On Memorial Day, the Outlaws were back at Mather for day three of the Northern California Travel Ball Utimate Memorial Day Tournament. They played the Martinez Bulldogs.
Before the game, Jack commented on the fact that the wind was blowing out to left. I think that he spent the game trying to see if he could launch one. His last two at-bats didn't even look like him. It looked to me like he was trying to kill the ball and hit it to the Subway in left field.
At the plate, Jack was 0 for 3 with a fielder's choice and a run scored. In his first at-bat with no outs and Cooper on second and Trevor at first, he grounded a 1 and 0 pitch to the shortstop. Trevor was forced out at second, but Jack hustled up the line to avoid the double play. Jack stole second and scored on Josh's single to right. Jack struck out swinging on a 2 and 2 pitch in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat, Jack struck out swinging on a 2 and 2 pitch.
In the field, Jack played three innings at third base and four innings in centerfield. He had one put out and two assists. Jack made nice plays on slow grounders hit to his left to field the ball and throw the runner out at first. He also handled a high pop-up to the right of mound. Jack thinks that he should have been able to run down one of the doubles that was crushed into right center.
The Outlaws got out pitched. Josh gave up two long doubles. The second double came after two walks. Although the Outlaws had 8 hits compared to 9 for the Bulldogs, the hits were not timely. The Outlaws lost the game by the score of 6 to 2 and were eliminated from the tournament. The box score is here.
The Outlaws next tournament will be in Omaha during the College World Series!
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