Archive | June, 2017

Guthrie’s Dominant Pitching Performance Leads Cookies & Cream to 3-1 Win Over Ham Slams

12 Jun

Guthrie, who allowed only two hits in a complete game win, delivers a pitch to Josh of the Ham Slams

Guthrie scattered only two hits over six innings, earning a complete game win, and also went 3-for-4 at the plate to lead Cookies & Cream past the Ham Slams. EWL veteran Joey hit his first home run of the 2017 season and went 2-for-4 as Cookies & Cream took hold of second place in the standings.

Guthrie cruised through the top of the first, retiring Dan and Dustin in order. He tripled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Cookies couldn’t drive him in, as Erich was retired for the second out, stranding the runner.

Guthrie continued to roll in the top of the second, sending Josh and Steve down consecutively, and he would get all of the run support he would need in the bottom half of the inning.

Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 1-0. Jordan followed with a single, and Guthrie drove him in with his second consecutive triple of the game, making the score 2-0. Two batters later, Joey hit a one-out double, scoring Guthrie from third, and Cookies led 3-0. Josh, the Ham Slams starter, then retired Jordan for the second out, ending the Cookies rally.

Josh delivers a pitch to Guthrie, who tripled in the at-bat to score Jordan from first and put Cookies & Cream ahead 2-0

Dan led off the top of the third with a triple, but Guthrie buckled down and retired Dustin and Josh with short fly outs, stranding the runner and ending the inning.

Guthrie led off the bottom of the third with a single, and he moved from first to third on an Erich double. Joey came to the plate with no outs and two runners in scoring position. He flew out to Steve in deep left field foul territory, and when Guthrie tried to tag and score on the play, Steve pegged him, completing the double play.

Joey went 2-for-4 with his first home run of the 2017 season after a long power draught

Guthrie continued to deal in the top of the fourth, sending Steve and Dan down in order, and he had retired eight of the first nine batters that he had faced.

Jordan led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, making the first out of the inning. Josh then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

The Ham Slams would get on the board in the top of the fifth, when Josh provided his own run support. With one out, he crushed a solo homer to right, making the score 3-1. Guthrie got the next batter, Steve, to fly out to the mound, and the Slams trailed by two runs.

Josh retired the Cookies & Cream side in order in the bottom of the fifth, sending Erich and Joey down, and the Slams would need two runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game.

Guthrie remained on the mound, and he made quick work of the Ham Slams. Dan grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, and Guthrie struck out Dustin for the second out of the inning, ending the game with the score 3-1.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 5-4 on the season, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 4-5.

W: Guthrie (1-1)
L: Josh (1-3)

Erich Hits for Cycle as Cookies & Cream Roll Past Eastbound & Dahn 15-1

6 Jun

Erich hit for the cycle for the first time in his career, going 6-for-8 and driving in six runs.

Erich hit for the cycle for the first time in his career, going 6-for-8 with a single, a double, two triples, and two homers, as he helped lead Cookies & Cream to a 15-1 victory over Eastbound & Dahn. Jordan continued to swing a hot bat for Cookies, going 6-for-8 with two singles, two doubles, and two homers, and he also pitched a complete game win, allowing only one run on five hits.

BK took the mound for Eastbound, and he was hit early and often, receiving little help from the defense behind him. Jordan led off the game with a single, and he moved from first to third on a Guthrie double, which put two runners in scoring position. Erich followed with a three-run blast that immediately put Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. BK fanned the next batter, Joey, and then retired Jordan to end the inning.

Jordan started for Cookies & Cream, and after allowing a one-out double to Christian in the bottom of the first, he retired Nate C to strand the runner and end the inning.

Cookies would add to their lead in the top of the second. Erich tripled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 4-0. Jordan followed with a two-run homer, and Cookies led 6-0. Guthrie singled and moved from first to third on an Erich double, putting two runners in scoring position with one out, but BK got Joey to fly out to left, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Jordan rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring BK and Kyle in order to end the inning.

The Cookies onslaught continued in the top of the third, as they would add three more runs to their lead. Jordan led off the inning with a single, and Guthrie drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 7-0. Erich followed with a triple, his second of the game, scoring Guthrie to extend the Cookies lead to 8-0. BK struck out Joey for the second time in the game, but Jordan followed with a one-out double, scoring Erich and Cookies led 9-0. Guthrie flew out for the second out of the inning, and Cookies had pulled out to a nine-run lead.

Cookies & Cream celebrate at the plate after one of Jordan’s two homers.

Jordan retired the side in order again in the bottom of the third, sending Nate O and Christian down consecutively.

Cookies would score yet again in the top of the fourth. Joey hit a one-out triple, and Jordan drove him in with his second two-run homer of the game. BK retired Guthrie to end the inning, and Cookies & Cream now led 11-0.

