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Cookies & Cream Rally to Hand Questionable Outfit First Loss of Season

30 May

Cookies & Cream rallied in the third and fourth innings, and Jordan’s solo homer in the bottom of the fourth proved to be the deciding hit as Questionable Outfit lost for the first time in 2017.

Dinger started for Cookies & Cream, and he fell behind early as Questionable Outfit jumped out to an early lead. After Bob doubled to start the game, two batters later, Mike hit an RBI triple, making the score 1-0. Miller followed with a two-run blast, and Questionable Outfit led 3-0. Bob then doubled, but was caught trying to extend the hit into a triple, and the inning was over.

Questionable Outfit sent their ace, Miller, to the mound, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Jordan and Joey in order.

Dinger got into a groove starting in the top of the second, as he sent Tom and Mike down consecutively, and the score remained 3-0. Miller matched him in the bottom of the second, as Erich and Dinger were retired.

Dinger retired two more Questionable hitters in the top of the third, and Cookies would cut into the Questionable lead in the bottom half of the inning.

Jordan led off with a single, and moved to third when Joey followed with a double. Miller got Erich to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Jordan scored on the play, and Questionable led 3-1. Dinger followed with an RBI single, scoring Joey from third, and the lead had been cut to 3-2. Miller then retired Jordan to end the inning, and Questionable would get a run back in the top of the fourth.

Tom led off the inning with a deep solo blast to left, making the score 4-2. Dinger then sent Mike and Miller down, and he had retired six of seven Questionable hitters.

Cookies & Cream continued to fight back in the bottom of the fourth. Joey led off with a double, and Erich drove him in with a two-run shot, tying the game at 4-4. Miller retired Dinger for the first out of the inning, but Jordan followed with a solo homer, giving Cookies & Cream their first lead of the game. Miller then retired Joey to end the inning, and the score was 5-4.

Bob started the top of the fifth with a single, putting the tying runner on first, but Dinger buckled down, retiring Tom and Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Miller rolled through the bottom of the fifth, retiring Erich and Dinger in order, and Questionable trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Miller helped his own cause to start the top of the sixth, hitting a single, and he was the tying runner. Dinger got Bob to ground out to right for the first out of the inning, but Miller advanced to second, putting the tying runner in scoring position. Mike came to the plate, but he was unable to capitalize, as Dinger got him to fly out to center, stranding the runner and ending the inning and the game.

Cookies & Cream moved to 3-3 with the win, and Questionable Outfit dropped to 5-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, giving up four runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Miller took the loss for Questionable Outfit in the complete game effort, allowing five runs on six hits in five innings.
– Jordan led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single, the game-winning homer, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Joey also went 2-for-4 for Cookies with two doubles and two runs scored.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, two doubles, and a run scored.

Steve Homers Four Times, Josh Cycles in 14-5 Ham Slams Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

30 May

Steve and Josh had incredible games to carry the Ham Slams, as they combined for 11 hits.

Steve hit four home runs, including two in the first inning, and drove in seven runs as the Ham Slams jumped out to a big lead against Eastbound & Dahn and ran away with a 14-5 win. Josh pitched the complete game win for the Slams while also hitting for the cycle, and Tom had four extra-base hits, including three homers.

Things got off to a good start for Eastbound & Dahn, as they took a lead in the top of the first right away. Mark started the game with a double, and Nate followed with a two-run homer. Josh retired BK and Helal to end the inning, and Eastbound had taken a 2-0 lead in the top of the first.

The lead didn’t last long, and the Ham Slams had a monster inning in the bottom of the first. Dustin tripled off Helal to start the inning, and Tom tied the game with a two-run homer. Josh then doubled, and Steve followed with another two-run jack for the Slams, making the score 4-2. After a Dustin single, Tom doubled to put two runners in scoring position. Josh then hit a three-run blast, the third Ham Slams homer of the inning, and they were up 7-2. Steve then homered for the second time in the inning, and the back-to-back jacks put the Hams Slams ahead 8-2 before Eastbound had even recorded an out. Helal finally got the first out of the inning when Dustin flew out to the mound, but the Ham Slams weren’t finished. Tom hit another solo homer, the fifth homer for the Ham Slams in the first inning, and the lead was 9-2. Josh followed with a single, the tenth Ham Slams hit of the inning, but the enormous inning would end there, as Helal got Steve to groundout to center, stranding the runner and ending the inning.

Steve had six extra-base hits in the game, including two triples and four homers


Josh cruised through the top of the second, retiring Mark and Nate in order.

