Saturday, April 30, 2011

2011 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #6 Day #1

The Outlaws played in an All World Sports Four Game Grab Tournament at Fair Oaks Park. This was a five team tournament. The Outlaws played the Chico Aces in the first game.

At the plate, Jack was 1 for 2 with a walk, a run scored and an RBI. In his first at bat, Jack ran the count to 3 and 2 and drew a walk. He went to second on defense indifference; Jack was trying to draw the throw so that Jeremy could go home. He went to third on Josh's single and scored on a passed ball. Jack hit the first pitch to the left side for a fielder's choice in his second plate appearance. Jeremy was forced out at second. Josh hit a pop-up in short right center. The first base coach thought it was going to drop and told Jack to go. Jack got doubled off first. He was not pleased. Rod said later that Jack would not talk to him for two innings... In his third at bat, Jack singled up the middle on a 0 and 2 count. He went to third on Josh's single to right. Jack tried to score on a passed ball, but was called out for dodging the pitcher and going out to the base line. It was a horrible call.

In the field, Jack played four innings at third and one inning at shortstop. This is the first time I have seen Jack play shortstop for the Outlaws. He had one put out, one assist and an error. In the second inning, Jack took the throw from first base to tag out a runner trying to go to third. In the third inning at shortstop, he handled a routine ground ball to the left side and threw to first for the out. Both teams struggled with the infield; the Outlaws had 3 errors, while the Aces had 2. In the fourth inning, Jack had a ground ball to his right that I thought he should have handled. I charged him with an error. Scott said later that the ball took a two short hops and then bounced up as it got to him.

Jumping on the Aces for 6 runs in the top of the first, the Outlaws held on to win by the score of 11 to 9. The box score is here.

The Outlaws played the River City Outlaws in the second game of the day.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 3 with a walk, an RBI and a run scored. In his first at bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 2 pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first. Jack popped the first pitch up to the second baseman for an out in his second plate appearance. In the fourth inning with the bases loaded and one out, Jack walked on six pitches to bring in a run. He went to second on Josh's single and to third on Breyton's walk. He scored when Joe was hit by a pitch. Jack hit a 1 and 0 pitch for a grounder on the right side in his fourth plate appearance. Trevor was forced out at third to end the inning.

In the field, Jack played third base for three innnings and pitched an inning. At third, he had one put out. In the top of the first, Jack took a throw from Trevor and tagged out a runner trying to steal third.

With the Outlaws leading by the score of 17 to 0, Jack pitched the bottom of the fourth. He struggled with his control. Jack threw 39 pitches, including 18 balls and 21 strikes. After striking out the first batter, he walked the next two batters and then gave up a single to load the bases. Jack struck out the fifth batter, but then gave up a double to score three runs. With a full count on the seventh batter, the runner on second tried to steal third and was thrown out to end the inning.

The Outlaws won the game by the score of 17 to 3. The box score is here.

The Outlaws play the Bay Area Black Sox and Stealth tomorrow morning before the tournament seeds the top two teams for a championship game.

The Outlaws have 14 wins and 9 losses for the Spring 2011 season. The game log is here.

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