BK singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Eastbound couldn’t generate a rally, as Jordan retired Kyle to strand the runner and end the inning.

For the fifth consecutive inning, Cookies & Cream would add to their lead in the top of the fifth. Erich singled to start the inning, and after BK struck out Joey for the third time in the game, Jordan doubled to put two runners in scoring position with one out. Guthrie followed with an RBI triple, clearing the bases and putting Cookies & Cream ahead 13-0. Erich continued to dominate, crushing a two-run homer, his second blast of the game, and Cookies led 15-0. BK got Joey to fly out for the second out of the inning, and Eastbound trailed by fifteen runs.

Jordan pitched the complete game for Cookies & Cream, allowing only one run over six innings. He also went 6-for-8 with four extra-base hits.

Eastbound would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Christian doubled with one out, and Nate C drove him in with an RBI single, cutting the score to 15-1. Jordan would end the rally there, however, getting BK to ground out to left, ending the inning and stranding the runner.

After scoring at least two runs in each of the first five innings, Cookies would go scoreless for the first time in the game in the top of the sixth. Guthrie hit a one-out double, but BK stranded him at second, retiring Erich to end the inning.

Kyle led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, but Eastbound couldn’t generate enough offense to make the game interesting. Jordan retired Nate O and Christian, stranding Kyle and ending the inning and the game, giving Cookies & Cream a 15-1 victory.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 4-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-6.

W: Jordan (2-1)
L: BK (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream and allowed one earned run on five hits in six innings.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, surrendering fifteen earned runs on nineteen hits in six innings.
– BK tied the single-game record for pitching strikeouts with three.
– Erich led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 6-for-8 with a single, a double, two triples, two homers, five runs scored, and six RBI. He also hit for the cycle for the first time in his career.
– Jordan also had six hits for Cookies & Cream, going 6-for-8 with two singles, two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Christian led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored.

Josh and Steve Lead Ham Slams to 7-4 Win Over Questionable Outfit

6 Jun

Josh earned the first save by any pitcher in the EWL in 2017, and also went 5-for-6 at the plate to help lead the Ham Slams to a 7-4 win over Questionable Outfit.

The Ham Slams handed Questionable Outfit their second loss of the 2017, led by Josh who went 5-for-6 and Steve who went 4-for-6, combining for nine of the Slams eleven hits.

Questionable Outfit started their ace, Miller, on the mound, and in uncharacteristic fashion, he fell behind early. Josh led off the game with a single, and two batters later, Steve drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 1-0. Levi then tripled, scoring Steve to put the Slams ahead 2-0. Josh followed with a double, his second hit of the inning, and Levi scored on the play to give the Ham Slams a 3-0 lead. Miller then retired Dan for the second out of the inning, and the Slams led by three.

Dan, who was coming off his first pitching victory of the season against Cookies & Cream, took the mound for the Ham Slams. He cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Bob and Tom in order.

Miller rebounded in the top of the second, sending Steve and Levi down consecutively, and the score remained 3-0. Mike singled to lead off the bottom of the second, but Dan retired Miller and Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Up 3-0, the Slams would pull ahead further in the top of the third. Josh led off with a single, and Dan followed with a two-run homer to left, making the score 5-0. Steve then tripled, and he scored on a groundout by Levi, which was the first out of the inning. Miller then retired Josh, and the Ham Slams had taken a commanding 6-0 lead.

Questionable Outfit would get on the board in the bottom of the third. Tom started the inning with a single, and Mike drove him in with a two-run bomb to center, cutting the deficit to 6-2. Miller followed with a single, and it looked as if Questionable would have one of their big innings, but Dan buckled down, retiring Bob and Tom to strand Miller and end the inning.

Steve doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, but the Ham Slams couldn’t add to their lead as Miller retired Levi to end the inning.

Questionable would claw closer to the Slams in the bottom of the fourth. Miller singled with one out, and Bob followed with a two-run homer to right-center, narrowing the Ham Slams lead to 6-4. Tom grounded out to end the inning, and the Slams led by two runs heading into the fifth.

Josh doubled to start the top of the fifth, and two batters later, Steve hit his fourth extra-base hit of the game, an RBI double that extended the Ham Slams lead to 7-4. Miller retired Levi to strand Steve, ending the inning.

Dan rolled through the bottom of the fifth, retiring Mike and Miller in order, and the Slams continued to lead by three runs.

Josh doubled to start the top of the sixth, his fifth hit of the game, but the Slams couldn’t extend their lead, as Miller retired Dan and Steve to end the inning.

