Blose Ties Home Run Record as Cookies & Cream Pummel Eastbound 19-9

30 Jun
Blose had a monster day at the plate, homering in his final four at-bats and tying the single-game record of five home runs in a 19-9 Cookies & Cream win

Blose had a monster day at the plate, homering in his final four at-bats and tying the single-game record of five home runs in a 19-9 Cookies & Cream win

Blose had an historic offense performance for Cookies & Cream, tying the single-game home run record of five by homering in his final 4 at-bats in a 19-9 rout of Eastbound & Dahn.

Ivan, making his first pitching appearance since opening day, started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he had a very rough outing. He retired the game’s first batter, Dinger, but things got considerably worse from there. The next batter, Blose, tripled and scored when Joey followed with a one-out double. Vassallo would then double, scoring Joey and making the score 2-0. Ivan retired the next batter, Guthrie, stranding Vassallo and ending the inning.

Down 2-0, Ivan provided his own run support to start the bottom of the first, leading off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 2-1. Nate followed with a single, but Eastbound couldn’t even up the score, as Dinger, the Cookies & Cream starter, retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Cookies would add to their lead in the top of the second. Dinger flew out to start the inning, but Blose followed with a solo homer, his first of many, making the score 3-1. Joey would double, and Vassallo followed with a double, driving in a run to make the score 4-1. Ivan then retired Guthrie, stranding Vassallo to end the inning.

Vassallo went 5-for-6 at the plate with 5 extra base hits, including 3 doubles and 2 triples

Vassallo went 5-for-6 at the plate with 5 extra base hits, including 3 doubles and 2 triples

Down 4-1, Eastbound & Dahn would rally in a big way in the bottom of the second. Ivan led off the inning with a single, and Dinger retired the next batter, Nate, for the first out of the inning. Tim followed with a two-run bomb, making the score 4-3. Helal would then single, and the next batter, Ivan, hit his second homer of the game, putting Eastbound & Dahn ahead 5-4. Nate followed with a single and moved from first to third on a Tim double, and with runners on second and third, Helal crushed a three-run blast to center, giving Eastbound an 8-4 lead. Ivan doubled for his third hit of the inning, but Dinger ended the rally there, retiring Nate for the second out of the inning.

After allowing seven runs in the bottom of the second, Cookies & Cream would trail by four runs. But they got right back to work in the top of the third, and would more than make up the deficit. Dinger provided his own run support by leading off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 8-5. Ivan retired Blose for the first out of the inning, and it would be the last time Blose was retired in the game. Joey hit a one-out triple and scored when the next batter, Vassallo, also tripled. With the score 8-6 and a runner on third, Guthrie singled to drive in another run. Dinger followed with a single, and Guthrie raced around the bases to score from first, tying the game at 8-8. Blose then came to the plate and crushed a two-run homer to right, giving Cookies & Cream a 10-8 lead. Ivan retired Joey for the second out of the inning, but Cookies & Cream had scored six runs to take a two-run lead.

Dinger got back on track in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

Vassallo tripled to lead off the top of the fourth, his second triple of the game, and scored on a Guthrie ground out to make the score 11-8. Ivan retired the next batter, allowing only one run in the inning.

Dinger pitched another perfect frame in the bottom half of the fourth inning.

Joey extends to catch a fly ball in deep center field for Cookies & Cream

Joey extends to catch a fly ball in deep center field for Cookies & Cream

Blose led off the top of the fifth, and he crushed his third homer of the game to make the score 12-8. Joey followed with a single, but tried to extend the hit into a double and was caught in between bases for the first out of the inning. Ivan retired the next batter, Vassallo, and his team trailed by four runs.

Tim led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo bomb, his second of the game, cutting the score to 12-9. But Dinger would retired the next two batters, preventing an Eastbound rally.

Cookies & Cream led by three through five innings, but would blow the game open in the top of the sixth. Ivan retired the first batter, Guthrie, for the first out of the inning. Dinger followed with a single, and the next batter, Blose, blasted his fourth homer of the game. The two-run shot put Cookies ahead 14-9. Joey followed with a single and moved to third when Vassallo doubled. With one out and runners on second and third, Guthrie singled, scoring both runs to make the score 16-9. Dinger followed with a single, scoring Guthrie and extending the Cookies lead to 17-9. Blose then came to the plate one homer away from tying Ivan and Joey’s single-game record of five home runs. He destroyed a pitch to right-center, and the two-run homer tied the record while putting Cookies & Cream ahead 19-9. Ivan retired the next batter, Joey, to end the inning, but Eastbound would trail by ten runs heading into their last at-bat.

Dinger retired Nate for the first out in the bottom of the sixth, and Tim followed with a double, his fourth hit of the game. But Eastbound couldn’t rally, as Dinger struck out Helal for the final out of the inning and the game, giving Cookies & Cream a 19-9 win.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 11-5 on the season, while the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 5-11 on the year.

W: Dinger (7-1)
L: Ivan (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing 9 earned runs on 12 hits while striking out one in 6 innings.
– Ivan took the loss for Eastbound, giving up a whopping 19 runs on 22 hits in 6 innings.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 6-for-7 with a double, 5 home runs, 6 runs scored, and 8 RBI in one of the best single-game performances in league history.
– Vassallo also went 5-for-6 for Cookies with 3 doubles, 2 triples, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Ivan led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a single, 2 doubles, 2 homers, 3 runs cored, and 3 RBI.
– Tim also played well for Eastbound, going 4-for-6 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.

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