Les Nearly No-Hits Pumice on Slow! in 2-0 Shutout

7 Jul

Frosty hit a solo home run driving in one of the two runs in a 2-0 Caucasian win

Pumice on Slow! only managed one hit against Les as he pitched a complete game in a 2-0 win for the Caucasians.

John started on the mound for Pumice! and continued to pitch well, as he has for most of the second half of the season. He pitched a routine top of the first, getting both the Rat and Frosty to fly out.

Les picked up where he left off from week 9, when he pitched four shutout innings in another Caucasian victory. He retired Brad and Gaurav in order in the bottom of the first to keep the game scoreless.

Morrison led off the top of the second with the first hit of the game, a single. Morrison moved to second when Les grounded out to left field for the first out of the inning, but John was able to strand him in scoring position when Rat grounded out to the mound for the second out.

Les pitched a perfect bottom of the second, retiring John and Holly in order.

With the score tied at zero, Frosty led off the top of the third with a mammoth solo blast to dead left field, putting the Caucasians up 1-0. Morrison followed with a one-out double. But John stranded him at second again, as he fanned Les for the first out of the inning and got the Rat to fly out to deep left field.

Down 1-0, Brad flew out to left for the first out of the bottom of the third. Gaurav followed with a one-out single. Unfortunately for Pumice!, this turned out to be their only hit of the entire game. The next batter, John, grounded out to the pitcher’s mound to end the inning.

Frosty flew out to start the top of the fourth, and after a Morrison single, Les grounded out to left for the second out.

Les retired Holly for the first out of the bottom of the fourth. Brad followed with a deep fly ball to right field, and the Rat adjusted his headpiece before making the spectacular grab for the second out of the inning.

The Rat couldn’t get it going at the plate though, as John retired him for the first out of the inning in the top of the fifth. Frosty grounded out for the second out to keep the score 1-0.

Luke and John were retired in order in the bottom of the fifth, as Pumice! remained scoreless.

Morrison doubled to lead off the top of the sixth inning, his fourth hit in as many at-bats. Les grounded out to left field, but Morrison motored around third to home, scoring on the play and extending the Caucasians lead to 2-0. John then got the Rat to fly out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Pumice! needed two runs to extend the game in the bottom of the sixth, but Les got Holly to ground out to the Rat for the first out, then fanned Brad to end the game, giving the Caucasians a 2-0 win.

Game Notes:
– Morrison led the Caucasians on offense, going 4 for 4 with 2 doubles, 2 singles, and a run scored
– John pitched well, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits, but took the complete game loss

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