Saturday, February 23, 2013

Jesuit Frosh Baseball versus Rocklin and Davis Scrimmages

With the roster set on Monday night, the Jesuit Marauders Frosh baseball team traveled to Davis for scrimmages against Rocklin and Davis. I watched Davis playing Rocklin for almost an hour and a half before the Marauders game and was underwhelmed by both teams.

The coaches split the team into two groups and played each group of 10 in one of the two scrimmages. Jack played in the first game against Rocklin.

At the plate, Jack was 0 for 1 with two walks, two runs scored, an RBI and a strike-out. In his first at-bat, he ran the count full and drew a walk. He went to second on an error on Isola's grounder to short, to third on Chiappe's ground out to short and scored on Allman's sacrifice fly in shallow center. Jack struck out swinging on a 2 and 2 change up low and away in his second plate appearance. In his third at-bat with the bases loaded, Jack ran the count full again and drew another walk to push in a run. He went to second on a wild pitch and then scored on Isola's line drive into centerfield. The play at the plate was close.

In the field, Jack played three innings in left field and two innings in centerfield. He had one put-out on a high fly ball to left. It was a very windy day. A number of the fly balls to the outfield were adventures. In centerfield, Jack fielded one line drive up the middle.

Jesuit scored 8 runs in the bottom of the fifth to blow open a 4 to 3 game and win by the score of 12 to 3. The Jesuit box score is here. Due to the fact that neither team had uniforms with numbers, I am not posting the Rocklin or Davis box scores.

In the second scrimmage, Jesuit mauled Davis by the score of 21 to 1. It was not even that close. Davis committed five errors and fielded some weak pitching. Additionally, Davis had some very shaky outfield play; they misplayed four or five fly balls. The box score is here.

The Marauders have a record of 3 wins and no losses. The game log is here.

One of the Jesuit parents noted that her son had said that this is a stacked team. It is going to be an interesting two and a half months. It looks like Jack is going to play outfield for the team, but he is going to need to get his bat going if he is going to earn some playing time.

The Marauders will be playing a double header against Archbishop Mitty at home next Saturday.

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