A's beat undeafeated Blue Jays

The A's beat the previously unbeaten Blue Jay's 5-3 on Thursday evening. The win put the team at the 500 mark for the first time with a 2 and 2 record. This game was a pitching dual between Taylor for the Jay's, who pitched all five innings, and a combination of Chris, Beau, and Matt for the A's.

The A's were able to capitalize on every opportunity the Jay's gave them.

Kyle led off the game with a walk. Beau followed with a single. Corbin reached first base on a fielding error to load the bases. Sam walked to force in Kyle, then Sean drove in the second run of the game with a fielders choice ground ball.

Chris pitched a scoreless first three innings for the A's helped by some good defensive plays. In the first Matt caught a liner to right then made a strong throw to first doubling off their base runner for an inning ending double play.

In the second Corbin snared a hard hit one hopper for an unassisted out. He made an equally impressive play in the third inning.

Same batter, same hard hit one bouncer, same unassisted out. This time ending the inning stranding two runners. Welcome to first base Corbin!

The A's added two unearned runs in the third. Matt and Corbin led off with walks. A fielding error occurred while Matt was attempting to advance to third on a wild pitch that allowed both Matt and Corbin to score.

The Jay's broke through by scoring three runs in the fourth inning with some good hitting, but Beau buckled down and struck out the Jay's # two batter for the third out stranding a runner at third.

Beau then pitched a scoreless fifth inning striking out two. Having used up all of the "12 year old" innings for the week Matt was called in to close out the game. He met the challenge with the help of some more great A's defense.

The first Jay batter belted one to deep center that Chris was able to track down. The next batter hit a dribbler just in front of the plate that Trevor, who caught the entire game, pounced on and threw in time to first for the second out.

The next batter walked, but the following Jay hitter grounded to short where Beau fielded the ball cleanly and fired to first for the final out of the game.

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