Guthrie Blanks Ham Slams 8-0 in Second Consecutive Shutout

27 May
Guthrie dominated the Ham Slams in a complete game shutout, his second of the yaer

Guthrie dominated the Ham Slams in a complete game shutout, his second of the year

Guthrie, considered by many the best pitcher in EWL history, added to his outstanding career resume by pitching his second consecutive complete game shutout in a 8-0 Cookies & Cream win over the Ham Slams.

Both pitchers came into the game hot, as the Ham Slams sent Charlie to the mound fresh off a great week 1 performance. Both pitchers looked strong early, as neither team scored in the first.

Morrison prepares to make contact on one of his two hits in the game

Morrison prepares to make contact on one of his two hits in the game

Cookies & Cream broke the scoreless tie in the top of the second, when Dinger blasted a solo homer for a 1-0 lead. Guthrie continued to fool the Ham Slams, pitching a scoreless second inning.

Neither team scored in the third, but Cookies & Cream broke the game open in the top of the fourth. Dinger and Morrison singled, and with one out, Joey crushed a three-run bomb, putting C&C up 4-0. Vassallo followed with home run, and the back-to-back jacks gave Cookies & Cream a five run lead.

Joey had two 3-run homers in the game

Joey had two 3-run homers in the game

Guthrie stormed through the bottom of the fourth, and got more run support in the top of the fifth. After Dinger and Guthrie singles, Joey hit his second three-run homer of the game, putting Cookies & Cream up 8-0.

Vassallo followed Joey's 3-run homer with a solo shot of his own

Vassallo followed Joey’s 3-run homer with a solo shot of his own

The Ham Slams couldn’t crack Guthrie, as he held them scoreless in the bottom of the fifth. Charlie got through the top of the sixth without giving up a run, but his offense couldn’t help him in the bottom half of the inning. Guthrie pitched a perfect sixth, closing out a complete game shutout, his second in as many starts.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to a perfect 3-0 on the season, while the Ham Slams dropped to 1-2.

W: Guthrie (2-0)
L: Charlie (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie has pitched 12 consecutive innings without giving up a run, one inning short of his own record for consecutive scoreless innings, which he set in 2011.
– Guthrie gave up only five hits, and only one runner advanced beyond first base.
– Joey had 6 RBI on the game, and Dinger led Cookies & Cream with 3 hits.
– Josh led the Ham Slams on offense, going 2-for-4 with 2 singles.
– Charlie pitched the complete game loss, giving up 8 runs on 10 hits.

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