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.

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