Cookies & Cream Storm Past Ham Slams 7-2 in Extra Innings

25 May
One of Joey's two homers came in the top of the 7th, when Cookies hit four home runs to pull away from the Ham Slams

One of Joey’s two homers came in the top of the 7th, when Cookies hit four home runs to pull away from the Ham Slams

After struggling at the plate for six innings, Cookies & Cream hit four homers in the top of the seventh as they pulled away from the Ham Slams in a 7-2 victory.

The Ham Slams started their ace, Charlie, who would face off against Dinger for Cookies & Cream in what would be a pitcher’s duel for six innings.

Charlie retired the side in order in the top of the first. Dinger gave up hits to the game’s first two batters, Steve and Josh, and it looked like the Slams would get on the board early. However, with runners on second and third, Dinger struck out the side to get out of the inning without allowing a run.

Charlie and Dinger each rolled through the second to maintain a scoreless tie. They continued to take advantage of a windy day, pitching scoreless fames in the third.

Both teams would get on the board in the fourth. Dinger led off the inning with a single and moved from first to third on a one-out Les single. The next batter, Joey, drove in the game’s first run on a RBI single, putting Cookies ahead 1-0. Charlie stopped the damage their though, stranding two runners to end the inning.

The Slams evened the game quickly in the bottom of the fourth, when Josh hit a one-out solo shot to tie the game at 1-1.

Josh accounted for the Ham Slams only runs with two solo homers

Josh accounted for the Ham Slams only runs with two solo homers

After both teams went scoreless in the fifth, Cookies would pull ahead for a second time in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 2-1. Charlie would retire the next two batters, and the Slams would trail by a run heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dinger retired the first batter, Steve, and Cookies were one out away from a a victory when Josh came to the plate. For the second time in the game, this time in more dramatic fashion, Josh crushed the ball over the left-center field fence, tying the game at 2-2. The Slams couldn’t extend the inning to win the game, and it would go to extras.

Dinger allowed only two runs on 7 hits in the complete game win

Dinger allowed only two runs on 7 hits in the complete game win

Charlie had been in control all game, but the wheels came off in the top of the seventh. The first batter, Vassallo, crushed a solo shot to left, putting Cookies ahead 3-2. After a Les single, Joey hit a two-run bomb, and the score was 5-2. Guthrie followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back bombs made the score 6-2. Vassallo would later hit his second homer of the inning, and Cookies would head into the bottom of the seventh ahead 7-2.

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the seventh, allowing a single to Adam but no runs, giving Cookies & Cream the win.

The win was the first for Cookies & Cream in 2015, moving them to 1-2. The loss dropped the Ham Slams to 0-3.

W: Dinger (1-1)

L: Charlie (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:

– Dinger pitched the complete game victory for Cookies & Cream, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 7 innings.
– Charlie took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 7 earned runs on 11 hits in 7 innings.
– Joey and Vassallo led Cookies & Cream at the plate, each going 3-for-5 with a single, two runs scored, and two homers. Joey had 3 RBI and Vassallo had two.
– Josh led the Ham Slams on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, two runs scored, and two RBI.

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