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 Post subject: Bucfan's son threw a great game ...
PostPosted: Sat May 09, 2009 10:08 pm 
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Son started the first game of Saturday doubleheader, following team's bye week. Son threw really, really well. He went 7 innings, giving up 1 hit (a bunt single), 2 walks, 6 K's. Unfortunately for son, the bunt single came after he nicked a batter with a fastball; also, the starting SS was sick, so the third baseman moved to SS and the LF'er had to play third. The replacement third baseman threw the bunt into right field, trying to make a "Sportscenter" play. Runner on first scored, batter goes all the way to 3rd and scores on grounder.

Team trailed 2-0 heading into the top of the 7th. With two outs, team's clean-up hitter hit a 2-run HR to tie the game. Son then put down the opposition 1-2-3 in the bottom of the 7th, but team could not score in 8th. Reliever lost the game in bottom of the 8th by giving up two singles and then balking home the winning run.

The clean-up hitter saved son from taking a loss. Son's team drew a total of 9 walks in the first 4 innings against other team's lefty starter ... could not make the pitcher pay. Three balls were absolutely crushed by our team, but a 15-20 mph wind coming in off the ocean kept two in the park and cause the third to hang up a bit and get caught on the warning track.

Team would have scored 8 runs but for the wind. Son's pitching effort not helped by the wind, since he gave up a total of 3 fly balls the entire game, all lazy fly balls that went nowhere.

12 ground ball outs, 6 K's, 3 fly ball outs, 1 hit (bunt, for crying out loud), 0 earned runs and barely avoided loss.

Az inquired as to why the coach was not using son as a starter given his performance. I believe that son's coach has moved son to the number 2 starting spot come the last week of season and playoffs (if team makes it). Today was a "test" as to how son could go as a starter. Believe that son passed this "test" and is now going to be counted on as the team's number 2 starter.

For the year, son has now thrown 35 2/3 innings, giving up 23 hits, 12 walks (2 intentional), 22 K's, 8 earned runs, for an ERA of 1.57.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucfan's son threw a great game ...
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 1:53 am 
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Hmmm ... son was credited with a no-hitter, of sorts.

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Baseball scores | Softball scores

Baseball: Palos Verdes sweeps Crespi
Palos Verdes came away with a doubleheader sweep of Encino Crespi on Saturday, winning by scores of 3-2 in eight innings and 6-3.

The first game was frustrating for Crespi because John Kearns limited Palos Verdes to no hits through seven innings and two unearned runs. But Palos Verdes won the game in the eighth on a balk.

Palos Verdes is 23-4. Crespi is 16-10.

-- Eric Sondheimer

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/varsity ... respi.html

Good thing his teammate hit the game-tying HR in the top of the 7th. Otherwise, he would have been credited with a 6-inning complete game no-hitter and a loss.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucfan's son threw a great game ...
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:46 am 
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Another hmmm moment ...

Knew son was having a pretty decent season. Learned tonight (from wife) that son is leading his high school league in ERA.

    ERA Complete List

    1. John Kearns - Jr Crespi (Encino, CA) 1.57
    2. Matt Shapiro - Sr Chaminade (West Hills, CA) 2.07
    3. Ryon Healy - Jr Crespi (Encino, CA) 2.45
    4. Spencer Jack - Jr Loyola (Los Angeles, CA) 2.79
    5. Brando Tessar - Jr Chaminade (West Hills, CA) 2.80

http://www.maxpreps.com/california/base ... cal,league


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 Post subject: Re: Bucfan's son threw a great game ...
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 12:16 pm 
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Pretty good crop of Jr. pitchers there.

Congrats to son and his team and good luck should you make the playoffs. It would seem that he made his point.


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 Post subject: Re: Bucfan's son threw a great game ...
PostPosted: Sun May 10, 2009 2:28 pm 
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Az Bucco fan wrote:
Congrats to son and his team and good luck should you make the playoffs. It would seem that he made his point.

I can only believe that he made his point. Next week, team needs to win both league games. If they do, they are in the playoffs.

If coach starts somebody other than son in the second game, I believe that team may riot. Team says they like playing behind son on defense, since he throws strikes and gets ground balls.


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