Crown jumped into the meat of their much tougher 2012 schedule this weekend, playing four tough teams in a round-robin tournament in Macon. The Knights split the four games at Tatnall Square Academy, just around the corner from my parent’s house. Will had quite an eventful weekend, earning the win as the starting pitcher in Game One, scoring Crown’s only run in Game Two, and doing a great job catching the Saturday morning doubleheader despite his sore arm and injured knee.
Pitching the first two innings of Friday afternoon’s 3:30 game, Will struck out four batters, recorded assists to get the other two outs, and only allowed three Augusta batters to hit fair balls. The leadoff batter stuck out his bat and poked a soft opposite-field single. The third batter grounded back to Will for a fielder’s choice, and the cleanup hitter grounded back to Will. Playing third base the rest of the game, Will made two other putouts.
Batting second, Will reached base in three of his four plate appearances. In the second inning he scored from first on a double. Crown scored four runs in the inning, and cruised to a 7 – 2 win.