Archive | May, 2011

4 out of 5 Dentists secure first win of season, defeating Pumice on Slow! 9-5

20 May

Chris approaches a flyball that he caught one handed to retire Brad

Bradyn had five RBI, and the Dentists combined for five home runs as they beat Pumice on Slow for their first win in franchise history.

Brad took the mound for Pumice and got out of the first inning without giving up a run. Chris retired the side in order for the Dentists as well, and the game was scoreless heading into the second inning.

4 out of 5 Dentists busted out in the second inning for five runs. Bradyn drove in four of the five runs, including an inside-the-park three run home run, thanks in large part to fielding errors by Pumice on Slow! Down 5-0, Pumice was unable to score in the bottom of the second, when Chris retired the side in order, including a strikeout of Gaurav.

The Dentists added to their lead in the third, when Chris led off the inning with a solo homer. Brad retired Mike, but gave up back-to-back solo home runs to Bradyn and Ron, which extended the Dentist’s lead to 8-0. Brad retired Chris to end the third inning, the last batter he would face.

Pumice on Slow! finally got on the board in the bottom of the third. Luke led off the inning with a single, and Holly followed with a two-run bomb to right field, cutting the score to 8-2. Chris then retired Gaurav and Brad.

Pumice on Slow! made the call to the bullpen, bringing in Gaurav for his first appearance of the day. He retired the side in order in the top of the fourth.

With one out, Pumice on Slow! rallied in the bottom of the fourth with three consecutive homers off Chris. Holly started things off with her second consecutive home run, followed by Gaurav and Brad. The three runs cut the deficit to 8-5, but it was the closest Pumice would get, as Luke struck out to end the inning.

4 out of 5 Dentists added an insurance run in the top of the fifth when Ron hit a home run to the deepest part of the field in dead center, his second of the game. Chris retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth.

The Dentists were unable to add to their lead in the top of the sixth, but Chris retired Brad and John in order in the bottom of the sixth to give his team their first win of the year.

Game Notes:
– Pumice on Slow! became the first team to use five players in a game

Box Score

Caucasians win in walk-off fashion as home run moves them to 6-0 on the season

20 May

Dinger delivers to Morrison, who had three homers in a win over the Fish Sticks

The Caucasian Vaginas came from four runs down to win in dramatic style, as Guthrie hit a walk-off home run of Fish Sticks’ Dinger in the bottom of the sixth for the 7-6 win.

The Fish Sticks came into their week 3 matchup with the Caucasian Vaginas having only lost one game, that loss coming at the hands of the Vaginas. A win would have secured a tie atop the lead standings.

The Gay Fish sent their ace, Dinger, to the mound, as the Caucasians sent southpaw Morrison. After Dinger grounded out to start the game, the Fish Sticks scored first, when Joey hit a solo homer to put the Sticks up 1-0. Dinger gave up a hit to Guthrie in the bottom half of the first, but didn’t allow a run.

Dinger grounded out to lead off the second inning, followed by a Joey double. Joey was driven in when Blose hit his first blast of the game, moving the Fish Sticks lead to 3-0. Morrison got Dinger to ground out to end the threat. Down three, the Vaginas were retired in order in the bottom of the second.

Morrison retired Joey to lead off the third, and Blose hit his second home run of the game, a solo shot, to move the Sticks lead to 4-0. Morrison retaliated in the bottom half of the third, when he led off the inning with a solo home run of his own, putting the Vaginas on the board and cutting the deficit to three runs.

After retiring Joey to start the fourth, Morrison gave up a third blast to Blose, a titanic bomb to deep right field. The homer extended the Fish Sticks lead to 5-1. Dinger singled following the homer, but was stranded at first when Joey flew out to the pitcher.

Down four, the Vaginas rallied in the bottom of the fourth. Les ground-rule doubled when his blast to left got stuck in the tree. Dinger retired Guthrie, but then gave up a two run bomb to Morrison, his second of the day, which cut the score to 5-4. Les doubled again, and was driven in on a Guthrie single. Dinger then retired Morrison to end the fourth inning.

Blose led off the top of the fifth with his fourth home run of the game, his fourth in as many at-bats, and moved the Fish Sticks lead to 6-4. Dinger doubled following the homer, but was stranded on second when Morrison retired Joey, and then Blose for the first time since his first at-bat, to minimize the damage.

Les led off the bottom of the sixth with a homer to cut the score to 6-5, and following a Guthrie fly-out to the mound, Morrison hit his third bomb of the game, tying the game at 6 apiece. Dinger got Les to ground out to left to end the inning, sending the game into the sixth tied.

Morrison retired Dinger and Joey in order in the sixth, avoiding facing the red-hot Blose and giving his team a chance to win with a run in the bottom of the sixth. It didn’t take long, as Guthrie led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo home run to left field, giving the Caucasians the 7-6 win.

Game Notes:
– Guthrie’s walk-off homer was the first in league history
– Both teams played with only three players
– Morrison survived a line drive comebacker to the mound off Blose’s bat, the first we’ve seen this year.
– Blose’s four homers in four consecutive at-bats has never been accomplished before.

Box Score

Commish Error

20 May

Guthrie definitely should have been nominated for Week 3 Wiffler of the Week. My fault. Although he had a solid week, and so did a few others, I don’t think there was any question who the best Wiffler was, so I’m leaving the poll the way it is.

