Giants Fall to Cubs 10-4

The 12U Giants lost their Fall season opener 10-4 to the Cubs during a beautiful late Summer Sunday morning game. After a month’s hiatus since the end of Summer baseball, it was great to get back into the swing of things with wood bats and pine tar. The Giants were the away team, and struck first with a single by Matt who was batting 2nd in the order. Apart from that hit, the Giants bats were kept quiet by fast and reliable Cubs pitching for the first 3 innings. After a mid-game pitching change, the Giants bats came alive with Ian P., Madhav, Ian W., Bobby, Avery and Jaz all hitting singles. RBIs were Jaz, Bobby and both Ians. In the field the Cubs were held scoreless by Matt who started on the mound followed by Bobby in the 2nd inning. Also pitching was Madhav and Jaz. The Cubs opened an early 2-0 lead in the 3rd inning and then capitalized with 5 more runs in the 4th and 3 insurance runs in the 5th.

Fall Ball with wood bats proves that good pitching does indeed beat good hitting. It also shows that walks will kill you every time and control is everything. A good opening game to knock off the cobwebs. Stay tuned for next weekend’s action…

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