BRANTFORD — Brantford 15U Tier 2 Red Sox outfielder Kobe Jacobs couldn’t have executed a better sacrifice bunt.
Setting the stage was Jacobs who in the fourth inning, put a charge through the George Henry Park fanbase when he executed a perfect sacrifice bunt which scored Marc General from third with the fifth run in an eventual 7-5 win against Dundas.
“The coach told me to,” Jacobs said in reference to putting down the sac bunt. “I was just focusing on keeping my eye on the ball.”
In terms of the secret of putting down the perfect sac bunt Jacobs replied, “Good hand eye coordination.”
Meanwhile an excited Brantford manager Cory Hill couldn’t say enough about Jacob’s execution which cashed in the tying run.
“This (bunt) was something we talked about,” Hill said. “Kobe is so fast. It was a perfect bunt. Just a huge bunt.”
Closing out on Friday, September 4 a month- long season, the Brantford 15U Tier 2 Red Sox made some great defensive plays including a few from General at third base. They also displayed some smart baserunning from Nathan Hill which caught the manager’s attention and went a long way towards Brantford coming out with the win. When General’s great defensive plays at third base were brought up, Coach Hill commented;
“Marc is such a gamer. He came to play and defense wins games. I’ve been encouraging him to go Tier 1.”
Hill also had high praise for his son Nathan Hill’s all- around game including his aggressive baserunning which saw him score a couple of key runs against Dundas.
“Nathan is a smart baserunner. He can really pick up on the situation,” Hill said. “He’s not the fastest, but Nathan makes things happen. He picks his spots and that’s what he did today.”
Coming into play sporting a 3-6 record, Brantford scored two third inning runs, including Hill with the second for an early 2-0 lead. An inning later the Dundas bats came alive as they erupted for five runs to surge ahead.
“It’s good competition. It’s a good workout,” Jacobs said about what he likes about playing baseball. “We ran the bases aggressively and played good defense.”
Down but certainly not out, Brantford put together a storybook ending to their season which began in bottom of the fourth action. After scoring two runs, Jacobs with men on base executed that sac bunt which scored General with the equalizer. Following that, the offence erupted for two more runs as they managed to successfully end their campaign on a winning note.
“We finished on a high note and it’s fantastic,” Coach Hill said. “It’s like Christmas Day. Everyone is so happy and you can’t ask for anything more.”
Having fun, developing those skills and making life long memories is what Brantford 15U Tier 2 Red Sox baseball is all about.