Jones Makes EWL Debut, Holds Off Pumice! in 7-4 Caucasians Win

30 Jun

The Caucasians celebrate at home after Jones first career homer, Gaurav turns to the mound in disgust

T.C. Jones started on the mound for the Caucasian Vaginas in the second game of week 8, making his EWL debut, and helped the Caucasians get their third straight win over Pumice!

Things didn’t start out good for Jones, as he gave up solo bombs to John and Mo Vaughn (filling in due to an extremely depleted Pumice! roster) to begin the game. The back-to-back homers put Pumice! up 2-0 early with no outs. Gaurav followed the home runs with a single, but John grounded out to Morrison, who turned a double play retiring John at second and ending the top of the first.

Morrison led off for the Caucasians in the bottom of the first and grounded out. Guthrie doubled, and was held at first on a Jones pop fly that fell in for a single. But the Caucasians stranded runners at first and second when Higgins grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Vaughn grounded out to lead off the top of the second for Pumice!, and Gaurav singled with one out. But Jones stranded the runner, retiring John by groundout for the second out of the inning.

Morrison doubled to start the bottom of the second, and moved to third when Guthrie followed with a double of his own. Jones had his first legitimate RBI chance, but was fanned by Gaurav for the first out of the inning. Gaurav couldn’t get out of the jam unscathed though, as Higgins hit a clutch one-out triple, unloading the bases and scoring two runs to tie the game at 2. The Caucasians couldn’t drive in the go-ahead run, as Morrison was retired by groundout to center field ending the inning.

With the game tied at 2-2, Jones got into a groove. He retired the side in order in the top of the third.

The tie was broken in the bottom of the third when Guthrie led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 3-2 in favor of the Caucasians. After a Jones single, Higgins flew out for the first out of the inning. But Morrison extended the Caucasian lead with a two-run blast, putting the Vaginas ahead 5-2. Guthrie flew out to end the third but the Caucasians now held a three run lead.

Still feeling it, Jones retired the side in order again in the top of the fourth, making four straight retired batters.

He then extended his groove to the plate, hitting a solo bomb to lead off the bottom of the fourth, moving the score to 6-2. Gaurav then struck out Higgins for the first out of the inning and retired Morrison to end the threat.

Gaurav singled to end Jones consecutive retired batters streak, and moved into scoring position on a John groundout. But Pumice! couldn’t plate a runner, as Vaughn flew out to deep center field.

With the score 6-2, Guthrie led off the bottom of the fifth with his second home run of the game, pushing the Caucasians’ lead to 5 runs. Gaurav retired Jones and Higgins to end the fifth, and Pumice! would need to score five runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game.

Gaurav grounded out to left to start the top of the sixth, but it looked as if Pumice! would rally. John singled with one out, and Vaughn hit his second homer of the day, cutting the Pumice! deficit to 7-4. The rally ended there, however, as Gaurav grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, giving the Caucasians and Jones the victory.

Game Notes:
– Jones went 3-5 with a homer, and pitched 7 innings giving up 4 ER on 7 hits in his debut, getting the win
– Guthrie led the way at the plate for the Caucasians, going 4-5 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 2 RBI
– Mo Vaughn went 2-6 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in his EWL debut
– 4 runs were the most Pumice! had scored since week 4
– the loss was Pumice on Slow’s 7th consecutive

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