Miller Homers Twice to Lead Questionable Outfit to 7-4 Game One Win in Wiffle Series

14 Aug
Miller provided four runs of his own run support and hit two late-game homers than propelled Questionable Outfit to a game one victory

Miller provided four runs of his own run support and hit two late-game homers than propelled Questionable Outfit to a game one victory

Miller pitched the complete game win, hit two homers, and drove in four runs as Questionable Outfit took game one of the 2016 EWL Wiffle Series from Cookies & Cream 7-4. Cookies & Cream rallied to tie the score after Questionable pulled ahead early, but Miller’s home runs led a late game surge by Questionable Outfit that put the game out of reach.

Cookies & Cream and Questionable Outfit are meeting in the Wiffle Series for the fourth consecutive season, as Questionable looks to three-peat as EWL Champions and Cookies hopes to avenge two straight years of losing in the championship series and return to their 2013 championship form.

Cookies & Cream get ready to face Questionable Outfit in the Wiffle Series for the fourth consecutive season. Cookies topped Questionable in 2013, but have lost the past two series in '14 and '15.

Cookies & Cream get ready to face Questionable Outfit in the Wiffle Series for the fourth consecutive season. Cookies topped Questionable in 2013, but have lost the past two series in ’14 and ’15.

Miller, Questionable’s ace, started on the mound in game one, and he got off to a solid start, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order in the top of the first.

Guthrie took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and Questionable Outfit got to him early. Bob led off the game with a single, and Tom followed with an RBI double to make the score 1-0. Mike followed with a double to put runners on second and third, and Tom scored when Miller grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Mike advanced to third, but Questionable couldn’t plate another run. Bob grounded out to right to end the inning, and Questionable led 2-0 after one.

Cookies & Cream bounced back in the top of the second to take the lead. Jordan doubled with one out, and Guthrie followed with a two-run homer to tie the game at 2-2. Blose then hit a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks put Cookies & Cream ahead 3-2. Miller retired Joey to end the inning, and Questionable trailed by a run.

Blose's solo homer in the top of the second gave Cookies & Cream their only lead of game one

Blose’s solo homer in the top of the second gave Cookies & Cream their only lead of game one

Tom led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer to left, and Questionable tied the game at 3-3. Mike followed with a double, and two batters later, Bob hit a one out single, but Mike was caught in between third and home trying to score on the play to end the inning with the score tied.

Jordan led off the top of the third with a single, but he was caught trying to advance the hit into a double. Miller then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Tom rounds first after his solo homer in the second as Christian (scorekeeper) and Guthrie (pitcher) watch it soar over the fence

Tom rounds first after his solo homer in the second as Christian (scorekeeper) and Guthrie (pitcher) watch it soar over the fence

Questionable would pull ahead in the bottom of the third. Mike singled with one out, and Miller provided his own run support, hitting a two-run blast to left-center, and the score was 5-3. Bob followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers put Questionable Outfit in front 6-3. Tom followed with a double, his second of the game, but the inning would end there, as Guthrie retired Mike for the second out to strand the runner.

Blose singled to start the top of the fourth, but Cookies couldn’t rally, as Miller retired Joey and Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

After allowing Cookies & Cream to take the lead in the second, Miller was in complete command, pitching Questionable Outfit to a victory

After allowing Cookies & Cream to take the lead in the second, Miller was in complete command, pitching Questionable Outfit to a victory

Bob singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Questionable couldn’t extend their lead, as Guthrie retired Tom for the second out of the inning.

Blose hit a one-out triple in the top of the fifth, but once again Cookies couldn’t plate the run, as Miller fanned Joey to strand the runner and end the inning.

Miller would add one insurance run and provide his own run support in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, he hit a solo homer, his second round tripper of the game, and Questionable led 7-3. Guthrie retired Bob to end the inning, and Cookies would head into their final at-bat of game one trailing by four.

Jordan led off the top of the sixth with a solo homer, cutting the deficit to 7-4, and Cookies had hope with the top of the lineup coming up. Miller, however, buckled down, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order to end the inning and the game.

Questionable Outfit had taken game one of the best-of-seven Wiffle Series 7-4, and were three wins away from a third consecutive title.

W: Miller (1-0)
L: Guthrie (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Guthrie took the loss in the complete game effort, giving up seven runs on twelve hits in six innings.
– Bob went 4-for-6 to lead Questionable on offense. He had three singles, a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Tom also went 3-for-5 for Questionable with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBIs.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Jordan went 3-for-4 for Cookies with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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