Jack Shack Explode on Offense in 15-8 Win Over Cheap Goats

14 Jul

Dustin continued his hot start to the 2020 season, going 6-for-7 to lead Jack Shack on offense

Jack Shack handed Cheap Goats their first loss of the year, jumping out to a 13-3 lead before holding on to win 15-8. Dustin and Turbo each went 6-for-7 in the game to lead Jack Shack, and Brian pitched the complete game win. Jack Shack pulled a game behind Cheap Goats in the early-season standings, tied for second place with Guacamol-yay.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got off to a good start, retiring Adam and Brian in order in the top of the first.

Cheap Goats pulled ahead in the bottom of the first, and it would be their first and only lead in the game. Joey doubled to start the inning, and the next batter, Brett, hit an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Brian got Jordan to fly out to the mound, and Brett was doubled-up on the play, ending the inning.

Dustin snags a high fly ball hit to center

Jack Shack got on the board in the top of the second. Turbo doubled with one out, and Adam followed with a two-run homer, putting Jack Shack ahead 2-1. Dinger then got Brian to ground out to center to end the inning.

Dinger singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Brian stranded him, retiring Joey for the second out, and the score remained 2-1.

Joey rips a pitch to left field for one of his four extra-base hits in the Cheap Goats loss

Jack Shack began to pummel the ball in the top of the third. Dustin led off with a double, and Turbo drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 3-1. Adam then doubled, scoring Turbo to extend the lead to 4-1. Two batters later, Dustin hit a two-run homer, and Jack Shack led 6-1. Turbo then singled, but Dinger escaped further damage, retiring Adam to end the inning with Jack Shack ahead by five runs.

Brett led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer to right, and Cheap Goats had cut the score to 6-2. Christian later doubled with one out, but Brian stranded the runner, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Adam takes a nasty spill heading into second. The injury may cost him a few weeks on the Wiffle Diamond

Jack Shack added to their lead in the top of the fourth. Dustin doubled with one out, and Turbo followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Adam then doubled, scoring Dustin, and Jack Shack extended their lead to 7-2. Brian followed with a bases-clearing triple, driving in two, and putting Jack Shack ahead 9-2. Dustin followed with a single which scored Brian, and the score was 10-2. Dinger finally escaped the inning by striking out Turbo, and Cheap Goats trailed by eight.

Turbo went 6-for-7, including a pair of two-run homers, in the 15-8 Jack Shack win

Joey started the bottom of the fourth with a solo shot, and the Jack Shack lead was cut to 10-3. Cheap Goats couldn’t rally though, as Brian retired Brett and Jordan to end the inning.

Jack Shack continued to add runs in the top of the fifth. Adam led off with a double, and two batters later, Dustin hit an RBI double to score him, putting Jack Shack ahead 11-3. Turbo followed with a two-run homer, and the score was 13-3. Dinger was removed from the mound, and Cheap Goats called Christian from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Adam, to end the inning.

Down ten runs, Cheap Goats started a small rally in the bottom of the fifth. Christian tripled to lead off the inning, and two batters later, Joey hit a two-run homer, his second blast of the game, to make the score 13-5. Brett then doubled, and Jordan drove him with an RBI double that cut the deficit to 13-6. Brian got Christian to groundout to right, ending the inning, and Jack Shack led by seven.

Adam connects on a pitch from Christian.

Jack Shack made up the runs in the top of the sixth. Dustin singled with one out, and Turbo followed with his second two-run homer of the contest, putting Jack Shack ahead 15-6. Christian then retired Adam to end the inning, and Jack Shack had a nine run lead heading into the final frame.

Brian delivers a pitch to Jordan, who takes a swing

Dinger started the bottom of the sixth with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 15-7. Brett then singled, scoring Joey from third, and Cheap Goats trailed 15-8. Jordan followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. It looked as if Cheap Goats were poised to rally, but Brian shut it down. He retired Christian and Dinger consecutively, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the win.

Jack Shack moved to 2-2 on the season, and Cheap Goats fell to 3-1.

W: Brian (2-0)
L: Dinger (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing eight runs on fourteen hits.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up thirteen runs on fifteen hits and striking out one in four and a half innings.
– Christian pitched an inning and a half of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on two hits.
– Dustin and Turbo both went 6-for-7 to lead Jack Shack on offense. Dustin had two singles, three doubles, a home run, five runs scored, and four RBI. Turbo had two singles, two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joey and Brett both went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats. Joey had a double, a triple, two homers, four runs scored, and four RBI. Brett had two singles, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.

