Questionable Outfit Score Six Unanswered Runs, Top Cookies & Cream 6-3 and Claim First Place

5 Jun
Tom launches a two-run homer to left-center, capping a four-run inning for Questionable Outfit

Tom launches a two-run homer to left-center, capping a four-run inning for Questionable Outfit

Questionable Outfit trailed 3-0 early, but scored six runs in two big innings en route to their fifth consecutive win in a 6-3 victory of Cookies & Cream. The win moved them into sole possession of first place through week 4.

Nate started on the mound for Questionable Outfit, and rolled through the top of the first, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order.

Guthrie was named the starting pitcher for Cookies & Cream, and after allowing a leadoff double to Bob, he retired the next two batters, stranding the runners, and the game was scoreless through one.

Guthrie makes a running catch in foul territory, retiring Mike in the bottom of the first

Guthrie makes a running catch in foul territory, retiring Mike in the bottom of the first

Cookies would take an early lead in the top of the second. With one out, Dinger singled, and he moved to second when Jordan followed with a single. Guthrie came to the plate and smashed a three-run blast to left field, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. Nate then retired Blose to end the inning.

Guthrie retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining the three-run lead.

Joey started the top of the third with a double, but Cookies couldn’t add to their lead, as Nate retired Dinger and Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Guthrie had kept the Questionable bats in check through two innings, but they started to come alive in the bottom of the third. Tom started the inning with a single, and Mike got Questionable on the board with a two-run blast, making the score 3-2. Guthrie retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Cookies led by a run.

Mike went 2-for-4 and got Questionable Outfit on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-run homer

Mike went 2-for-4 and got Questionable Outfit on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-run homer

Nate retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, and Questionable would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Tom led off with a double and moved to third on a Mike single. Two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, clearing the bases and putting Questionable ahead 4-3. Tom then crushed a two-run bomb to left-center, extending the Questionable lead to 6-3. Guthrie then retired Mike to end the inning, but Questionable led by three runs.

Bob went 2-for-5 with two doubles

Bob went 2-for-5 with two doubles

Nate cruised through the top of the fifth, sending Joey and Dinger down in order. Nate singled to start the bottom of the fifth, but Guthrie retired Bob and Tom to end the inning.

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Mike

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Mike

Down 6-3 heading into the top of the sixth, Cookies & Cream couldn’t rally. Nate retired the seventh and eighth consecutive batters he faced, ending the inning and the game as Questionable came from behind to win 6-3.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 7-1, and the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to 5-2.

W: Nate (3-0)
L: Guthrie (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Guthrie took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Guthrie provided the only runs for Cookies & Cream, going 1-for-4 with a 3-run homer.
– Blose went 0-for-3 in the game, snapping the longest hitting streak in EWL history at 67 games. Blose had hit safely in games across five seasons dating back to June of 2011. The previous longest hitting streak was 35 games by Morrison.
– With Blose’s streak broken, Bob became the active hitting streak leader at 64 games. Bob has hit safely in every regular season game he has appeared in to date.

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