Christian Opens Season with Two-Hitter, Cheap Goats Stampede Porkswords 10-2

5 May

Christian allowed only two hits in a complete game win, and also went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.

All five Cheap Goats contributed multiple hits, and Christian allowed only two to the Porkswords, as the Goats cruised to a 10-2 win in their 2018 season opener. Joey had three extra-base hits, Goats rookie Andrew homered in his first career at-bat, and Christian provided his own run support with three doubles, as the Porkswords fell behind early and struggled on offense and defense throughout the game.

Christian retired the side in order in the top of the first, and 2017 EWL Pitch King, Miller, making his first start with the new Porkswords franchise, matched him, retiring the Goats in order in the bottom of the first.

Andrew homered in his first career at-bat and later hit a single a triple, scoring two runs and driving in two, to help lead Cheap Goats to a season opening victory.

Christian continued to roll in the top of the second, and he would get all the run support he needed in the bottom half of the inning. Andrew, making his EWL debut, led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Christian followed with a double, and two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out single, scoring Christian to make the score 2-0. Joey then tripled, scoring Jordan, and the score was 3-0. Andrew followed with a triple, scoring Joey to push the score to 4-0, and Christian then doubled for the second time in the inning, making the score 5-0. Dinger followed with a single, but Christian was caught out trying to score from second, ending the inning.

Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.

The Porkswords continued to struggle in the top of the third, as Christian retired Josh and Dustin in order. Miller bounced back in the bottom of the third, retiring Jordan and Joey consecutively.

Christian retired the side in the top of the fourth, making him perfect through four, and he got even more run support in the bottom of the fourth. Christian doubled with one out, and he scored from second on a Dinger RBI single that made the score 6-0. Jordan followed with a double, scoring Dinger from first, and the score was 7-0. Joey then hit a two-run homer to left-center, and Cheap Goats led 9-0. Andrew followed with a single, but when the next batter, Christian, put the ball in play, it hit Andrew while he was in between first and second to end the inning.

Down nine runs, the Porkswords would get on the board in the top of the fifth. Josh led off the inning with a solo homer, ending Christian’s perfect game bid and making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Miller homered, and the Porkswords trailed 9-2.

Cheap Goats would add one more run in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan hit a one-out solo homer to left, extending the lead to 10-2. Joey followed with a double, but Miller retired Andrew to end the inning.

Jordan connects on one of his three hits. He went 3-for-5 in the season opener, with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Christian continued to mow down the Porkswords in the top of the sixth, retiring Josh and striking out Dustin to end the inning, giving Cheap Goats a 10-2 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 1-0 on the season, and the Porkswords dropped to 0-1.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Miller (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey, Andrew, Jordan, and Christian each had three hits in the game for Cheap Goats. Christian had three doubles, and Joey had a double, a triple, and a home run.
– Miller and Josh each had solo homers, the only two hits in the game for the Porkswords.
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out two in six innings.
– Miller took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up ten runs on fourteen hits in five innings.

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