Guthrie Unhittable, Morrison Sets Record, as Caucasians Silence Fish Sticks 3-1

1 Jul

Guthrie's historic pitching performance carried the Caucasians past the Fish Sticks 3-1

Guthrie and Morrison set league records as the Caucasian Vaginas shut down the Fish Sticks offense in a 3-1 win.

The Fish Sticks looked to be off to a good start when Dinger singled off Caucasian ace Guthrie to start the game. He moved to second on a Joey groundout, and Blose came to the plate with one out and a runner in scoring position. Blose doubled, driving in Dinger, and putting the Sticks up 1-0 in the top of the first inning. Guthrie got Vassallo to ground out to end the inning, stranding Blose at second.

The Vaginas immediately made up for the run, however, in the bottom of the first. Guthrie led off the game with a single, and Morrison followed with a two-run blast, giving the Vaginas a 2-1 lead. Les followed with a single, and moved to second when Higgins grounded out for the first out of the inning. Guthrie singled, moving Les to third, and Morrison stepped to the plate with one out and runners on the corners. Joey got Morrison to ground out though, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

The Fish Sticks managed one run on two hits in the top of the first inning; they wouldn’t have a base runner the final five innings of the game. Guthrie retired Joey and Dinger in order in the top of the second.

Joey got Les to ground out to start the bottom of the second, but Higgins added an insurance run when he hit a one-out solo homer, pushing the score to 3-1. Guthrie followed by grounding out to end the inning, and the Caucasians carried a two run lead into the third.

Guthrie then did something no pitcher has done in EWL history; he struck out the side. He mowed down Blose and Vassallo in order in the top of the third, making history.

Joey retired Morrison and Les in order in the bottom of third, keeping the deficit at two runs, while Guthrie sent Dinger and Joey down consecutively in the top of the fourth.

The Caucasians couldn’t add any runs in the bottom of the fourth, as Higgins and Guthrie were sent down in order.

In the top of the fifth, Blose flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning. Then Guthrie set a league record, striking out Vassallo for the second out of the inning, his third strikeout of the night, a single game record.

Morrison doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, but Joey stranded him at second by retiring Les and Higgins, sending the game to the sixth.

Down two and at their last at-bat, Guthrie shut down Dinger and Joey, ending the game, and giving the Caucasians a 3-1 victory.

Game Notes:
– After giving up two hits in the first inning, Guthrie retired the final 11 batters he faced
– With a home run in his first at-bat, Morrison set the EWL record for longest hitting streak at 15 games. After tying Joey’s record at 14 games in week 8, Morrison eclipsed the mark and stands alone in the record book.
– Joey gave up three runs on six hits and took the loss
– Vassallo set a league record by becoming the first player ever to strike out twice in one game

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