealing in the third inning running for Breyton. In the fifth inning, running for Josh, Jack stole second, went to third on Breyton's single. Trying to score on a passed ball, he was tagged out at the plate.
In the field, Jack played three innings at first base. He had four put-outs on throws from the pitcher, shortstop and catcher. In the bottom of the sixth, Jack made a very nice catch on a throw from Jeremy at catcher on a swinging bunt to force the runner at first. I was sure that the ball was going to hit the runner in the head.
The Outlaws won the game by the score of 5 to 2.
In the second game of the day, the Outlaws played Team Velocity from Nevada. In an oddity for this age, this team had a girl playing catcher.
At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1 with 2 walks and 2 runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack ran the count to 3 and 2 and then drew a walk. He stole second and scored on Josh's single to left center. Jack popped the first pitch up to second baseman in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, Jack walked on five pitches. He stole second and scored on Josh's double to right center. Jack was also a courtesy runner for Josh at second base. He went to third on Jordan's infield error and came home on a wild pitch.
In the field, Jack played three innings at third and one inning at first. At first base, he had three put-outs on throws from second and shortstop.
Trailing 5 to 3 in the bottom of the fourth, the Outlaws scored 10 runs in the inning. The final score was Outlaws 13 and Team Velocity 3 in five innings.
At the end of the day, the Outlaws were seeded second in the tournament. They will play the Hitmen in the single elimination bracket at 10:00 a.m. on Sunday morning.
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