Friday, June 06, 2008

Two Thursday Losses

Will’s team lost both games on a nice field at Chattachoochee High in Alpharetta. They made 8 errors in game one, resulting in 4 unearned runs…the difference in the game. Will made an error at SS in each of the first two innings…then was moved to RF in the third…mostly to get his head together. He lets stuff affect his play too much, more than ever before. With two strikes he was protecting, and tried to foul off a pitch…but he just tipped it into the mitt for a strikeout. Next time up he launched it 310 feet, where it one-hopped the fence 325 feet away, for a double. Later had a nice line drive that was caught.

He caught the second half of game one and had a great inning. With runners on 1st & 2nd with one out, Will quickly picked up a bunt just in front of the plate, and quickly fired to third to get the lead runner. When the next batter came up he picked the runner off second, for the third out.

Game two was against an East Cobb team. They weren’t that much better, but hit the ball in the gaps. Will said he pulled an ARod when he popped one up on the 1B side of the mound. It was high, but the C & 1B didn’t move quick enough, so the pitcher went to catch it. Will seemed to jog to first in a way where he’d pass by the pitcher just as the caught the ball. Will said he whispered “ball!” as he passed…and the pitcher dropped the ball. Will made all the plays at short in game two. On a drive to the LCF fence, he made a perfect relay to third in time to get the batter, but the 3B snowconed the catch, and the batter slid in and knocked it out.

They play tonight at 8:15, but even if they win they won’t play the weekend…no baseball Saturday or Sunday. Ceil and I are going out tomorrow night.

Nice that Chipper is beginning to get more accolades. Hopefully he can maintain his lead in the all-star voting as well, and is realistic about keeping his average above .400.

Work has been relatively civil the last 2 days…except for today’s lunch meeting, which ran a bit too long.

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