Nate Throws First Perfect Game in EWL Regular Season History, Questionable Outfit Tops Ham Slams 15-0

24 Jun
Nate retired all 12 batters he faced against the Ham Slams, completing the first regular season no hitter/perfect game in EWL history.

Nate retired all 12 batters he faced against the Ham Slams, completing the first regular season no hitter/perfect game in EWL history.

Nate of Questionable Outfit made history against the Ham Slams, retiring all twelve batters that he faced, becoming the first pitcher in EWL regular season history to throw a perfect game. Nate joins Guthrie and Bob as the only two pitchers to throw no-hitters. The previous two no-nos were throws in the playoffs, and after 222 regular season games over 6 years, Nate became the first to achieve perfection.

Nate had three factors working in his favor for his historic start; the Ham Slams were playing with two players making their debut, Dave and Dan, they were playing without two of their best hitters, Dan and Kessler, and the wind was blowing hard. Nonetheless, Nate took full advantage, and he retired the side in order in the top of the first.

Questionable would provide all the run support that he would need in the bottom of the first. Bob led off the inning with a single and moved from first to third on a Tom double. Mike cleared the bases with an RBI single, and Questionable led 2-0. Nate then singled to put runners on first and third, and Mike scored when Bob grounded out for the first out of the inning, making the score 3-0. Tom followed with a two-run blast, and Questionable was ahead 5-0. Tim, the Ham Slams starter, finally retired Mike to end the inning, and the Slams trailed by five through an inning.

Nate rolled through the top of the second, sending Dan and Tim down consecutively.

Josh and the Ham Slams defense were chasing balls all night. Here he launches one into the pitcher with a few Ham Slams fans behind him looking on.

Josh and the Ham Slams defense were chasing balls all night. Here he launches one into the pitcher with a few Ham Slams fans behind him looking on.

Nate started the bottom of the second with a single and moved to third on a Bob single. Tom emptied the bases with an RBI double, and Questionable led 7-0. Mike then doubled to score Tom, pushing the Questionable Outfit lead to 8-0. Tim buckled down, retiring Nate and Bob to end the inning, and the Slams were down by eight runs.

Dave and Josh were retired in order in the top of the third, and Nate was perfect through three innings.

Tom doubled to lead off the bottom of the third, and he advanced to third on a Mike sacrifice fly, but Tim was able to escape the inning without allowing a run by retiring Nate for the second out.

Dan and Tim went down in the top of the fourth, and Nate had retired the first eight batters that he had faced.

Bob and the Questionable Outfit defense were tight behind Nate. Bob collected 9 putouts, including the final 7 of the game.

Bob and the Questionable Outfit defense were tight behind Nate. Bob collected 9 putouts, including the final 7 of the game.

Bob started the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and he scored on a Tom RBI single that made the score 9-0. Mike singled to put runners on first and second, and Nate pushed the runners to second and third with a single, but was caught out rounding first. Bob cleared the bases with an RBI triple, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 11-0. Tom then tripled, scoring Bob to make the score 12-0. Tim ended the inning by getting Mike to fly out to the mound, and the Ham Slams were down by a dozen.

The fifth inning came and went quickly as Nate retired Dave and Josh, and he was an inning away from history.

Questionable would add a few more insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth, adding insult to injury. Nate singled, and he scored from first on a Bob RBI double that made the score 13-0. Tom then doubled, scoring Bob, and the score was 14-0. Mike followed with an RBI single, scoring Tom, and Questionable Outfit pulled ahead 15-0. Nate then singled to put runners on first and second, but Tim avoided a colossal collapse, retiring Bob and Tom to end the inning.

Nate with the ball used to record the final out of his historic perfect game

Nate with the ball used to record the final out of his historic perfect game

Down fifteen runs and two outs away from history, the Ham Slams were unable to respond. Nate got Dan and Tim to each groundout to Bob in right field, and Questionable Outfit had made history. Nate retired all twelve batters that he faced without allowing a hit, and he had completed the first regular season perfect game the EWL had ever seen.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 9-2 on the year, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to .500 at 6-6.

W: Nate (4-1)
L: Tim (2-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate completed the perfect game by getting 11 of the 12 hitters to groundout, and one batter flew out on a towering fly ball to right, which Bob secured.
– Tim took the loss for the Slams, allowing 15 runs on 20 hits in 6 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, hitting for the cycle and going 7-for-8 with a single, 3 doubles, a triple, and a homer. He scored 5 runs and had 7 RBI.

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