Dustin led off the bottom of the second with a double, but the Ham Slams couldn’t put together another big inning. Helal retired Tom and Josh, ending the inning without further damage.

Eastbound added a run in the top of the third, cutting the deficit to six runs. Helal tripled with one out, and Mark drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 9-3. Joshn then retired Nate to end the inning.

The Slams got the runs right back in the bottom of the third. Steve led off the inning with his third blast of the game, a solo shot that made the score 10-3. Two batters later, Tom hit his third round-tripper of the game, and the Ham Slams led 11-3. Josh singled, and Steve drove him in with an RBI triple. Helal retired Dustin to end the inning, stranding Steve at third, and the Slams had made the score 12-3.

Tom had the biggest game of his young wiffle career, going 4-for-7 with a double, three homers, and four runs scored

BK doubled to start the top of the fourth, but Eastbound couldn’t plate the run, as Josh retired Helal and Mark to end the inning.

The Slams would add two more to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Josh tripled with one out, completing the cycle, and Steve drove him in with a two-run homer, his fourth of the game. Dustin singled, but Helal retired Tom to end the inning, and the Slams lead 14-3.

Eastbound cut the deficit to ten runs in the top of the fifth when Mark hit a one-out solo homer, making the score 14-4. Josh then retired Bk to end the inning.

Helal got Josh to fly out to the mound for the first out in the bottom of the fifth, and when Steve tried to turn a triple into an inside-the-park homer, which would have been his fifth of the game, he was caught out between third and home, ending the inning.

For the second consecutive inning, Mark hit a one-out solo homer, and Eastbound had cut the score to 14-5 in the top of the sixth. But they couldn’t rally, as Josh retired BK for the second out, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 2-4 on the year, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-4.

W: Josh (1-2)
L: Helal (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing five runs on seven hits.
– Helal took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up fourteen runs on nineteen hits.
– Josh also hit for the cycle, going 5-for-7 with two singles, a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Steve had six extra-base hits for the Ham Slams, going 6-for-7 with two triples, four home runs, four runs scored, and seven RBI.
– Tom went 4-for-7 for the Slams, with a double, three home runs, four runs scored, and four RBI.
– Mark led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Bob Hits for Cycle, Tom Hits Three Homers as Questionable Outfit Routs Eastbound & Dahn 18-4

30 May

Bob had a legendary performance against Eastbound & Dahn, going a perfect 9-for-9 with 3 singles, 4 doubles, a triple, a home run (the cycle), 6 runs scored, and 3 RBI.

Bob fell just one hit shy of the single-game record, going a perfect 9-for-9 at the plate and hitting for the cycle, as Questionable Outfit rolled past Eastbound & Dahn. Tom had six hits, including three homers, and Mike contributed six hits and a complete game win on the mound for Questionable.

BK led of the game for Eastbound with a double, but, as he did throughout the game, Mike escaped without damage, retiring the next two batters, Mark and Nate, to strand the runner and end the inning.

Questionable jumped out to a lead in the bottom of the first against the Eastbound starter, BK. Bob doubled, and Tom followed with a two-run blast, putting Questionable ahead 2-0. Mike followed with a single, but when Miller grounded out for the first out of the inning, Mike was caught between second and third for the second out, ending the inning.

Helal doubled to start the top of the second, but once again Mike avoided trouble. He got BK to fly out to the mound, and Mark flew out to left to end the inning, stranding the runner.

Bob tripled to lead off the bottom of the second, and for the second consecutive inning, Tom followed with a two-run homer, putting Questionable ahead 4-0. The next batter, Mike, tripled, and Miller drove him in with an RBI single to extend the lead to 5-0. Bob then singled to put runners on the corners, but Questionable couldn’t add to their lead. Tom grounded out for the first out of the inning, and Bob was caught between bases for the second out.

Eastbound started the third inning with a hit, their third consecutive inning starting with a baserunner, when Nate led off with a single. Mike fanned Helal for the first out before allowing a single to BK, which put runners on the corners. Eastbound had two on, but Mike got out of another ja, getting Mark to groundout to center to strand both runners and end the inning.

BK gave up a single to Mike to start the bottom of the third, and two batters later, Bob hit a two-run homer to make the score 7-0. After a Tom double, Mike clubbed a two-run blast, and Questionable led 9-0. BK got Miller to groundout for the second out of the inning, and Questionable had opened up a seven run lead.

