Saturday, May 19, 2012

2012 Outlaws Baseball Tournament #7 Day #1

With the Outlaws playing to play in a 13U tournament in Omaha in June, they have dropped back down to 13Us for the next two tournaments. They traveled to Martinez to play in an All World nine team tournament. The Outlaws played the Delta Dawgs in the first game of the day.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 2 with a walk and a RBI. In his first at-bat, he walked on four pitches. With Bailey at third, Jack headed to second to try and draw the throw. Bailey hesitated and was tagged out at home. With Trevor on third and no outs, Jack grounded a 3 and 2 pitch to the right side in his second plate appearance. Trevor scored for the RBI and Jack was out at first. In his third at-bat, he lined the first pitch right at the third baseman for the out.

In the field, Jack played five innings at third and one inning at shortstop. He had two put-outs, one assist and on error. Jack tagged out a runner trying to steal third on a throw from Jordan in the third inning. In the fourth inning, he handled a grounder to the left side and threw the runner out at first. Also in the fourth, Jack handled a grounder to the left side. Seeing the runner coming towards him from second, he turned to tag the runner as the runner slide into him. The two of them went down in a heap. Jack held on to the ball for the third out in the inning.

When Cooper pitches, the Outlaws have started to use Jack at shortstop. He had an error at shortstop in the sixth inning on a ball hit right at him. It didn't cost the Outlaws a run.

Struggling with their base running and the umpires, the Outlaws let the game slip away. The Delta Dawgs scored 4 runs in the fifth inning to win the game by the score of 6 to 5. The box score is here.

The Outlaws turned right around and played the Aptos Thunder in the second game. This is not a team that they have faced before.

At the plate, Jack was 2 for 3 with two doubles, three RBIs and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack hit a 1 and 1 pitch for a slicing fly ball to right field. The right fielder made a nice diving catch for the out. Jack hit the first pitch of his second plate appearance into right center for a double to drive in Chris and Trevor. In his third at-bat, Jack hit a 2 and 2 pitch for a double into right center to drive in Trevor.

In the field, Jack played one inning at third, one inning in centerfield and three innings at shortstop. He had only one assist when a runner was caught leaning the wrong way on third. He threw to the catcher who tagged the runner out at home.

Bouncing back nicely from the loss in the first game, the Outlaws beat the Thunder by the score of 12 to 4 in five innings.

The Outlaws were seeded fifth out of nine teams after the first day of play. The top four teams will advance to a championship and consolation game late Sunday.

Sharon, Jack and I stopped in Fairfield at Red Robin at a late dinner. It was after 10:30 p.m. by the time we got home.

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