Questionable Outfit Walk Off in Bottom of Sixth with 6-5 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

1 Aug

Miller had five hits in the game, going 5-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, and a triple.

Eastbound & Dahn battled back and forth with Questionable Outfit all game, pushing the first place squad to the limit before surrendering one too many base runners late in the game. After allowing Eastbound to tie the game twice, Questionable walked off with a win in the bottom of the sixth thanks to hits from Tom and Miller.

Norris, playing in place of Bob on paternity leave, took the mound for Questionable. He allowed a one out single to Ruby in the top of the first, but avoided damage, retiring Nate O to strand the runner and end the inning.

Adam made his first career pitching appearance starting for Eastbound & Dahn, and he did well early, sending Mike and Tom down in order in the bottom of the first.

Norris rolled through the top of the second for Questionable, retiring the Eastbound side in order, and he would get run support in the bottom half of the inning.

Norris, filling in for Bob, makes a catch at the mound

Miller led off the bottom of the second with a triple, and he scored on a Norris ground out to center, making the score 1-0. Mike followed with a triple, and Tom drove him in with an RBI single to make the score 2-0. Miller then singled, and Questionable Outfit had two runners on. Adam buckled down, retiring Norris to strand both runners, avoiding a disastrous inning.

Down 2-0, Eastbound punched back in the top of the third. Ruby doubled, and two batters later, Max Power hit an RBI single to make the score 2-1. Adam followed wth a single to put runners on the corners, and Eastbound evened things up when Ruby hit an RBI single to score Max from third. Eastbound had two runners on and were threatening, but couldn’t take the lead, as Norris retired Nate to end the inning.

Mike doubled to start the bottom of the third, but Adam stranded him, retiring Tom and Miller and the game remained tied at 2-2 through three innings.

Mike rounds first and heads to second on a double in the third inning

Eastbound pulled ahead in the top of the fourth when Adam provided his own run support with a one-out solo homer to right. Norris retired Ruby to end the inning, and Eastbound led 3-2.

Questionable bounced back in the bottom of the fourth, reclaiming the lead. Norris and Mike each singled, and Tom tied the game with an RBI single to score Norris, making the score 3-3. Miller followed with a double, scoring Mike, putting Questionable ahead 4-3. Tom scored on a Norris sacrifice fly that gave Questionable a 5-3 lead, and Adam then retired Mike to end the inning, stranding Miller at third.

Nate ranges to center field to catch a drooping fly ball in front of Ruby

Down 5-3, Eastbound would fight back yet again in the top of the fifth. Nate doubled, and two batters later, Adam hit his second homer of the game, a two-run blast that evened the score at 5-5. Ruby followed with a single, putting the go ahead run on base, but Norris cracked down, retiring Nate to end the inning.

Adam pitched well for Eastbound and also led them on offense, collecting three hits including two homers late in the game

With the game tied at 5-5, Questionable threatened in the bottom of the fifth. Miller singled with one out, and he moved to second on a Norris single. Questionable had two men on, including the go ahead runner in scoring position. But Adam escaped the jam, retiring Mike for the second out, stranding both runners.

The game remained tied heading into the sixth. Eastbound went quietly in the top half, as Norris fanned Max and got Adam to ground out to center to end the inning.

Tom led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, putting the winning run on base. Miller then doubled, and although Tom didn’t score on the play, Questionable had two runners in scoring position and no outs. Adam got Norris to ground out to right, but Tom scored from third on the play, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit the 6-5 win.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 13-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-14.

W: Norris (2-0)
L: Adam (0-1)

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