Dentists Rally from Four Down, Stun Fish Sticks 7-6 to Even Series

14 Jul

Braydn had 2 HR, 2 RBI, and 5 put-outs in the Dentists come-from-behind Game 2 win

Up 6-2 through four innings, the Fish Sticks imploded as the Dentists scored five unanswered runs to come from behind and win Game 2 7-6, tying the five game series at one game apiece.

Joey took the mound for the Fish Sticks, coming off a two-win week 10. He retired Braydn and Marr in order in the top of the first.

Pitch King contender Chris started for the Dentists, and got into trouble early. Blose singled to start the game, and moved to second when Dinger grounded out for the first out of the inning. With a runner in scoring position, Joey hit a two-run bomb, putting the Fish Sticks up 2-0. Chris then retired Vassallo for the second out of the inning.

Down two, the Dentists couldn’t cut into the lead in the top of the second. Joey sent down Ron and Chris in order for a perfect second.

The Sticks added to their lead in the top of the second. Chris retired Blose for the first out when he flew out to right field. But the next batter, Dinger, hit a solo homer, moving the score to 3-0. Joey flew out for the second out of the inning.

Joey remained perfect through three innings, as he retired Braydn and Marr in order in the top of the third.

Vassallo led off the bottom of the third by flying out to right field, but Blose followed with a solo homer, his second of the game, putting the Sticks up 4-0. Chris retired Dinger for the second out of the inning.

The Dentists finally got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Ron led off the inning with his team’s first hit, a solo homer, making the score 4-1. Chris flew out for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Braydn, hit a solo home run, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Marr then grounded out for the second out of the inning.

With the score 4-2, the Fish Sticks made up for the runs they gave up in the top of the fourth by adding to their lead in the bottom half of the inning. Joey led off with a home run, moving the score to 5-2. Vassallo flew out for the first out of the inning, and with one out Blose crushed a solo homer to right, giving the Sticks a 6-2 lead. Dinger grounded out to left for the second out of the inning, and the Sticks were up four runs through four innings.

Despite holding a comfortable lead, the wheels began to fall off for the Fish Sticks in the top of the fifth. Ron led off the inning with his second solo homer in as many at-bats, cutting the score to 6-3. Chris made back-to-back jacks when he followed with a home run, and Braydn followed with a home run of his own, giving the Dentists back-to-back-to-back home runs. The three consecutive home runs chased starter Joey, unable to record an out in the fifth, from the mound, as the Sticks turned to Game 1 starter Dinger. The first batter Dinger faced, Marr, crushed a solo home run to center, tying the game a 6-6, as the Dentists had hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers. The Dentists had surged back to tie the game with no outs, but couldn’t take the lead, as Dinger settled down and retired Ron and Chris to end the disastrous fifth inning.

Joey led off the top of the fifth by grounding out to left, and Vassallo hit a one out double, putting the lead run in scoring position. But Blose couldn’t drive him in, as Chris got him to fly out to right field, ending the bottom of the fifth inning with the game tied.

Dinger retired Braydn to lead off the top of the sixth, but the next batter, Marr, hit his second consecutive homer, giving the Dentists their first lead of the series at 7-6. Dinger retired Ron to end the inning, sending the Fish Sticks to their final at-bat.

Needing a run to extend the game, the Sticks couldn’t get their offense going. Chris retired Dinger and Joey in order to end the game, giving the Dentists a 7-6 win, and evening the series at 1-1.

Game Notes:
– the Dentists became the first team to hit four consecutive home runs
– the Dentists did not have a baserunner in the game, as they scored 7 runs on 7 solo home runs
– seven home runs is a league record for most by a team in a single game
– Braydn, Marr, and Ron each went 2 for 5 with 2 solo homers, and Chris added the final solo homer
– Blose and Joey led the Dentists; Blose went 3 for 5 with 2 HR, a single, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI, while Joey went 2 for 5 with 2 HR, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI
– Joey gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings pitched, getting a no-decision
– Dinger gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings pitched, taking the loss in relief for the Fish Sticks
– Chris gave up 6 runs on 7 hits, earning the victory for the Dentists

Box Score

One Response to “Dentists Rally from Four Down, Stun Fish Sticks 7-6 to Even Series”

  1. Blose July 15, 2011 at 6:40 pm #

    More love from Wiffler’s Digest: http://wifflersdigest.blogspot.com/2011/07/if-you-wanted-to-know-more-about-that.html

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