The Glenn Bobcats, led by the man that might be the second coming of Frank Thomas, put aÂ hurting on the Grimsley Whirlies at the GHS field on Tuesday night.Â Chris Jacobs, the Bobcats first baseman, hitÂ not one but twoÂ shots to deep left field and sent the ball into the night leadingÂ Glenn in their 13-10 win over Grimsley.
The Jacobs’ homeruns traveled around 375-390 feet and he would have had a third homer but it was caught on the warning track before it could get up and out of the park. Both of the Jacobs dingers were solo shots so it could have worse.Â Jacobs is big and he plays first base so the Frank Thomas comparison may be a fair examination.Â Jacobs is going somewhere in the future, he is also a basketball player, standing about 6’5 and weighing at least 240.Â Can you sayÂ Frank Thomas or maybe Cecil Fielder?Â Hopefully for Chris’s sake it will be more likeÂ “The Big Hurt”,Â Thomas.
The WhirliesÂ fought back in the game trailing 6-0, 6-4, then 10-5,Â butÂ Grimsley rallied and cut the lead toÂ 11-10 in the bottomÂ of the 6th inning before falling by the 13-10 final.
Grimsley’s starting pitcher Aaron Jones threw well but the Whirlies hadÂ some early throwingÂ and fielding errors that caused Jones to loseÂ some of his backup support.Â Clint Moore had a hit and drove in a run while drawing four walks and Gabe Dimock, Lucas Wren, and Andrew Faircloth all had key hits and provided run support with important RBI’s.Â
Coach Alan Ashkinazy had to go to his bullpen and bring on Wren and Ken Daly to relieve Jones and AA will try to save some innings for his pitching staff since Grimsley faces McMichael at 5pm Wednesday and then theyÂ meet Page on Friday night at 7.
Page lost for the first time this season on Tuesday, being shutout by East Forsyth 6-0, while Southeast Guilford knocked off Ragsdale 3-2(SEG is still unbeaten), Northwest stopped North Forsyth 5-1, Southwest Guilford looks strong they routed Ledford 11-1, and High Point Central crushed Smith 11-0.
I watched a bit of the Lacrosse game at Grimsley and the Whirlies got beat by a tough Durham Riverside team 10-8.Â That Lacrosse is aÂ fast-paced, hard-hitting game and all the wayÂ aroundÂ it was cold watching outdoor sports on Tuesday evening.Â