Ham Slams Top Eastbound & Dahn 5-1 with Barrage of Extra-Base Hits

17 Jun

Dustin allowed only one run on four hits, earning the complete game win, and hit a solo homer in the sixth inning.

The Ham Slams beat Eastbound & Dahn 5-1 with eleven base hits, none of which were singles, and set the EWL single-game team record for triples with six. Dustin pitched the complete game win, giving up only one run on four hits, and Dan went 4-for-5 with a double and three triples, which also tied a single-game record.

Christian started for Eastbound & Dahn, and he was effective in the first, retiring Dustin and Dan in order. Dustin allowed a leadoff triple to Nate in the bottom of the first, but Eastbound couldn’t plate a run, as Dustin struck out Christian and retired Kyle to strand the runner, and the game remained scoreless.

The Ham Slams would jump out to a lead in the top of the second. Josh doubled to start the inning, and Steve drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 1-0. Christian got Dustin to groundout to left, but Steve scored on the play, and the Slams led 2-0. Dan followed with a triple, and Josh hit the third Ham Slams triple of the inning, scoring Dan to push the lead to 3-0. Christian then retired Steve to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by three.

Dustin rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring BK and Nate in order.

Dan doubled with one out in the top of the third, but Christian stranded the runner, retiring Josh to end the inning.

Dustin continued to control the Eastbound bats in the bottom of the third, retiring his sixth and seventh consecutive batters, Christian and Kyle, and the score remained 3-0.

Steve doubled to start the top of the fourth, but when Dustin grounded out for the first out of the inning, Steve was doubled off in between second and third, ending the inning with no runs scored.

Christian maneuvers his way to the mound to double up Steve of the Ham Slams and end the inning

Dustin retired two more Eastbound batters in the bottom of the fourth, as BK and Nate went down in order, and Dustin had only allowed a hit to the first hitter of the game through four innings.

Dan tripled to lead off the top of the fifth, but the Ham Slams couldn’t drive him in. Christian retired Josh for the first out of the inning and then struck out Steve to strand the runner and the Ham Slams lead held at three runs.

Eastbound would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Christian led off the inning with a triple, and Kyle drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 5-1. Two batters later Nate singled to put runners on the corner with one out, and Eastbound was threatening. Dustin escaped the jam, striking out Christian to strand two runners and end the inning.

Nate, who led Eastbound with two hits, fires a ball into the mound from the outfield fence

The Ham Slams would add insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Dustin led off the inning with a solo homer, pushing the Ham Slams lead to 4-1. Dan followed with his third triple of the game, tying the EWL single-game record, and he scored when Josh hit an RBI double. Josh was caught in between second and third on the play for the first out of the inning. Steve then tripled, giving the Ham Slams their record-breaking sixth triple of the game, but Christian stranded the runner, retiring Dustin for the second out of the inning.

Dan, who tied the single-game record for triples, with three, scoops up a ground ball in left field

Down 5-1, Eastbound couldn’t rally in the bottom of the sixth. Dustin retired Kyle and BK to end the inning and the game, giving the Ham Slams the victory.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 6-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound to 2-10.

W: Dustin (3-2)
L: Christian (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing one run on four hits and striking out two in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound in a complete game effort, giving up five runs on eleven hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dan led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a double, three triples, and two runs scored, tying the single-game record for triples.
– Nate led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 2-for-4 with a triple and a single.

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