The Jesuit Marauders frosh baseball team played their 24th game of the season against the Oak Ridge Trojans. The Marauders beat the Trojans by the score of 10 to 5 in their first meeting on April 10.
In league, Oak Ridge only had two losses: one to the Marauders and one to Christian Brothers. They beat Christian Brothers last week by the score of 7 to 5. Overall, the Trojans' record was 17-6-1.
This turned out to be one of the wildest baseball games that I have ever seen.
Jack led off and started in centerfield.
At the plate, Jack was 4 for 5 with 3 singles, a double, 3 runs scored and 4 RBIs. In his first at-bat, Jack chopped a 2 and 2 pitch through the right side for a single. He went to second on Jordan's single and then scored on Byrce's line drive into right center. Jack hit a 1 and 0 pitch for a line drive into right field in his second plate appearance. In something I don't know that I have ever seen before, Jack was called out when Nick passed him on the base path. Nick hit a pop up down the third base line that no one could tell if it was fair or foul or if the left fielder had caught the ball. Sitting behind home plate, I never saw the umpire make a sign. Jack held up between first and second trying to figure out what happened and Nick ran past him. In his third at-bat, Jack struck out looking on a 1 and 2 pitch that was way off the plate. The umpire was calling a very wide strike zone. Several boys on both teams struck out looking at outside pitches. One of the Oak Ridge players got tossed from the game for arguing the call. With two out in the fifth and runners on first and second, Jack hit the first pitch for a hard line drive to the left side. Alex was leading off second. The ball was hit right at Alex. With the shortstop behind Alex, the ball ended up caroming off the shortstop's shin. Alex scored and Jack was safe at first. Jack scored from first on Jordan's double to left.
Jack came up a fifth time in the sixth inning with one out and the bases loaded. Jack crushed a 1 and 0 pitch for a line drive into centerfield for a double and 3 RBIs. Jack went to third on an error on Jordan's grounder and scored on a sacrifice fly by Jared. Jack said in the car afterwards that he was surprised that how hard he hit the ball; it was an inside pitch. He was excited that the JV coach had walked up at that point and seen him hit it...
In the field, Jack played six innings in centerfield and one inning in left. He had three put-outs on fly balls to centerfield. Jack had one fly ball crushed over his head that he couldn't quite catch up to. I also charged him with his first error of the season. In the sixth inning, a line drive was hit up the middle. As Jack charged the ball, it took a nasty bounce in the outfield. Trying to change directions, Jack's feet went out from underneath him and the ball got by him. Jack and I have talked since the beginning of the season about how much of an adventure the outfield is...
Trailing by the score of 7 to 1 in the bottom of fourth inning, a football game broke out. The two teams scored 27 runs in the next three innings. The Marauders were their own worst enemy; over the course of the game, they gave up 9 unearned runs on 9 errors. The Marauders ended up winning the game by the score of 19 to 16. The box score is here and the score card is here.
Iwasa (5 - 1, ERA 3.59, 7 starts, 1 relief appearance, 37.0 innings) was the winning pitcher. Wolger started the game and got his fifth no decision of the year.
The Jesuit Frosh baseball team now has 19 wins and 5 losses. In league, they have 12 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders next game is Thursday, May 2 at home against Del Campo.