Loss Mitigation Rally in Sixth Inning to Top Shady Characters 7-6

21 May

Nate gave Loss Mitigation their first lead with a three-run homer in the fourth. He put them ahead for good with an RBI double in the top of the sixth.

Loss Mitigation came from behind multiple times in a 7-6 win in week 3, as Shady Characters just couldn’t put them away. After trailing 4-0 early, Loss Mitigation took the lead mid-game, then lost it, then pulled back ahead in the top of the sixth, when Bob tied the game with a solo homer, and Nate’s RBI double sealed the victory. The win gave Loss Mitigaton a winning record for the first time in 2018.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and after allowing a one-out double to Mike in the top of the first, he retired Nate to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Norris started for Loss Mitigation, and Shady Characters got to him early, taking a lead in the bottom of the first. Erich led off the game with his first career lead off homer, making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Tom W also homered, and Shady Characters led 2-0. Tom K followed with a single, and Erich’s second homer of the inning, a two-run shot to right-center, put Shady Characters ahead 4-0. Norris retired Dylan to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four runs.

Tom W connects on a solo homer in the top of the first.

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the top of the second. Norris led off with a single, and he moved from first to third on Bob’s double. With runners on second and third and no outs, Mike flew out to center, but Norris tagged and scored on the play, and the sacrifice fly cut the score to 4-1. Nate then singled, scoring Bob, and Loss Mitigation trailed 4-2. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning.

Tom W led off the bottom of the second with a single, but Norris avoided further damage, retiring Tom K and Erich to end the inning, and the score remained 4-2.

Bob had four hits in the game, including a single, two doubles, and the late, game-tying homer.

Tom K allowed a one-out single to Mike in the top of the third, but no runs. Norris rolled through the bottom of the third in order, and the score was 4-2 through three innings.

Loss Mitigation would take the lead for the first time in the game in the top of the fourth. Norris singled to start the inning, and Bob followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Two batters later, Nate hit a three-run homer, giving Loss Mitigation a 5-4 lead. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by a run.

It wouldn’t take long for Shady Characters to reclaim the lead. Tom K started the bottom of the fourth with a double, and Erich drove him in with his third homer of the game. The two-run shot put Shady Characters ahead 6-5. Norris retired Dylan and Tom W to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Erich led Shady Characters, hitting two homers in the first inning and a third bomb in the fourth. He drove in five of the six Shady Characters’ runs.

Bob started the top of the fifth with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Mike then singled, but Tom K got out of the inning, retiring Nate to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-5.

Norris retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Loss Mitigation trailed 6-5 heading into their final at-bat.

Lost Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Bob’s solo homer that tied the game in the top of the sixth.

Tom K retired Norris for the first out in the top of the sixth, and Shady Characters were one out way from victory. Bob came to the plate having reached base safely in three of five at-bats, but having been kept in the park after hitting three homers in his previous game. Tom K’s luck ran out, as Bob crunched a solo homer to right, tying the game at 6-6. Mike followed with a double, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Nate came through for the second time in the game for Loss Mitigation, once again giving them a lead. His one-out RBI double scored Mike from second, and Loss Mitigation led 7-6. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, but after being one out away from victory, Shady Characters trailed Loss Mitigation by a run heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Norris made quick work of Shady Characters in the final frame, retiring Dylan and Tom W in order, giving Loss Mitigation a 7-6 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 3-2 on the season, and with the loss, Shady Characters dropped to 3-2.

W: Norris (2-1)
L: Tom K (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris earned the win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out one in six innings pitched.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on thirteen hits in six innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters on the plate, going 3-for-5 with three home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.

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