Ron Belts Two Homers, Pitches Dentists Past Fish Sticks for 2-1 Series Lead

21 Jul

Ron carried the Dentists to a 4-3 win, putting them up 2-1 in their best-of-five series

Ron went 2 for 3 with 2 home runs and 3 RBI in addition to giving up only 3 earned runs on 3 hits in a complete game win for 4 out of 5 Dentists, giving them a 2-1 lead in their best-of-five series against the Fish Sticks.

After their dramatic comeback victory in game 2, the Dentists were dealt a major blow on gameday coming into game 3. Chris, their staff ace and Pitch King candidate, was ruled out for the week with a herniated disc, leaving Ron as their only regular starter available to pitch. He started game 3, and took command of the game on the mound after early troubles.

He retired Blose in the top of the first for the first out, but the next batter, Dinger, hit a solo laser to left field, putting the Sticks up 1-0 early. Ron retired Joey for the second out of the inning.

Dinger went to the mound for the Fish Sticks, and he also found himself in trouble after retiring Braydn for the first out of the bottom of the first. Marr singled when Blose misplayed a ball in centerfield, and the next batter, Ron, crushed a two-run homer to left-center, putting the Dentists on top 2-1. Dinger then retired Spads for the second out of the inning.

Ron started to get in a groove on the mound in the top of the second, retiring Vassallo and Blose in order.

The Dentists added to their lead in the bottom of the second, as Braydn led off with a home run to deep right field, making the score 3-1. Dinger retired Marr and Ron to end the second, but the Dentists lead had doubled.

Braydn went 1 for 4 with a solo homer, which gave the Dentists a 3-1 lead

Ron continued to remain in control in the top of the third, as Dinger and Joey were retired consecutively be groundout.

Dinger had his first scoreless inning in the bottom of the third, as he retired Spads and Braydn to maintain the two-run deficit.

Ron retired Vassallo to start the top of the fourth, his sixth consecutive retired batter. But the next batter, Blose, had his first hit of Game 3, a solo homer, cutting the score to 3-2. Dinger, who had homered earlier, stepped to the plate next and crushed his second bomb of the game, making back-to-back homers and tying the game a 3-3. The Fish Sticks had drawn even, but couldn’t take the lead, as Ron retired Joey for the second out to end the inning.

Dinger went 2 for 4 with 2 homers, including one that tied the game at 3-3 in the top of the fourth

The Dentists took no time at all to regain the lead. Dinger retired Marr for the inning’s first out, but Ron matched Dinger with his second homer of the game, putting the Dentists back on top 4-3. Dinger retired Spads for the second out of the inning, and the Dentists had a one run lead through four innings.

Ron wouldn’t let the Sticks rally in the top of the fifth, as he retired Vassallo and Blose in order for a perfect inning.

Dinger held the Dentists in check in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Braydn and Marr, sending the game to the sixth inning.

The Sticks came to the plate in the top of the sixth inning down a run, needing to plate one to extend the game and avoid falling behind in the series for the first time. But Ron buckled down, getting Dinger and Joey to fly out, ending the game, and securing a 4-3 win for the Dentists. The After losing Game 1, the Dentists had rallied back to take Games 2 and 3 and a 2-1 lead in the series.

Game Notes:
– Dinger led the Sticks at the plate and on the mound. He went 2 for 4 with 2 home runs and 2 RBI, and despite taking the loss pitching a complete game, giving up 4 ER on only 4 hits.
– Ron led the way for the Dentists, picking up the complete game victory by giving up only 3 ER on 3 hits. He also went 2 for 3 at the plate with 2 HR and 3 RBI.

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