You knew it was going to be one of those nights when Keller Indians ace Jordon Stafford hit the first Flower Mound batter. When he did it again in a later inning, I told his mother that Jordon must be wanting to pitch from the stretch. Stafford battled through 5 innings without his best stuff, but solid defense and moments of brilliance from the pitcher allowed Keller to bring a 3-0 lead into the top of the fifth inning.
That’s where it all fell apart for the good guys.
With one out a Flower Mound batter hit a flyball into Center Field and everything seemed routine until the ball dropped 40 feet in front of our player. I must say, my son played at outfield at KHS and the lights are horrible. First, they are too low, second, they aren’t aimed correctly in my opinion. The sun was below the horizon, but a grey sky filled the western horizon and that makes it even more difficult to pick the ball up.
A couple of batters later another fly ball with the bases loaded to left field dropped on to the grass. The floodgates opened at that point as Flower Mound ended up scoring 10 runs in the fifth, including two grand slams. I left the game in the top of the 6th.
The Indians face Flower Mound tomorrow night at their place in a win or go home game. Make the trip over there, the team needs your support!