Reilly’s Walk-Off Caps Questionable Outfit’s 10-8 Extra-Innings Comeback Over Ham Slams

15 Jun
Reilly's two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh sealed Questionable Outfit's come-from-behind win over the Slams

Reilly’s two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh sealed Questionable Outfit’s come-from-behind win over the Slams

Despite trailing late, Questionable Outfit worked their magic at the plate, scoring four runs in the final two innings, as Reilly’s walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh inning gave Questionable a 10-8 victory over the Slams.

Reilly started on the mound for Questionable Outfit, and the Ham Slams got to him early to take an early lead. Tim led off the game with a single, and two batters later he scored from second when Alan hit an RBI single to make the score 1-0.

Questionable would even things up in the bottom of the first. Tim, the Ham Slams starter, retired Bob for the first out of the inning. But the next batter, Tom, crushed a solo shot to left-center, tying the game at 1-1. Reilly followed with a double, but Tim retired Mike to strand the runner and end the inning.

Reilly pitched a scoreless frame in the top of the second, and Tim matched him in the bottom half of the inning, as the score remained tied at 1-1.

Alan led off the top of the third with a solo homer, putting the Slams up 2-1. After retiring Steve, Reilly gave up another homer, this time to Tim, which made the score 3-1.

Reilly delivers a pitch to Alan, who led off the third inning with a solo homer

Reilly delivers a pitch to Alan, who led off the third inning with a solo homer

The Slams had taken a two-run lead, but Questionable fired back in the bottom of the third. Mike led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with a two-run bomb that tied the game at 3-3. Later in the inning, Reilly hit a solo homer, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 4-3 through three innings.

The Ham Slams bounced right back in the top of the fourth when Steve hit a one-out solo homer, tying the game at 4-4. Tim gave up a leadoff double to Bob in the bottom of the fourth, but stranded the runner to maintain the tie.

The Slams had what may have been their best inning of the 2015 season in the top of the fifth, surging to a four-run lead. Adam led off the inning with a single, and two batters later Steve crushed a two-run shot to right field, putting the Slams ahead 6-4. The next batter, Tim, tripled, and Adam followed with another two-run homer. Reilly then retired Alan, but the Slams had pulled ahead 8-4.

Steve had two homers and 3 RBI in the losing effort

Steve had two homers and 3 RBI in the losing effort

Questionable Outfit would cut the Ham Slams lead in half in the bottom of the fifth. Mike led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 8-5. Bob followed with a double, and he moved from second to third on a Tom sacrifice fly. With one out, Reilly singled to left-center, scoring Bob to cut the deficit to 8-6. Mike followed with a single, and Questionable Outfit had runners on first and second with one out and Bob coming to the plate. Tim, however, buckled down and retired Bob to strand both runners and end the inning.

The Slams couldn’t add to their lead in the top of the sixth. Tim hit a one-out double, but Reilly stranded him, and the score remained 8-6 with Questionable heading into their final at-bat.

Tim went 4-for-6 and hit for the cycle for the first time in his EWL career in the Ham Slams extra-innings loss

Tim went 4-for-6 and hit for the cycle for the first time in his EWL career in the Ham Slams extra-innings loss

Tom led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer, his second of the game, and with one swing Questionable had pulled within a run at 8-7. Tim retired Reilly for the first out of the inning, and the Slams were an out away from topping Questionable for the first time since 2013. However, Mike came to the plate, and he delivered the most clutch hit of 2015 so far, blasting a solo homer to left-center, tying the game at 8-8 and giving Questionable a chance to put the game away with Bob on deck. Tim had kept Bob in check throughout the game, and he continued to do so, retiring him for the second out of the inning, sending the game to extras.

Tom prepares to catch a pitch he doesn't like. He had 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 2 RBI in the game.

Tom prepares to catch a pitch he doesn’t like. He had 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 2 RBI in the game.

Reilly remained in the game for Questionable Outfit, and he retired the Ham Slams in order in the top of the seventh.

Tom led off the bottom of the seventh with a high fly ball to left that fell in due to a fielding error, putting him on second base with a double. The error proved meaningless, however, as the next batter, Reilly, crushed a two-run blast, his second homer of the game, and the walk-off home run gave Questionable Outfit a 10-8 extra-innings victory.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 8-3 on the season as they remained in first place. The loss dropped the Ham Slams to 1-10.

W: Reilly (5-1)
L: Tim (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Reilly pitched the complete game victory for Questionable Outfit, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits in 7 innings pitched.
– Tim took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 10 runs on 15 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 home runs, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, and the game-tying homer in the bottom of the sixth.
– Reilly’s walk-off was the first in 2015 for any player, and the first since Dinger’s walk-off nearly a year ago on June 24th of 2014 (the only walk-off in 2014).
– Tim became the first Ham Slam to hit for the cycle in 2015, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, a triple, a home run, 3 runs scored, and an RBI. It was his first career cycle.

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