Sunday, June 01, 2008

Saturday Game One: Winning Pitcher

Will helped lead the Wildcats to two tough wins Saturday, pitching in the first game, then catching and hitting in the second. The Wildcats beat their Sandy Plains rivals, the Prowlers, 5 – 3, in a 2 pm game. The Prowlers then beat the Chattahoochee Cougars 4 – 2, in the 4 pm game, then the Wildcats beat the Cougars 6 – 5 in the 6 pm game.

In the bottom of the first inning against the Prowlers, cleanup hitter Will sliced a single through the hole into right field to drive in Nick from second base, with the first run of the game. Later Will hit two hard grounders right to infielders, who turned them into outs.

Little Jared, the Wildcats starter, pitched well, and got through the first 2-2/3 innings allowing only a leadoff homer to Prowler slugger Tyler Seaman. But then Jared walked and hit the next two batters, and Will was called in two get the Wildcats out of the jam.

Will’s first pitch hit cocky number three hitter Jared A arons, who stared at Will as he made his way to first. Will stared right back. A fter a walk Will got Seaman to ground out to first to end the inning.

Then Will pitched three more innings, allowing only a single run. The only hit he allowed in 3-1/3 innings was a single that the centerfielder should have caught in the air. Will struck out two batters, and got another to ground right back to him. He was credited as the game’s winning pitcher.

In the bottom of the sixth the Wildcats retook the lead on four hits and a sacrifice, plating three runs. Then Andrew caught a pop just off the mound, and centerfielder Chris threw out a runner at third for the second out. Will then fielded a tough grounder in the hole at short, and threw the batter out at first to ice the win.

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