Questionable Outfit celebrate at the plate after Mike’s homerun

Eastbound would cut into the deficit in the top of the fourth. Helal hit a one-out double, and BK followed with a two-run homer to left. After Mark singled, Nate hit an RBI double, scoring Mark from first and the score was 9-3. Mike then retired Helal for the second out of the inning, but Eastbound had narrowed the margin to four runs.

Eastbound & Dahn celebrate after BK’s homer

Questionable bounced right back in the bottom of the fourth. Bob doubled, and Tom followed with a double to put runners on second and third. Mike hit an RBI single, clearing the bases and pushing the score to 11-3. Miller and Bob both followed with singles, and Questionable Outfit had a six run lead, the bases loaded, and no outs. Remarkably, BK escaped the inning without further damage. Tom flew out to shallow left for the first out of the inning, and Mike grounded out to center, stranding all three runners.

BK singled to start the top of the fifth, and he scored from first on a Mark RBI single, cutting the score to 11-4. Mike then retired Nate and Helal to strand Mark at first, ending the inning.

Mike pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, scattering four runs on ten hits in six innings

Eastbound had narrowed the deficit to seven runs, but Questionable Outfit put the game away in the bottom of the fifth. Thanks to a series of errors, Questionable doubled their lead. Miller tripled to start the inning, and Bob drove him in with an RBI double to make the score 13-4. Tom then crushed his third two-run homer of the game, and Questionable led 15-4. Mike, Nate, and Bob each singled to load the bases for the second time in the game. Tom hit an RBI single, driving in one run, and the score was 16-4. Mike had a second opportunity for a grand slam, but he grounded out to right. One run scored on the play, and Questionable led 17-4. Miller hit his second single and third hit of the inning, driving in another run, and the lead was extended to 18-4. Bob then doubled to put runners on second and third, however, BK finally got out of the inning when Tom grounded out to center, stranding two runners. The seven run inning put Questionable Outfit ahead 18-4.

After the huge bottom of the fifth, Questionable Outfit wrapped things up quickly in the top of the sixth. Mike sent BK and Mark down in order, ending the inning and the game and giving Questionable Outfit the 18-4 win.

The win moved Questionable to 5-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-3.

W: Mike (1-0)
L: BK (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing four runs on ten hits and striking out one in six innings.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up eighteen runs on a single-game record tying twenty-six hits in five innings pitched.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going a perfect 9-for-9 and hitting for the cycle. In total, he tallied three singles, four doubles, a triple, a home run, six runs scored, and three RBI.
– Tom went 6-for-9 for Questionable with a single, two doubles, three homers, six runs scored, and seven RBI.
– Mike also had six hits for Questionable, going 6-for-8 with four singles, a triple, a homer, four runs scored, and five RBI.
– BK led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 4-for-6 with two singles, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.

Jordan Has Career Game, Leads Cookies & Cream to 14-2 Win Over Ham Slams

30 May

Jordan had one of the best single-game performances in EWL history, going 7-for-7, hitting the cycle, and driving in eight runs to lead Cookies & Cream to a runaway victory

Jordan had the best game of his EWL career, going 7-for-7 and hitting for the cycle and pitching the complete game victory, as he led Cookies & Cream to a 14-2 blowout victory over the Ham Slams.

The Ham Slams got on the scoreboard right away in the top of the first, taking an early lead. Dustin doubled to start the game, and two batters later, Josh singled, scoring Dustin from second and putting the Ham Slams ahead 1-0. Josh was caught in between first and second on the play for the second out, ending the inning.

Cookies & Cream would bounce back in a huge way against Dustin in the bottom of the first, blowing the game open. Jordan led off the game with a double, and two batters later, Erich hit a one-out double to score him, tying the game at 1-1. Dinger then hit an RBI double, and Cookies took the lead 2-1. Jordan followed with a two-run blast to left-center, and the score was 4-1. Joey then doubled, and Erich drove him in with a two-run home run to right, making the score 6-1. Dinger then singled, and Jordan hit his second homer of the inning, another two-run shot that put Cookies & Cream ahead 8-1. Dustin finally retired Joey for the second out of the inning, and after the first inning onslaught had ended, the Ham Slams trailed by seven.

Jordan rolled through the top of the second, retiring Steve and Dustin in order.

Dustin got it back together in the bottom of the second, sending Erich and Dinger down consecutively, and the score was 8-1 through two innings.