Jan and Josh K Power Guacamol-yay to 9-7 Win Over Shady Characters

13 Jul

Jan went 5-for-6 with a leadoff homer and four extra-base hits to lead Guacamol-yay in their 9-7 win over Shady Characters

Jan and Josh K each went 5-for-6 and homered to lead Guacamol-yay to a 9-7 win over Shady Characters, pulling them to .500 on the season at 2-2. Josh K pitched the complete game, and he got just enough help from his defense to stave off Shady Characters. All four Guacamol-yay players homered in the game, as Shady Characters fell to 1-3.

Josh K got off to a good start in the top of the first, retiring Dylan and Tom K in order.

Guacamol-yay got on the board right away in the bottom of the first, when Jan led off the game with a solo homer. Josh K followed with a double, and he moved to third when Jude singled. Guacamol-yay had runners on the corners with no outs, and it looked like they would blow the game open early, but Shady Characters’ starter, Tom K, escaped the jam. Beau singled, but was caught in between bases on the play, and no runs scored. The next batter, Jan, flew out to right, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Shady Characters drew even in the top of the second when Mike led off with his first career homer, tying the game at 1-1. Josh K then retired Lucas and fanned Brad to end the inning with the score tied.

Guacamol-yay reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the second when Josh K led off the inning with a solo shot, making the score 2-1. Tom K retired Jude and Beau to end the inning, reaching his innings limit for the week.

Shady Characters pulled ahead in the top of the third. Sam singled to lead off the inning, and after Josh K retired Dylan for the first out, he ran into trouble. Tom K doubled, scoring Sam to tie the game at 2-2. Tom K would move from second to third when Mike followed with a single. With one out and runners on the corners, Lucas singled, scoring Tom K to put Shady Characters ahead 3-2. Brad then singled, scoring Mike from second, and Shady Characters led 4-2. Sam singled for the second time in the inning, scoring Lucas and extending the Shady Characters lead to 5-2. After allowing four runs, Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Dylan to end the inning with Guacamol-yay down two.

Guacamol-yay celebrate at the plate as Jan scores one of four that he tallied in the game

Dylan took over for Tom K on the mound, and Guacamol-yay bounced back in a big way in the bottom of the third. Jan tripled to start the inning, and he scored when Josh K followed with an RBI single, making the score 5-3. Jude then doubled, scoring Josh K, and the score was 5-4. Beau followed with a two-run blast to left-center, and Guacamol-yay had taken the lead back at 6-5. Jan made it back-to-back jacks with a solo shot, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 7-5. Dylan finally recorded his first out, getting Josh K to fly out to the mound, but the next batter, Jude, also hit a solo homer, making the score 8-5. Dylan got Beau to ground out to center, ending the inning, and Guacamol-yay’s six run inning put them ahead by three.

In his second career game, Mike went 3-for-4 to lead Shady Characters in the loss

Shady Characters couldn’t answer in the top of the fourth, as Josh K retired Tom K and Mike in order.

Guacamol-yay added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Jan tripled to start the inning, his second triple of the game, and scored when Josh K followed with an RBI single. The next batter, Jude, flew out to right, and Josh K was doubled up on the play, ending the inning with the score 9-5.

Jan employs his trademark swing for one of his five hits in the game

Shady Characters threatened in the top of the fifth, but couldn’t capitalize. Brad singled with one out, but when Sam followed with a single, Brad was caught off second base, ending the inning.

Sam took the mound for Shady Characters in the bottom of the fifth. He allowed a one-out single to Jan, and Josh K followed with a single, putting runners on first and third with one out. Guacamol-yay couldn’t add an insurance run, however, as Sam retired Jude to strand two runners, ending the inning.

Beau smacked a two-run blast in the bottom of the third, putting Guacamol-yay ahead for good

Shady Characters trailed by four heading into the sixth, and Josh K remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay. He retired the first batter he faced, Dylan, but then Shady Characters showed some life. Tom K doubled, and the next batter, Mike, smoked a two-run homer to left, cutting the deficit to 9-7. The rally would end there though, as Josh K fanned Lucas to end the game, giving Guacamol-yay the win.

The victory moved Guacamol-yay to 2-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-3.

