Sunday, June 10, 2012
Outlaws Baseball Scrimmage versus Laguna Creek High School JV
Looking to get ready for Omaha, the Outlaws scrimmaged the Laguna Creek High School JV team. There were two players on the other team that Jack has played with before. Niko played with Jack on the Gunners, Outlaws and Laguna All-Stars, while Nick played with Jack in Cal Ripken AA and AAA.
At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1 with a walk, hit by pitch and a run scored. Jack popped up to the shortstop on a 2 and 1 pitch in his first at-bat. He walked on five pitches in his second plate appearance. Jack scored on Breyton's bases loaded triple after being hit by a pitch in his third plate appearance.
In the field, Jack played two innings at third, an inning at shortstop and an inning in left field. At third, he made a nice play on a ground ball to the left side and threw the runner out at first. Jack had some adventures at shortstop. When Cooper is pitching, they have been using Jack at shortstop with mixed results. He has not played there regularly in over four years. Jack had a grounder hit at him that took a big hop; I would have scored it an error. There was also a dying line drive hit to his right that I thought that he should have been able to handle, but got under his glove. Jack is just not as comfortable at shortstop as he as first and third.
Pitching five different pitchers, the Outlaws lost the scrimmage. I did not keep score, but someone said that it was 6 to 4.
The Outlaws will be playing in the Triple Crown Slumpbuster and Omaha NIT tournament on June 14, 15 and 16. They play two games on Thursday morning and one game on Friday before being seeded for elimination play on Saturday.