Nate’s Three-Run Walk Off Homer Lifts Eastbound to Dramatic 7-6 Win Over Questionable Outfit

10 Jul
Nate crushed a three-run game-winning walk-off homer off Mike and Questionable Outfit to lift Eastbound & Dahn into a tie for first in the standings

Nate crushed a three-run game-winning walk-off homer off Mike and Questionable Outfit to lift Eastbound & Dahn into a tie for first in the standings

Eastbound trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth before stringing together four consecutive hits, including Nate’s three-run walk-off blast, to stun Questionable Outfit 7-6 in the most exciting conclusion to a game this season to date.

Helal started for Eastbound & Dahn, and Questionable would jump out to an early lead in the top of the first. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Tom followed with an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Helal escaped further damage, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

Mike took the mound for Questionable Outfit, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Nate and Morrison in order.

Helal kept Questionable Outfit in check in the top of the second, and Eastbound would bounce back to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Mike fanned Helal for the first out, but Christian followed with a solo shot to right, tying the game at 1-1. The next batter, Nate, crushed a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks put Eastbound ahead 2-1. Mike then retired Morrison to end the inning.

Questionable eliminated the Eastbound lead in the top of the third. Mike started the inning with a single, and he scored from first on a throwing error after Bob grounded out for the first out of the inning. Helal then retired Tom, and the game was tied at 2-2. Mike retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, maintaining the tie.

Mike provided his own run support in the top of the fourth. With one out, he hit a solo bomb to left, putting Questionable ahead 3-2. Eastbound answered in the bottom of the fourth, as Morrison hit a one-out solo homer, tying the game at 3-3.

Tom led off the top of the fifth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Reilly followed with a single. Mike then hit a towering fly to left-center, Tom tagged and scored from third, and the sacrifice fly put Questionable Outfit back on top 4-3. Helal retired Bob to strand Reilly to end the inning.

Down a run, Eastbound couldn’t draw even again in the bottom of the fifth, as Mike retired the side in order.

Questionable would add to their lead in the top of the sixth. Tom started the inning with a triple, and Reilly followed with a two-run blast, putting Questionable ahead 6-3. Helal retired Mike and Bob to end the inning, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by three runs.

Mike remained in the game in the bottom of the sixth, and the Eastbound rally started when Morrison led off the inning with his second homer of the game, a solo blast that cut the deficit to 6-4. Helal followed with a single, and Christian also singled, putting runners on first and second with no outs and the winning run at the plate. Nate came to the plate, and with one swing of his bat, he erased the Questionable Outfit deficit and put Eastbound & Dahn in celebration mode. His three-run bomb to deep left-center gave Eastbound a stunning 7-6 win and their second consecutive one-run win over Questionable Outfit.

The win moved Eastbound & Dahn to 8-5 on the season, tied with Questionable Outfit, who dropped to 8-5, for first place in the standings.

W: Helal (5-2)
L: Mike (3-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Helal pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, giving up 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Mike was credited with the loss for Questionable, as he allowed 7 runs on 7 hits and striking out one in 5 innings pitched.
– Nate led Eastbound at the plate, going 2-for-5 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI, including the game-winning walk-off home run.
– Morrison also had two home runs for Eastbound.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit, going 4-for-5 with 3 singles, a triple, 2 runs scored, and an RBI in the loss.

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