Record Setting Offensive Performance by Dinger Sends Fish Sticks past Pumice 8-2

9 Jun

Dinger went 7 for 8 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in an 8-2 Fish Sticks win

Dinger set personal bests and broke or tied multiple league records at the plate, and earned a pitching victory, as he carried the Fish Sticks to an 8-2 win over Pumice on Slow!

Pumice on Slow! started Holly on the mound, who was hit hard by the Sticks in her first start of the season. Since then, however, she had a solid performance against the Caucasians, nearly shutting them out. She got off to a good start against the Gay Fish in week 6, retiring Dinger and Joey in order in the top of the first.

Things looked up for Pumice in the bottom of the first, when Gaurav hit a lead-off home run, only the third in league history. Up 1-0, Brad singled with no outs to put a runner on first. Holly stepped to the plate next, and hit a sharp grounder to left. Blose retired her, then pegged Brad out in his attempt to advance to second, recording a double play to end the inning.

Down a run, Blose led off the top of the second with a solo homer, tying the game at 1 apiece. The tie didn’t last long, as Dinger made back-to-back homers with a solo shot of his own, making the score 2-1 in favor of the Sticks. Holly got out of the inning without further damage, however, retiring Joey and Blose.

John singled to lead off the bottom of the second, but was stranded on base as Gaurav and Brad were retired to end the inning.

Dinger singled to lead off the top of the third, and after Joey flew out, Blose singled to put runners on the corners with one out. With two men on, Dinger hit his second blast in as many at-bats, a three run homer, making the score 5-1. With one out and no one on, Joey tripled, but was stranded at third when Blose flew out to right field to end the rally.

Holly led off the bottom of the third by flying out to center, and John followed with a single, his second of the game. Gaurav couldn’t advance him though, as he grounded out to left to end the third.

Up four, Dinger started the top of the fourth with a triple. Joey followed with a double, but Pumice managed to keep Dinger from scoring by getting the ball to the mound before he crossed home, recording the first out of the inning and keeping the score at 5-1. With a runner on second, Blose tripled, driving in a run and extending the Fish Sticks lead to five runs. Dinger followed with a single, plating Blose, and moving the score to 7-1. Joey flew out with Blose on first, stranding him and ending the top of the fourth.

Brad led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, bringing Holly to the plate. She grounded out to center, and for the second time in the game, Brad was tagged out trying to advance to second, resulting in the second double play of the game, and ending the inning.

Blose grounded out to start the top of the fifth, and after a Dinger single, Holly retired Joey when he flew out to the mound to end the inning. Dinger retired John and Gaurav in order in the bottom of the fifth to send the game to the sixth with the score 7-1.

Holly retired Blose when he flew out to center to start the top of the sixth, but Dinger followed with a solo homer, his seventh hit and third home run of the game, making the score 8-1. Holly ended the inning when Joey flew out to her at the mound.

Down seven runs, Brad led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer, his third hit of the game. However, Pumice couldn’t extend the rally, as Holly and John each grounded out to end the game, sending them to their fourth consecutive defeat.

Game Notes:
– Dinger tied single-game league records for most hits (7), RBI (6), and total bases (18)
– The Fish Sticks set a single-game team record for triples with 3
– Pumice on Slow! and Holly became the first team and player to hit into two double plays in one game

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