Saturday, July 16, 2011

Outlaws versus Elk Grove Cal Ripken Scrimmage

The Outlaws played a double header scrimmage against the Elk Grove Cal Ripken 12U team. This is essentially the same Longhorn team that they scrimmaged in April. There are several players on the Elk Grove Team that Jack played with on the Gunners, including Austin, A.D. and Dylan. With Cooper gone for the weekend, the Outlaws had three or four nonroster players, including Jeremy's cousin playing with them.

Jack was 1 for 4 with an RBI and a strike-out in the first game. In his third at bat, Jack drove a pitch deep into the hole on the left side to score Trevor.

Jack played one inning at shortstop, three innings at third base and pitched two innings. Jack had one put-out at shortstop. On a throw from Jeremy at catcher, he tagged out A.D. trying to steal second. Jack pitched the fifth and sixth innings. In 37 games this spring, he has only pitched 3 innings! With some help from the defense, Jack pitched two scoreless innings.

Elk Grove's two top pitchers--Austin and Tanner--are very good. They pitched the first fourth innings of the first game. Elk Grove won the first game by the score of 7 to 5.

Jack was 2 for 4 with a walk and three RBIs in the second game. He walked in his first at-bat, but ended the inning at third, when Jordan grounded out with the bases loaded. Jack ran for Jordan in the third inning. He eventually scored. Coming home he dodged the catcher's tag and then had to scramble back to touch the plate. In his fourth plate appearance, he drove one through the left side to drive in a run. Jack doubled off the right center fence in his last at-bat to drive in two more runs.

Jack played four innings at third base. In one of those odd games, he never had a ball hit to him.

With the Outlaws starting to get to Elk Grove's pitching in the second game, the Outlaws won by the score of 13 to 11. It should be noted that with the Outlaws batting with two outs in the bottom of the fifth, Elk Grove decided to skip their at bats in the top of the six and play the bottom of the sixth...

The Outlaws are planning to finish the season by playing in a 30 team tournament in San Diego starting July 27.

Elk Grove won the Northern California Cal Ripken tournament earlier in July and will be playing in the regional tournament in Hawaii starting July 25.

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