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Tim Drives In Five, Carries Ham Slams Past Questionable Outfit 11-6

6 Jun
Tim went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, and two homers to lead the Ham Slams on offense, and he also pitched the complete game win

Tim went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, and two homers to lead the Ham Slams on offense, and he also pitched the complete game win

As they have multiple times this season, the Ham Slams rode a big scoring inning to victory, taking advantage of a depleted Questionable Outfit roster and picking up an 11-6 victory.

Questionable Outfit would be without two of their best players, Mike and Bob, for their week 5 matchups. Tim started on the mound for the Slams, and he retired Tom and Nate, in order in the top of the first.

The Slams got on the board right away in the bottom half of the inning. Josh doubled to lead off, and Tim drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 1-0. Dan then doubled, scoring Tim to put the Slams ahead 2-0. Questionable’s starter, Nate, then got Kessler to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Tim scored on the play and the Slams led 3-0. Josh was then retired to end the inning with the Ham Slams up three runs.

Dan, who went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, three runs scored, and two RBI, races to first for a single

Dan, who went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, three runs scored, and two RBI, races to first for a single

Questionable Outfit picked up Mo Vaughn to replace their missing players, and Mo was making his first appearance since the 2014 season. He flew out for the first out of the inning, and after Tom doubled, Tim escaped the inning by getting Nate to groundout for the second out.

Tim helped his own cause in the bottom of the second, leading off the inning with a solo homer, putting the Ham Slams in front 4-0. Nate then got Dan and Kessler to each groundout to left, ending the inning.

Tom doubled with one out in the top of the third, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double, cutting the score to 4-1. Tim then got Mo to groundout to right, stranding Nate at second.

Josh makes a jumping effort at a fly ball

Josh makes a jumping effort at a fly ball

Josh doubled to start the bottom of the third, but Nate retired the next two batters, stranding the runners, and the score remained 4-1. Tim cruised through the top of the fourth, pitching a scoreless inning.

The Ham Slams would pull away in the bottom of the fourth with one of their now signature big innings. Kessler doubled to get things started, and Josh drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 5-1. Tim then doubled, moving Josh to third, and Dan singled, but no runs scored and the bases were loaded for Kessler. Nate got him to fly out for the first out of the inning, keeping all three runners from advancing. But the next hitter, Josh, doubled, and drove in two runs to make the score 7-1. Tim then smacked a three-run bomb to left-center, emptying the bases and extending the Ham Slams lead to 10-1. Dan followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers put the Ham Slams ahead 11-1. Nate finally got Kessler to fly out to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit found themselves trailing by ten.

Nate delivers a pitch to Josh, who went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI

Nate delivers a pitch to Josh, who went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI

Questionable showed some resilience in the top of the fifth, and they put a dent in the Ham Slams lead. Mo doubled for his first hit of the game, and he scored when Tom followed with an RBI triple that made the score 11-2. Nate then grounded out to left, but Tom scored on the play, and the score was 11-3. Mo followed with his second double of the inning, but Questionable couldn’t drive him in, as Tim retired Tom for the second out of the inning.

Nate pitched a perfect frame in the bottom of the fifth, and he held the deficit at eight runs.

Questionable had an eight-run margin to overcome in the top of the sixth, and they made a run at it. Nate singled to start the inning and moved to second when Mo followed with a single. Tom then crushed a three-run home run to left, and Questionable had cut the Ham Slams’ lead to 11-6. Two batters later, Mo hit a one-out triple, but the rally would end there, as Tim retired Tom for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner and giving the Ham Slams the win.

The win moved the Slams to 6-4 on the season, tied with Cookies & Cream for second place at the halfway mark. The loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 7-2, and they remained in first place.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tim picked up the win for the Ham Slams, allowing 6 runs on 10 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Nate took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up 11 runs on 12 hits in 5 innings.
– Tim led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, 2 home runs, 4 runs scored, and 5 RBI.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 4-for-8 with 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 3 runs scored, and 4 RBI.

