It was a heartbreaker of a season opener for the Westdale Brewers last night, as they went down to the travelling team Vipers in a 7 to 3 loss. A lack of fundamentals in hitting, running and fielding led to the loss.
Starting Right Fielder Max went 0-2, sat for two innings, and was transferred to the Left Field for the last two innings of the game.
Max waits in right field for the start of the game.
Max participated in two key plays on defense. He backed up the throw to the first baseman, Joey, when the ball scooted by. Max got the ball, returned it to the pitcher, and stopped the play. Later in the game, Max scooped up a bouncing line drive to left field, and hit the cut-off man, saving a run.
Max batted 10th in today's lineup and went 0-2. He put the bat on the ball on the first pitch of his first AB, grounding out to short.
Max waits to bat in the second inning.
Max puts the ball in play, remembering to not throw his bat. He was thrown out at first. You can see the ball on the extreme right of the picture, and you can also see that the third baseman is not in position, being out of the picture to the right.
Max's second at bat was a strikeout, when Max attempted to bunt on 0-2. The batting coach will be talking to Max about making sure to take the signs from the third-base coach in the future.
"We lost today, but we have high hopes for the future," Coach Miguel, the manager of the Brewers said. "We'll be working on our fielding, especially."
The team's next game is Tuesday, April 28th, when the Brewers face the WestDale RedSox. The team will be taking batting and fielding practice on Saturday.