Up three, the Slams turned to the bullpen, bringing in Josh to close things out. He allowed a triple to Bob to lead off the bottom of the sixth, but Questionable Outfit couldn’t rally. Tom flew out to shallow left field, and Mike flew out to the mound, ending the inning and the game, giving the Ham Slams the 7-4 win.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 4-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 6-2.

W: Dan (2-0)
L: Miller (2-2)
S: Josh (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dan earned the win for the Ham Slams, allowing four runs on six hits in five innings. Josh picked up the first save of the 2017 season, pitching one inning of relief to close out the game, allowing one hit.
– Miller took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up seven runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Josh led the Ham Slams on offense, going 5-for-6 with two singles, three doubles, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Steve also went 4-for-6 for the Slams, with two doubles, two triples, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a triple, a homer, a run scored, and two RBI.

Ham Slams Shock Cookies & Cream with Incredible Comeback to Win 8-7 in Extras

5 Jun

Josh and Steve helped lead one of the most incredible comebacks in EWL history as the Ham Slams, down to their last out, rallied from 7-0 to win in extra innings

The Ham Slams completed one of the most remarkable come-from-behind victories in the history of the EWL, as Cookies & Cream choked away a seven-run lead, eventually losing to the Ham Slams 8-7 in extra innings. Cookies & Cream had dominated the game and were one out away from a shutout victory before the Ham Slams scored seven unanswered runs to send the game to extra-innings. The Ham Slams eventually won the game with a walk-off home run by Steve in the bottom of the eighth, the first walkoff in the EWL since 2015.

Steve started on the mound for the Ham Slams, and he got off to a good start, retiring Jordan and Guthrie in order in the top of the first.

Guthrie took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and after allowing a leadoff double to Josh, he retired Dan and Steve to strand the runner and end the inning.

Cookies would take the lead in the top of the second when Erich led off the inning with a solo shot to right, making the score 1-0. Joey followed with a double, but Steve buckled down, retiring Jordan and Guthrie to strand the runner and end the inning after allowing only one run.

Josh doubled again in the bottom of the second, this time with out one, and once again he was stranded at second, as Guthrie retired Dan to end the inning and maintain the 1-0 lead.

Steve cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Erich before striking out Joey to end the inning. Guthrie matched him in the bottom of the third, sending Steve and Levi down in order.

Cookies & Cream would open up a substantial lead in the top of the fourth. Jordan led off with a triple, and Guthrie drove him in with a two-run homer to left, putting Cookies ahead 3-0. Two batters later, Joey tripled, and he scored on a Jordan RBI double that made the score 4-0. Guthrie then singled, scoring Jordan from second, and the score was 5-0. Erich came to the plate and crushed a two-run bomb, his second homer of the game, and Cookies had pulled ahead 7-0. Steve retired Joey for the second run of the inning, and the six-run inning had put Cookies & Cream ahead by seven.

Guthrie continued to roll in the bottom of the fourth, sending Josh and Dan down in order, and the score remained 7-0.

The Ham Slams removed Steve from the mound and turned to Dan heading into the top of the fifth. He allowed a leadoff single to Jordan, but when Guthrie flew out for the first out of the inning, Jordan was doubled up in between first and second, ending the inning.

Guthrie continued to mow down Ham Slams hitters in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Steve and Levi consecutively to end the inning.

Erich singled to lead off the top of the sixth, but Cookies & Cream couldn’t add any additional runs, as Dan retired Joey and Jordan to strand Erich and end the inning.

Guthrie remained on the mound in the bottom of the sixth to close things out, and retired the first batter he faced, Josh, for the first out of the inning. Then, the wheels fell off. In one of the most epic collapses in EWL history, one out away from victory, Cookies & Cream allowed the Ham Slams to reach base safely in seven straight at-bats. With one out, Dan doubled, and he scored from second on a Steve RBI single that put the Ham Slams on the board, making the score 7-1. Levi, subbing in for the Ham Slams, then hit a two-run homer to right, making the score 7-3. After Josh and Dan each singled, Steve came to the plate and crushed a three-run homer to center, and the Ham Slams had cut the lead to 7-6. After allowing two hits against the first thirteen batters he faced, Guthrie had allowed six straight hits and the Slams were within a run of tying the game. Cookies & Cream turned to the bullpen, bringing Jordan to the mound to relieve Guthrie. The first batter he faced, Levi, strolled to the plate and hit his second homer of the inning, a floating solo-shot to right, and the Ham Slams had tied the game at 7-7. After seven consecutive hits and seven consecutive runs, the Ham Slams were a run away from winning the game. The magic would end there, however, for the moment, as Jordan retired Josh, who flew out to left, ending the inning.

Dan, who earned the in for the Ham Slams in relief, also went 2-for-6 at the plate with a single and a double. Both hits came during the dramatic bottom-of-the-sixth Ham Slams rally.

