My father-in-law has been working with my son on his swinging, and you can tell. He's not afraid of the ball as he use to be during last fall.
The third game of the season was against the Yankees, a team that had won their previous two games. His team, the Astros, had two losses.
The first plate appearance, he hit the ball on the 3-2 pitch to the second baseman. He was out at first. The second plate appearance led to a walk, but he was unable to complete a run.
His coach decided to reassign my son to the outfield. In the past two games, he was playing either third base or second base. For this game, he was an outfielder. Perhaps it's because in the previous games, he failed to catch balls that went his direction; however, it may also be that the Yankees had strong hitters.
In the end, the Yankees were defeated by the Astros--their first win of the spring season.
His stats, so far:
Game 1: PA: 2 AB: 1 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1
Game 2: PA: 2 AB: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Game 3: PA: 2 AB: 0 H: 0 SB: 0 R: 0
Total : PA: 6 AB: 1 H: 1 SB: 3 R: 1