Mike Silences Ham Slams in 4-1 Questionable Outfit Win

18 Jun
Reilly went 3-for-5 with a homer and 2RBI, leading Questionable Outfit in a 4-1 victory

Reilly went 3-for-5 with a homer and 2RBI, leading Questionable Outfit in a 4-1 victory

The Ham Slams struggled to generate any offense against Mike, as Bob and Reilly each homered in a 4-1 Questionable Outfit win.

Both teams played the game with only three players. Mike retired Steve to start the game, and after giving up a one-out single to Anthony, he retired Charlie to end the top of the first.

The Ham Slams sent their ace, Charlie, to the mound, and he retired Questionable Outfit in order in the first.

The Ham Slams jumped out to an early lead in the top of the second when Steve led off the inning with a solo shot to make the score 1-0. Mike retired the next two Ham Slams batters to minimize the damage. Charlie breezed through the bottom of the second to maintain the 1-0 lead.

Steve connects on a solo shot in the top of the first which put the Ham Slams up 1-0 early

Steve connects on a solo shot in the top of the first which put the Ham Slams up 1-0 early

Mike retired the Ham Slams in order in the top of the third, and he got some run support from his offense in the bottom half of the inning. Bob led off with a single and moved to second when Mike grounded out for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Reilly, hit a two-run homer to left-center, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 2-1. Charlie retired Bob for the second out of the inning, but the lead had been surrendered.

Reilly and Bob converge on a fly ball in deep center field

Reilly and Bob converge on a fly ball in deep center field

The Ham Slams were retired consecutively in the top of the fourth, and Questionable Outfit would add to their lead in the bottom frame. Charlie retired Mike for the first out of the inning, but Reilly followed with a one-out single. With one out and a runner on, Bob slapped a two-run home run to right field, making the score 4-1. Mike grounded out for the second out of the inning, but the Questionable Outfit lead was now three runs.

Bob, who went 2-for-5 with a a homer, connects on a pitch from Charlie

Bob, who went 2-for-5 with a a homer, connects on a pitch from Charlie

Anthony led off the top of the fifth with a triple, but Mike clamped down. He got Charlie to groundout to the mound, holding the runner at third, and Steve grounded out to left to end the inning, stranding the runner.

Reilly led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, but Charlie retired Bob and Mike to end the inning.

Down to their final at-bat and trailing 4-1, the Ham Slams couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth. Mike retired Anthony and Charlie in order, ending the inning and giving Questionable Outfit the win.

Mike was dominant on the mound, allowing only 3 hits and one earned run in the complete game win

Mike was dominant on the mound, allowing only 3 hits and one earned run in the complete game win

The win moved Questionable Outfit above .500 to 5-4, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 3-6 on the season.

W: Mike (4-0)
L: Charlie (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes
– Mike moved to a perfect 4-0 on the season with the complete game win. He was in control throughout, giving up only one earned run on three hits.
– Charlie pitched well, but took the loss. He gave up 4 runs while scattering 5 hits.
– Reilly and Bob each homered for Questionable Outfit. Reilly was 3-for-5 with 2 singles, a homer, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI, while Bob went 2-for-5 with a single, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Steve’s homer was the Ham Slams only source of runs, and Anthony went 2-for-5 with a single and a triple.

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