Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Victory Slips Away

Martin at First Base Against the Seahawks
May 14, 2019
Baseball is a tough sport. It is also a team sport and while it may appear that one player made the difference, in truth, that one player was able to make the difference because the other members of the team did their job to allow that one player to be in the right place at the right time. 

Wildcats vs Seahawks
May 14, 2019
Last night, victory slipped from the grasp of the GORC U12 Haslup Wildcats against the South River Seahawks.  The disappointing finish was a team effort caused by little things during the entire game. 

 The game was not a loss, and thankfully a great play at the plate preserved a tie as the game was slipping away as quickly as the daylight was fading during the home half of the 6th inning.

Victory was lost because of the missed offensive opportunities. These included base runners who were slow to take advantage of defensive misplays and missed signs. But offensively the team had nine hits including one double. There was massive shot off the bat that was miraculously caught deep in right field or else additional runs would have scored. Defensively, with the exception of surrendering 12 walks, the team was solid and there were some great plays including two double plays. The team only surrendered one hit to the other team.

The computer generated game recap can be found on Game Changer

Baseball is a tough game and our guys are learning that they are baseball players and not playing baseball. We will work on the small things that could have helped to preserve the victory tonight in practice!

-- Bob Doan, Elkridge, MD

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