Blose Hits for Cycle, Joey Hits Four Homers in Cookies & Cream 21-0 Rout of Eastbound & Dahn

6 Jun
Dinger was in control all game for Cookies & Cream, scattering five hits in a complete game shutout

Dinger was in control all game for Cookies & Cream, scattering five hits in a complete game shutout

Each Cookies & Cream player had at least four hits, Joey had four home runs, Blose hit for the cycle, and Dinger pitched a five-hit shutout as Cookies & Cream overwhelmed Eastbound & Dahn 21-0.

Cara started on the mound for Eastbound, and she looked in control early, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order in the top of the first. Cookies & Cream sent Dinger to the bump, and he matched Cara, retiring Eastbound consecutively in the bottom of the first.

After a scoreless first inning, Cookies got to work in the top of the second. Joey started the inning with a solo homer, and Cookies led 1-0. Dinger and Jordan each followed with singles, and Dinger scored on a Guthrie RBI double, making the score 2-0. With runners on second and third, Blose hit a three-run blast, putting Cookies ahead 5-0. Joey followed with his second homer of the inning, another solo shot, and the score was 6-0. Cookies had scored six runs without recording an out, but the bleeding would stop there. Cara got Dinger and Jordan to fly out, ending the inning.

Joey had four homers for Cookies, three solo shots and a two-run blast, driving in six in the game

Joey had four homers for Cookies, three solo shots and a two-run blast, driving in six in the game

BK hit a one-out single in the bottom of the second, but Eastbound couldn’t cut into the deficit, as Dinger retired Nate to strand the runner and end the inning.

After getting hit hard in the top of the second, Cara retired the side in order in the top of the third. Blose swung and missed at a ball, releasing the bat, and it flew to the fence. Later in the at-bat, Cara got him to fly out to left.

Blose launches his bat (upper right) the entire way to the fence after swinging and missing, while Guthrie looks on in amazement

Blose launches his bat (upper right) the entire way to the fence after swinging and missing, while Guthrie looks on in amazement

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the third, sending Christian and Cara down consecutively.

Up 6-0, Cookies would add to their lead in the top of the fourth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, his third straight solo homer in the game, and the score was 7-0. Dinger then singled, but when the next batter, Jordan, hit a fly ball, Dinger was stuck in between first and second base for the first out of the inning. Guthrie followed with a single, putting runners on first and second, and Blose cleared the bases with an RBI triple. Joey then doubled to score Blose, and the score was 10-0. Cara stopped the damage there, getting Dinger to fly out to end the inning.

Jordan had the best game of his wiffle career, going 5-for-7 with 3 singles, a double, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 2 RBI

Jordan had the best game of his wiffle career, going 5-for-7 with 3 singles, a double, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 2 RBI

Dinger fanned BK for the first out in the bottom of the fourth, and then it looked as if Eastbound would rally. Nate doubled, and he moved to third on a Christian single. Eastbound had one out and runners on the corners, but they couldn’t capitalize. Dinger got Cara to fly out to right field, stranding both runners.

After four innings of work, Eastbound would remove Cara from the mound and turn to BK from the bullpen. Jordan started the top of the fifth with a double, and two batters later Blose hit a one-out single, scoring Jordan to make the score 11-0. Cara then retired Joey for the second out of the inning.

BK led off the bottom of the fifth with a single. Two batters later, Christian hit a one-out single, but BK was caught in between bases for the second out of the inning, and the score remained 11-0.

Cookies & Cream would pile on in the top of sixth, adding ten more runs to their lead. Dinger doubled to start the inning, and Jordan drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 13-0. Guthrie then hit a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers made the score 14-0. Blose only needed a double for the cycle, and he got it in his next at-bat. He would score when Joey followed with a two-run blast, his fourth home run of the game, and the score was 16-0. Dinger and Jordan would each single, and Guthrie cleared them from the bases with an RBI double that pushed the Cookies lead to 18-0. Blose then doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. BK got Joey to fly out for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Dinger, his a three-run bomb to left, and Cookies led 21-0. BK finally escaped the disastrous inning by getting Jordan to fly out to the mound, and Eastbound trailed by twenty-one.

Dinger made quick work of Eastbound in the bottom of the sixth, retiring Cara and BK in order to end the game.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 6-4 at the halfway point in the regular season. Eastbound remained winless at 0-10, the first team in league history to lose their first ten games.

W: Dinger (2-2)
L: Cara (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game shutout for Cookies & Cream, scattering 5 hits over 6 innings.
– Cara took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, allowing 10 runs on 13 hits in 4 innings, and striking out one.
– BK pitched two innings of relief for Eastbound, giving up 11 runs on 12 hits.
– Joey went 5-for-7 with a double, 4 homers, 4 runs scored, and 6 RBI for Cookies & Cream.
– Blose hit for the cycle, going 6-for-7 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 4 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Christian and BK each had two hits for Eastbound, both going 2-for-4 with 2 singles.

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