Caucasians Top Pumice in 12 Inning Marathon

6 May

Les had four hits as the Caucasians outlasted Pumice in 12

In what will go down as the longest game in EWL history, the Caucasian Vaginas rallied in the bottom of the 12 inning to defeat Pumice on Slow 2-1.

It was a game of attrition and a pitcher’s duel, as Frosty took to the mound starting his second game of the day for the Caucasians. He battled against Josh, who started for Pumice on Slow.

Both pitcher’s pitched scoreless first innings, and after Frosty shut down Pumice in the second, pitching his eighth and final inning of the day, the Vaginas got out of the gates first when Les hit his second home run of the day, a solo shot off Josh. The blast put the Vaginas up 1-0 through two innings.

Morrison relieved Frosty and held Pumice in check for the majority of his time on the mound. He gave up only three hits, and Pumice was unable to score off him for the first three innings he pitched. Josh also got into a groove though, as Caucasians couldn’t plate a run and the score remained 1-0 through five innings.

With their backs against the wall and having had six straight batters retired by Morrison, Pumice rallied in the top of the 6th down a run. John started the rally with a single. Luke grounded out, moving John to second, and with a runner in scoring position, Gaurav singled to left-center. The play at the plate was as close as they come, but John was ruled safe, tying the game at 1. Morrison retired the next batter, Josh, giving the Caucasians a chance to score a run and win in the bottom of the sixth.

Josh retired Jim to start the 6th, and Les followed with a double. But Josh got the red-hot Morrison to fly out to John and end the threat, sending the game to extra innings.

Both offenses continued their dry-spells in the extra frames. Pumice on Slow was retired in order in the 7th, 8th, and 9th innings before getting a hit in the 10th. They were unable to advance Josh past first after he singled, however.

Frosty singled to lead off the bottom of the 7th for the Caucasians, but Pumice pitchers Josh, Gaurav, and John retired the next eight batters in order as the game extended into the 12th inning.

Les retired the side in the top of the 12th, and as the sun set on the Ellsworth playground Jim singled for the Caucasians with one out in the bottom of the 12th. Les followed with a single, to put runners on first and second. Morrison stepped to the plate and knocked a base-hit to left-center field. The play at the plate was instantaneous, the Jim was ruled safe. The winning run moved the Caucasians to 4-0 on the year, and the loss dropped Pumice to 1-3.

Game Notes:
– Six of the eight players in the game pitched at one point.
– Four pitchers reached their max 8 innings during the game.
– The Caucasians went 29 batters between scoring runs.
– Pumice on Slow had only one runner advance past first base, the run that scored, in the entire 12 innings.

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