Miller Outduels Les in Pitcher’s Duel, Questionable Outfit Top Cookies & Cream 1-0

21 May

Miller allowed only four hits in a complete game shutout for Questionable Outfit, the second of his EWL career

After shutting out Eastbound & Dahn in their second game of the season, Questionable Outfit continued to pitch well and play strong defense, beating Cookies & Cream 1-0 in their second consecutive shutout victory. Miller pitched the complete game, allowing only four hits, with no Cookies & Cream runner advancing beyond second base.

Miller cruised through the top of the first, retiring Guthrie and Erich in order, and Questionable would give him all of the run support that he would need in the bottom half of the inning.

Les, making a rare appearance on the Wiffle Diamond for Cookies & Cream, took the mound against Questionable Outfit, and the first batter he faced, Bob, welcomed him back in style. Bob crushed a deep solo blast to right-center to lead off, and Questionable Outfit led 1-0 immediately. Les retired Tom and Mike to end the inning, but the damage was done.

Les delivers a pitch to Bob, whose solo homer to lead off the bottom of the first was the only run scored in the game

Les singled with one out in the top of the second, but Miller buckled down, retiring Guthrie to strand the runner and end the inning.

Miller led off the bottom of the second with a double, but Questionable couldn’t add to their lead, as Les retired Bob and Tom to end the inning.

Miller fanned Erich to start the top of the third, and after Joey hit a one-out double, Les was retired, and the Questionable lead remained 1-0.

Rairigh singled to lead off the bottom of the third, but Questionable couldn’t plate him, as Les retired Miller and Bob to keep the score 1-0.

Les was effective on the mound in a rare appearance for Cookies & Cream, and Mike was effective mugging for the camera

Miller cruised through the top of the fourth, retiring Guthrie before striking out Erich for the second time in the game. His offense couldn’t help him out, however, as Les matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order.

Once again, Miller rolled through the top of the fifth, sending Joey and Les down in order, and the fast-moving game remained a one-run game.

Les got into some trouble in the bottom of the fifth. Mike singled to lead off, and he moved to second when Miller followed with a single. Questionable had runners on first and second with no outs, but Les continued to pitch well, and his defense supported him. Bob flew out to deep right field, and Tom flew out to left, stranding both runners. Cookies would head into the top of sixth down a run with only two hits in the game.

Miller stayed on the mound to close things out, and Cookies & Cream made it interesting. Jordan entered the game, and he singled in his first at-bat. Two batters later, Erich singled, putting runners on first and third with one out. The tying run was on third base, and Joey came to the plate. He rifled a line drive to left, and it looked as if Cookies were mounting a late comeback, but Kimble snatched up the ball just in time to record the second out, ending the game.

The 1-0 win moved Questionable Outfit to 3-0 on the season, while the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to 0-3.

W: Miller (2-1)
L: Les (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game shutout win for Questionable Outfit, scattering four hits and striking out two in six innings. It was the second complete game shutout of his career.
– Les took the complete game loss for Cookies & Cream. He gave up one run on four hits in five innings.
– Bob’s solo homer to lead off the bottom of the first was the only run in the game. It was the fourth leadoff homer of his career.
– Erich, Joey, Les, and Jordan each had one hit for Cookies & Cream.

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