Eastbound & Dahn Hold Off Late Ham Slams Rally to Win 8-7

12 Jul
Christian picked up his second win of the year as Eastbound staved off a late Ham Slams rally to win 8-7

Christian picked up his second win of the year as Eastbound staved off a late Ham Slams rally to win 8-7

Morrison of Eastbound & Dahn and Steve of the Ham Slams each went 4-for-5 with 3 home runs, but Eastbound escaped with an 8-7 win, holding off a late Ham Slams comeback.

Tim took the mound for the Ham Slams, and he fell victim to the wrath of Morrison and Eastbound early. Hartley led off the game with a double, and Morrison followed with a two-run bomb to put Eastbound ahead 2-0. Christian followed with a single, but Tim got Steve go ground out for the first out, and Steve D retired Christian between first and second to record a double play and end the inning.

The Slams would cut the deficit in half in the bottom of the first. Tim led off the inning with a double, but was caught in between second and third for the first out of the inning. Christian, Eastbound’s starter, then gave up a solo shot to Adam, making the score 2-1.

Tim retired the side in order in the top of the second, as both Hartley and Morrison flew out to the mound. Christian matched Tim in the bottom of the second, stranding two Ham Slams runners to maintain the 2-1 lead.

Eastbound would add to their lead in the top of the third. Steve hit a one-out double, and Hartley followed with a two-run homer, putting Eastbound ahead 4-1. Morrison then hit his second homer of the game, and the back-to-back blasts made the score 5-1.

Steve D led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer, cutting the score to 5-2. Christian retired the following two batters to end the inning.

Eastbound made up the runs in the top of the fourth when Steve led off with a single, and two batters later Morrison hit his third homer of the game, which put Eastbound ahead 7-2.

Tim makes a great catch in the field and nearly completes a double play

Tim makes a great catch in the field and nearly completes a double play

Christian retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, and Eastbound would add one more insurance run in the top of the fifth. With one out, Hartley hit a solo homer, his second blast of the game, and Eastbound led 8-2. Morrison followed with a triple, but Tim stranded him to end the inning.

The Ham Slams trailed by six runs heading into the bottom of the fifth when they started to rally, cutting into the deficit. Tim led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Dan hit a two-run homer, making the score 8-4. Steve followed with his second homer of the game, a solo shot, cutting Eastbound’s lead to 8-5. Tim then singled, and he scored from first when Adam hit an RBI triple. Christian then retired Dan to end the inning, but the Slams had cut the score to 8-6.

Tim retired Eastbound & Dahn in order in the top of the sixth, and the Slams headed to the bottom of the sixth down two runs.

Steve, the first batter of the inning, hit a solo homer, his third of the game, and the score was 8-7. Eastbound left Christian on the mound, and he buckled down, retiring Tim and Adam to end the inning and the game, giving Eastbound an 8-7 victory.

The win moved Eastbound to 9-8 on the year, and the Ham Slams fell to 6-11 with the loss.

W: Christian (2-4)
L: Tim (3-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, allowing 7 runs on 11 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Tim took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 8 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings.
– Morrison led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 4-for-5 with a double, 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 5 RBI.
– Tim also had a solid game at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a double, 2 homers, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Steve led the Ham Slams, going 4-for-5 with a single, 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.

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