Fish Sticks edge Pumice on Slow 5-2 in season opener

30 Apr

Gaurav of Pumice on Slow is congratulated by teammate Brad after hitting the EWL's first home run

Dinger of Fish Sticks gave up only 5 hits over 6 innings to lead the gay fish to a victory in the league’s first game.

Dinger retired the EWL’s first batter, John, but Pumice on Slow loaded the bases with one out in the top of the first. Fish Sticks got out of the jam however, as John grounded out to Vassallo in left field to end the rally.

The EWL’s first run was scored in the bottom of the 2nd inning when a Dinger double off of Pumice on Slow pitcher Gaurav drove in Blose to give Fish Sticks a 1-0 lead. Dinger later scored on a Joey single, and Fish Sticks carried a 2-0 lead into the third.

Pumice on Slow got on the board with a two-run bomb from Gaurav in the top of the third, driving in John, and tying the game at 2. But Fish Sticks immediately answered with two runs in the bottom of the third. Vassallo tripled and scored on a Joey double, and Joey scored on a Blose double. Heading into 4th Pumice on Slow trailed 4-2.

Fish Sticks added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth when a Joey single drove in Vassallo to make the score 5-2. Pumice couldn’t rally though, as Dinger shut them down from the 4th inning on, retiring the final six batters in order.

League firsts:

– Putout: Vassallo
– Hit: Gaurav
– RBI: Dinger
– 2B: Dinger
– 3B: Vassallo
– HR: Gaurav
– Batting strikeout: Luke
– Pitching strikeout: Dinger
– Win: Dinger
– Loss: Gaurav

Game notes:

– Vassallo made 8 of a possible 11 put-outs in left field for Fish Sticks
– Luke made some nice grabs in left field for Pumice on Slow

Box Score

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