With Brady’s team out of the playoffs, we decided to catch the last game of the Minor League Playoffs on Tuesday night. We arrived at Sarah Adams School in Lake Zurich and spotted the favored A’s leading the Red Sox 10-5 in the sixth inning. Brady’s friend, Chris, needed just three outs to give his A’s the title. Instead, the Red Sox rallied. The A’s made some errors and suddenly it was a 10-10 game. It went to extra innings in this league of 10-year-olds.
The A’s got a clutch single to center to make it 11-10. In the home half of the 7th the Red Sox got a few runners on and there were two outs. Up came Zach. I heard later that Zach did not get a hit during the regular season. So that’s why he was batting 10th on this day. But earlier in the game he had managed a pair of hits. The A’s pitcher got two strikes on him and prepared to win the title.
Zach hit the ball high and deep. It cleared the left field fence for a game and championship winning three-run homer.
Put it this way. 80 years from now say Zach is in a nursing home. You can interview him and he will again repeat this story as the greatest thing ever to happen to him. Wow!