Cookies & Cream, dazed from the remarkable turn of events in the bottom of the sixth, went down in order in the top of the seventh, as Dan retired Guthrie and Erich to end the inning.

Jordan remained on the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he retired the first batter he faced, Dan. Steve came to the plate, and he would dramatically end one of the most exciting regular season games in EWL history. He hit a towering fly ball to right that barely cleared the fence, and his walk-off homer in the bottom of the seventh gave the Ham Slams an unbelievable 8-7 win in extra innings.

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

W: Dan
L: Jordan (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dan earned the win for the Ham Slams, pitching three innings of scoreless relief, allowing only two hits. Steve took the no decision for the Slams, giving up seven runs on eight hits with one strikeout in four innings.
– Jordan took the loss for Cookies & Cream, allowing two runs on two hits in an inning of relief. Guthrie got a no decision, giving up six runs on eight hits in 5.5 innings.
– Steve led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a single, a three-run homer in the sixth inning rally, and the walk-off game-winning homer in the bottom of the seventh. He scored three runs and drove in five.
– Levi went 2-for-5 for the Ham Slams with two homers, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-6 with a single, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Steve’s walk off home run was the first in the EWL in nearly two years, when Nate O hit a walk-off for Eastbound & Dahn in June of 2015.

Tom Leads Questionable Outfit in 11-1 Rout of Eastbound & Dahn

5 Jun

Tom had two doubles and two homers to lead Questionable Outfit in a big offensive performance against Eastbound & Dahn

Tom went 5-for-7 with four extra-base hits, including two doubles and two homers, as Questionable Outfit took an early lead and never looked back against Eastbound & Dahn. Bob and Tom combined to allow only two hits, and Questionable Outfit extended their lead in the EWL standings.

Christian took the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he fell behind early as Questionable Outfit jumped out to fast start. Bob singled to lead off the game, and he scored from first when Tom followed with an RBI double to make the score 1-0. Rairigh followed with an RBI triple, and Questionable led 2-0. Miller then singled to score Rairigh, and Bob followed with a two-run shot to right. Tom then went deep with a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers put Questionable Outfit ahead 6-0 before Eastbound had recorded an out. Christian got back on track, retiring Rairigh and Miller to end the inning, and Eastbound had dug themselves a hole that would be difficult to climb out of.

Bob and Miller of Questionable Outfit round the bases after Bob’s two run homer in the first put Questionable ahead 5-0

Bob started for Questionable Outfit, and after retiring Christian for the first out of the inning, Nate O followed with a solo shot to left, cutting the score to 6-1. Bob then retired Kyle to end the inning.

After a rough first inning, Christian retired the side in order in the top of the second. Bob matched him in the bottom half of the inning, and the score remained 6-1.

Miller singled with one out in the top of the third, but Christian remained effective, retiring Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Nate O tripled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Eastbound couldn’t start a rally, as Bob retired Kyle to strand the runner and maintain the five run lead.

Nate, seen aggressively running the bases here, had both of Eastbound & Dahn’s hits

Christian had retired six of seven Questionable hitters, but he would give up more runs in the top of the fourth. Tom led off with a double, and two batters later, Miller hit an RBI double to extend the Questionable lead to 7-1. Bob then singled, scoring Miller from second to make the score 8-1. Tom followed with a single to put runners on the corners, but Christian limited the damage, retiring Rairigh to strand two runners and end the inning.

Bob cruised through the bottom of the fourth, sending Nate C and BK down in order.

Questionable would add a few more insurance runs in the top of the fifth. Miller started the inning with a solo homer, making the score 9-1. Bob followed with a double, and Tom drove him in with his second round-tripper of the game, a two-run bomb that pushed the Questionable Outfit lead to 11-1. Mike then doubled, but the scoring would end there, as Christian retired Miller and Bob to strand Mike and end the inning.

Bob once again retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Questionable led by ten runs heading into the final frame.

Christian sent Tom and Rairight down consecutively in the top of the sixth, and Eastbound would need a big rally to extend the game.

Questionable removed Bob from the mound and brought Tom in from the bullpen for an inning of relief. He retired Kyle and Nate C in order, ending the inning and the game, giving Questionable Outfit an 11-1 victory.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 6-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-5.

W: Bob (2-0)
L: Christian (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched five innings to earn the win for Questionable Outfit, allowing one earned run on two hits. Tom pitched one inning of scoreless relief.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up eleven runs on fifteen hits in six innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 5-for-7 with a single, two doubles, two homers, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Bob had four hits for Questionable, going 4-for-7 with two singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Miller also had four hits for Questionable, going 4-for-6 with two singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Nate O had Eastbound’s only hits, going 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.