Friday I took off work and drove Will back to Chattanooga for the Lions next game. The opponent turned out to be the mighty Gwinnett Barons, last year’s home school national champions. Josiah George was the only available pitcher, and he fared poorly, walking eight.
The Lions were unable to muster much offense, with only five runners reaching base. Josiah’s triple was the only hit. Twice Lion runners reached third and tried to score on ground balls, but both times with a huge lead the Barons opted to get the runner out at home, preserving the shutout.
Will played centerfield, making a nice running catch of a line drive. Later he ran down a line drive hit deep in the gap, to hold the batter to a double.
At the plate he hit a sharp grounder the second-baseman was unable to handle, and later popped out.