Newly Acquired Josh Hits Game Winner as Pumice on Slow Outlasts 4 out of 5 Dentists

6 May

Josh's homer in the top of the 7th gave Pumice the victory

Filling in for team captain Brad, Josh hit two home runs, including the go-ahead bomb in the top of the 7th, as Pumice on Slow toppled 4 out of 5 Dentists in the league’s first extra-innings game.

The league’s two winless teams squared off as 4 out of 5 Dentists sent Ron to the mound. He retired the first four Pumice batters in order, including completing a double play to end the 2nd. Gaurav, starting for Pumice, gave up singles to Braydn to lead off the 1st and 2nd innings, but finished both innings unscathed as the game was scoreless heading into the third.

Pumice broke the scoreless tie when Luke, on second after a double to lead off the third, scored on a Josh inside-the-park home run, the first in league history. But the Dentists answered in the bottom of the third, cutting the lead in half when Braydn hit a solo home run.

Both pitchers clamped down in the 4th inning, and with the score 2-1, Pumice added two runs in the 5th. After retiring Josh, Ron gave up a single to John followed by a two-run homer to Luke, extending the Dentists deficit to 4-1.

Down three runs, 4 out of 5 rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Ron was retired to lead off the inning, but the Dentists followed with five straight hits, including four straight singles by Geoff, Spads, Braydn, and Ron. Braydn’s scored Geoff to cut the score to 4-2, and with three men on, Geoff doubled in two runs to tie the game at 4-4. Gaurav cut the rally short by retiring Spads, and the game entered the final inning tied.

Josh singled off Ron to start the 6th, but Ron quickly retired the next two batters to end the top of the 6th. Braydn singled off Gaurav as the first batter in the bottom of the sixth, but the Dentists were unable to secure a walk-off hit as Gaurav retired Ron and Geoff to send the game to extra innings.

In the top of the 7th Ron retired Gaurav, but gave up a solo home run to Josh, giving Pumice on Slow a 5-4 lead. Pumice couldn’t add an insurance run as John was retired to end the top of the 7th.

Gaurav stayed in the game to try to close out the game for Pumice, and he retired Spads and Braydn in order to get the complete game victory. Pumice got their first win of the year, and 4 out of 5 Dentists remained winless.

Game Notes:
– Braydn led off four of the seven innings with hits for 4 out of 5 Dentists
– Spads entered the game in the bottom of the second inning for 4 out of 5 Dentists, who played the first 1.5 innings with only three players

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