Monday, May 06, 2013

Jesuit Frosh baseball versus Oakmont

The Jesuit Marauders played the Oakmont Vikings in their 27th and last game of the season. The Marauders beat the Vikings by the score of 25 to 4 in their first meeting.

Jack led off and started in centerfield.

At dinner for mexican food on Sunday night, Jack asked me for the first time this season what his batting average was. I told him that it was exactly .400. You could see the wheels immediately start turning. Jack was clearly very motivated to keep his average above .400.

At the plate, Jack was 3 for 3 with 2 RBIs, 3 runs scored and 4 stolen bases. In his first at-bat, he hit a 1 and 1 pitch for a sharp grounder up the middle. He stole second. After Kyle struck out looking, Jack scored on Jordan's double to left center. Jack grounded a 1 and 2 pitch up the middle for single in his second plate appearance. He stole second. After Kyle struck out swinging and Jordan walked, Jack stole third. He scored on a wild pitch during Ryan's at-bat. Ryan eventually struck out swinging to end the second inning. In his third at-bat in the third inning with the bases loaded and one out, Jack ran the count to 3 and 2. He lunged at the sixth pitch and fouled it off. Jack hit the seventh pitch for a hard line drive in left center for a single and two RBIs. He stole second, went to third on Jordan's single to right, and scored on Ryan's single up the middle.

In the field, Jack played three innings in centerfield. He did not have a put-out or an assist.

Leading 4 to 0 in the top of the third, the Marauders blew the game open. They scored 7 runs and won the game by the score of 11 to 1 in five innings. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Beards (1 - 1, ERA 3.15, 1 start, 4 relief appearances, 6.2 innings) was the winning pitcher. Redmond and Chiappe pitched the fourth and fifth innings, respectively.

The Jesuit Frosh baseball team finished the season with 22 wins and 5 losses. In league, they had 15 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here.

After having a little bit of slump in the middle of the season, Jack finished the year on an absolute tear. He had great games against the two toughest league opponents (Christian Brothers and Oak Ridge) and tore up a couple of weaker teams. I will be writing a separate post summarizing his statistics for the season. Quoting Rod, Jack had a phenomenal season.

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