Dateline: FC Green

It was another very pleasant fall evening as the O’s took the field for the their third game against the Tigers.  Krish took the mound and the first batter walked.  He then tried to steal second, but Colin threw a perfect strike from the plate to Frankie at short who easily made the tag for out one.  The next batter walked.  A double scored the runner.  The next batter struck out.   Krish then threw a wild pitch, but Colin retrieved it as the runner on third tried to score on the wild pitch.  He tossed to Krish who applied the tag at home for out three.   In the bottom of the first, with one out, Krish grounded out to first.  Sol then singled, Colin singled to right which moved Sol to third.   Sol scored on a wild pitch.  After one it was all tied a 1-1.

In the second, the first batter walked and was out stealing second.  Colin threw a perfect strike to Frankie at second. The next batter walked.  Krish settled down and struck out the next batter for out two.   Another walk and a wild pitch scored a run.  The last batter struck out.  Adam walked to lead off the second.  Isaac walked to put runners on first and second with no outs.  On a wild pitch, Adam was caught advancing to third by a step for out one.  Isaac moved to third on an ensuing wild pitch.  He then started to steal home when the pitcher was walking back to the mound the pitcher whirled around and got Isaac in a rundown.  He generated a few throws and ultimately was out at third.  Joseph walked, but the last batter struck out to end the inning.   After two it was Tigers 2 O’s 1.

Top of the third and Sol came on to pitch.  He struck out the first batter.  A walk and an in the park home run scored two runs.  Sol settled down and struck out the next batter and the last batter grounded out to Joseph at second who made a nice toss to Isaac to just get the runner.  Bottom of the third and the O’s first two batters struck out.  Sol then singled, Colin singled and Frankie walked to load the bases.  Adam then drilled a triple to right to score Sol, Colin and Frankie.  Isaac put the ball in play but grounded out to the mound for out three.  After three it was all tied at 4 runs each.

Frankie went to the mound in the forth and looked sharp.  He walked the first batter.  The runner tried to steal second but Sol threw down to second and Colin applied the tag. Another Tiger runner caught stealing.  Frankie struck out the next batter and the last batter grounded out to the mound.  Bottom of the fourth and Joseph led off with a groundout back to the mound and the O’s pitcher struck out the next two batters.  After four it was still tied at 4-4.

Top of the fifth and Colin came in from the bullpen.  He walked the first batter.  The next batter popped out to Sol at second who caught it for out one and alertly fired to Isaac at first and the runner was safe by a step.  Colin struck out the next batter.  The runner on first stole second and moved to third as the throw went high into center field.  A single to right scored the next runner.  Colin got the last batter to hit a grounder to Sol at second who tossed to Colin at short for out three.  Bottom of the fifth O’s were down a run.  The first batter struck out.  Sol singled for his third hit on the day.  Colin singled for his third hit on the day.    A catchers interference call on a missed strike where the bat hit the catcher’s elbow loaded the bases.  Adam smashed finally give the O’s the lead on a single to scored Sol and Colin and moved Frankie to third.  A strikeout made it two outs.  Joseph walked to load the bases.  Frankie scored when the pitcher missed the toss from a catcher and the ball rolled towards short.  The last batter struck out.  At that point, the game was called due to time constraints.  Final Score: O’s 7 Tigers 5.

Coach Grossman said, “We made some great plays in the field.  We threw out three of their runners stealing, one runner advancing on a wild pitch, Sol made a nice catch at short and overall we looked much sharper defensively this game.  Our team was really resilient, no one got the least bit worried when we were down a few runs. ”  He was then asked why he sent two runners who were out in the second inning in such a close game.  He said, “You reporters always have bright ideas after the game is over.  Their catcher made a nice play to get Adam and I liked Isaac’s chances at stealing home when the pitcher had completely turned his back on the play.  Forget about that stuff, and keep in mind how well we played.  Also, don’t forget Adam had four RBI’s on the day, so I thought we had a great game.  This team is really starting to come together. “

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