Sunday, August 29th
Double Header Scrimmage vs. Mt. Vernon Mavericks (AWAY)
Game 1: 6-5 W
Game 2: 12-4 L
Since this is a new team made up of experienced players from other teams, we needed to find out how they would work together. The first game was a back and forth contest with the SYS Outlaws showing that they could both come back and keep a lead. Pitching and fielding was very strong. This could have easily been a big win for the Outlaws as we left several runners on base.
In second game, we moved some players around to see what other combinations we could use. The Mavericks jumped on us early scoring 7 runs in the top of the first, most of them unearned. The Outlaws never gave up and keep their spirits high throughout the game which I was very excited to see. Overall, this was a successful first outing for the Outlaws!
Go SYS Outlaws!
USSSA TOURNAMENT, Patriot Park, September 4-6
Overall record, 0-3
This was the first official tournament the Outlaws have played in. We dropped all three games but by the third game, we were playing great baseball. Game 2, we lost to the the Stafford River Bandits 13-1. On Sunday, we face the Bandits again and lost 6-3 in a great game from start to finish. The Outlaws had great pitching and some timely hits along the way. One of the things I am most proud of is that we never gave up and never hung our heads the whole weekend. Coach Jacobs of the Titans, who we lost to in the first game, said that was the first time one of his teams had legitimately beaten one of our teams. Normally we had beaten ourselves in the past. The Titans were red hot at the plate and showed they will be a tough team to beat.
We are on our way!
Go SYS Outlaws!