Another solid report from Jimmy Chamblee and the crew down in Orlando, Florida at the AAU 9U National Tournament. The GBC team is getting it done and against very tough baseball competition. Good luck guys and we look forward to more good news from Jimmy and the gang at the tournament.
on July 12th, 2007 at 7:41 pm
The buzz around the Disney fields all week has been about the â€œbig kidâ€ from Puerto Rico. The kid is 6â€² tall and Iâ€™d say 180 lbs. Not bad for a 9 year old. And he can hit home runs and bring the heat. Well, he didnâ€™t pitch during pool play. Puerto Rico was saving him for bracket play. Well, so much for finishing first in pool play. We get to face the Puerto Rico and the big kid. We knew it was gonna be a battle and it was.
We are the visiting team and do not score in the top of the first. PR scores 1 in the bottom of the first and goes on top 1-0. In the 2nd, Tyson Poe is at bat w/ 2 outs and hits a ball to second and the first baseman drops the throw.
That was a gift. Tyson steals second and scores when Luke Robinson hits a hard smash to the left for a single. Walton Chamblee gets to run for our catcher Luke and steals second and advances to third on a wild throw. Andrew Robinson lays down a perfect bunt and scores Walton. GBC gooes up 2-1 in the top of the second. PR answers with a run for 2-2 after 2. Luke Gessell led off the the top of the 3rd with a single to left and steals second. He advances to third on a passed ball and scores on a sacrifice fly by Ceasar Trejo to make it 3-2 GBC. Lightning delays the game by an hour. We resume play and the score is still 3-2 in the top of the 5th. PR scores and ties it at 3 all after 5 innings. We do not score in top of the 6th. The â€œbig kidâ€ leads off the bottom of the 6th and flies out to Walton in left. Then it gets interesting as the PR gets a single and they steal second. After Trevor Clemons strikes out a PR batter, they get another single and advance the winning runner to third with 2 outs. Fortunately, the next batter grounded out to Carter Williams at third base. We are on to extra innings and no â€œbig kidâ€ on the mound. In AAU, you can only pitch 6 innings every other day. Trevor led off the 7th with a walk and stole second. Tyson Poe advanced him to third with a force out at second. The next batter is Luke Robinson and he lays down a perfect squeeze bunt to score Trevor and put GBC up 4-3 in the top of the 7th. Carter Williams comes in and closes out Puerto Rico in the bottom of the 7th and GBC wins a nail-biter 4-3.
Trevor Clemons pitched a great game and gave up only one earned run in 6 innings.
Next up is Knoxville Stars again tomorrow at noon.*****Keep it coming Jimmy and keep it rolling GBC.*****