Saturday Will & got haircuts and ran errands, before finding out the game would be at . The tourney was double-elimination from that point on. The thunderstorms had pushed game times back, and games were running long…mainly due to umpires not keeping things moving. I dropped Will off at and hit a store I had seen. Got back to find out the game would start at , so I did more shopping and reading. Then the game before ours went to extra innings…our game didn’t start til !
Will got one of the team’s two hits…beating out a grounder to short. At short Will had 3 putouts and an assist. With the bases loaded Will caught a line drive. The runner at third was close to the bag and there was no play at second, so Will fired to first to double off the runner…but the throw hit the runner, allowing the runner from third to score. That’s the way the game went. They only lost 7 – 3…the game finished just before .
We were supposed to go to White Water Sunday morning with a family from Small Group, but we called it off because of baseball. Ceil was going to Decatur to see four of the Norman boys get baptized, at the church pastored by Fred O, Steve’s best friend. There was a large crowd there from Living Science, and Ceil, Anna, & Matthew ate at Everybody’s Pizza with them…A & M got to sit with all the bigger boys and girls. Then Ceil went to the Dekalb Farmer’s Market.
Will’s game started around one…they only had nine players. In the third inning rightfielder Anthony called time & removed himself from the game, feeling too bad to continue…though he finished with 5 RBI. They were permitted to finish the game with eight players, and the Wildcats beat a
The next game started just before three.
The championship game started at . Will was the starting pitcher and struck out three in his two innings of work. He had two more RBI doubles…one a shot well over the leftfielder’s head.