Friday, March 26, 2010
What a difference an inning makes
I was at the Alta-Jordan baseball game yesterday. It was almost unwatchable for the first three innings. There were 6 runs scored without a single hit. The 3-3 tie was the result of hit batters, walks, errors, and general bad play. Ugly doesn't even begin to describe the mess that went on in the beginning of the game.
Then both teams seemed to get over their hesitation and actually remember how to play again.
Jordan had an 11-6 lead going into the last at-bat in the top of the 7th inning. Alta needed 5 runs to tie the game. They put together a string of hits which pushed 5 runs over the plate and tied the game.
In the bottom of the 7th, Jordan got runners on, and had runners at the corners with only 1 out. Alta's defense rose to the occasion and kept them scoreless.
In the extra inning, at the top of the 8th, Alta pushed two runs over. Then held Jordan scoreless in the bottom of the inning to take a 13-11 win.
Worst three beginning innings of baseball I think I've seen in High School play. Best five innings thereafter I've seen. What a difference!