Saturday, November 13, 2010

2010 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #11 Day #1

The Outlaws played at Mather in the Super Series Veterans Tournament. Once again, the Outlaws had the 8 a.m. game. This means that Jack and have to leave the house at 6:30 a.m. Just for once I would like to be able to sleep in on Saturday morning.

The Outlaws played the Folsom Flames in the first game. The Outlaws had beaten the Flames by the score of 5 to 1 in an elimination game in the tournament two weeks ago.

At the plate, Jack was 1 for 1 with two walks and two runs scored. In his first at-bat in the top of the first with one out and runners on first and second, Jack hit a 1 and 1 pitch through the left side of the infield for a single. He went to second on Josh's single and to third on Breyton's ground out. Jack ended the inning at third. Jack walked on four pitches in his second plate appearance. He stole second and then scored on Josh's single to left center. Jack walked on five pitches in his third at-bat. He stole second and third. Jack scored on Jordan's ground out.

In the field, Jack played third base. He had one of the busiest games that I can remember. Jack had four assists. He fielded grounders hit to the left side in the first, second, fourth and fifth innings and threw the runners out at first. Jack ranged far to his left in front of Jeremy at shortstop on a slow roller for the out. In the fourth inning, he made a nice leaping attempt on a line drive hit to his left; the ball just did not quite stay in his glove. There were also a couple of very soft grounders hit to the left side for singles: one that Josh handled and one that Jack handled.

The Outlaws put runs on the board in four of the five innings and won the game by the score of 7 to 3. Jullian pitched four solid innings.

The Outlaws turned right around and played Bret's Muckdogs in the second game of the day. This is a team from Sparks, Nevada that we have not played before.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 2. He continues to hit the ball hard. In his first at-bat, Jack lined a 2 and 1 pitch into right field. The Muckdogs outfielders played extremely shallow all day. The ball bounced right to the right fielder on one hop and he threw Jack out at first by a step. The kind of play makes me more than a little crazy; Jack had hit the ball very hard. Jack hit a 0 and 1 pitch hard on the ground to the right side of the infield and was thrown out at first in his second plate appearance.

In the field, Jack played four innings at third, one inning in centerfield and one inning at first base. He had two put-outs at first: one on a throw from pitcher and one on a line drive to end the top of the sixth.

The Muckdogs had a big left-handed who threw a one hitter and walked only one batter. Greysen got the only hit on a triple over the head of the centerfielder who was playing very shallow. Greysen was out at the plate on a suicide squeeze where the batter did not get the bat on the ball. With one out in the top of the sixth, Anthony walked a batter and the Muckdogs created a run on one hit and won the game by the score of 1 to 0.

The Outlaws ended the day seeded third out of the seven teams in the tournament. They will play on Sunday at 12 p.m. against the Athletic Edge in the semi-final game of the tournament.

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