The Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the Oak Ridge Trojans in the second game of a three game series over three days. The Marauders beat the Trojans by the scores of 10 to 5 and 19 to 16 last year. They won the first game of this year's series by the score of 15 to 5.
Leading off, Jack was 0 for 2 with two walks and two runs scored. In his first at-bat, he walked on five pitches. He went to second on Iwasa's walk, to third on Alex's single to left and scored on Jonah's double to right center. Jack walked on four pitches in his second plate appearance. He went to third on Iwasa's fly ball down the right field line and then scored on Cosca's single to left. A little over a week ago, I commented to Rod that Jack has not walked as much as last year. In the last five games, he has eight walks!
In his third at-bat, Jack grounded a 1 and 2 pitch up the middle. The second baseman made a nice play and threw him out at first. Jack grounded a 0 and 2 pitch back to the pitcher in his fourth plate appearance and was thrown out at first.
Playing centerfield, Jack had one put-out. With one game left in the season, he has more put-outs than anyone on the team except the catchers and first baseman.
With Jack and Iwasa scoring five of the nine runs from the top two spots in the line-up, the Marauders won the game by the score of 9 to 7. The Trojans loaded the bases with no outs in the bottom of the seventh, but a come-backer to the pitcher to start a double play ended the threat. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.
Stiltner (4-0, 1 save, 4 starts, 5 appearances, 24.67 innings, ERA 2.84) was the winning pitcher. Beards (2-0, 1 save, 2 starts, 7 appearances, 23.67 innings, ERA 2.07) pitched part of the fourth, the fifth, the sixth and the seventh innings to get the save.
The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 23 wins and 4 losses. Their league record is 13 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here.
The last game of the season is Wednesday night against Oak Ridge at home. It is hard to believe that the season is almost over; it has gone fast. For the varsity team, there will be some drama on Wednesday night. The varsity needs a win or a loss by Folsom to make the play-offs.