Walk-Off Home Run Propels Ham Slams to Dramatic Win

27 May
Chris's walk-off two run homer in the bottom of the sixth gave the Ham Slams a 6-4 victory

Chris’s walk-off two run homer in the bottom of the sixth gave the Ham Slams a 6-4 victory

In only his second career game, Chris of the Ham Slams hit a two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth to give his team a 6-4 win over Questionable Outfit.

Evan started on the mound for the Ham Slams and pitched a scoreless top of the first inning. Bob, who pitched well in Questionable Outfit’s first week 1 game, started their second game as well, and cruised through the bottom of the first.

Evan continued to roll in the second, and the Ham Slams would break the scoreless tie in the bottom half of the inning. Steve led off with a single, and moved to second when Evan followed with a single. With one out, Anthony doubled, scoring both runners and putting the Ham Slams up 2-0. Bob retired the next batter and would be removed from the game after reaching the 8-inning weekly limit.

Steve singled and scored in the bottom of the second

Steve singled and scored in the bottom of the second

Reilly led off the top of the third with a solo homer, cutting the score to 2-1. With one out, Bob and Kimble each singled, but Evan was able to escape the inning, getting Reilly to ground out to left, stranding both runners.

Reilly crushed a solo homer in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 2-1 for Questionable Outfit

Reilly crushed a solo homer in the top of the third to cut the deficit to 2-1 for Questionable Outfit

Mike replaced Bob on the mound, and had some trouble early. With one out in the bottom of the third, Evan hit a solo homer, and the Ham Slams took a 3-1 lead.

The Ham Slams removed Evan from the game as Chris made his pitching debut. The first batter he faced, Mike, crushed a solo slam, cutting the score to 3-2. Bob followed with a single, and moved to second when Kimble singled. Reilly then singled, scoring Bob and tying the game at 3-3. Mike hit Questionable Outfit’s fourth consecutive single, scoring Kimble and moving the score to 4-3. However, while scoring from second, Kimble pulled a muscle, and was not 100% for the rest of the game. Chris settled down and retired the next two batters, but Questionable Outfit had taken their first lead of the game.

Injured and unable to field effectively, Questionable Outfit replaced Mike on the mound with Kimble. The first batter he faced, Anthony, blasted a solo homer, tying the game at 4-4. The Ham Slams couldn’t break the tie though, as the game was knotted through four innings.

Chris pitched a scoreless fifth, and Kimble matched him in the bottom half of the inning.

Chris was effective on the mound after struggling early

Chris was effective on the mound after struggling early

Bob led off the top of the sixth with a double, but was stranded when the next two batters were retired in order.

Steve flew out for the first out of the bottom of the sixth, but Evan followed with a one-out double. With the game-winning run in scoring position, Chris stepped to the plate and launched a towering bomb to deep left-center. The two-run homer was the first walk-off of 2013, as the Ham Slams came from behind to top Questionable Outfit 6-4 in dramatic fashion.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 2-2, while the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 1-3 on the year.

W: Chris (1-0)
L: Kimble (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Chris hit a walk-off homer and picked up the win on the mound. Evan also pitched for the Ham Slams.
– Kimble took the loss for Questionable Outfit. Bob and Mike also pitched for Questionable Outfit.
– Anthony led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, one run scored, and 3 RBI.
– Evan also went 3-for-4, with a single, a double, a home run, 3 runs scored, and an RBI.
– Bob and Kimble each had 3 hits for Questionable Outfit, while Mike and Reilly each homered.

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