Last weekend the JC Jaybirds, pretty much the same team as this year’s 12U JCBI, played in a fall baseball tournament in Columbia. The boys played OK, considering it’s been almost a month since they last played a game. And for me, it was espeically nice considering I didnt lug around five pounds of camera all weekend, instead I just kicked back and watched the game as a spectator.
As always – thanks to John Haynes for the details.
The JC Jaybirds 13U won two and lost two at the Columbia BC Fall Classic tournament last weekend.
JC lost to the Columbia Mighty Bucks 10-5 and to the JC Saders 8-7, but won over Columbia Starpath 7-5 and the Columbia Rockhounds 7-5.
In the 10-5 loss to the Mighty Bucks the Bucks held JC to just 3 hits but gave up 5 walks. John D. Holden scored 2 runs with Conner Arcobasso, Corey Beard, Alex Johnson, Dan Haynes and Erick Standlee each picking up 1 RBI. Arcobasso was the starting pitcher and took the loss with Beard pitching relief.
In the 8-7 loss to the JC Saders, the Jaybirds jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the first and came back with 3 runs in the 6th but it wasn’t enough to catch the Saders. Conner Hager was the starter and took the loss and Sam Atkinson pitched in relief. Hager had a triple, two runs scored and an RBI, Johnson picked up a double with 2 RBI and 2 runs scored, Arcobasso had a double and 2 RBI with a run scored, Haynes and Beard also had an RBI for JC.
In the 7-5 win over Starpath, Alex Johnson was the starter and picked up the win with 5 strikeouts and Beard got the save. Haynes had 3 RBI and a run scored; Arcobasso had 2 hits with an RBI, Hager had 2 RBI and 2 runs, and Ross Shelton picked up an RBI for JC.
On Sunday JC beat the Rockhounds 7-5 with Joey Smith pitching a complete game while picking up 3 strikeouts and allowing just 2 walks. Smith also had 2 RBI with 2 hits including a double. Haynes was 3-3 with 2 doubles, 3 runs scored and an RBI. Johnson and Beard each had an RBI and run scored and Hager also had an RBI for JC. Sam Atkinson picked up a double and run scored and Arcobasso had 2 hits for JC. On a double steal Beard stole home for the run scored when Ross Shelton stole second.
The team will continue BC Fall League play through October.