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.

Tim, Dan, and Kessler Each Hit Two-Run Homers, Ham Slams Beat Cookies & Cream 7-2

6 Jun
Guthrie delivers a pitch to Tim, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run homer, and three RBI.

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Tim, who went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a two-run homer, and three RBI.

A six-run bottom of the second highlighted by two-run homers by Tim, Dan and Kessler propelled the Ham Slams to a big lead and a 7-2 win over Cookies & Cream, as they continued to make a move toward second place in the league standings.

Josh, fresh off a shutout of Eastbound & Dahn, took the mound for the Slams. The first batter he faced, Guthrie, blasted a leadoff homer to left, and Cookies & Cream led 1-0. Blose followed with a single, but Josh avoided a big inning, retiring Joey and striking out Dinger to end the inning.

The Ham Slams evened things up in the bottom of the first, hitting Cookies & Cream’s starter Guthrie early. Josh led off the inning with a triple, and he scored when Tim followed with an RBI double that tied the game at 1-1. Dan followed with a double to put runners on second and third, and it looked as if the Ham Slams would pull ahead. Guthrie buckled down, however, and retired Kessler and Josh consecutively, ending the inning and stranding two Ham Slams.

Josh rolled through the top of the second, retiring Jordan and Guthrie in order. His offense would get to work in the bottom of the second.

Tim started the inning with a double, and the next batter, Dan, crushed a two-run bomb to center, putting the Ham Slams ahead 3-1. Kessler then singled, and two batters later, Tim hit a two-run shot to right, and the Slams were up 5-1. Dan continued the inning with a double, and Kessler became the third Ham Slam to hit a two-run homer in the inning, as his blast extended the lead to 7-1. Guthrie finally got Josh to fly out and end the inning, but the damage had been done.

Dan was one of three Ham Slams to hit two-run homers in the bottom of the second, a six-run inning that put the Ham Slams ahead for good

Dan was one of three Ham Slams to hit two-run homers in the bottom of the second, a six-run inning that put the Ham Slams ahead for good

Joey hit a one-out single in the top of the third, but Cookies couldn’t cut into the Ham Slams lead, as Josh retired Dinger to end the inning. After getting shelled in the third, Guthrie got things back in order in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

Guthrie hit a one-out double in the top of the fourth, but once again Josh stranded a Cookies runner, getting Blose to fly out to end the inning. Guthrie allowed a one-out double to Josh in the bottom of the fourth, but the Ham Slams couldn’t extend their lead, as Tim was retired to strand the runner.

Josh allowed only two runs on seven hits, keeping Cookies & Cream in check and pitching a complete game win for the Ham Slams

Josh allowed only two runs on seven hits, keeping Cookies & Cream in check and pitching a complete game win for the Ham Slams

Joey led off the top of the fifth with a double, and he moved to third on a Dinger sacrifice fly. Jordan then singled, scoring Joey and making the score 7-2. Guthrie followed with a single, and Cookies & Cream had runners on first and second, but Josh stranded two more runners, getting Blose to fly out to center to end the inning.

Guthrie rolled through the bottom of the fifth, getting Dan and Kessler to go down consecutively.

Heading into the top of the sixth, Cookies trailed 7-2. Josh made things quick for the Slams, retiring Joey and Dinger in order, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 5-4 on the year, and Cookies & Cream’s fourth consecutive loss made their record 5-4.