W: Josh K (2-1)
L: Dylan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K pitched the complete game win for Guacamol-yay, allowing seven runs on eleven hits, striking out two.
– Tom K started the game for Shady Characters and took a no-decision. He gave up two runs on five hits in two innings, before reaching his limit for the week.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on eight hits in two innings.
– Sam pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, allowing two hits and no runs.
– Jan and Josh K led Guacamol-yay at the plate, both going 5-for-6. Jan had a single, two triples, two home runs, four runs scored, and two RBI. Josh K had three singles, a double, a homer, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jan hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first, the second of his career.

Christian Pitches Gem as Cheap Goats Remain Undefeated in 12-1 Rout of Guacamol-yay

11 Jul

Christian was dominant on the mound, and had a perfect game through four innings, ultimately allowing only one run on three hits in the complete game win

Cheap Goats continued their hot start to the 2020 season, beating Guacamol-yay 12-1 and moving to 3-0. Christian was dominant on the mound, allowing only one run on three hits, and striking out two in the complete game win. Joey, Brett, and Dinger each contributed four hits for Cheap Goats, as they remained in first place early in the EWL standings.

Jan started on the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he rolled through the top of the first, retiring Joey and Brett in order.

Cheap Goats’ starter, Christian, matched him, sending Jan and Josh down consecutively in the bottom of the first.

Jan delivers a pitch to Brett, who went 4-for-6 with four extra-base hits and four RBI

Jan continued to pitch well in the top of the second. He struck out Jordan, in his first at-bat of the 2020 season, for the first out of the inning. Christian followed with a single to right, but was gunned down trying to advance the single to a double, ending the inning.

Christian cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Jude and Beau, and the game was scoreless through two innings.

Cheap Goats got out their bats in the top of the third, logging a huge inning that would be more than enough run support for Christian. Dinger led off the inning with a ground-rule double, and the next batter, Joey, drove him in with a double, putting Cheap Goats on the board. Brett followed with a double, scoring Joey to make the score 2-0. Jordan then singled to put runners on first and third with no outs. Christian grounded out to right, but Brett scored on the play, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Dinger then singled, scoring Jordan, and the score was 4-0. Joey singled, putting runners on first and second. Brett then doubled, scoring Dinger from second, and Cheap Goats took a 5-0 lead. Jordan followed with a single, scoring Joey, and the lead was extended to 6-0. Christian followed with a single, the fifth consecutive Cheap Goats hit, scoring Brett, and Guacamol-yay trailed 7-0. Dinger also singled, and the next batter, Joey, doubled, scoring two runs to put Cheap Goats ahead 9-0. Jan finally escaped the inning, getting Brett to ground out to center, stranding two runners. Cheap Goats had scored nine runs in the inning.

Joey went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, and three RBI

Guacamol-yay couldn’t respond in the bottom of the third, as Christian sent Jude and Beau down in order.

Cheap Goats came back to Earth in the top of the fourth, as Jan retired Jordan and Christian, and the score remained 9-0.

Jordan narrowly avoids being hit by a bat, launched by a Guacamol-yay batter into left field

Christian’s hot hand continued in the fourth, as he retired Jude and fanned Beau, making him perfect on the mound through four innings.

Cheap Goats added to their lead in the top of the fifth. Joey doubled with one out, and Brett drove him in with a double, putting Cheap Goats up by double digits. Jordan then singled, scoring Brett, and the score was 11-0. Jan got out of the inning, avoiding a further catastrophe, when Christian flew out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Guacamol-yay would spoil the perfect game and the shutout in the bottom of the fifth. Jan led off the inning with a dribbling single down the left field line. Two batters later, Jude hit a one out double, scoring Jan, making the score 11-1. Christian then got Beau to fly out to right, ending the inning with Guacamol-yay down ten runs.

Christian connects on one of his two hits in the game

Cheap Goats added one more insurance run in the top of the sixth. Dinger led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Brett hit a one-out triple, scoring Dinger to put Cheap Goats in front 12-1. Jan then got Jordan to fly out to the mound to end the inning.

Dinger had his best offensive game of the young 2020 season, going 4-for-5 with two singles and two doubles

Guacamol-yay would need a miracle in the bottom of the sixth, and it didn’t happen. Christian fanned Jan for the first out of the inning. After giving up a one-out double to Josh K, he got Jude to fly out to the mound, ending the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 12-1.

Jordan, making his 2020 debut, went 3-for-6 with three singles in the Cheap Goats win over Guacamol-yay

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 1-3.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Jan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, giving up only one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing twelve runs on seventeen hits with one strikeout in six innings.
– Joey, Brett, and Dinger each had four hits for Cheap Goats. Joey went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI. Brett went 4-for-6 with three doubles, a triple, three runs scored, and four RBI. Dinger went 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI.
– Jan, Josh K, and Jude each had one hit, the only hits for Guacamol-yay in the game.

