Saturday, October 21, 2006

DH First Game Loss

Will’s Longhorns split a Saturday doubleheader to two Acworth teams. They led 8 -4 in the first game after three innings, with Will scoring two runs and knocking in four more. He turned two double plays in the first game as well.

Will caught a pop at short to end the top of the first, then, batting cleanup, stepped in with the bases loaded in the bottom of the inning. He hit one deep into left-center for a double, driving in all three runners, and cruised over to third when the throw went home. He scored on Michael’s groundout.

Will played third in the top of the second. With runners on first and second the batter grounded it down the line. Will backhanded it, stepped on the bag, and fired to first for the double play. In the third Will played centerfield. He got a late jump on a short pop fly and missed a diving try, but they were able to force the runner at second to get an out.

In the bottom of the third Will quickly went down two strikes in the count, but laced a line drive up the middle for a single, driving home David from third. Will stole second and third, and scored on Paul’s clutch two-out single.

In the top of the sixth Acworth pounced on Bradford’s pitching to go ahead, but Will was able to finally stop the rally. Playing shortstop Will caught a hard, low line drive, and quickly fired to first to double off the runner, for his second double play of the game. Will then caught a popup to end the inning.

He then led off the bottom of the inning and lined one past the shortstop. Acworth pitched out. Will was going on the pitch, and he still stole second standing up. He scored from second on Paul’s single.

Will finished the game with three hits in three at-bats, including a double. He stole three bases and scored three runs, and had four RBIs. He had four putouts and two assists.

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