Guthrie Pitches One-Hitter as Cookies & Cream Top Eastbound & Dahn 3-1

24 Jun
Guthrie was dominant on the mound, allowing only a single hit in the complete game win

Guthrie was dominant on the mound, allowing only a single hit in the complete game win

Guthrie allowed only one hit, a solo homer, and faced only one more than the minimum number of batters, as Cookies & Cream edged Eastbound & Dahn 3-1 in a pitcher’s duel.

After picking up their first win of 2016, Eastbound looked to start a winning streak in their second matchup of week 6. The momentum didn’t carry over directly, as Guthrie retired Ivan and Nate in order in the top of the first.

Christian took the mound for Eastbound, and he got into trouble early. Blose singled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double, putting Cookies ahead 1-0. Dinger then singled, scoring Joey from second, and the score was 2-0. Jordan followed with a single, and Guthrie came to the plate with runners on first and third. Christian buckled down, however, and retired Guthrie, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Joey rounds third to score on a Dinger single in the bottom of the first

Joey rounds third to score on a Dinger single in the bottom of the first

Guthrie cruised through the top of the second, retiring the side in order. Christian got into a groove in the bottom of the second, retiring Blose and Joey in order, and the score remained 2-0.

Eastbound continued to struggle in the top of the third, as Ivan and Nate were sent down consecutively. Christian allowed a one-out single to Jordan in the bottom of the third, but he stranded the runner, ending the inning.

Guthrie retired Christian and BK in the top of the fourth, and he was perfect through four innings, having retired the first eight batters than he had faced.

Cookies added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. Blose led off with a double, and he scored when Joey grounded out to deep left, making the score 3-0. Christian then retired Dinger to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by three runs.

Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense with two extra base hits, and he scored two of the three Cookies runs

Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense with two extra base hits, and he scored two of the three Cookies runs

The perfect game bid ended in the top of the fifth, when Ivan led off the inning with a deep solo homer to right field. Guthrie would retire Nate and Christian to avoid further damage, and Eastbound had cut the deficit to 3-1.

Christian send the side down in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by two runs.

Guthrie fanned BK for the first out in the top of the sixth, and he got Ivan to ground out to right for the second out, completing the one-hitter and giving Cookies & Cream the 3-1 win.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to to 7-4 on the season, and Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 1-11.

W: Guthrie (3-2)
L: Christian (0-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game for Cookies & Cream, allowing on a single hit and one earned run while striking out one.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored.
– Ivan had the only hit for Eastbound & Dahn. He went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.

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