Tom, making his first EWL appearance, doubled for his first career hit to lead off the third. But the Ham Slams couldn’t capitalize, as Jordan retired Josh and Steve to strand the runner and end the inning.

Cookies would add an insurance run in the bottom of the first. Jordan led off with a triple, and he scored on a sacrifice fly by Joey, making the score 9-1. Erich followed with a one-out single, but Dustin retired the next batter, Dinger, ending the inning.

Jordan pitched another perfect frame in the top of the fourth, and he’d get even more run support in the bottom of the inning.

Jordan also pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, scattering five hits and two runs in six innings

Jordan singled to start the inning, giving him his first career cycle. Two batters later, Erich hit a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Dinger then hit an RBI single, and the score was 10-1. Jordan then cleared the bases with an RBI triple, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 12-1. Dustin retired Joey to end the inning, and Cookies led by eleven.

The Ham Slams would put a small dent in the Cookies lead in the top of the first. Josh led off with a single, and two batters later, Dustin hit an RBI triple, making the score 12-2. Dustin was caught out trying to complete an inside-the-park homer, ending the inning.

Erich led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, and after Dustin struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, Jordan hit his third homer of the game, and his third two-run homer put Cookies ahead 14-2. Dustin retired Joey to end the inning, and the Ham Slams trailed by twelve heading into their final at-bat.

The Ham Slams went quietly in the top of the sixth, as Jordan retired Tom and Josh in order, giving Cookies & Cream the 14-2 win.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 2-3 on the season, and the Ham Slams dropped to 1-4.

W: Jordan (1-0)
L: Dustin (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing two runs on five hits in six innings.
– Dustin took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up fourteen runs on sixteen hits and striking out one in five innings.
– Jordan led Cookies & Cream on offense, going a perfect 7-for-7 and hit for the cycle. In total, Jordan had a single, a double, two triples, three home runs, six runs scored, and eight RBI in one of the greatest offense performances in league history.
– Erich also went 5-for-6 for Cookies & Cream, with three singles, a double, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Dustin led the Ham Slams on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

Les Hits Walk-Off Single to Give Cookies & Cream 7-6 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

29 May

After a dramatic at-bat, Les hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to give Cookies & Cream their first win in 2017

In what may be his final career appearance on the Wiffle Diamond, Les, who has played sparingly since being an original member of 2012 champions the Caucasians, suited up for Cookies & Cream and hit a walk-off RBI single in the bottom of the sixth to lead them to victory. After an epic at-bat that included nearly ten foul balls, Les roped a single to left, scoring Jordan from second and giving Cookies & Cream the win.

Guthrie started on the mound for Cookies & Cream, and after giving up a one-out single to BK in the top of the first, he retired Helal to strand the runner and end the inning.

BK took the mound for Eastbound, and he cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order, and the game was tied through an inning.

Guthrie continued to roll in the top of the second, sending both of Eastbound’s Nates down in order.

Cookies would get on the board in the bottom of the second immediately when Erich led of the inning with a solo shot to right, and the score was 1-0. Two batters later, Les hit a one out single, and Guthrie followed with a two-run shot to left-center, putting Cookies ahead 3-0. BK then retired Joey, ending the inning.

Guthrie remained effective in the top of the third, sending BK and Helal down in order, and Cookies led 3-0.

Guthrie would provide himself some insurance runs in the bottom of the third. Erich and Jordan each singled, and after a Les groundout that advanced the runners, Guthrie hit a one-out double that cleared the bases, and Cookies & Cream led 5-0. Helal retired Joey for the second out of the inning, and Eastbound trailed by five.

After dominating the first half of the game, Guthrie got into trouble in the fourth and wouldn’t make it through the inning. The first batter he faced, Nate O, tripled, and Nate C drove him in with an RBI double to put Eastbound on the board. After a BK single put runners on the corners, Helal doubled to empty the bases, and the score was 5-3. The Eastbound rally continued when Nate O hit a two-run blast to center, tying the game at 5-5. Eastbound had chased Guthrie from the game and tied the score with five consecutive hits in the bottom of the third. Cookies brought Joey into the game, and he escaped the inning with the game tied. He retired Nate C for the first out of the inning, and after a BK single, Helal was retired for the second out of the inning.

Eastbound also made a pitching change, bringing Helal to the mound in the bottom of the fourth. He retired the side in order, and the score was 5-5 heading into the fifth.

Nate C would single with out out in the top of the fifth, but he was stranded when BK grounded out to end the inning.

