Tonight I got sent back to earth.
Due to having just enough guys, I was in for all of both games.
First game didn't do much, 2 K's and a groundout.
Second game, well, that one's a story.
We let in three runs in the top half of the inning, but put it together in the top half to bat around and get seven across the plate. I did my part late in the lineup by getting a two-out walk with the bases juiced, waling in two runs. Remember, in co-ed a man gets to go to second on a walk and, with two outs, the woman batting behind him can take first automatically if she chooses. She did.
After a pitching change, my brother came up to the plate and hit me and whoever was on third in.
My next AB I grounded into a fielder's choice and advanced to second on a single by the next batter before an inning-ending grounder.
There was about 5 minutes left on the clock and we were up 11-3. All of us are thinking "just get three outs." We'd already sat the other team down
Uh, yea, well that didn't happen. They mounted a furious comeback and ended their half of the inning up 12-11.
I was leading off the bottom half. I hit a fly to right-center that dropped in for a single. The batter after me grounded out and I was forced out at second on a grounder my brother hit.
That turned into a good thing.
My brother ended up scoring from first on a hit by the next batter, something he wouldn't have done if he'd had my slow ass in front of him, for the tying run. The next hitter hit a deep fly that dropped, practically allowing the winning run to walk in from second.
We won it 13-12! What a game!
I decided to do my stats for the season:
BA: .333 (3-9) OBP: .455 (5-11) 1B: 3 BB: 2 K: 2 RBI: 3
Nothing spectacular, but it's better than I've done in the past.
We're off next week for Memorial Day, then we've got three more weeks in the season.