Christian Helps Eastbound & Dahn Hold Off Late Questionable Outfit Rally in 5-4 Win

15 Jun
Christian was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, and 2 RBI to lead Eastbound in the win

Christian was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, and 2 RBI to lead Eastbound in the win

Christian went 3-for-3 and was a double short of the cycle as Eastbound & Dahn put out a late Questionable Outfit comeback attempt to win 5-4 and move closer to Questionable in the season standings.

Nate took the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he was very effective early, retiring Bob and Tom in order in the top of the first.

Mike started for Questionable Outfit, and he matched Nate’s top of the first with a perfect frame in the bottom of the inning, as the game was scoreless through one.

Reilly led off the top of the second with a double, but Nate stranded him, retiring the next two batters to maintain the scoreless tie.

Eastbound got to work in the bottom of the second, providing Nate with run support and taking an early lead. Christian led off the inning with a single and moved to second when Helal followed with a single, and both runners advanced a base when Nate grounded out for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Morrison, crushed a three-run bomb to left, and Eastbound & Dahn led 3-0. Mike retired the next batter to end the inning, and Questionable trailed by three runs.

Morrison went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer

Morrison went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer

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After retiring Tom for the first out in the top of the third, Nate gave up a solo homer to Reilly, and the score was 3-1. Mike followed with a single, but Nate stranded him to end the inning, holding on to a two-run lead.

Eastbound immediately made up for the run in the bottom of the third when Christian led off with a solo homer to right, putting Eastbound ahead 4-1. Mike then retired Helal and fanned Nate to end the inning.

Nate pitched a scoreless inning in the top of the fourth, and Eastbound would add a little more run support in the bottom of the inning. Morrison led off the inning with a double, and Christian later followed with an RBI triple, scoring Morrison to make the score 5-1. Reilly retired Helal to strand Christian at third, and Eastbound led by four runs heading into the fifth.

Nate kept the potent Questionable Outfit offense in check, scattering 4 runs on 7 hits in a complete game win

Nate kept the potent Questionable Outfit offense in check, scattering 4 runs on 7 hits in a complete game win

Questionable finally got their bats out in the top of the fifth, cutting into the Eastbound lead. Mike led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with a two-run bomb, cutting the deficit to 5-3. Tom followed with a solo shot, and the score was 5-4. It looked as if Questionable would rally and take the lead, however, Nate was able to escape the inning without further damage, maintaining a narrow lead.

Reilly retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Questionable trailed 5-4 heading into the top of the sixth.

A game after rallying in their final at-bat to tie the game and later win in extras, Questionable couldn’t summon the same magic against Eastbound. Nate retired Tom and Reilly consecutively to end the inning and the game, and Eastbound held on to win 5-4.

The win moved Eastbound & Dahn to 7-4 on the year, and the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 8-4 with a half-game lead atop the season standings.

W: Nate (2-0)
L: Mike (3-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings.
– Mike suffered the loss for Questionable, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits while striking out one in 5 innings.
– Christian led Eastbound on offense, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Morrison also went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-4 with 3 singles and a run scored.
– Bob, Tom and Reilly each hit a home run for Questionable.

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