Cookies & Cream would reclaim the lead in the bottom of the fifth when Guthrie hit a one-out solo homer, making the score 6-5. Helal retired Joey to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Joey retired Helal to start the inning, and Eastbound was down to their last out when Nate O hit a line drive off the fence. After a series of fielding and throwing errors, Nate raced around the bases for an inside-the-park homer, tying the game at 6-6. Joey retired Nate C to end the inning, and Eastbound had rallied the for the second time in the game.

Helal remained on the mound in the bottom of the sixth, and he retired Erich for the first out of the inning. Jordan followed with a single, and the tying run was on base. Les came to the plate, and he fouled off pitch after pitch, as the drama escalated. Les finally connected on a towering fly ball to left, and just as it looked like he would hit a walk-off two run homer, the ball trailed into foul territory for yet another foul. A few foul balls later, Les finally connected on a frozen rope off the fence in left. Jordan raced around the bases from first and scored. Les’s walk-off hit gave Cookies & Cream the 7-6 win.

Cookies & Cream earned their first win of the year, moving to 1-3. The loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-2.

W: Joey (1-0)
L: Helal (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey earned the win for Cookies & Cream, pitching three innings of relief, giving up a run on three hits. Guthrie took the no decision in three innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
– Helal took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, allowing four runs on five hits in 2.5 innings. BK got a no decision, pitching three innings and giving up three runs on four hits.
– Guthrie led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and five RBI.
– Nate O led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and five RBI.

Questionable Outfit Outlasts Ham Slams 6-4 in Epic Eight Inning Battle

29 May

Mike’s two-run homer in the top of the eighth put Questionable Outfit ahead for good

In one of the best regular season games in recent memory, the Ham Slams and Questionable Outfit battled back and forth for eight innings before Questionable Outfit finally pulled way to a 6-4 victory. Mike’s two-run homer in the top of the eight put Questionable Outfit ahead for good, and after multiple comebacks earlier in the game, the Ham Slams were out of gas. Bob pitched all eight innings for the complete game win, and Questionable Outfit remained undefeated for the season.

Dustin took the mound for the Ham Slams, and after giving up a leadoff single to Bob, he escaped the inning by getting Tom to groundout to left, and Bob was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

Bob cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Josh before striking out Dustin for the second out of the inning.

Questionable Outfit would jump out to a lead in the top of the second. Mike led off the inning with a double, and Miller drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Bob followed with a two-run blast to right, and Questionable Outfit led 3-0. Tom then singled, and when Mike followed with a single, it looked as if Questionable would blow the game open. However, when the next batter, Miller, grounded out to Dustin, he stepped on the mound to double up Tom, and the inning was over. The Ham Slams trailed 3-0, but the deficit could have been bigger.

The Ham Slams bounced back in the bottom of the second, cutting into the Questionable Outfit lead. Eric led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Josh hit a two-run homer, and the score was 3-2. Dustin followed with a single, but Bob stranded him, retiring Eric to end the inning.

Dustin rolled through the top of the third, retiring Bob and Tom in order, and the Ham Slams would draw even in the bottom of the third, when Steve led off the inning with a solo homer. Bob retired Josh and Dustin to end the inning, but the Slams had tied the game at 3-3.

Dustin remained effective in the top of the fourth, retiring Mike and Miller consecutive.y Bob matched him in the bottom half of the inning, and the score was 3-3 through four innings.

Kimble doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Questionable couldn’t plate a run, as Dustin retired Mike for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner. Bob pitched a scoreless frame in the bottom of the fifth, and the game remained tied.

Bob pitched all eight innings for the complete game win and also went 3-for-6 at the plate with a single, a double, and a two-run homer

Questionable couldn’t take the lead in the top of the sixth, as Miller and Bob were sent down in order, and the Slams had a chance to walk off with a win in the bottom of the sixth.

Eric singled to lead off the inning, but the Slams couldn’t capitalize, as Bob retired Dustin and Josh to strand the runner and sent the game to extra innings.

Questionable would pull back ahead in the top of the seventh, when Mike hit a one-out homer to deep left center, making the score 4-3. Dustin retired Miller to end the inning, and the Slams would need to score to extend the game.

Dustin helped his own cause in the bottom half of the inning, leading off with a solo homer to tie the game at 4-4. The Slams once again couldn’t walk off with a win, as Bob retired Eric and Steve to end the inning and send the game to the eighth.

