Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Hooks Outscore Royals 32 - 1

Will was once again the most productive player on his team Tuesday night as the Hooks won 15-0. At the plate Will went 3 – 3 with a double, a walk, and two runs scored. He was the only player to reach base four times.

He pitched two scoreless innings, striking out three batters. Playing shortstop, he made a lightning-quick catch and tag to put out a base-stealer at second.

I drove up just as the game was about to start, and was walking toward the field as the pitcher threw the fist pitch of the game. Will pulled a hard grounder right over the third base bag into left field for a double. He took third on parker’s groundout, and scored on Mitch’s single up the middle.

In the second Will walked on four pitches, advanced to second on an error, and scored on Wes’ double.

As Will prepared to lead off the third, I reminded him to relax and hit to right field. He hit the first pitch into right field for a single. He hit the ball off the end of the bat, causing his gloveless hands to sting. Parker’s grounder forced Will at second.

In the fifth Will timed a 1-0 pitch perfectly, and rocketed a line drive into rightfield for another single. He advanced to third on Parker’s walk and Wes’s single, where he was stranded.

I missed Saturday’s 17-1 win due to a meeting at Living Science. Will had to attend the meeting as well, before leaving early for his game. He said he changed and was walking up to the dugout just as the game was to begin. His teammates saw him, and called out for him to go ahead and bat in his usual leadoff spot. So he grabbed his helmet and bat, and stepped into the batters box without warm-up.

Will played his usual game, scoring two more runs. He played centerfield, shortstop, third, and catcher.

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