Cookies & Cream’s Offense Surges to 10-5 Win Over Questionable Outfit in Final Regular Season Game of 2017

5 Aug

Jordan had four hits, including a double, two triples, and a two-run homer, and also pitched a complete game win as Cookies & Cream topped Questionable Outfit 10-5

All four members of Cookies & Cream had three of more hits, and Jordan, Erich, and Joey each homered as Cookies & Cream beat Questionable Outfit 10-5, ending the 2017 regular season on a four game winning streak. Jordan pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, keeping the powerful Questionable Outfit offense in check, allowing only one big inning, which his offense more than made up for with run support. For the second consecutive season, Questionable Outfit will enter the playoffs as the #1 seed with Cookies & Cream as the #2 seed behind them.

Tom started on the mound for Questionable Outfit, and he got off to a strong start, retiring Jordan and Erich in order in the top of the first. Jordan, Cookies & Cream’s starter, matched him in the bottom of the first, sending Bob and Tom down consecutively.

Cookies & Cream would get on the board in the top of the second, taking an early lead, when Joey led off the inning with a solo homer to left. Two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out triple, and Erich drove him in with a triple, making the score 2-0. Tom then retired Joey to end the inning, and Cookies led by two runs.

Jordan continued to roll in the bottom of the second, retiring Mike and Miller in order.

Joey stretches to catch a fly ball in left-center

Cookies added to their lead in the top of the third. Guthrie doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Erich hit a two-run blast to right field, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 4-0. Tom then retired Joey to end the inning.

Jordan maintained control in the bottom of the third, retiring Bob and Tom, and he had completed half of the game without allowing a base runner.

Cookies & Cream took a commanding lead in the top of the fourth, scoring six runs in the inning. Guthrie singled, and he scored on Jordan’s RBI triple that made the score 5-0. Erich then grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but Jordan scored on the play, extending the Cookies lead to 6-0. Joey followed with his second homer of the game, a solo shot that pushed the score to 7-0. Guthrie tripled, and Jordan drove him in with a two-run homer to left, making the score 9-0. Erich then tripled, and Joey drove him in with an RBI single, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 10-0. Tom finally escaped the inning by retiring Guthrie, and Questionable found themselves in a rare ten-run deficit.

Questionable Outfit finally got a base runner in the bottom of the fourth when Miller singled, but they couldn’t plate a run. Jordan retired Bob to strand the runner, and Cookies & Cream led 10-0 through four innings.

Joey had two home runs in the game for Cookies & Cream

Jordan doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Tom avoided further damage, retiring Erich to strand the runner and end the inning.

Questionable Outfit finally got out their bats in the bottom of the fifth, putting a dent in the Cookies & Cream lead. Mike hit a one-out double, and Miller followed with a two-run homer, breaking Jordan’s shutout bid and making the score 10-2. Bob followed with a triple, and Tom drove him in with a two-run blast, cutting the lead further to 10-4. Mike then tripled, and it looked as if Cookies were crumbling. However, Jordan buckled down, retiring Miller to strand Mike at third and end the inning while maintaining a six-run lead.

Miller connects on a two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth as Questionable Outfit cracked into the Cookies & Cream lead

Tom retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, and Questionable Outfit would need a six run inning to extend the game.

Bob singled to start the bottom of the sixth, and he moved from first to third on Tom’s single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Two batters later, Miller hit a single, scoring Bob from third to make the score 10-5. Questionable once again had runners at the corners, but the rally would end there, as Jordan got Bob to fly out to left, ending the game as Cookies & Cream held on to win 10-5.

Erich, who went 3-for-5 with two triples and a two-run home run, fires a ball into the pitcher’s mound from center field

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 12-8 on the season. With the loss, Questionable Outfit finished 16-4, tying their league single-season record for best regular season record.

Cookies & Cream and Questionable Outfit shake hands after concluding the 2017 regular season

W: Jordan (6-3)
L: Tom (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing five runs on nine hits in six innings.
– Tom took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up ten runs on thirteen hits in six innings.
– Jordan led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 4-for-7 with a double, two triples, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich went 3-for-6 with two triples, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Joey also had three hits for Cookies & Cream, going 4-for-7 with a single, two homers, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Miller led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 3-for-5 with two singles, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.

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