Loss Mitigation Powers Past Porkswords, Cruise to 18-6 Win

21 May

Bob’s bat came alive against the Porkswords, as he hit three homers, and registered seven total hits and eight RBI, in Loss Mitigation’s win

Loss Mitigation, led by Bob, who had seven hits and three homers, pulled to .500 on the season after rolling to an 18-6 win over the Porkswords in a game that was finished in week 3 after being postponed due to darkness in week 2. Loss Mitigation led 10-4 when the game was postponed, and they added eight more runs over the final three innings to seal the victory.

Nate took the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he fell behind early when Josh led off the game with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Nate retired the next two batters, and his offense would give him some run support in the bottom of the first.

Dustin started for the Porkswords, and he was hit hard early. Bob led off the game with a double, and he managed to score from second on Mike’s sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1. Nate then doubled, and he scored on a Norris RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 2-1. Bob followed with a two-run homer, and Loss Mitigation led 4-1. Mike also homered, and the back-to-back homers gave Loss Mitigation a 5-1 lead. Dustin finally escaped the inning by striking out Nate, and the Porkswords trailed by four runs.

Nate retired the side in order in the top of the second, and Dustin matched him in the bottom half of the inning.

Nate connects on one of his four hits in the game. He finished with two doubles, four RBI, and also earned the complete game win on the mound.

The Porkswords rallied in the top of the third, cutting into the deficit. Josh led off the inning with his second homer of the game, making the score 5-2. Dustin then tripled, and he scored when Miller grounded out for the first out of the inning. John then homered, and the Porkswords had cut the score to 5-4. Nate retired Steve, ending the inning with a one-run lead.

Loss Mitigation immediately made up for the runs, taking another commanding lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled with one out, and Bob drove him in with his second two-run blast of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 7-4. Mike then tripled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the lead to 8-4. Norris hit an RBI single, scoring Nate from second, and the score was 9-4. Bob drove in another run, and his RBI single scored Norris from first to make the score 10-4. Mike followed with a double, putting runners on second and third, but Dustin escaped the inning, retiring Nate to strand both runners, and the Porkswords trailed by six.

At this point, the game was called due to darkness, and the game was resumed in week 3. Steve and Dustin were out for week 3, and Adam R made his season debut with the Porkswords.

When action picked up in the top of the fourth, the Porkswords once again cut into the Loss Mitigation lead. Josh led off the inning with a single, and Miller drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 10-6. John followed with a double, and he moved to third on Adam’s single, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs. Nate, who remained on the mound after the game was resumed, managed to escape further damage, retiring Josh and Miller to strand both runners. Nate had ended the rally, and Loss Mitigation led by four.

Norris crosses home plate for one of the six runs he scored in the game. He had a career day, going 7-for-8 with four singles, two doubles, a homer, and four RBI.

Loss Mitigation would pull away in the bottom of the fourth. Norris led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with his third two-run homer of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 12-6. Mike then doubled, and he scored on Nate’s RBI single that extended the lead to 13-6. Norris singled to put runners on the corners, and Bob drove in Nate with an RBI single that made the score 14-6. Two batters later, Nate cleared the bases with a one-out RBI single, and Loss Mitigation led 16-6. Norris then singled to once again put runners on the corners, but John, who had taken the mound after the delay, retired Bob to strand two runners and end the inning.

Nate allowed a one-out triple to Adam in the top of the fifth, but escaped the inning unscathed, retiring Josh to strand the runner and end the inning.

Loss Mitigation added to additional insurance runs off Miller, who relieved John in the bottom of the fifth. Mike doubled to lead off, and two batters later, Norris hit a two-run homer, making the score 18-6.

The Porkswords barely threatened in the top of the sixth. John singled with one out, but Nate ended things there, retiring Adam to strand the runner, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 2-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-3.

W: Nate (1-1)
L: Dustin (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on ten hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dustin took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up ten runs on twelves hits in 2.5 innings.
– Miller and John both pitched out of the bullpen for the Porkswords. John allowed six runs on nine hits in 1.5 innings of relief, and Miller gave up two runs on two hits in one inning of work.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation at the plate, going 7-for-9 with a single, three doubles, three home runs, five runs scored, and eight RBI.
– Norris also went 7-for-8 for Loss Mitigation, with four singles, two doubles, a homer, six runs scored, and four RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.

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