Wednesday night the Big Bend Bears wrapped up their summer with a 2-1 win over Tallahassee Post 13 in the second game of a double-header at TCC.
The win gave the team a 21-8 final record, which isn’t bad considering the team was 4-5 into their first nine games of the summer.
There were some strange plays during the summer and the final game had an event of its own.
Big Bend was ahead 2-0 entering the final inning when the home team got their first two runners on. After being bunted to second and third, Post 13 had the tying runs in scoring position with only one out.
That’s when Bear catcher Brad Middleton got his arm caught up in his shin guards and flipped the ball over pitcher Adam DeWitt’s head.
The Post 13 runner from third then scored after a throw to home was late. But Middleton was able to throw the runner from second out. One pitch later that proved big, because a Post 13 batter got a hit, which would have tied the game.
DeWitt then struck out the next hitter and the Bears held on.
The American League team will have the home field advantage in this Fall’s MLB World Series after Tuesday night’s 5-3 win in the All-Star game.
It was really good to see Derek Jeter go out with two hits and a win in his 14th and last All-Star game.
Jeter had been good for the game and it will be tough to see him retire. I don’t know if another Jeter is anywhere on the horizon, but I certainly hope so.
ON ITS WAY
Pro football pre-season is gearing up and in just a few weeks it will be August and college and high school pre-season time.
The Buffalo Bills and New York Giants will play in the first NFL pre-season game on August 2, which is the Hall of Fame game.
The first college game will be on August 23. It is a Division 2 game featuring Sam Houston State and Eastern Washington.
College football begins in earnest on the 28th of August when a number of games are slated for that Thursday night.
Headlining the games is a Texas A&M-South Carolina match up.
The Herald will be coming out with its football issue also on that day.