During last Thursday’s 5-0 win by Munroe over Cedar Creek Christian an unusual thing happened.
The home plate umpire tossed the Cedar Creek pitcher from the game, apparently for taunting.
That’s not what was so unusual. The fact that Cedar Creek had no substitutes was.
In the top of the sixth inning Munroe’s Nolan Haire got the first two outs and then the teams changed sides.
I was trying to figure out where the third out happened when buddy George Thompson from East Point said, “I bet it was that pitcher’s turn to bat and if he’s been tossed and there is no replacement, it’s an automatic out.”
George was correct. That is a high school baseball rule.
What’s more, Cedar Creek made a mild rally in the seventh inning and it could have well happened that the pitcher’s batting spot could have come up again allowing the third out of the inning and the last out of the game to happen.
With that win Thursday Munroe earned the right to host Aucilla this past Tuesday in a Region 1-2A game. A win by the Bobcats would allow then to host the winner of Central Florida Christian and Trinity Christian this coming Tuesday at Bradford May Field.
GAMES SET FOR
The Next Level All-Star Baseball game will be held Saturday, May 17th at Therrel Field in Chattahoochee at 5 PM.
The All-Star softball game will be at Chiles on Monday, May 17th.
The games pit All-Stars from Leon County against All-Stars from the outlying area.
Saturday marked the second straight year I attended a Kentucky Derby party.
This time it was at an establishment in Santa Rosa Beach.
My money (and it was very little money) was on Medal Count, who finished eighth.
California Chrome won, which owners Perry Martin and Steve Coburn bought at a bargain.
In interviews both owners came across as good ole boys, which made it easy for me to be glad their horse won.