Showing the rust of his four month layoff, Will had a rough night against a tough
He still contributed at the plate, on the mound, and in the field…
…striking out three batters in two innings.
…for the night, 59% of his pitches were strikes.
…accounting for half his team’s runs on offense.
…adding 2 assists and a double play in his 2 innings playing shortstop.
As the starting pitcher, Will allowed the first three batters to reach base, then retired the side without allowing a run.
In the second Will wasn’t as lucky. He walked the leadoff batter, then struck out the next two. The next batter lined a one-hopper to right. When the batter stumbled out of the box, the rightfielder quickly prepared to throw the batter out at first. He couldn’t make the throw, because the second-baseman blocked they way. This allowed the runner to score from second.
Playing shortstop in the 4th inning, Will threw out the leadoff hitter at first. After two walks and a single loaded the bases, Will scooped up a grounder to his left and quickly tossed to second, starting an inning-ending double play.
Crown fell to 1-1 for the fall. Besides Will’s rust, they have several kinks to work out…
…on a two-out popup, both baserunners stood still and watched the play.
…another batter thought his
…after striking out looking, a Crown batter was reprimanded by the umpire for throwing his bat.
…an outfielder let a high pop fall in front of him.
When Will (18) couldn’t find his grey baseball pants, he resorted to wearing the pair I had recently bought for his 12 year old brother. Will was a sight in the short, tight pants.
Michael, the younger brother of Will’s former teammate Ritchie, played shortstop for
With four 6 pm games running long, there was a huge traffic jam when the eight 8 pm teams arrived at
Crown is playing in the competitive Sandy Plains Fall League. Saturday they play Will’s former teammates on Coach Tamucci’s team: Ryan T, Ryan G, Tyler, Kyle, and Parker. Had Will waited, he could’ve played with them as well.