CTJ Fan- Errors were made by both teams. It's pretty easy to coach from
the stands. The game wasn't lost because of a coaching error. It was lost
because of an overthrow on first base by a team of girls that were playing their
guts out. It wouldn't have mattered whether there was a runner on first or
not. Both teams made great plays and both teams made errors. Millard just
happened to make that one. It was hands down the best game in the first two days
of the tournament and probably the toughest game San Juan has had all year.
Interested Observer, the problem is that Millard lost that game because of
defense and a huge coaching mistake, and error early cost them a run and when
your tied up and your the visiting team which scored no runs, then you put that
first girl on to set up a double play. The runner on first isn't going to
beat you it's the one on second. Everyone knows that anything hit on the
ground will most likely advance the runner from second, so a sac fly can win it,
so why not set up a force at any base to keep that run from scoring. The fact
they tried to throw the runner out that bunted was a huge mistake, when you
watch softball like this a runner advances almost everytime in that situation.
Big time coaching mistake.
Great article...Millard played tough, their left fielder make
several great plays the take away several two-base hits. San Juan
is lucky they have big bats, but winning games sometimes comes down to how you
play "Small Ball"Correction on the pairings though#1 Manti playing #2 San Juan 2PM Field 3#3 Enterprise play #4 South
Summit 2PM Field 2