The Jackson Parish 8U girls Coach Pitch All-Star team beat Winnfield 25-5 on Monday. The contest was in preperation of the locals Little League District 5 Tournament this weekend in Bossier City. It may have been a warm up game but the JP8U’s bats were blistering hot.
For those not familiar with the way Coach Pitch is played, it is a contest where the coach pitches to his own team.There is a player from the other team that mans the circle for defensies purposes. There is no walking allowed and a batter continues an at bat until either they strike out or the ball is put in play.
It is the only time in baseball/softball that when the pitcher is doing a good job your team is getting lots of hits. Following that line of reasoning it could be said that JP8U coach Justin Wyatt pitched nearly a perfect game as the thirteen girls he served up his offerings to feasted at the plate to the tune of 33 hits in 35 official plate appearances. What is just as impressive is that almost half of the hits went for extra bases as the locals racked up seven doubles, six triples and a pair of home runs.
To understand just how such an incredible feat can even be achieved, before the game the coaches from both teams agreed that an at bat for a team would be over once five runs were scored. Thank goodness for that. They may still be playing! In four of the five innings played, JP8U scored the maximum number of runs allowed without making an out. In the inning that the only two outs recorded all game were made, JP8U also scored five runs.
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