Wednesday, May 16, 2012

2012 Outlaws Baseball AAU Games #7

The Outlaws played the Best Speed Hornets in the seventh game of the spring Delta Valley League AAU season. To say the least, it was a misadventure. With several guest players and a number of boys playing out of position, it would best be described as a rec game.

Jack has definitely started to get into the groove at the plate. He was 2 for 2 with a walk. In his first at-bat, Jack lined a 3 and 0 pitch into left field for a single. He stole second, but ended the inning there when Chance missed a sign and bunted with the bases loaded and two outs to end the inning. Jack ran the count full and drew a walk in his third plate appearance. He was out at second on Jordan's inning ending double play ball. In his third at-bat, Jack hit a soft fly ball into left field for a single. He went to second on a passed ball, but ended the inning there when Jordan grounded out to the shortstop.

In the field, Jack played five innings at shortstop and pitched an inning. He had three assists and one put-out. I charged him with two errors. Jack has not played much shortstop and struggled. The grass on the field is fairly thick. He charged a couple of slow rollers and rushed the throws to first for errors.

I thought Jack actually pitched pretty well. He threw 32 pitches: 17 strikes and 15 balls. Unfortunately, there were three errors in the inning and three unearned runs scored. It is tough when you have to get six outs in an inning.

In a game that is not indicative of anything and best forgotten, the Outlaws lost by the score of 11 to 1. The box score is here.

In spite of my frustration with a couple of the guest players, I think that the opportunity to play on 90 foot bases against older kids has been good experience for Jack.

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