Dinger Throws Two-Hitter, Blose Powers Cookies & Cream Past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

4 Jul
After allowing a leadoff homer to Dustin, Dinger, who delivers a pitch to BK, allowed only one hit the rest of the game as Cookies & Cream rolled past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

After allowing a leadoff homer to Dustin, Dinger, who delivers a pitch to BK, allowed only one hit the rest of the game as Cookies & Cream rolled past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

Dinger allowed only two hits in a complete game win and Blose went 5-for-6 with two homers as Cookies & Cream stormed past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1.

Cara started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and Cookies & Cream got to her early. Guthrie singled to start the game, and Blose followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Joey then hit an RBI single, scoring Guthrie, but Joey was caught in between first and second on the play for the first out of the inning. Dinger came to the plate with one out and a runner on second, but Cara got him to ground out to left, stranding the runner, and Cookies led 1-0.

Cookies & Cream started Dinger, and the very first batter he faced, Dustin, crushed a solo homer to left, tying the game at 1-1. Dinger then retired Nate and BK to end the inning.

Jordan led off the top of the second with a solo homer, and Cookies took back the lead 2-1. Two batters later, Blose hit a one-out double, and he scored on a Joey RBI single that made the score 3-1. Dinger then singled to put runners on first and third with one out, but Cara got Jordan to ground out to left, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Cara and Dustin in order.

Eastbound removed Cara from the mound and turned to BK in the top of the third. Blose continued to swing a hot bat, hitting a solo homer that put Cookies & Cream ahead 4-1. Dinger continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

BK finally kept the Cookies’ bats scoreless in the top of the fourth, sending Dinger and Jordan down consecutively, and the score remained 4-1.

Dinger allowed a one-out single to Dustin in the bottom of the fourth, the first hit he had allowed since the first inning. Eastbound couldn’t capitalize on the baserunner, as Dinger retired Nate to strand the runner and end the inning.

Cookies extended their lead in the top of the fifth. Guthrie singled to start the inning, and Blose followed with a double to put runners on second and third. BK got Joey to ground out for the first out of the inning, but both runners managed to score on the play, and Cookies pulled ahead 6-1. Dinger hit a one-out double, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 7-1. Guthrie flew out to left for the second out of the inning, and Cookies led by six runs.

Dinger wouldn’t allow Eastbound to rally, as he retired BK and Cara in order in the bottom of the fifth.

Cookies put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth, adding four insurance runs. Blose hit a solo homer to start the inning, his second of the game, and Cookies led 8-1. Two batters later Dinger singled, and he moved to second when Jordan followed with a single. With one out and two on, Guthrie launched a three-run homer to left, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 11-1. Blose was retired for the first time in the game to end the inning, but Cookies now had a double-digit lead at ten runs.

Dinger pitched his fifth consecutive shutout inning in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game quickly by retiring Dustin and Nate in order, giving Cookies & Cream an 11-1 win.

The win moved Cookies to 11-5 for the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-15.

W: Dinger (3-3)
L: Cara (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing only a single run on 2 hits in 6 innings.
– Cara took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 2 innings pitched.
– BK pitched four innings of relief for Eastbound, allowing 8 runs on 9 hits.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-6 with a single, 2 doubles, 2 homers, 4 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Dustin had the only hits of the game for Eastbound, going 2-for-4 with a single, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

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