Dentists Blitz Pumice! 11-3 for Fourth Consecutive Win

30 Jun

Ron went 3-6 with a HR and a double, while pitching a complete game in the Dentists 11-3 win

Mike Marr set the pace offensively for the Dentists as they scored 11 runs in an easy win over Pumice on Slow!

Brad, having returned from his honeymoon, started on the mound for Pumice! who did not have their ace, Gaurav, in week 9. Braydn led off the top of the first with a single and moved to third when Ron followed with a double. Chris stepped to the plate with two runners in scoring position and no outs, and promptly delivered a single driving in both runs to put the Dentists up 2-0 early. Brad escaped further damage though, by getting the next batter Spads to ground into a double play, ending the inning.

Ron started on the mound for 4 out of 5 Dentists and got John to lead off the bottom of the first by flying out to the mound. Luke followed with a one-out double, but was stranded at second when Josh grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Brad rebounded on the mound in the second by getting Braydn to ground out to left, and then struckout Ron to end the second.

Brad couldn’t help himself out at the plate in the bottom half of the inning though, as he grounded out for the first out. John singled, but Ron ended the inning by getting Luke to fly out to the mound.

The Dentists got back to work in the top of the third, starting with Marr, who was inserted into the lineup and immediately hit a solo homer to make the score 3-0. Spads followed with a single, and after a Braydn single there were runners on first and second with no outs. Ron grounded out for the first out of the inning, but put two runners in scoring position for Marr, who doubled and drove in both runs, pushing the score to 5-0. Marr was stranded at second when Spads ended the inning with a groundout, but the Dentists lead was at five runs.

Josh singled to lead off the bottom of the third, and Pumice! finally got on the board when Brad crushed one of the deepest bombs in league history, a two-run homer cutting the deficit to 5-2. John followed with a home run, and the back-to-back home runs pulled Pumice! within two runs. Ron settled down after the brief offensive burst, getting Luke to ground out and striking out Josh to end the third.

Up two runs, the Dentists continued to rack up the scoreboard. Braydn grounded out to for the first out in the top of the fourth, but Ron and Marr hit back-to-back jacks, pushing their lead to 7-3. Spads grounded out for the second out of the inning, and Pumice! headed to the bottom of the fourth down four runs.

Pumice! couldn’t muster any offense, however, as Brad and John were retired in order.

Brad held the deficit at four runs in the top of the fifth, as Braydn and Ron were sent down without reaching base.

Ron went back to work at the mound, retiring Luke and Josh in order in the bottom of the fifth, his fifth and sixth consecutively retired batters.

With the score 7-3 heading into the top of the sixth, the Dentists put the game out of reach. Marr led off the inning by flying out to the mound, but Chris doubled with one out, and scored on a Braydn single to make the score 8-3. Ron followed with a single, putting runners at first and second with one out. Marr stepped to the plate and hit a three-run blast, his third of the game, driving in his seventh run of the game. The homer pushed the Dentists lead to 11-3. Chris flew out to end the top of the sixth, and the damage had been done.

Ron stayed on the mound to close out the game, and got Brad to fly out to the mound for the first out of the inning. John singled to keep hope alive, but Luke grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, and giving the Dentists their fourth straight win.

Game Notes:
– Marr set a single game league record with 7 RBI, and led the Dentists going 4-5 with 3 HR and a double.
– Brad tied the league record, held by his wife Holly, for most earned runs in a single game, with 11
– Ron gave up 3 ER on 3 hits in the third inning, and gave up only three hits and 0 ER with 1 K in the other 5 innings he pitched

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