What an amazing week. Team Traynor played super solid baseball all week (excepting for the McKechnie game of course), let by great pitching and infield defense. In terms of my personal contributions defensively, there was not much to do in the outfield, as I only got a chance to catch one fly ball the whole week. However, top to bottom, everyone chipped in and helped out in one way or another, whether it was George making some nice catches in the outfield for us before he got hurt, or Bill swinging a hot bat. And I was happy that I got a couple of timely hits to help our teams out of a couple of tight spots.
Unfortunately due to the rain, we played the requisite number of games, but in terms of innings, we were shorted by about the length of a whole game, but there is nothing you can do about that. Joe B. and the whole Pirate City staff did an outstanding job in that regard, so they have my admiration and thanks.
Here were my final batting statistics for the week:
8 games played
.500 batting average
10 hits in 20 at-bats
6 runs scored
4 runs batted in
3 strikeouts (still higher than I would like...)
1 hit by pitch
And some additional statistics:
21 plate appearances
.700 slugging percentage (14 total bases in 20 at-bats)
.524 on base percentage (11 times on base in 21 plate appearances)
While the week was fun, it is nice to be back home. I hope to see all the campers at PNC Park for the reunion in May. Let's Go Bucs!!!!