Erich and Joey Power Cookies & Cream Past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

5 Aug

Cookies & Cream celebrate at the plate after one of Erich’s three homers in the 11-1 Cookies & Cream win

Joey and Erich combined to go 11-for-12 as Joey went 6-for-6 with four doubles and Erick went 5-for-6 with three home runs in the 11-1 Cookies & Cream win over Eastbound & Dahn. Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing only a single run, and Cookies & Cream clinched the #2 seed in the 2017 EWL playoffs.

Guthrie retired the Eastbound side in order in the top of the first, and Cookies would get on the board early in the bottom of the inning. Erich hit a one-out triple, and he scored when Joey followed with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Christian, Eastbound & Dahn’s starter, then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Eastbound evened things up in the top of the second. Adam singled with one out, and BK followed with an RBI double, scoring Adam from first to tie the game at 1-1. Guthrie then retired Nate O, ending the inning.

Erich went 5-for-6 with three home runs and six RBI to help lead Cookies & Cream to the win, clinching the #2 seed in the playoffs

Cookies bounced right back in the bottom of the second, taking the lead back. Christian retired Jordan for the first out of the inning, but Erich followed with a solo homer, putting Cookies ahead 2-1. Joey then doubled, and scored when Guthrie followed with an RBI double to make the score 3-1. Christian retired Jordan to end the inning, and Cookies led by two.

It looked as if Eastbound would threaten in the top of the third, but they couldn’t capitalize on their base runners. Nate C singled with one out, and he moved to third on an Adam double, putting the tying runs in scoring position. Guthrie buckled down, however, retiring BK to strand both runners, and the score remained 3-1.

Guthrie, who allowed one run on five hits in the complete game win, delivers a pitch to Nate O of Eastbound & Dahn

Cookies would open up a big lead in the bottom of the third. Joey doubled with one out, and he scored from second on Guthrie’s RBI single, making the score 4-1. Jordan then tripled, scoring Guthrie and putting Cookies ahead 5-1. Erich followed with a two-run blast, his second homer of the game, and Cookies & Cream led 7-1. Joey followed with his fourth double in as many at-bats, but the big inning would end there, as Christian retired Guthrie for the second out, stranding the runner.

Down six runs, Eastbound went down in order in the top of the fourth, and Cookies would extend the lead even further in the bottom half of the inning. Jordan singled, and Erich followed with his second consecutive two-run homer, putting the Cookies & Cream lead at 9-1. Joey then made it back-to-back homers, and his solo shot made the score 10-1. Guthrie followed with a double, and two batters later, Erich hit an RBI single with one out to push the lead to 11-1. Erich was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, ending the inning.

Adam singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t advance him, as Guthrie retired BK to strand the runner and end the inning.

Joey singled to start the bottom of the fifth, but the Cookies lead would remain at ten runs, as Christian retired Guthrie and Jordan to end the inning.

Down ten, Eastbound went quietly in the top of the sixth. Guthrie retired Nate O and Christian to end the inning and the game, and Cookies & Cream defeated Eastbound 11-1 in their final matchup of the 2017 season.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 11-8 for the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-17.

W: Guthrie (2-2)
L: Christian (1-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing one run on five hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up eleven runs on sixteen hits in five innings pitched.
– Joey led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 6-for-6 with a single, four doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Erich also went 5-for-6 for Cookies, with a single, a triple, three home runs, four runs scored, and six RBI.
– Adam led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 3-for-3 with two singles, a double, and a run scored.

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