While Jack played basketball on Saturday afternoon, the Outlaws rolled over the Slammers by the score of 11 to 1. As Jack is juggling basketball and baseball this time of year, it always seems he makes the games against the harder teams and misses the easier teams where he would have a chance to pad his stats...
Up very early, Jack and I headed to Manteca for the second of the USSSA President's Day Super NIT Tournament at Big League Dreams. The Outlaws played the Sluggers. This is another team that the Outlaws have seen repeatedly over the last few years.
At the plate, Jack was 0 for 3. In his first at-bat, Jack grounded a 2 and 1 pitch to the second baseman and was thrown out at first. He hit a 1 and 0 pitch for a towering pop fly to the second baseman in his second plate appearance. Jack muttered to himself about how he just got under the pitch for the rest of the weekend. In his last at-bat, he grounded a 3 and 2 pitch to the third baseman and was thrown out at first. Jack's swing looks good. Unlike last spring where he started with lots of strike-outs, Jack is making good contact.
In the field, Jack played seven innings at third base. He had two put-outs and one assists. In the top of the first with the bases loaded and one out, Jack handled a sharp ground ball to the left side. He tagged third for an out and then threw to first to end the inning. Jack also caught a shoe high line drive for the last out of the second inning.
The Outlaws put up a good early fight. After four innings, they were trailing by the score of 1 to 0. They gave a run in the fifh, a run in the sixth and 4 runs in the seventh to lose by the score of 7 to 0. The box score is here.
With Jack heading back to Sacramento for the 3rd place game against St. Ignatius in the Christian Brothers Tournament, the Outlaws beat the East Bay Lookouts by the score of 10 to 5 in the Consolation Game at 4:40 p.m.
The Outlaws record for the Spring 2012 season is now 2 wins and 2 losses. The game log is here.