Will had a good night. I made it to the second game. In game one his first-inning homer went to centerfield, at least 360-375 feet away, over a high fence. It was his first-ever home run at the East Cobb Complex, and most probably the furthest he’s ever hit one. Yet on the way home, he said he really didn’t hit it well.
Later he had another hit, and was hit by a pitch on the left elbow. That came on a 3-1 count, so he was mad at himself for not getting out of the way, since it was ball four anyway. Crown won 6-1. Will accounted for 5 of the runs…scoring three and drove in two others.
He caught Game One, and they didn’t try to steal on him. With runners on first and third a wild pitch bounced away from Will. He chased it, but the pitcher didn’t cover the plate, so he dove back in time to tag out the runner. Then he fired to second in time to nail the runner trying to advance from first…double play.
They lost Game Two, but Will hit the ball hard, and reached base twice. He also hit a good two-strike line drive off a fastball on the outside corner, that the rightfielder made a diving catch on.
Will played most of the game in center-field, and made several good running catches on deep fly balls near the fence. Later he played two innings at second base. This year he’s made almost all the plays at shortstop, but he plays the other positions so well that his team is better off with him at catcher, center, or second.