Eastbound & Dahn Rally to Beat Questionable Outfit 8-7

21 May
Helal led Eastbound & Dahn with 5 hits and a complete game win

Helal led Eastbound & Dahn with 5 hits and a complete game win

After trailing early, Eastbound & Dahn, despite missing two of their most productive players, stormed back to top Questionable Outfit with an 8-7 win.

Questionable Outfit, the EWL’s newest and least experienced team, started off their season in incredible fashion, as their first five hitters reached base safely. Reilly, Kimble, and Mike combined for five straight singles, and after the top of the first Questionable Outfit had a 4-run lead. Reilly held the lead on the mound in the bottom of the second, holding Eastbound scoreless.

Neither team scored in the second, and after Helal shut down Questionable Outfit in the top of the third, Eastbound rallied in the bottom half of the inning. Helal, Trevar, and Tim each had hits, Helal with three in the inning, as Eastbound & Dahn scored five runs to take a 5-4 lead after three.

Questionable Outfit immediately responded, as Reilly led off the top of the fourth with a solo homer, and Mike later hit a two-run shot, putting Questionable Outfit back in front 7-5.

Mike's two-run bomb put Questionable Outfit back on top in the fourth

Mike’s two-run bomb put Questionable Outfit back on top in the fourth

The lead wouldn’t last, however, as Eastbound came from behind for a second time in the game. Tim doubled and scored on a Trevar single, and Tim’s two-run homer put Eastbound ahead 8-7 through four.

Trevar's RBI single started the rally in the bottom of the fourth that put Eastbound ahead for good

Trevar’s RBI single started the rally in the bottom of the fourth that put Eastbound ahead for good

Neither team scored in the fifth, and Questionable Outfit, down to their final at-bat, couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth. Kimble hit a one-out single, and tying run was on base, but Helal tightened up, thanks in large part to amazing defense from Tim, and Eastbound held on for the one-run victory.

Kimble, who had five hits in the game, makes a throw from deep center

Kimble, who had five hits in the game, makes a throw from deep center

Eastbound & Dahn moved to 1-0 on the season, and Questionable Outfit fell to 0-1.

W: Helal (1-0)
L: Kimble (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Helal and Tim each had five hits for Eastbound
– Tim posted 10 defensive put-outs in an incredible display of fielding prowess
– Kimble took the loss on the mound, but led Questionable Outfit offensively going 5 for 7
– Both teams played with only three players
– Questionable Outfit used all three of their players on the mound

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