No, I’m not talking about the Toronto Blue Jays, although I will. I’m talking about my Fall Ball team, the Bandits. We played our first round game last evening. It was against the Rainiers who we defeated on Sunday in short order by a score of 13-3.
Last night, I pitched the old man of the team. By old, he’s 19, so super old. He’s a competitor as well and a great team leader. He did a good job on the mound too, pitched 4 2/3 innings before I had to pull him due to pitch limits. He left with the lead, which we did not give up, so he collected the win.
I followed him with one of our younger players who threw very well. By the end of the 6th inning, we were leading 8-3. There was some very timely defence, on both sides. The tying run was gunned down at the plate on a ball hit sharply to right field. For the top of the 7th, we got them in order, 3 up, 3 down. It ended a great game and sent us to the afternoon game on Saturday.
We play the winner of tonight’s game between the first place team and the 5th place team. I can’t see the Clippers knocking off the Cyclones, but, anything can happen in baseball. We’ll be ready…
Now, as I understand, the Jays also played yesterday in a must win game 5. I was able to watch until the middle of the 7th before I had to leave for the ball park myself. I listened to the rest of the 7th on the radio and was surprised to hear the Jays were up. Texas made some timely errors and the rest is now history. Good luck against the Royals, should be a good series.