W: Josh (3-1)
L: Guthrie (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh earned the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing 2 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings and striking out one.
– Guthrie took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings.
– Tim and Dan led the Ham Slams at the plate, each going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles and a homer and scoring two runs. Tim had 3 RBI, and Dan drove in two runs.
– Guthrie led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

Josh Leads Ham Slams to Two Wins, Named Wiffler of the Week for Week 4

6 Jun
Josh became the first Ham Slam to win Wiffler of the Week in 2016 after taking home the honors for week 4

Josh became the first Ham Slam to win Wiffler of the Week in 2016 after taking home the honors for week 4

Josh was voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for the first time in his career after leading the Ham Slams to wins over Eastbound & Dahn and Cookies & Cream in week 4. He went 8-for-13 with 2 singles, 3 doubles, a triple, 2 homers, 7 runs scored, and 4 RBI, including the game-winning RBI in the Ham Slams’ 6-5 win over Cookies & Cream. He also pitched a complete game shutout against Eastbound & Dahn, striking out two and allowing six hits.

Josh’s teammate Kessler finished second in voting after hitting for the cycle in week 4.

Ham Slams Hold Off Late Cookies & Cream Rally, Win 6-5

5 Jun
Tim avoided allowing big innings against Cookies & Cream, pitching well enough to earn his first win of the season in a 6-5 win

Tim avoided allowing big innings against Cookies & Cream, pitching well enough to earn his first win of the season in a 6-5 win

The Ham Slams pulled closer to Cookies & Cream in the standings, riding the momentum of a five-run fourth inning and staving off a late Cookies & Cream rally to win 6-5.

Dinger started on the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he retired Josh and Tim in order in the top of the first.

The Ham Slams sent Tim to the mound, and he fell behind early. Guthrie singled to start the game, and he raced from first to home on a Blose RBI single, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 1-0. Tim then retired Joey and Dinger to end the inning after allowing only one run.

Dinger continued to roll in the top of the second, sending Dan and Kessler down consecutively.

Cookies would add to their lead in the bottom of the second. Guthrie hit a one-out triple, and Blose followed with a two-run home run to right-center, giving Cookies & Cream a 3-0 lead. Tim then retired Joey to end the inning with the Slams trailing by three.

The Slams couldn’t get their bats going in the top of the third, as Dinger retired the side, and he had not allowed a hit through three innings.

Jordan hit a one-out double in the bottom of the third, but Tim did not allow Cookies to extend their lead, as he retired Guthrie to strand the runner and end the inning.

Down 3-0, the Ham Slams got out their bats in the top of the fourth. Dan doubled for the first Ham Slams hit of the game, and Kessler followed with an RBI double, cutting the deficit to 3-1. Josh then singled, scoring Kessler to make the score 3-2. Tim followed with a double to put runners on second and third, and Dan’s RBI double scored Josh, tying the game at 3-3. With runners on second and third, Kessler singled to load the bases. Josh had an opportunity at a grand slam, but he grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. A run scored on the play, however, and the Slams took a 4-3 lead. Tim then singled, scoring Dan, and the Slams led 5-3. Dinger finally escaped the inning, retiring Dan for the second out, and the five-run inning put the Slams ahead by two runs.

Joey hit a one-out double in the bottom of the fourth, but Cookies couldn’t plate the run, as Tim retired Dinger to strand the runner and end the inning.

The Slams would add one more run of support in the top of the fifth when Josh hit a one-out solo homer to right, making the score 6-3.

Josh's solo homer in the top of the fifth proved to be the winning run as the Ham Slams held on to win

Josh’s solo homer in the top of the fifth proved to be the winning run as the Ham Slams held on to win

Jordan led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, and the next batter, Guthrie, hit a two-run shot to left, cutting the Ham Slams lead to 6-5. Blose followed with a single, and it looked as if Tim was in trouble. Joey then doubled, but as Blose was trying to score from first, he was caught in between third and home for the first out of the inning. The tying run was on second, but Tim buckled down, retiring Dinger to end the inning, maintaining a one-run lead.

Dinger remained in the game in the top of the sixth, and he sent Dan and Kessler down in order.

