Will’s fall baseball team won both games of their Saturday doubleheader.
Will went 3 – 3 with a walk, and scored all four times. He had a single, triple, and an inside-the-park Home Run, and had 4 RBIs. Will retired all six batters he faced, striking out the first five, then caught a line drive back up the middle.
The Saints had 13 players Saturday, so each player only got two plate appearances in each game.
In the first game Will game up to bat in the second inning with the Saints trailing three to nothing. With one out and a runner on second, Will lined a 3 – 1 pitch through the gap in right-center, past the outfielders, for an easy RBI triple. He then scored an a passed ball.
In the fourth inning Will came up with the score tied and a runner on base. On a full count Will walked. Ball four was a wild pitch, and the runner was able to score from third. When West Cobb tried to get the out at home, Will hustled to first and kept going, making it to second base on the play. Will stole third base on the first pitch, then the pitcher attempted a pickoff throw to third. When the ball got away Will was able to score. He advanced four bases on two pitches!
The inning ended with the Saints ahead 6 – 4. West Cobb was retired in order in the top of the fifth to end the game. Will caught two innings and played shortstop two innings. At short he took the throw from a catcher and tagged out a baserunner.