Tom K Quiets Jack Shack Bats in 5-3 Victory as Shady Characters Get First Win of Season

10 Jul

Tom K was effective on the mound, allowing only three runs in a complete game effort, helping Shady Characters to their first win of the season

Shady Characters picked up their first win of the 2020 season in a 5-3 win over Jack Shack on Tuesday. Tom K was effective on the mound, and with a strong defense behind him, pitched a complete game win, allowing three runs on six hits. Tom K and Mike (making his EWL debut) each contributed two hits and scored a combined three of Shady Characters’ five runs in the win.

As a light rain fell on the Wiffle Diamond, Tom K cruised through the first inning, retiring Adam and Brian in order.

Shady Characters provided run support immediately in the bottom of the first. Dylan led off with a double and moved to third when Tom K followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Mike doubled in his first career at-bat, scoring Dylan to make the score 1-0. With two runners in scoring position, the Jack Shack starter, Dustin, got Brad to ground out for the first out of the inning, but both runs scored on the play. Dustin then retired Lucas to end the inning, and Shady Characters led 3-0.

Dylan practices good COVID infection precautions after hitting a double in the first inning

Jack Shack bounced back in the top of the second. Turbo doubled with one out, and Adam followed with an RBI triple, cutting the score to 3-1. Brian then doubled, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack narrowed the deficit to 3-2. Tom K then fanned Dustin to end the inning.

Dustin rolled in the bottom of the second, retiring Sam and Dylan consecutively.

Tom K matched him in the top of the third, putting Turbo and Adam down in order.

Mike gets his first career hit, crushing a pitch into the left field tree for a ground-rule double

Tom K doubled to lead off the bottom of the third, but Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize. Dustin retired Mike and Brad, stranding the runner at second and ending the inning.

Jack Shack drew even in the top of the fourth when Brian led off the inning with a solo inside-the-park homer. Dustin followed with a double, but Tom K limited the damage. He retired Turbo and Adam to strand the runner at second, and the score was 3-3.

Turbo shows off his quads after landing at second safely for a double in the second inning

Shady Characters took the lead right back in the bottom of the fourth. Lucas led off with a double, and Sam followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Dylan flew out in foul territory, but Lucas tagged and scored on the play, and the sac fly gave Shady Characters a 4-3 lead. Dustin then retired Tom K to end the inning, with Jack Shack trailing by a run.

Brian doubled to start the top of the fifth, but once again, Tom K buckled down. Dustin hit a sac fly, which advanced Brian to third, but Tom K retired Turbo for the second out, stranding the runner at third.

Shady Characters added one additional insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Mike led off the inning with a triple, and he scored when Brad grounded out for the first out of the inning. Dustin retired Lucas to end the inning, and Jack Shack were down two heading into the sixth.

Tom K went 2-for-3 with a single and a double in the Shady Characters win

Tom K remained on the mound to close things out for Shady Characters in the top of the sixth, and he made quick work of Jack Shack. He sent Adam and Brian down in order, ending the game, giving Shady Characters the 5-3 win, their first of the season.

The win moved Shady Characters to 1-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 1-2.

W: Tom K (1-2)
L: Dustin (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing three runs on six hits and striking out one.
– Dustin took the loss in the complete game effort for Jack Shack, giving up five runs on seven hits in five innings.
– Tom K and Mike each had two hits for Shady Characters. Tom K went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored. Mike, making his wiffle debut, went 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Brad went 0-for-3 for Shady Characters, but drove in three runs.
– Brian led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

Brett of Cheap Goats Voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 1

8 Jul

Brett went 13-for-14 across his first two career games, earning Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2020 season.

After turning in what may have been the most impressive debut week in EWL history, as well as one of the best weeks, period, in league history, Brett of Cheap Goats was voted the Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2020 EWL season.

Brett led Cheap Goats to two victories, with his squad finishing week 1 in first place.

In his first career game, a win over Guacamol-yay, Brett went 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored.

In the second game, his performance was historic. He was on the doorstep of multiple single-game EWL records, and tied the single-game record for doubles, with five, which he hit in five consecutive at-bats. Overall, he went 9-for-10, hitting for the cycle with a single, five doubles, a triple, two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored, as Cheap Goats blew out Shady Characters 22-1.

This is Brett’s first time winning Wiffler of the Week.