Down a run, Cookies would need to rally in the bottom of the sixth. Tim retired Jordan for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Guthrie, doubled. The double gave Guthrie the cycle, after he singled, tripled, and homered earlier in the game. With the tying run on second and the go-ahead run at the plate, Blose came to bat. He hit a towering fly ball to right, and Kessler settled under it, catching it for the second out of the inning and ending the game.

The Ham Slams moved to .500 at 4-4 on the season, and Cookies & Cream’s third consecutive loss dropped them to 5-3.

W: Tim (1-2)
L: Dinger (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tim pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing 5 runs on 11 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Dinger took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in 6 innings.
– Each of the Ham Slams went 2-for-5 in the game, and Dan was the only Slam to have two extra-base hits. He went 2-for-5 with 2 doubles, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.
– Guthrie led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 4-for-5 and hitting for the cycle in the losing effort. He had a single, a double, a triple, a home run, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

Questionable Outfit Score Six Unanswered Runs, Top Cookies & Cream 6-3 and Claim First Place

5 Jun
Tom launches a two-run homer to left-center, capping a four-run inning for Questionable Outfit

Tom launches a two-run homer to left-center, capping a four-run inning for Questionable Outfit

Questionable Outfit trailed 3-0 early, but scored six runs in two big innings en route to their fifth consecutive win in a 6-3 victory of Cookies & Cream. The win moved them into sole possession of first place through week 4.

Nate started on the mound for Questionable Outfit, and rolled through the top of the first, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order.

Guthrie was named the starting pitcher for Cookies & Cream, and after allowing a leadoff double to Bob, he retired the next two batters, stranding the runners, and the game was scoreless through one.

Guthrie makes a running catch in foul territory, retiring Mike in the bottom of the first

Guthrie makes a running catch in foul territory, retiring Mike in the bottom of the first

Cookies would take an early lead in the top of the second. With one out, Dinger singled, and he moved to second when Jordan followed with a single. Guthrie came to the plate and smashed a three-run blast to left field, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. Nate then retired Blose to end the inning.

Guthrie retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining the three-run lead.

Joey started the top of the third with a double, but Cookies couldn’t add to their lead, as Nate retired Dinger and Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Guthrie had kept the Questionable bats in check through two innings, but they started to come alive in the bottom of the third. Tom started the inning with a single, and Mike got Questionable on the board with a two-run blast, making the score 3-2. Guthrie retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Cookies led by a run.

Mike went 2-for-4 and got Questionable Outfit on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-run homer

Mike went 2-for-4 and got Questionable Outfit on the board in the bottom of the third with a two-run homer

Nate retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, and Questionable would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Tom led off with a double and moved to third on a Mike single. Two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, clearing the bases and putting Questionable ahead 4-3. Tom then crushed a two-run bomb to left-center, extending the Questionable lead to 6-3. Guthrie then retired Mike to end the inning, but Questionable led by three runs.

Bob went 2-for-5 with two doubles

Bob went 2-for-5 with two doubles

Nate cruised through the top of the fifth, sending Joey and Dinger down in order. Nate singled to start the bottom of the fifth, but Guthrie retired Bob and Tom to end the inning.

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Mike

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Mike

Down 6-3 heading into the top of the sixth, Cookies & Cream couldn’t rally. Nate retired the seventh and eighth consecutive batters he faced, ending the inning and the game as Questionable came from behind to win 6-3.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 7-1, and the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to 5-2.

W: Nate (3-0)
L: Guthrie (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit allowing 3 runs on 4 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Guthrie took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up 6 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Guthrie provided the only runs for Cookies & Cream, going 1-for-4 with a 3-run homer.
– Blose went 0-for-3 in the game, snapping the longest hitting streak in EWL history at 67 games. Blose had hit safely in games across five seasons dating back to June of 2011. The previous longest hitting streak was 35 games by Morrison.
– With Blose’s streak broken, Bob became the active hitting streak leader at 64 games. Bob has hit safely in every regular season game he has appeared in to date.

