Sunday, April 17, 2011

Outlaws versus Sierra Storm Scrimmage

The Outlaws had a nine inning scrimmage against the Sierra Valley Storm at Morse. They scrimmaged against this team two years ago as Gunners.

I was surprised to see a number of the Storm players wearing metal cleats. Someone suggested that they must be playing up as 13 year olds. Apparently, at that level, metal cleats are allowed.

At the plate, I am scoring Jack as 2 for 5 with an infield single, a triple, reached on an error, an RBI and a run scored. He grounded out to the third baseman in his first bat-bat. Jack grounded out to the shortstop in his second plate appearance to drive in Jeremy for the RBI. In his third at-bat, he hit a ground ball right up the middle. With Jeremy running from first, the second baseman took his eyes off the ball for an error and everyone was safe. Jack hammered a two strike pitch over the right fielder's head in this fourth plate appearance for a triple. The ball dropped just short of the fence. With the wind blowing in from right field, I am sure that the ball is over the fence if the wind is from any other direction. Jack scored on Jordan's sacrifice bunt. In his fifth at-bat in the bottom of the ninth with two outs, Jack hit a slow roller between third and short. With a good jump out of the box and a dive to reach first, Jack was safe. The throw was high and may have pulled the first baseman off the bag. I am scoring it as an infield hit. Jack was thrown out trying to steal second on a pitch out to end the game.

In the field, Jack played one inning at third, shortstop, first base and pitcher and five innings at second base. He had three assists and four put-outs. At first base, Jack had one put-out on a throw from shortstop. At second base, he had two put-outs and two assists. Jack fielded two balls to the right side and threw the runner out at first. On a slow roller to the right side, Breyton went after the ball and Jack covered first base to take the throw and make the out. Jack also had a put-out on a runner trying to steal second. At shortstop, Jack handled one ball to the left side and threw to second for the force. At third, a line drive was hit into right center field. The runner tried to stretch the hit into a triple. Josh was playing second and went out to take the relay. Josh throw a rocket to Jack at third and the runner was out by two or three steps.

Jack pitched the seventh inning. He gave up one run.

With the Outlaws leading 6 to 4 in the top of the ninth, the Storm scored two runs to tie the game. The scrimmage ended with the score tied 6 to 6 after nine innings.

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