JCBC Softball: Game 4
Not pretty again. The defense improved tremendously, but the hitting continued to slump. A lineup shuffle helped nothing, but the defense made only two errors, both throwing.
Playing against a team that racked up 38 runs in their last game, we held them to a moderate 13 over five innings before getting run-ruled. Robert continued his hot and clutch hitting, driving in two more runs to increase his team-leading RBI total to seven. Michael made his much-anticipated season debut, and with a severely burned left index finger picked up a run-scoring single in the fifth inning.
The defense was markedly improved, committing only two errors in the game and turning in some incredible defensive plays. TJ snagged a rocket at third and Nathaniel made a tremendous diving stop at shortstop to save a run. Robert, Darren and Bryan all played excellent in the outfield against a team that dumped singles all over the outfield.
John’s Creek is winless in four games this year, but are showing marked improvement. I never thought I’d say this about a slow-pitch softball team, but the hitting just needs to get going and we’ll be fine.
Josh: 0-2 (grounded out to the pitcher. In softball!)
Nathaniel: 1-2, R (hitting .583 on the year)
Bryan: 1-2 (hitting .500 on the year)
TJ: 0-2, 2R 1E (throwing) (reached on an error, hit into a fielder’s choice)
Lou: 0-2 2E (throwing, throwing) (reached on an error)
Robert: 2-2, 2RBI (7 RBI in three games)
Michael: 1-2, RBI, 1E (bobble)