Guthrie’s 5 RBI and pitching prowess give Caucasians 6-4 win over 4 out of 5 Dentists

20 May

Guthrie, who pitched a complete game, delivers to Chris in his first career at-bat.

After trailing early, the Caucasians scored five runs in the bottom of the second inning and never relinquished the lead, as they moved to 5-0 on the season with a win over 4 out of 5 Dentists.

Bradyn led off the game with a single for the Dentists, but Guthrie got out of the inning unscathed after retired the next two batters. Ron was on the mound for 4 out of 5 Dentists, and he retired the Caucasians in order in the first.

The Dentists got on the board first in the top half of the second inning when Ron hit a two-run homer driving in Mike to give his team the lead 2-0. But the Caucasians responded in a big way in the bottom half of the inning. Morrison singled, and following a Les ground-out, Guthrie hit a two-run blast to tie the game. Morrison followed with another single, and Les put two men on with a single of his own. Then Guthrie blasted off for his second homer of the inning, a three-run shot, to give the Vaginas a 5-2 lead. Ron retired Morrison to end the inning, but the damage had been done.

Both pitchers settled into a groove after the second inning, as both Guthrie and Ron retired the sides in order in the third and fourth innings.

Down three runs, Bradyn led off the fifth inning with a home run to right field, cutting the deficit to 5-3. Guthrie retired Ron and Chris to end the inning.

Morrison made up for the run with a solo shot to lead off the bottom of the fifth, extending the Vagina lead to three runs yet again. Les and Guthrie flew out to end the fifth.

Down three and needing a rally, the Dentists started the top of the sixth with a single by Mike. Bradyn doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs. Ron flew out to deep center field, allowing Mike to tag and score on the sac fly. With one out and the tying run at the plate, Chris grounded out to center field to end the game, giving the Caucasians a 6-4 win as the Dentists remained winless.

Game Notes:
– Chris and Mike made their career debuts in this game

Box Score

Fish Sticks score 8 runs in the fifth to move them past Pumice on Slow! 11-5

20 May

Holly of Pumice on Slow! in her first career at-bat

Blose became the first player in EWL history to hit for the cycle, as his six RBIs and three homers lifted the Fish Sticks to their fifth win of the season.

Pumice on Slow! sent Holly to the mound in her first EWL appearance, and things started rough. The first batter she faced, Dinger, drilled a solo home run in the top of the first to put the Fish Sticks up 1-0. Two batters later, Blose tripled, getting the most difficult hit of the cycle, but was stranded when Holly got Dinger to ground out to right field. Despite the tough start, Holly settled down and allowed only one more run over the next three innings.

The Fish Sticks employed Joey as their starting pitcher, and his start was quite the opposite of Holly’s. He was perfect through 2.5 innings before John broke up the perfect game with a single. Joey stranded him at first, however, and had a shutout through three innings.

The Fish Sticks added a run in the second, but were blanked in the third and fourth innings. After three and a half, the Fish Sticks led 2-0.

Pumice on Slow! got their bats out in the bottom of the fourth, starting with a solo home run by Brad to cut the deficit to 2-1. Holly, John, and Luke each singled to load the bases with no outs. Brad stepped to the plate and blasted one of the league’s deepest homers, a grand slam, the first in league history. The bomb put Pumice on Slow! ahead 5-2. After the five run outburst, Joey retired the side.

The Fish Sticks didn’t take long to get the lead back. Dinger flied out to start the inning, but the Gay Fish rallied for a league record eight runs with one out. Joey singled, and was driven in by Blose’s first of seven home runs on the day. Dinger doubled, followed by a Joey single, and Blose drove in yet another run with a double, giving him the cycle for the day. With two runners on base, Dinger hit his second homer of the day, a three run shot. Joey followed with a single, and Blose hit his second home run of the inning. After plating eight runs, Dinger flew out to end the inning.

With the Fish Sticks ahead 10-5, they turned to the bullpen and brought Dinger to the mound. Dinger retired the side in order in the fifth.

Holly got her first K as a pitcher, wiffing Joey to start the 6th. Blose hit his third homer of the day to add an insurance run, and Dinger grounded out to end the inning with the Fish Sticks ahead 11-5.

Down six runs, Pumice on Slow! couldn’t rally, as Dinger retired both batters in order in the bottom of the sixth to give Fish Sticks the win.

Game Notes:
– the game feature the first grand slam (Brad) and first cycle (Blose) in league history
– the eight runs scored by Fish Sticks in the fifth were both the most runs scored in a single inning in league history and the most scored with 1 out (all 8 were scored with an out)
– Dinger’s lead-off home run was the first in league history

Box Score

Week 3 Stats Entered

20 May

The Week 3 stats have been entered and are up to date. I just noticed that there is a link at the top of the “League Leaders” page that shows the “Team Leaders.” Cool stats.

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Recaps and photos to come soon.

Morrison Named Week 2 PBR Wiffler of the Week

20 May

In a narrow vote, Morrison was named the Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 2.

Morrison hit 3 bombs and drove in 7 RBI, including the winning runs in both of his team’s week 2 wins. He also collected 16 put-outs in the field.

Week 2 Wiffler of the Week