Causasians Explode for 21 Hits in 12-3 Rout of Downtown Bobby Brown

14 May
Frosty became the second player in EWL history to hit for the cycle as he and Morrison led the Caucasians in a blowout win

Frosty became the second player in EWL history to hit for the cycle as he and Morrison led the Caucasians in a blowout win

The Caucasians had a banner day at the plate, including Frosty hitting for the cycle, as they broke multiple single-game offensive records en route to destroying Bobby Brown 12-3.

After winning their season opener against the Fish Sticks with a dramatic comeback, the Caucasians had dropped two straight coming into their fourth game against Bobby Brown. Downtown, on the other hand, won a heartstopping game against the Ham Slams directly prior to playing the Caucasians and looked to have some momentum heading into their second game of week 2.

But the Caucasians came storming out of the gate and never looked back. Downtown sent Mark to the mound for his first career start, and the southpaw never looked comfortable from the get-go. The Caucasians pounded him early and a barrage of fielding errors didn’t help his cause. Frosty led off the first inning with a single, his first hit of the 2012 season, and Morrison followed with a single. With runners on first and second, Les doubled off Mark, driving in Frosty to put the Caucasians up 1-0. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Guthrie singled, scoring Morrison from third, and extending the lead to 2-0 with no outs. Ron flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning, but the Caucasians were far from finished in the first. Frosty got his second hit of the inning when he crushed a three-run blast to deep left field, scoring Les, Guthrie, and himself, and the Caucasians had a five-run lead in the first inning. Morrison followed with a one-out double, and moved to third when Les singled. The Caucasians had runners at the corners, but Mark fanned Guthrie for the second out of the inning, and the rough start had come to an end.

Mark looked to help himself out in the bottom of the first, when he led off the inning with a double. But Les, in his first pitching appearance of the season, got Helal and Brad to each fly out, stranding the runner at second, for a scoreless inning.

Mark provided his own run suppor with a double and a two-run homer off Les

Mark provided his own run suppor with a double and a two-run homer off Les

The Caucasians got back to work at the plate in the top of the second. Ron led off with a single, and scored when Frosty followed with an RBI triple. He was now only a double away from hitting the cycle after only two innings. The next batter, Morrison, singled to center, scoring Frosty from third and making the score 7-0. Mark avoided another disastrous inning, as he got Les to fly out to the mound, and then struck out Guthrie for the second time in the game to end the inning.

Downtown struggled in the field, committing errors as Ron and the Caucasians continued to produce runs

Downtown struggled in the field, committing errors as Ron and the Caucasians continued to produce runs

Down seven runs early, Downtown responded in the bottom of the second. The first batter, Holly, grounded out to left, but Gaurav followed with a one-out single. He scored when the next batter, Mark, hit a two-run bomb to right field, and Bobby Brown was on the board. Les had been hit, but he escaped the inning when he got Helal to ground out to Guthrie in center, ending the inning.

With the score 7-2 entering the third, the Caucasians quickly made up for the runs they gave up in the bottom of the second. Ron led off with a solo homer, pushing the score to 8-2. Frosty, needing only a double for the cycle, did exactly that, pushing a base hit into a double with no outs. He became only the second person in league history to hit for the cycle. The next batter, Morrison, singled, pushing Frosty to third and putting runners on the corners with no outs. Mark got Les to ground out to Gaurav in left for the first out of the inning, but Frosty scored from third on the play, making the score 9-2. Morrison moved to third on the ground out, but Mark retired the next batter, Guthrie, for the second out of the inning.

Morrison went 6 for 7 with a homer and 3 RBI and was sharp in the field with 6 putouts

Morrison went 6 for 7 with a homer and 3 RBI and was sharp in the field with 6 putouts

Downtown showed some spirit in the bottom of the third when Brad led off the inning with a solo shot, cutting the deficit to six runs. But the rally stopped there, as Les quickly got Holly and Gaurav to ground out to Morrison in left to end the third.

