Dustin Homers Twice and Pitches Ham Slams Past Cookies & Cream in Narrow Victory

1 Aug

Dustin had three hits, including two home runs, and also pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams as they passed Cookies & Cream in the season standings

Dustin had two homers, three RBI, and pitched the complete game win the for Ham Slams as they held on to beat Cookies & Cream 5-4, passing Cookies & Cream in the tight race for second place in the regular season standings. With the win, the Ham Slams held a one game lead over Cookies & Cream.

Jordan started for Cookies, and the Ham Slams got to him early. Dan doubled with one out in the top of the first, and he scored from second on Josh’s RBI single to make the score 1-0. Jordan then retired Dustin to end the inning, and the Slams led by a run.

Dustin rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring the side in order. The Slams continued to swing the bat well in the top of the second, extending their lead.

Dan singled with one out, and he scored from first on a Josh single that made the score 2-0. Dustin then hit his first of two homers in the game, providing his own run support to put the Slams ahead 4-0. Steve followed with a triple, but Jordan avoided a disastrous inning, retiring Dan for the second out.

Dustin retired Dinger and Jordan in order in the bottom of the second, and the Slams continued to lead 4-0.

The Slams would add one more run in the top of the third when Dustin hit a one out solo homer to center, putting the Slams ahead 5-0. Steve then doubled, but Jordan stranded him again, retiring Dan to end the inning.

Josh connects on a single in the second innings. He had two hits and two RBI in the game.

Jordan would get some run support starting in the bottom of the third. After Dustin retired Joey to make it five straight outs to start the game, Erich launched a solo homer to right center, putting Cookies on the board. Dustin then retired Dinger to end the inning, and the score was 5-1.

Jordan pitched his first perfect frame in the top of the fourth, retiring the side in order. Dustin matched him in the bottom half of the inning, and the score remained 5-1.

Dan tripled to start the top of the fifth, but the Slams couldn’t add to their lead. Jordan fanned Josh for the first out of the inning, and Dustin grounded out to end the inning, stranding the runner at third.

Cookies would pull closer in the bottom of the fifth. Erich tripled to lead off, and two batters later, Jordan singled to score him, making the score 5-2. Joey, hitless in the game so far, followed with a two-run homer to left, cutting the score to 5-4. Erich then doubled, putting the tying runner in scoring position. However, Dustin escaped with a lead, retiring Dinger to strand the runner and end the inning.

Dustin led off the top of the sixth with a single, but he was doubled off when he was caught out on a Steve fly ball, ending the inning.

Cookies trailed by one heading into their final at-bat, but they couldn’t rally. Dustin sent Jordan and Joey down consecutively, ending the inning and giving the Ham Slams the 5-4 win.

The win moved the Ham Slams to 9-7 on the season, one game ahead of Cookies & Cream, who dropped to 8-8 with the loss.

W: Dustin (5-2)
L: Jordan (4-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing four runs on five hits in six innings.
– Jordan took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up five runs on ten hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dustin also led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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