Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Outlaws 16U versus SA Pirates

While we were at the memorial service on Sunday, Jack played with the Outlaws in the Northern California Travel Ball Frost Bowl Baseball Tournament. Jack was scheduled to play on Saturday, but had to do field work with his high school baseball team.

The Outlaws played the SA Pirates in the first game of the elimination bracket. This is a team from San Anselmo. I don't believe that Jack has ever played against this team. Glancing at the roster, none of the names seemed familiar. The roster for the Outlaws included a bushel of players that Jack has played with over the years, including Niko, Trevor, Breyton, Josh, Cooper, Aaron and Jared.

Jack batted fifth. At the plate, Jack was 1 for 2 with a stolen base and a run scored. In his first at-bat, Jack chopped the first pitch down the third base line. Hustling down the line, he was safe at first. Jack stole second and then was driven in by Cooper. Jack grounded the first pitch to the shortstop and was thrown out at first in his second plate appearance. In the top of the seventh, Leland and Aaron walked. Trevor struck out. Jared then struck out and Aaron was picked off first to end the inning and the game. Jack was on deck. The Outlaws batted twelve players.

In the field, Jack played centerfield for seven innings. He didn't have an assist or a put-out.

In a pitching duel, the Outlaws lost the game by the score of 3 to 1 and were eliminated from the tournament. Texting with Rod afterwards, he bemoaned the fact that the Outlaws only had 7 or 8 hits in three games over the weekend.

Although I know that I have said it on a number of occasions, I suspect that this will be the last time that Jack plays as an "Outlaw."

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