Mike Hits and Pitches Questionable Outfit to 7-1 Win Over Ham Slams

5 Aug

Mike continued to roll as the EWL’s hottest player, going 5-for-6 at the plate and pitching a complete game in Questionable Outfit’s 7-1 win over the Ham Slams

Mike continued his torrid late second half pace, going 5-for-6, and also pitched the complete game win, allowing only one run on seven hits in a 7-1 Questionable Outfit win over the Ham Slams. Mike has now reached base safely in fifteen of his last sixteen at-bats, one of the hottest streaks in the history of the EWL, and he is now threatening for the batting title. Josh had three hits in the loss, which clinched the #3 seed in the 2017 playoffs for the Ham Slams.

Josh took the mound for the Ham Slams, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Tom followed with an RBI triple to make the score 1-0. Mike then doubled, scoring Tom, and Questionable led 2-0. Josh retired the next two Questionable hitters, and the Ham Slams trailed by two runs.

Mike allowed a one-out double to Josh in the bottom of the first, but the Ham Slams couldn’t capitalize, as Mike got out of the jam without allowing a run, and the score remained 2-0.

Questionable Outfit extended their lead in the top of the second. Tom led off with a triple, his second in as many at-bats, and he scored when Mike hit an RBI double that made the score 3-0. Miller then doubled, scoring Mike, and Questionable led 4-0. Two batters later, Tom hit a one-out two-run blast to left, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 6-0. Mike followed with a double, his third of the game, but the run would end there, as Josh retired Miller for the second out, ending the inning.

Steve hit a one-out double in the bottom of the second, but once again, Mike stranded the runner, retiring Josh to end the inning with the score 6-0.

Tom went 3-for-5 with two triples, a homer, three runs scored, and 3 RBI

Josh retired the side in order in the top of the third, and the Ham Slams got on the board in the bottom half of the inning.

Jergens Von Strangler hit a one-out double, and Steve drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 6-1. Josh followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs, but once again, Mike escaped stranding two more runners and ending the inning.

Questionable made up the run in the top of the fourth when Miller hit a one-out triple, and Bob drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 7-1. Josh then retired Tom to end the inning.

Mike retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, and the Slams trailed by six.

Mike led off the top of the fifth with a double, his fourth of the game, but Josh avoided further damage, retiring Miller and Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Steve, the Ham Slams left fielder, looks at a ball that a Questionable Outfit roped into the fence for a ground-ruled double

Josh started the bottom of the fifth with a double, but yet again, Mike escaped the inning and stranded yet another Ham Slams runner, as the score remained 7-1.

Mike singled with one out in the top of the sixth, his fifth hit of the game, but Questionable couldn’t plate him, as Josh retired Miller to end the inning.

Down six runs, the Ham Slams couldn’t rally in the bottom of the sixth. Mike retired the side in order, giving Questionable Outfit the 7-1 win.

The win moved Questionable to 16-3 on the season, one win away from breaking the team regular season record for wins. The loss dropped the Ham Slams to 9-10 on the season.

W: Mike (2-0)
L: Josh (2-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Mike pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing one run on seven hits in six innings.
– Josh took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up seven runs on twelve hits in six innings.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 5-for-6 with four doubles, a single, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Josh led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single and two doubles.

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