Playing their fourth game in five nights, the Jesuit Marauders JV baseball team played the last game of a three game series against the Pleasant Grove Eagles. This is the fifth time that the Marauders faced the Eagles this season. They have beat them by the scores of 6 to 2, 4 to 0, 3 to 1 and 11 to 1. It is hard for me to believe that they can beat a team five times in one season…
Leading off, Jack was 0 for 1 with two walks and a run scored. In his first at-bat at the beginning of the game, Jack walked on six pitches. He was forced out at second on Iwasa's double play ball to shortstop. Jack walked on seven pitches in his second plate appearance. He scored from first on Iwasa's double to right center. In his third at-bat with one out and runners on second and third, Jack grounded a 1 and 2 pitch to shortstop and was thrown out at first.
I was mentioning to Rod earlier this week that Jack has not been drawing as many walks this year. Jack then walks five times in the last three games.
Playing centerfield for five innings, Jack had two put-outs.
Jack scored the first run of the game in the top of the third inning. With the help of two errors on the second baseman, the Marauders plated three more runs in the inning. Behind a strong pitching performance, the Marauders went on beat the Eagles by the score of 5 to 0. The box score is here and the scorecard is here.
Wolger (3-2, 8 starts, 1 appearance, 35.67 innings, ERA 2.35) was the winning pitcher. Throwing a complete game, he struck out 8, while giving up three hits and one walk.
The Jesuit JV baseball team now has 21 wins and 4 losses. Their league record is 11 wins and 1 loss. The game log is here.
The Marauders finish the season with a three game series against Oak Ridge on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday next week. The end of the season is actually coming at a good time. Given the baseball schedule on the last two weeks, his academic load and his social life, Jack is starting to wear down. He needs a break so that he can focus on finals. It is possible that Jack and a couple of other JV players might be pulled up to varsity for the play-offs. Although the Jesuit varsity was sweep by Pleasant Grove this week, I believe that Sheldon's loss to Folsom last night almost guarantees the varsity a spot in the play-offs.