Guthrie and Blose Lead Cookies & Cream to 5-3 Comeback Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

27 Jun
Blose went 2-for-4 with 2 solo homers to lead Cookies & Cream on offense

Blose went 2-for-4 with 2 solo homers to lead Cookies & Cream on offense

Blose homered twice, and he and Guthrie each homered in the bottom of the fourth inning to help propel Cookies & Cream to a 5-3 come from behind win over Eastbound & Dahn.

Guthrie took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he avoided trouble in the top of the first. Nate led off the game with a double, but Guthrie stranded him, retiring Dustin and Tom Shark, who was filling in for a depleted Eastbound roster.

Christian got the start for Eastbound, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order.

Eastbound would jump out to an early lead in the top of the second. Nate doubled with one out, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Shark then singled, scoring Dustin from second to put Eastbound ahead 2-0. Christian followed with a double to put runners on second and third, but Guthrie avoided further damage, retiring Nate to strand both runners.

Christian allowed a leadoff double to Joey to start the bottom of the second, but he maintained the Eastbound lead, retiring Jordan and Guthrie to strand the runner at second.

Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a single, a run scored, and he drove in a run

Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a single, a run scored, and he drove in a run

Eastbound added to their lead in the top of the third. Shark tripled with one out, and Christian drove him in with an RBI single. Guthrie retired Nate to end the inning, and Eastbound led 3-0.

Cookies & Cream got on the board in the bottom of the third and reduced the deficit. Blose led off the inning with a solo shot, making the score 3-1. Joey singled, and two batters later, Guthrie singled, scoring Joey from first to cut the score to 3-2. Christian then retired Blose, maintaining a one run lead.

Dustin led off the top of the fourth with a single, but Eastbound couldn’t add to their lead, as Guthrie retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Dustin

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Dustin

Cookies would pull ahead in the bottom of the fourth with big hits from Guthrie and Blose. Joey led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Guthrie launched a two-run blast to left-center, and Cookies led 4-3. Blose followed with his second solo homer of the game, and the back-to-back jacks put Cookies ahead 5-3. Christian then got Joey to fly out to end the inning, but Eastbound now trailed by two runs.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t rally, as Guthrie retired Shark to end the inning and strand the runner.

Guthrie pitched the complete game win and his 2-run homer in the fourth inning put Cookies ahead

Guthrie pitched the complete game win and his 2-run homer in the fourth inning put Cookies ahead

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

Guthrie remained in the game to close things out, and he was efficient in doing so. He retired Christian and Nate consecutively, and after allowing three runs early, pitched three scoreless innings to end the game and give Cookies & Cream the 5-3 win.

The victory moved Cookies & Cream to 8-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-12.

W: Guthrie (4-2)
L: Christian (0-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 2-for-4 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Joey also went 3-for-4 for Cookies & Cream with a single, 2 doubles, and 2 runs scored.
– Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

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