Ham Slams Ride Charlie’s Arm to Easy 7-1 Win over Eastbound & Dahn

21 May
Charlie pitched the complete game victory for the Ham Slams as they easily beat Eastbound & Dahn 7-1

Charlie pitched the complete game victory for the Ham Slams as they easily beat Eastbound & Dahn 7-1

After a rough opening game of the 2013 season, the Ham Slams rebounded in the second game with solid production at the plate and a stellar pitching performance from Charlie as they beat Eastbound & Dahn 7-1.

The Ham Slams held Eastbound scoreless in the top of the first and immediately got to work at the plate. Evan singled and scored when Josh doubled, and after Steve’s RBI single, the Slams were up 2-0 after the first inning.

Eastbound didn’t score in the second, and the Ham Slams added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning. Anthony’s triple drove in Evan, and Steve followed with a two-run homer. Evan later hit a two-run home run himself, and after two innings the Slams were up 7-0.

Steve went 3-for-4 on the game with two singles, and homer, and 3 RBI

Steve went 3-for-4 on the game with two singles, and homer, and 3 RBI

Eastbound got on the board in the top of the third when Tim led off the inning with a solo homer, but Eastbound couldn’t rally as Charlie retired the next two batters.

The Ham Slams went quietly in the bottom of the third, but Charlie continued to roll in the fourth, retiring Eastbound in order.

The Ham Slams celebrate at home after Evan's two-run homer in the second inning

The Ham Slams celebrate at home after Evan’s two-run homer in the second inning

The Slams didn’t score in the bottom of the fourth, and neither team registered a run in the fifth inning.

Down six runs in their final at-bat, Eastbound was unable to mount a comeback. Aside from Tim’s homer, six other hits, all singles, as the Ham Slams cruised to a 7-1 win.

The win put the Ham Slams at 1-1 on the year, and Eastbound fell to .500, also at 1-1.

W: Charlie (1-0)
L: Trevar (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Charlie pitched the complete game win, scattering seven hits and allowing only one earned run
– Evan led the Ham Slams offensively, going three-for-four with two singles, a home run, three runs scored and two RBI.
– Helal led Eastbound at the plate, going 3-for-6 with three singles.
– Eastbound & Dahn played the game with 3 players

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