Sunday, October 02, 2011

2011 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #14 Day 2

After icing his arm overnight, Jack wanted to try and play on Sunday morning. He did not look good in warm-ups. I am frankly surprised at how much his right arm is bothering him; this was not what I was most concerned about after his bike crash. It seemed o.k. until he dove on it twice on Saturday morning.

The Outlaws played Club All Star Blue in a consolation game of the All Star Travel Ball Super Series Qualifier. This is not a team that the Outlaws have played before.

Essentially swinging the bat with one arm, Jack was 1 for 3 with 2 RBIs and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 1 pitch to the right side of the infield to score to score Josh from third. They had moved Jack down in the line-up to sixth behind Josh. With a 0 and 1 count, Jack laid a perfect bunt single down the third base line to score Trevor from third. Trevor was a courtesy runner for Josh who was catching. Jack said later that he made a decision to bunt after the pitch was well on its way. Jack went to second on a passed ball and then scored on J.J.s line drive to right. In his third at-bat, he grounded a 1 and 1 pitch to the first baseman for an out.

In the field, Jack played two innings in left field, two innings in center field and one inning at first base. He had two put-outs at first base. Jack made a nice stretching backhand stop on a throw from Josh at third base for an out. The other team protested that the throw had pulled him off the bag, but the home plate umpire upheld the call. Jeremy also made a nice stop deep in the hole at shortstop and threw to Jack for an out.

Jack also ran for Jordan in the bottom of the fifth. He stole second, but ended the inning there when Trevor grounded back to the pitcher to end the game.

The Outlaws fell behind by the score of 4 to 0 after 1 1/2 innings, but scored in the bottom of the second, third and fourth to win by the score of 9 to 5. The box score is here.

The Outlaws now have 7 wins, 3 losses and 1 tie for the fall season. I have not built a game log yet. I really wish Jack had been 100% this weekend. I think that he would have killed the pitching that the Outlaws saw if he had been healthy...

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