Had another long day at the ball field Saturday. Will’s team split a doubleheader, then
Catching his second game of the calendar year, Will had an uneventful defensive first game. Though eleven Sandy Plains Prowlers reached base in the seven inning game, none tried to steal a base. There were no bunts, and the only throws Will had to make were after strikeouts.
With two out in the bottom of the first Will slugged a high line drive to left. The outfielder hustled over to his right and leaped to catch the ball, but then dropped it as he fell to the ground. Will made it to second, then scored when Tanner’s short popup dropped in front of the centerfielder.
Crown added two runs in the 4th and another in the 6th, and won 4-2.
The Prowlers brought in a talented “pitcher-only” to hurl game two. After retiring the first two batters of the game, Will stroked a line drive well over the shortstop’s head for a single. He stole second and third, but was stranded when Tanner walked and Silas struck out.
In the third Will walked on a 3-1 pitch. He scored all the way from first on Tanner’s double to straightaway center.
After Charlie allowed the first three batters to reach in the fourth, Will came on to pitch in relief. In the last two innings he struck out six batters, including the number 2, 3, and 4 batters in the order. All three had doubled in previous at-bats.
Down 8-3, Will sent the first pitch of the last inning deep into the right-centerfield gap. He cruised around the bases for a stand-up triple. Tanner walked and later took second, then both scored when Nate’s one-out grounder skipped past the shortstop. After Nate scored Crown had the tying run on first, but that’s where the rally ended.
Without two of their best players, the Tigers recruited two players from the Nationals for their 3 pm game against
With one out in the third
After being divided into several factions all season, the kids had a swell time in the dugout, eating doughnuts and having fun. After
After showing up just in time for the 10:55 am first pitch for Will’s first game,
Exhausted from his Friday afternoon baseball practice and all-night church lockin,