The Caucasians continued to rain offense down on Bobby Brown in the top of the fourth, starting with Ron, who led off the second consecutive inning with a homer. His second bomb of the game pushed the score to 10-2. Frosty followed with a single, his fifth hit of the game, and scored when Morrison cleared the bases with a two-run home run. The score was 12-2 and the hit parade continued as Les singled with no outs. Mark stamped his name in the record books for some bad reasons in this game, but with no outs in the fourth, he struck out Guthrie for the third time in the game, becoming the first pitcher in league history to record three K’s in one game. The next batter, Ron, singled, pushing Les to third, but Mark stranded the runners at the corners when he retired Frosty for the first time in the game and for the second out of the inning.

Frosty was on the base paths all night, tying a single-game record with 5 runs scored

Frosty was on the base paths all night, tying a single-game record with 5 runs scored

Downtown went quietly in the bottom of the fourth, as Les got Mark and Helal to groundout successively to end the inning.

After four punishing innings, Downtown pulled Mark and turned to the bullpen. Gaurav had two innings of eligibility left, and came to the mound to provide some relief. He retired Morrison, who was a perfect 4 for 4 coming into the at-bat, for the first out of the inning. Les followed with a single, and the next batter, Guthrie, also singled putting runners on first and second with one out. But Gaurav escaped the inning unharmed, as Ron flew out to Helal in center for the second out of the inning.

Down ten runs, Downtown couldn’t figure Les out in the fifth. Brad grounded out to left, and then Holly went down swinging for the second out of the inning.

Les was in command on the mound, giving up only 3 runs on 4 hits in the complete game win

Les was in command on the mound, giving up only 3 runs on 4 hits in the complete game win

The Caucasians were unable to add insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Frosty grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, and after a one-out single by Morrison, Les grounded out to left to end the inning, stranding the runner at first.

Les stayed in the game to close things out for the Caucasians in the bottom of the sixth. Gaurav grounded out to right for the first out of the inning, and Mark flew out to left for the second out, ending the game and giving the Caucasians a 12-2 win. The win moved both the Caucasians and Bobby Brown to 2-2 on the season.

W: Les (1-0)
L: Mark (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Frosty became only the second player in league history to hit for the cycle in a regular season game, the other was Blose who accomplished the feat on 5/19/11 against Pumice on Slow!
– Frosty went 5 for 7 with 2 singles, a double, a triple, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 4 RBI. He tied a single-game record of 5 runs in one game, previously held by Joey and Blose from 2011.
– Morrison went 6 for 7 for the Caucasians with 4 singles, a double, a home run, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI in addition to recording 6 putouts in the field.
– Guthrie’s 3 strikeouts at the plate broke the single-game record of 2 previously held by Vassallo and Les from 2011
– Mark’s 3 pitching strikeouts broke the single-game record of 2 previously held by Guthrie from 2011
– Mark led Bobby Brown offensively, going 2 for 4 with a double, a home run, one run scored and 2 RBI.
– Mark’s 12 ER broke a single-game record of most runs allowed by one pitcher, previously held by Brad and Holly who each allowed 11 in different starts in 2011.
– Mark’s 18 hits allowed broke a single-game record of most hits allowed by one pitcher, previously held by Holly who allowed 16 hits in one appereance in 2011.
– The Caucasians 21 hits broke a single-game team record of most hits, previously held by the Fish Sticks who twice recorded 16 hits in 2011.
– The Caucasians 13 singles broke a single-game team record of most singles in a game, previously held by the Fish Sticks who recorded 10 singles in a 2011 game.
– The Caucasians 3 strikeouts at the plate tied a single-game team record set by the Fish Sticks who also fanned 3 times in a game in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown’s 21 hits allowed broke a single-game team record for most hits allowed, previously held by Pumice on Slow! and 4 out of 5 Dentists who each allowed 16 hits in a game in 2011.

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