Bob’s Three-Run Homer Caps Questionable Outfit Comeback in 8-7 Win Over Ham Slams

27 Jun
Bob's three-run homer in the fourth put Questionable Outfit ahead for good, as they held on to beat the Ham Slams 8-7

Bob’s three-run homer in the fourth put Questionable Outfit ahead for good, as they held on to beat the Ham Slams 8-7

The Ham Slams brought their bats against Questionable Outfit, and they led early before Bob and the Questionable Outfit stormed back to steal an 8-7 win. Bob’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth put Questionable ahead for good, as Nate closed out the win for Questionable in relief.

Questionable Outfit sent Mike to the mound as their starting pitcher, and he avoided trouble early. Tim hit a one-out triple, and it looked as if the Ham Slams would jump ahead, but Mike retired Dan to strand the runner and end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, Questionable got to the Ham Slams starter, Tim, to take an early lead. Bob singled and moved from first to third on a Tom double. With two runners in scoring position, Mike grounded out, scoring Bob to put Questionable ahead 1-0. Nate then hit an RBI single to score Tom, and Questionable led 2-0. Tim avoided further damage, retiring Bob to end the inning, and the Slams trailed by two runs.

Kessler homered twice two help the Ham Slams jump out to an early lead

Kessler homered twice two help the Ham Slams jump out to an early lead

The Ham Slams bounced back in the top of the second to tie the game. Kessler singled, and he scored on an RBI triple by Josh that made the score 2-1. Tim then grounded out to right, but Josh scored on the play, and the game was tied at 2-2. Mike then retired Dan to end the inning with the game tied.

Questionable, as usual, came storming back in the bottom of the second. Tom led off the inning with a solo homer to left-center, making the score 3-2. Mike followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks gave Questionable Outfit a 4-2 lead. Two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, and Tom drove him in with an RBI single that extended the Questionable lead to 5-2. Tim retired Mike for the second out of the inning, and Questionable had taken a three run lead.

Nate reaches to make a spectacular catch against the fence

Nate reaches to make a spectacular catch against the fence

Showing resiliency, the Slams punched right back in the top of the third. They started a one-out rally when Josh hit a double, and he scored when Tim followed with an RBI triple that made the score 5-3. Dan then tripled, scoring Tim, to cut the score to 5-4. Kessler stepped to the plate and launched a deep two-run homer to left, and in four swings the Ham Slams had reclaimed the lead at 6-5. Josh followed with a double, and just when it looked like the Slams would extend their lead, Mike retired Tim for the second out, ending the inning.

Tim cruised through the bottom of the third, retiring Nate and Bob in order, maintaining the one-run lead.

Questionable removed Mike from the mound and turned to their staff ace, Nate, for relief. He retired Dan, the first batter he faced, the but the next batter, Kessler, launched a solo shot, his second homer in as many at-bats. Josh followed with a triple, and the Slams looked to extend their lead, but Nate retired Tim to end the inning, and the Slams led 7-5.

Tim retired Tom to start the bottom of the fourth, and then Questionable Outfit began their rally. Mike singled, and Nate followed with a single to put runners on first and second with one out. Bob came up to bat and crushed a three-run bomb to right field, putting Questionable ahead 8-7. Tom followed with a line drive off the fence. A series of fielding errors led him to attempt an inside-the-park homer, but he was caught in between third and home for the second out of the inning.

Questionable had pulled back in front 8-7, and the Slams couldn’t rally in the top of the fifth. Nate retired Dan, and then fanned the red hot Kessler to end the inning.

Tim sent Mike and Nate down consecutively in the bottom of the fifth, and the Slams would come to the plate in the top of the sixth trailing by only a run.

Nate remained in the game, and he struck out the first batter he faced, Josh. Down to their last out, the Slams couldn’t rally, as Nate retired Tim to end the inning and the game, giving Questionable Outfit the 8-7 win.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 11-2 on the season, and the Ham Slams dropped to 6-7.

W: Nate (5-1)
L: Tim (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate earned the win for Questionable Outfit, allowing 2 hits and one run in 3 innings of relief, striking out two.
– Tom started the game for Questionable and got the no decision, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits in 3 innings.
– Tim took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 8 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, hitting for the cycle and going 4-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Bob also went 3-for-6 for Questionable, with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Josh led the Ham Slams on offense, going 4-for-6 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.

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