Dustin’s solo homer to lead off the bottom of the seventh sent the game to the eighth inning

Bob started the top of the eighth with a double, and two batters later, Mike hit a towering two-run bomb to left, his second extra-innings homer of the game, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 6-4. Dustin retired Miller to end the inning, and the Slams would once again have to rally to stay alive in the game.

For the second consecutive inning, Dustin came through for the Slams, doubling with one out. The tying runner was at the plate, but the Slams couldn’t come through this time, as Bob retired Eric for the second out, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit the 6-4 win.

W: Bob (1-0)
L: Dustin (1-0)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched all eight innings for Questionable Outfit, earning the complete game win, while allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Dustin also pitched all eight innings for the Ham Slams, taking the loss and giving up six runs on ten hits.
– Both pitchers tied the single game record for innings, with eight.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI. Mike put Questionable ahead in the seventh and then hit the game-winning homer in the eighth.
– Dustin led the Ham Slams on offense, going 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.

Nate and BK Lead Eastbound & Dahn to 6-2 Win Over Ham Slams

21 May

BK allowed only two runs on seven hits in the complete game win for Eastbound & Dahn

Nate O’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put the game out of reach for the Ham Slams, and Eastbound & Dahn’s 6-2 win gave them a winning record in the standings for the first time in nearly a year and a half. BK allowed only two runs in a complete game win, and Nate went 2-for-4, driving in four runs in his first appearance on the Wiffle Diamond in 2017.

BK gave up a leadoff single to Josh to start the top of the first, and he stranded him, retiring Dustin and striking out Steve to end the inning.

Josh took the mound for the Ham Slams, and he matched BK in the bottom of the first. After allowing a leadoff single to Nate C, he got BK to groundout to left, and Nate was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

The Ham Slams took the lead in the top of the second. Josh singled with one out, and Dustin hit an RBI triple, scoring Josh from first to make the score 1-0. The Slams couldn’t plate Dustin from third, however, as BK got Steve to fly out to right to end the inning.

Eastbound bounced right back in the bottom of the second. Helal tripled to start the inning, and Nate O, in his first at-bat of 2017, grounded out to center, allowing Helal to score on the play to tie the game at 1-1. Nate C put Eastbound ahead when he followed with a solo homer to center, the first of his career. Josh retired BK to end the inning, and Eastbound led 2-1.

BK cruised through the top of the third, retiring Dan and striking out Josh to maintain the one-run lead.

Nate O got his first hit of 2017 when he doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Josh stranded him, retiring Nate C to end the inning.

The Slams would even things up in the top of the fourth. Steve hit a one-out double, and Dan got his first hit of 2017, an RBI single to score Steve and tie the game at 2-2. The Slams couldn’t pull ahead, as BK retired Josh to strand Dan at first and end the inning.

Eastbound’s two Nates converge on a fly ball in deep right center field. The Nates combined for five hits and drove in five of the six Eastbound & Dahn runs.

Josh rolled through the bottom of the fourth, retiring BK and Helal in order, and the score remained 2-2.

BK matched Josh in the top of the fifth, sending Dustin and Steve down consecutively.

Eastbound would break the game open in the bottom of the fifth, pulling away from the Slams with a series of hits. Josh retired Nate O for the first out of the inning, but Nate C followed with a one-out single. BK then singled to put runners on first and third, and when Helal became the third consecutive Eastbound hitter to single, Nate scored from second, making the score 3-2. With one out and runners on first and second, Nate O put the game away, hitting a three-run blast to clear the bases and put Eastbound ahead 6-2. Josh retired Nate C to end the inning, but the Slams, who came into the inning tied with Eastbound, now trailed by four heading into the sixth.

BK stayed on the mound to close things out, and it looked as if he would be in trouble. Dan and Josh each singled to start the top of the sixth, and the Ham Slams had two runners on with no outs. But BK buckled down, getting Dustin to fly out to shallow right for the first out of the inning, and the runners did not advance. Steve then flew out for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners to end the game, giving Eastbound & Dahn the 6-2 win.

The win moved Eastbound to 2-1 on the season, and the Ham Slams dropped to 1-2 with the loss.

W: BK (1-1)
L: Josh (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– BK pitched the complete game win for Eastbound & Dahn, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out two in six innings.
– Josh took the loss for the Ham Slams, givinv up six runs on eight hits in five innings.
– Nate O led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a run scored, and four RBI.
– Nate C went 3-for-5 for Eastbound, with two singles, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Josh led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-5 with three singles and a run scored.