Questionable Outfit Barrage Cookies & Cream with Home Runs in 9-3 Win

12 Jul
Mike, who led Questionable Outfit with a triple and two homers, squares up on a pitch from Guthrie

Mike, who led Questionable Outfit with a triple and two homers, squares up on a pitch from Guthrie

Bob, Reilly, and Mike each hit two homers as Questionable Outfit pulled away late to beat Cookies & Cream 9-3 and pull within one win of clinching the #1 seed in the playoffs for the third consecutive year.

Questionable would play their week 9 games without Tom, calling John McEnroe from the waiver wire as a replacement. Reilly started on the mound for Questionable, and Cookies would get to him in the top of the first to take an early lead. Joey led off the game with a single, and the next batter, Blose drove him in from first with an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Dustin then grounded out for the first out of the inning, scoring Blose to put Cookies ahead 2-0. Reilly then retired Vassallo for the second out of the inning, and he only allowed 3 more hits the entirely of the game.

Guthrie returned to the mound for Cookies & Cream in his first performance in over a month. He picked up where he left off, retiring the side in order in the bottom of the first.

Reilly got back to form in the top of the second, retiring Dinger and Guthrie consecutively for a scoreless inning. Guthrie matched him in the bottom half of the inning, and Cookies led 2-0 through two innings.

Reilly delivers a pitch to Dustin with Joey on second base

Reilly delivers a pitch to Dustin with Joey on second base

Cookies picked up some run support in the top of the third when Les led off the inning with a solo homer to make the score 3-0. Joey followed with a single, but Reilly retired Blose and Dustin to strand the runner and avoid further damage.

Down three runs, Questionable would draw even in the bottom of the third. Bob led off the inning with a solo home run to cut the score to 3-1. Two batters later, Mike hit a one-out solo shot, and the score was 3-2. John McEnroe followed with a solop homer, and the back-to-back jacks tied the game at 3-3. Guthrie retired Bob to end the inning, and the game was tied through three innings.

Reilly pitched a scoreless frame in the top of the fourth, and Questionable pulled ahead for good in the bottom half of the inning. Reilly provided his own run support with a solo homer to lead off the inning, putting Questionable ahead 4-3. Mike then tripled, and John McEnroe followed with an RBI single to make the score 5-3. Bob then singled, scoring McEnroe from first, and Questionable led 6-3. Guthrie then fanned Reilly and retired Mike to end the inning, but Cookies trailed by three runs.

Reilly continued his stellar 2015 campaign, cruising to a win and moving his record to 8-1 on the season

Reilly continued his stellar 2015 campaign, cruising to a win and moving his record to 8-1 on the season

Reilly retired the side in order in the top of the fifth, and Questionable added a few insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Bob homered for the second time in the game to make the score 7-3. Reilly and Mike then each hit their second home runs of the game, and Questionable’s three consecutive homers put them ahead 9-3.

Down six runs in their final at-bat, Cookies went down easy in the top of the sixth. Reilly retired Blose and Dustin in order, ending the game with Questionable ahead 9-3.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 12-5 on the season, and the loss, Cookies & Cream’s fifth straight, dropped them to 7-10.

W: Reilly (8-1)
L: Guthrie (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Reilly pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, scattering 3 runs on 5 hits in 6 innings. He retired 12 of the final 15 batters he faced.
– Guthrie took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 9 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings while striking out one.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-5 with a triple, 2 homers, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Bob and Reilly each homered twice for Questionable Outfit.
– Joey was the only member of Cookies & Cream to collect multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with 2 singles and a run scored in the losing effort.

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