Archive | July, 2017

Miller Quiets Cookies in 5-2 Questionable Outfit Win

31 Jul

Miller kept the Cookies & Cream bats in check, with the exception of Erich, who had two homers in the game

Miller was strong on the mound and allowed only two runs on four hits as Questionable Outfit topped Cookies & Cream 5-2 without their captain and MVP Bob. Tom had a double, a two-run homer and three RBI to lead Questionable on offense, and Mike also contributed three extra-base hits in the win.

Dinger started for Cookies, and he retired the Questionable side in order in the top of the first.

Miller allowed a one out single to Erich in the bottom of the first, but he avoided damage, retiring the next batter, Dinger, to strand the runner and end the inning.

Questionable took an early lead in the top of the second. Norris singled with one out, and he scored from first when Mike hit an RBI double. Dinger retired Tom to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit led 1-0.

Miller rolled through the bottom of the second, and Dinger matched him in the top of the third.

Miller scrambles from the mound and catches a fly ball in foul territory

Erich led off the bottom of the third with a solo shot to right, tying the game at 1-1. Miller retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Questionable would regain the lead in the top of the fourth.

Mike started the inning wth a triple, and he scored on Tom’s RBI double that made the score 2-1. Miller followed with a double, scoring Tom and extending the Questionable Outfit lead. Dinger retired the next two batters to prevent a big inning from developing, and Cookies trailed 3-1.

Miller continued to confused Cookies in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order. Dinger once again matched him in the top of the fifth, but he wasn’t getting enough run support to draw even.

Cookies went down consecutively again in the bottom of the fifth when a Miller sent Dinger and Jordan down in order.

Questionable added a few insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Mike tripled with one out, and Tom followed with a two-run homer to deep left, putting Questionable ahead 5-1. Dinger retired Miller to end the inning, and Cookies trailed by four runs.

Tom had two extra-base hits and drove in three of Questionable Outfit’s five runs in the win

Erich cut into the Questionable lead when he hit a one out solo homer to lead off the sixth, his second bomb of the game, making the score 5-2. Dinger followed with a single, but Cookies couldn’t continue to mount a comeback, as Miller retired Jordan to strand the runner and end the game, giving Questionable Outfit the 5-2 win.

The win moved Questionable to 12-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to 8-7, tied with the Ham Slams for second place in the EWL standings.

W: Miller (5-2)
L: Dinger (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Questionable, allowing only two runs on four hits in six innings.
– Dinger took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up five runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, two triples, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Tom also went 2-for-5 for Questionable with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 2-for-4 with two homers, two runs scored, and two RBI.

Dan and Steve Power Ham Slams to 12-3 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

31 Jul

Steve and Dan celebrate at the plate after one of Steve’s two homers in the Ham Slams’ win. Combined, they had eight extra-base hits.

Steve and Dan each had four extra base hits and each scored three runs, as the Ham Slams rolled past Eastbound & Dahn 12-3. Steve had two doubles and two homers, and Dan had a double, two triples, and a home run in the Ham Slams victory.

Josh started on the mound the the Ham Slams, and he retired Eastbound in order in the top of the first.

Nate took the mound for Eastbound, and he started hot, striking out Steve, the Ham Slams’ leadoff batter. Dan followed with a triple, but Nate escaped the inning, retiring Josh for the second out.

Nate started the top of the second with a double, but Eastbound couldn’t plate a run. Josh retired Max Power (filling in for the depleted E&D roster) and Adam to end the inning and strand the runner.

The Slams would take the lead in the bottom of the second. Dustin singled, and two batters later, Dan hit an RBI double to make the score 1-0. Josh followed with a double, scoring Dan, and the Slams led 2-0. Nate retired Dustin to strand Josh at second and end the inning.

Eastbound bounced back in the top of the third. Nate singled with one out, and Max Power evened things up with a two run homer to right. Adam followed with a triple, but Eastbound couldn’t take the lead, as Ruby was retired for the second out.

The Slams took the lead right back in the bottom of the third. Steve doubled, and Dan followed with a two-run blast to left-center. Nate retired the next two batters, and Eastbound trailed 4-2.

Dan lines up the ball for one of his four hits in the game.

Josh got into a groove in the top of the fourth, sending Nate and Max down in order, and the Slams would blow the game open in the bottom half of the inning.

Steve led off with a solo homer, putting the Slams ahead 5-2. Two batters later, Josh hit a one out double, and he scored when Dustin hit an RBI double that pushed the score to 6-2. Steve then crushed his second homer of the inning, making the score 8-2. Dan followed with a triple, and Josh capped the big inning with a two run shot to right. After. Dustin single, Nate retired Steve to end the inning, and the Slams led 10-2.

Adam singled to start the top of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t rally. Josh retired Ruby and Nate to end the inning.

The Slams would add a few more insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Josh singled with one out, and he moved to third when Dustin doubled. With one out and two runners in scoring position, Steve cleared the bases with an RBI double. Nate struck out Dan to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by ten runs heading into the final inning.

Max Power started the sixth with a double, and two batters later he scored on a Ruby RBI single that cut the score to 12-3. The Eastbound run would end there, as Josh retired Nate for the second out, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 8-7 on the year, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-13 on the season.

W: Josh (2-5)
L: Nate (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams. He allowed three runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Nate took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up twelve runs on sixteens hits and striking out two in five innings.
– Steve and Dan led the Ham Slams on offense. Steve went 4-for-7 with two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI. Dan also went 4-for-7 with a double, two triples, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Max Power led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.