Will’s Crown team won their game 8-0 Tuesday night, in the tough Sandy Plains League. He pitched three scoreless innings and struck out six batters. While pitching, Will also picked a runner off second base.
Offensively, Will collected three of his team’s seven hits, and accounted for three of Crown’s eight runs. Batting leadoff, Will lined the second pitch of the game over the left-field fence on one bounce, for a ground rule double. He took third on a wild pitch, then scored on a passed ball.
In the third inning Will smashed a single into left field. As he stole second the throw beat him to the bag, but Will managed to slide around the tag. He advanced to third on a wild pitch, and scored on Nathan’s ground ball.
With two out in the fifth Will pounded a grounder past the third-baseman for another single, driving home the runner from second. Regrettably, Will ventured too far toward second on the play, and was easily thrown out.
Playing shortstop the final three innings, Will tallied three assists and a putout, throwing out two runners at first and forcing two at second. In total, Will had a hand in eleven of the game’s 18 outs.
In this past Saturday’s game Will had a single up the middle.