Mike Takes No-Hitter Into Sixth Inning, One-Hits Eastbound & Dahn in 3-0 Questionable Outfit Win

5 Jun
Mike was two outs away from a perfect game, allowing only one hit in a 3-0 Questionable Outfit win over Eastbound & Dahn

Mike was two outs away from a perfect game, allowing only one hit in a 3-0 Questionable Outfit win over Eastbound & Dahn

Mike retired the first ten batters that he faced in Questionable Outfit’s week 4 matchup against Eastbound & Dahn, and Helal’s single to lead off the top of the sixth was the only thing between a complete game shutout and a perfect game. He added two extra-base hits in the game, as Questionable Outfit won a surprisingly close game 3-0.

Christian started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and the very first batter he faced, Bob, launched a high fly-ball to center field. After a series of fielding errors, Bob had made his way around the bases for an inside-the-park homer, and Questionable Outfit led 1-0. After retiring Tom for the first out of the inning, Christian gave up another high fly ball to Mike. In similar fashion, fielding errors led to Mike attempting to complete an inside-the-parker, but Eastbound relayed the ball to the mound before Mike crossed home, and the second out of the inning narrowly prevented another Questionable Outfit run.

Mike races around third in the top of the first, trying to complete an inside-the-park homer. Nate makes the relay through, which would be in time and prevent the run from scoring.

Mike races around third in the top of the first, trying to complete an inside-the-park homer. Nate makes the relay through, which would be in time and prevent the run from scoring.

Mike rolled through the top of the first, retiring the side in order.

Despite being hit hard all season, Christian came into form against Questionable Outfit, starting in the top of the second, He retired Nate and Bob in order, and the score remained 1-0. Mike matched Christian in the bottom of the second, sending Dustin and Christian down consecutively.

Christian continued to pitch effectively in the top of the third, as Tom and Mike were retired to end the inning. Mike did the same in the bottom half of the inning, sending BK and Kyle down.

With the score 1-0, Christian retired his fifth and sixth consecutive Questionable Outfit batters in the top of the fourth, as Nate and Bob were send down in order. Mike did the same in the bottom of the fourth, and he had a no-hitter through four innings.

Questionable would add to their lead in the top of the fifth. Tom led off with a double, and Mike provided his own run support, hitting an RBI double to score Tom, and the score was 2-0. Christian avoided further damage, retiring Nate and Bob to strand Mike and end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Bob, who led off the game homer. It was the only run support Mike and Questionable Outfit would need.

Christian delivers a pitch to Bob, who led off the game with an inside-the-park homer. It was the only run support Mike and Questionable Outfit would need.

Mike pushed the perfect game bid ahead in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Christian and BK, and he was two outs away from history.

Tom started the top of the sixth with a double, and he would score from second on Mike’s deep groundout to center. Nate then came to the plate and his a line drive off the fence. Similar to earlier in the game, a series of fielding errors led to Nate attempting to round the bases, but he was caught in between third and home, ending the inning.

Down 3-0 and with only two outs remaining, Eastbound would try to rally and crash Mike’s no-hit party. The first batter, Kyle, hit a lazy fly ball down the first base line. The normally sure-handed Mike approached the ball, but he missed it, and the ball fell to the ground as Kyle crossed first base. The perfect game had been squashed, and Eastbound had their first base runner of the game. Despite losing a shot at history, Mike buckled down, retiring Nate and striking out Dustin, stranding the Eastbound runner and giving Questionable Outfit the 3-0 win.

The win moved Questionable to 6-1 on the season, and Eastbound dropped to 0-8 with the loss.

W: Mike (1-1)
L: Christian (0-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike pitched the complete game shutout for Questionable Outfit, allowing only a single hit over six innings pitched, and striking out one batter.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up three runs on six hits in six innings pitched.
– Mike led Questionable on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, and 2 RBI.
– Kyle had the only hit for Eastbound, a single to lead off the top of the sixth. He was 1-for-3.