Guthrie Pitches Gem as Cookies & Cream Roll Past Questionable Outfit 11-1

26 May
Guthrie was back in classic form, allowing only one run in the Cookies & Cream win

Guthrie was back in classic form, allowing only one run in the Cookies & Cream win

The Cookies & Cream offense came alive for the first time in 2015, as all five players homered and Guthrie kept the Questionable Outfit offense in check in an 11-1 win.

After retiring Reilly for the first out of the game, Bob came to the plate and launched a solo bomb to deep right-center, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 1-0 early. However, this would be the only run Questionable would score in the game. Despite getting at least one base runner in every inning of the game, Questionable could not produce runs, and Guthrie pitched scoreless frames starting in the second inning.

Bob's solo homer in the first was the only offense Questionable Outfit could muster off Guthrie and Cookies & Cream

Bob’s solo homer in the first was the only offense Questionable Outfit could muster off Guthrie and Cookies & Cream

Down 1-0, it didn’t take long for Cookies & Cream to even things up against Mike and Questionable Outfit. Blose led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer, tying the game at 1-1. Vassallo followed with a single, and he scored from first with the help of throwing errors when Guthrie grounded out for the first out of the inning. Joey followed with a double, but Mike stranded him to keep the score at 2-1.

Mike led off the top of the second with a sharply hit ball of the fence. After rounding first and heading toward second, Blose pump-faked throwing the ball at Mike, causing him to skip past second base and allowing Blose to tag him for the first out. Reilly followed with a single, but despite allowing two hits, Guthrie escaped the inning without surrendering the 2-1 Cookies lead.

Mike pitched a scoreless inning in the bottom of the second, and Guthrie matched him in the top of the third.

Cookies would extend their lead in the bottom of the third inning. Joey led off with a single, and after Les flew out to the mound, Blose crushed a two-run bomb, his second homer of the game, to make the score 4-1. Vassallo followed with a solo-shot, and the back-to-back homers gave Cookies & Cream a 5-1 lead.

Vassallo connects on a solo homer off Mike in the bottom of the third

Vassallo connects on a solo homer off Mike in the bottom of the third

Bob singled to lead off the top of the fourth, but Guthrie continued to roll, retiring the side to strand the runner.

Cookies added a few more in the bottom of the fourth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 6-1. Les followed with another solo blast, and Cookies’ second back-to-back homers in the game made the score 7-1.

With Joey on third, Tom approaches a high, looping fly ball

With Joey on third, Tom approaches a high, looping fly ball

Bob hit a one-out double in the top of the fifth, but Questionable struggled to hit Guthrie consistently, as he stranded another runner to maintain the lead.

Cookies & Cream put the game away in the bottom of the fifth. Guthrie led off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 8-1. Joey doubled, and Les followed with another double, scoring Joey to push the score to 9-1. Blose then hit an RBI single to put Cookies ahead 10-1. Vassallo grounded out for the first out of the inning. Guthrie doubled off the fence, scoring Blose to make the score 11-1. Guthrie was caught in between bases trying to extend the double into a triple, ending the inning.

Les hits an RBI double to drive in Joey from third

Les hits an RBI double to drive in Joey from third

In an unusual position, down 10 runs, Questionable couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth. Reilly hit a one-out double, but as he did all game, Guthrie stranded the runner, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to .500 at 3-3 on the year. The loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 4-2 and into a position other than first place (second place) in the standings for the first time since early 2014.

W: Guthrie (1-1)
L: Mike (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:

– Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing a single run while scattering 7 hits in 6 innings.
– Mike took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up 11 runs on 14 hits in 5 innings.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, 2 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.
– Joey also had a good game at the plate, going 4-for-4 with 2 doubles, a triple, a home run, 3 runs scored, and an RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

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