Will’s fall team, the Hooks, won their game 9-3 Tuesday night. He played shortstop for two innings, caught two scoreless innings, and caught a fly ball the one inning he played centerfield.
Will was the Hook’s most productive offensive player, reaching base all three times he batted. He had a hit, walked, scored two runs, knocked one in, and stole a base.
He led off the bottom of the first by walking on four pitches. Before the next batter could walk on five pitches Will had scored, advancing one base at a time on three passed balls.
In the second Will singled down the third base line. He continued to second on the throw home. After Parker walked, Mitch grounded to the third-baseman, who stepped on the bag to end the inning.
In the fourth inning Will hit a hard grounder off the third-baseman’s glove, driving in the runner that was on third. Will stole second on the first pitch. Parker then hit a line drive that the rightfielder charged, but had to play on one hop. Will had to hold up to see if the ball would be caught in the air. Then he took off, rounded third, and slid in home just before the catcher could tag him out.
The Hooks play at 10 am on Saturday.