Saturday, April 17, 2010

Stone Crabs Baseball-Inning Number 3

After getting two quick outs the number nine hitter, shortstop Emilio Ontiveros got the first (non infield) of the night for the 'Heads. This brings up centerfielder Kevin Mattison from the left side. Jupiter went with the hit and run, but Mattison was unable to put one in play. With Ontiveros still at first Mattison struck out swinging for out number 3. Through 3 innings De Los Santos has thrown 31 pitches-23 of them have been strikes.
De Los Santos spent last season with Bowling Green. He had a horrible record of 4-10, but kept a respectable ERA of 3.65 in 27 starts.
Onto the bottom of the third, score still locked at zero.
First baseman Mike Sheridan leads off the inning with his .059 batting average. Last season he paced Bowling Green with 14 homers, but has been less effective with Port Charlotte and is currently riding an 0-14 streak.
Sheridan led the inning with a walk. Right fielder Reid Fronk followed with a free pass of his own. Second baseman Matt Hall (batting .118) laid down a perfect bunt right in front of home plate. The Heads catcher fielded and threw out Hall at first. Runners advanced. Mission accomplished. This brings up leadoff batter Velasquez with two runners in scoring position and one out. Velasquez struck out swinging to bring Tim Beckham up for the second time. With men on second and third Beckham swung at the first pitch and grounded out 5-3. Inning over, no hits, no runs. Score still 0-0 after 3 full innings.

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