Batting leadoff, Will scored seven times in eight plate appearances, helping Crown sweep a doubleheader from his good friend Holt’s Gwinnett Barons team. He stole five bases, pitched an inning, and started a nifty 5-4-3 double play.
Will reached base in the first, stole second, took third on a wild pitch, then tagged up and scored on Tanner’s sacrifice fly.
In the second Will was hit by a pitch, stole both second and third, then scored on Tanner’s single.
In the third he walked on four pitches, advanced to second on a bunt, took third on a passed ball, and scored on Tanner’s single.
After being run-ruled 14 - 4 in Game One, the Barons threatened to reverse things in Game Two. But Will promptly squashed the first inning rally, starting an around-the-horn double play.
In the bottom of the first Will walked, again on four straight balls. A single to left advanced him to second, and he took third on a passed ball. He scored on Braeden’s single.
With two out in the second Will smashed a hard grounder that the official scorer ruled an infield hit. He stole second, and scored when the left-fielder dropped Tanner’s fly ball.
Will was hit by another pitch in the third, to load the bases. A passed ball scored a run and put runners on second and third. Will later scored on an error.
In the fifth Will stroked a one-out single up the middle, advanced to second on a walk, and scored on Braeden’s double.
When I arrived I caught up with Holt’s parents during the first game, then moved over to the Crown side for Game Two, sitting with Lucy and her mom, Nathan’s sisters Jordan and Erin, and Mary-Clayton. After the game we took MC over to her brother’s game at