Thursday, June 14, 2012
2012 Omaha Slumpbuster Day 2
The day started early. We had to be at the fields in Council Bluffs, Iowa at 7 a.m. for a 8 a.m. game. The Outlaws played the Panthers Black from Littleton, Colorado in the first game of the day.
The boys brought their bats to Omaha. They jumped on the Black Panthers for 10 runs in the top of the first.
At the plate, Jack was 2 for 2 with 2 walks, 2 doubles, 3 RBIs and 3 runs scored. In his first at-bat, he popped a 1 and 1 pitch into short right for a double. The right fielder had a long run but couldn't get to the ball. Joe scored from second for the RBI. Jack scored on Breyton's double. He walked on four pitches in his second plate appearance. Jack ended the inning there. In his third at-bat, he ran the count to full, fouled off a pitch and then drew the walk. He stole second and scored on Breyton's single. Jack crushed the first pitch of his fourth plate appearance into right center for a double. Cooper and Trevor scored for two more RBIs. Jack tagged up and went to third on Breyton's fly ball out to center and then scored on Josh's single.
In the field, Jack played five innings at third base. He had two assists. In the bottom of the first, Jack started a 5-4-3 double play on a ground ball to the left side. He fielded one other ball to the left side and threw the runner out at third.
After scoring 10 runs in the top of the first, the Outlaws gave up 10 runs in the bottom of the third. The Outlaws won the game by the score of 17 to 10. The box score is here.
The Outlaws turned right around and played the Frozen Rope Tiger Reds from Omaha, Nebraska in the second game of the day.
Again, the Outlaws jumped on the Tigers. They scored 4 runs in the top of the first and 5 runs in the top of the second.
At the plate, Jack was 3 for 4 with a walk, an RBI, two triples and three runs scored. In his first at-bat, Jack hit a 3 and 2 pitch for a hard grounder down the first base line. The first baseman was able to knock the ball down, but Jack outraced everyone to first base. He went to second on Breyton's single, to third on Josh's walk and then home on Chance's walk. Jack crushed a 3 and 2 pitch for a hard fly ball to right field in his second plate appearance. With the wind blowing out, the ball sailed over the fielder's head and Jack motored to third. He scored on Josh's single. In his third at-bat, Jack popped the first pitch up to the second baseman for the out. He walked on 5 pitches in his fourth plate appearance. Jack went to third on Breyton's double, but ended the inning there. In his fifth at-bat, Jack crushed a 1 and 0 to right center for a triple. He scored on a passed ball.
In the field, Jack played seven innings at third base. He had one put-out and three assists. Jack handled a high pop-up to the left side in the first inning. He handled three grounders to the left side and threw the runner out at first. Jack owes Josh and Breyton on two of the throws. The throws were offline and they came off the bag to get the throw and tag the runner out.
Giving up five runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Outlaws held on to win by the score of 13 to 11. Trevor made a great diving catch at second base on a line drive to get the last out of the game. The box score is here.
Jack had a great comment. Coming home, Jack slid to pitcher's side of home. Walking off the field, Jack said thank you science class. He noted that the catcher was in motion to catch the thrown ball and would continue in motion. He saw the catcher moving to the right, slid to the left and was safe at home.
Most of the group had a late lunch at an Italian restaurant near the hotel.
There is a water park attached to the hotel. Most of the boys spend the afternoon at the water park. The adults spent the time in the lobby visiting.
We finished the night with a group dinner at Chipotle.