Sunday, May 4, 2008

Just Another Second Best

For the second year running, we failed to capture the championship at Valley Lutheran in Saginaw. This year we opened up the tournament by playing Michigan Lutheran Seminary of Saginaw. We took an early 4-0 lead that we saw disappear in the 6th inning. In the top of the seventh, with a 4-4 tie, we rallied to put up 10 runs in the frame. With a 14-4 lead, we took the field in the bottom of the seventh and gave up 4 runs with some shaky defense. However, the final score was still a healthy 14-8.

From there, we packed up our stuff and headed a mile down the road to Valley Lutheran. We were informed that we would be playing Frankenmuth. I was the starting pitcher. I felt good, my arm felt great to be pitching that day. We came out in the top of the 1st and I put the leadoff hitter away by way of the strikeout. The next batter reached on a ground ball single just out of reach of the second baseman. The runner attempted a steal and nobody got to the base, causing the throw to reach the outfield. After another error or two, the score quickly became 2-0 in favor of Frankenmuth. We plated one run in the bottom of the first, making it 2-1. The rest of the game went horribly. Out of the 9 runs they scored, only three of them were earned - thanks to 8 errors defensively. Your final score: 9-4.

On the day

Offensively: 2-5, 2B, BB

Pitching: 6 IP, 3 ER, 5 K, 4BB


carriegel said...

Hard to win games with that many errors. Congratulations on the first win, though.

Jock said...

Sounds like lack of focus to me. This is a problem when a team is full of seniors, there are to many outside distractions. Hopefully it is corrected by Monday when you play Sacred Heart and if not at least by the districts. There are no more second chances at that point.