Thursday, March 27, 2014

Jesuit JV Baseball versus Del Oro

The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Del Oro Eagles. The Marauders didn't play the Eagles last year during their freshman season. There were a three players (Culligan-P; Kravich-SS, and; Heryford-1B) that Jack has faced before playing against Bandit Baseball, NorCal Bears and Golden Spikes.

It rained for about 15 minutes before the game, but then stopped. It didn't rain during the game.

Leading off, Jack was 0 for 3. In his first at-bat, he crushed the eight pitch for a hard fly ball to right center. When it left the bat, I thought it was going to drop, but the wind held it up a bit and the centerfield made a nice running catch. Jack popped a 3 and 1 pitch down the right field line for an out in his second plate appearance. In this third at-bat, he hit a 3 and 2 pitch for a hard grounder down the third base line. With Jack hustling up the line, the third baseman made a nice stop and just barely threw him out at first.

Jack played centerfield. He had three put-outs. With one out in the top of the seventh and runners on first and second, Jack made a very nice catch on a sinking line drive hit to right center by the Eagles clean-up batter [Heryford].

The game was a pitching battle. Each team only managed 3 hits. The Marauders scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the second on a double, a walk and two errors by the Eagles. The Eagles left 10 men on base, including loading the bases in the fourth and sixth innings. Giving up one run in the top of the seventh on an error, the Marauders held on to win the game by the score of 2 to 1. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.

Stiltner (2-0, 1 start, 2 appearances, 7.33 innings, ERA 0.00) was the winning pitcher. Beards (1 Save, 3 appearances, 4.67 innings, ERA 0.00) got the save.

The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 6 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here. The Marauders start league games next week. Except for the Easter week, they will be playing Monday, Wednesday and Friday over the next six weeks.

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