Game 4

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May 7th, 2017              

Game #4

Karl Richter Field B 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th 6th 7th+ Final
Holly Blue 2 0 1 6 1 4   14
Holly Grey 3 0 0 0 1 2   6

Position Played:

1B 1B Sat Out 1B 1B 1B / P    
This afternoons game was a makeup game of a rainout earlier in the week, and featured two teams that have played strong in the early part of the season. Both teams looked good early today, as the starting pitchers dueled it out. Drew and his Holly Grey teammates gave up 2 runs in the top of the first, but answered back with 3 of their own to grab the lead. Drew batted third in the order, and was walked before coming around to score for his team. Drew didn't get a chance to bat in the next two innings, and the pitchers found their groove and kept the scoring to a minimum. Holly Blue was able to score a single run in the third to know things up at 3 runs each, and after that things went downhill for the Holly Grey team. They struggled in the 4th inning, giving up the lead for good as Holly Blue nearly reached the per-inning max for runs allowed. Drew took another walk in this inning, but wound up getting out at second base on a force play. Each team managed a run in the fifth, but other than that those innings were rather uneventful. The sixth inning wound up being the final inning, and Drew was inserted to pitch for the first time this season part way through. He struggled at times, and wound up walking in a run and letting a few runs score via hits. He wasn't terrible, but he definitely has room for improvement on the mound. Even though the Holly Grey team couldn't score enough runs to tie the game up, they still took their final at-bats of the game. Drew hit a single in his final plate appearance, driving in a run. He stole second base and was moved to third on a hit by a teammate. He was later thrown out at home.


HLL Baseball Game 4 - vs. Holly Blue

Drew in position at first base.

Drew keeping an eye on the first base runner.

Drew looking for a pitch to hit...

...and swinging...

...and fouling the ball off.

Drew ended up on first base after a walk.

Drew back in the field at first base.

Drew watching the action at second base.

Drew reaching out to get the runner out at first base.

Drew back at the plate searching for his first hit of the day...

...but ducking out of the way of a pitch before being walked once again.

Drew laughing with a classmate while on first base.

Drew catching the ball on first base for the force out...

...and then throwing home as the runner from thirds attempts to steal.

Drew got thrown on the mound for the first time this season. Here are some pictures of him pitching...


Drew back at the plate...

...swinging the bat...

...and driving the ball through the infield...

...and taking off for first base...

...where he would end up with a single.


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