Dinger Hits for Cycle as Cookies & Cream Destroy Eastbound & Dahn 21-4

14 Jun
Dinger hit 3 home runs and hit for the cycle for the first time in his EWL career to lead Cookies & Cream

Dinger hit 3 home runs and hit for the cycle for the first time in his EWL career to lead Cookies & Cream

In one of the most lopsided games in EWL history, Cookies & Cream hit 11 home runs, including three different players with three home runs each, en route to a 21-4 demolition of Eastbound & Dahn.

Joey started on the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he allowed Eastbound to take an early lead in the top of the first. With one out, Tim crushed a solo shot to deep right-center, and Eastbound was up 1-0.

Cookies & Cream took the lead back quickly in the bottom of the first. Joey started the game by providing his own run support, hitting a leadoff homer that tied the game at 1-1. Blose followed with a solo shot of his own, and the back-to-back homers put Cookies ahead 2-1. Vassallo later hit a one-out double, but Christian, Eastbound’s starter, stranded him to end the inning.

Down a run, Eastbound evened the score in the top of the second. With one out, Nate hit a solo homer to left-center, tying the game at 2-2.

Cookies bounced back in the bottom of the second, taking the lead for a second time. Dinger hit a one-out double, and Vassallo drove him in with an RBI single to make the score 3-2 Cookies.

Joey pitched a perfect frame in the top of the third, retiring the side in order. Cookies extended their lead in the bottom of the third, starting with Blose, who led off with his second homer of the game to make the score 4-2. Dinger followed with a homer, putting Cookies in front 5-2. Two batters later, Joey hit Cookies third solo home run of the inning, making the score 6-2.

Dinger and Joey celebrate at the plate after one of Cookies & Cream's 21 runs in the victory

Dinger and Joey celebrate at the plate after one of Cookies & Cream’s 21 runs in the victory

Tim hit a one-out double in the top of the fourth, but Eastbound couldn’t capitalize, and they continued to trail by four runs.

Cookies & Cream blew the game open in the bottom of the fourth. Dinger started the inning with a solo homer and after a Vassallo single, Joey hit a two-run shot which gave Cookies a 9-2 lead. Blose then singled, and Vassallo hit a one-out double to push the score to 10-2. Joey followed with an RBI double to score Vassallo, and Cookies had taken an 11-2 lead through four innings.

Joey had 4 doubles, tying an EWL single-game record previously set by Blose (2012) and Hartley (2014)

Joey had 4 doubles, tying an EWL single-game record previously set by Blose (2012) and Hartley (2014)

Joey pitched another scoreless inning in the top of the fifth, and Cookies & Cream would turn the game into a rout in the bottom of the fifth.

Dinger started the inning with his third homer of the game, making the score 12-2. Vassallo followed with a home run, and the back-to-back jacks extended the Cookies lead to 13-2. After Joey doubled, Blose hit his third homer of the game. With the score 15-2, Dinger tripled, and Vassallo drove him in with his second blast of the inning, which made the score 17-2. Eastbound had yet to record an out when Joey doubled and moved to second on a Blose single. With runners on the corners, Dinger doubled, scoring both runs to make the score 19-2. Christian finally retired Vassallo for the first out of the inning, but Joey followed with an RBI double to score Dinger, and Cookies led 20-2. Blose then doubled, scoring Joey. Dinger was finally retired for the second out of the innning, but Cookies had piled 10 additional runs onto their lead, and were ahead by 19 runs entering the sixth.

Blose connects on one of his three home runs in the Cookies & Cream blowout win

Blose connects on one of his three home runs in the Cookies & Cream blowout win

Eastbound would score a few runs in the top of the sixth, but the deficit was insurmountable. Tim led off the inning with his second homer of the game, which made the score 21-3. Two batters later, Helal got his first hit of the game, a solo homer, cutting the score to 21-4. Joey then retired Nate for the second out of the inning, giving Cookies & Cream one of the largest margins of victory in league history.

The win moved Cookies & Cream into a tie for second place at 6-4. Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 6-4 on the year, tied with Cookies for second at the halfway mark in the regular season.

W: Joey (4-1)
L: Christian (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, scattering 4 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, allowing 21 earned runs on 25 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Dinger hit for the cycle for Cookies & Cream, going 6-for-9 with a single, a double, a triple, 3 home runs, 6 runs scored, and 5 RBI.
– Joey led Cookies at the plate, going 7-for-9 with 4 doubles, 2 homers, 6 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Blose also had a monster game for Cookies, going 6-for-9 with 2 singles, a double, 3 homers, 5 runs scored, and 5 RBI.
– Tim led Eastbound on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, 2 home runs, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

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