The temp was in the 80s, the grass was freshly cut, and the dirt was freshly poured. Well at least one of those things was true. The new team on the block came in with all the optimism in the world. In case you didn’t know the new team on the block is named Good Wood. Try to keep up.
New Head Coach Sherman had studied the players and set the lineup accordingly. Apparently he might know what he’s doing. In his first game as Head Coach the Good Wood squad put fourteen runs on the board. Six of those runs were spread out over the first few innings. Then the Good Wood bats exploded for 8 runs spread out over 12 batters. The big inning started with a single from Kevin and saw a homer from TC, clutch hitting from Andrew, and smart base running from Joe. The lineup batted around and showed what the potential of this team could be.
Defensively Good Wood was in mid season form. Jason and Dick anchored the team with smart decisions and solid glove work. Most of the balls went to either left center or short stop, which by the way those two played was very good for the Good Wood. Sherman made the only error in the game, as his one fielding opportunity saw him throw wildly over to Elias at first. Sorry coach but I had to say it. Andrew and Anthony’s play behind the plate resulted in only one steal for the A.R. Lone Stars 1. Alex looked pretty in right field, but unfortunately for him he didn’t see one ball hit his way. TC and Joe did a great job backing Jason up in the outfield, and in fact TC made a catch on the only ball hit his way. I must however note that Joe dropped the only ball hit his way. It was an impressive drop considering that I didn’t think he could even get to the ball. I didn’t mark that as an error because it was a very difficult catch to make. I ended up pitching a solid game including three strike outs. Two of the strike outs came on back to back batters.
The final score ended up being Good Wood 14 and A.R. Lone Stars 1 4. The player of the week could go to TC for his solid defense and his big home run. It could go to Dick for his great fielding and his two RBIs. It could even go to me for a four run game and my three RBIs. However, I’ve decided to give it to Jason who set the tone with his solid hitting at the lead off spot and his great fielding out in center field. Good Wood’s next game is on the 20th at 9 PM against the 0-2 Claim Runners.