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Shady Characters Pull Away Late to Beat Cheap Goats 15-6

21 Jun

Tom had the best game of his wiffle career, going 7-for-8 with three doubles, two triples, and two homers and also pitching the complete game win to lead Shady Characters to victory

Dylan continued to swing a hot bat, hitting for the cycle, and Tom W had an incredible seven extra-base hits, as Shady Characters scored eight runs in the sixth inning en route to an easy 15-6 victory over Cheap Goats. Erich also contributed four extra-base hits, including two homers, and Tom K had a career day at the plate, going 6-for-8, as all four Shady Characters contributed to the win.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and Shady Characters got to him early. Dylan led off the game with a triple, and the next batter, Erich, crushed a two-run blast to right-center, giving Shady Characters a 2-0 lead. Tom W came up next, and he hit a solo homer to left-center, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 3-0 before an out had been record. Tom K followed with a double, and all four Shady Characters had reached base safely to start the game. It looked as if Shady Characters would blow the game open, but Dinger buckled down, retiring Dylan and Erich consecutively, stranding Tom K at second, and ending the inning.

Tom W took the ball for Shady Characters, and he was effective early. Joey doubled with one out, but Cheap Goats couldn’t plate him, as Tom retired Christian to strand the runner, ending the inning with the score 3-0.

Tom W led off the top of the second with a solo shot, his second homer of the game, and Shady Characters led 4-0. Dinger retired the next to batters to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by four runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after one of Tom W’s two homers in the game

Cheap Goats couldn’t rally in the second, as Tom W retired Dinger and Jordan in order.

Tom W tripled with one out in the top of the third, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 5-0. Dinger retired Dylan to end the inning, and Shady Characters had a five run lead.

Erich, who went 4-for-8 with a double, a triple, and two homers, waits for a pitch from Dinger

Cheap Goats finally got on the board in the bottom of the third. Joey led off the inning with a triple, and two batters later, Dinger singled, scoring Joey from third to make the score 5-1. Jordan followed with a triple, putting two runners on with one out. But Tom W escaped the jam, retiring Joey to strand both runners, ending the threat and the inning with the score 5-1.

Joey went 6-for-6 in the Cheap Goats loss, collecing three doubles, two triples, and a home run.

Erich tripled to start the top of the fourth, but for the first time, Dinger escaped the inning unscathed. He retired Tom W and Tom W, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by four runs.

Christian singled to start the bottom of the fourth, and after Tom W struck out Dinger, he gave up a two-run homer to Jordan. Joey followed with his second triple of the game, but Cheap Goats couldn’t drive him in. Tom W retired Christian, ending the inning, but Cheap Goats had cut the score to 5-3.

Jordan and his signature leg kick went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, and a two-run homer which pulled Cheap Goats closer to Shady Characters in the fourth.

Shady Characters made up the difference immediately in the top of the fifth. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, pushing the Shady Characters lead to 6-3. Two batters later, Tom W tripled for the second time in the game, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Shady Characters lead to 7-3. Dinger retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding Tom K at second, and Cheap Goats once again trailed by four runs.

Tom K also had the best offensive game of his EWL career, going 6-for-8 with two singles, three doubles, and a triple.

Cheap Goats bounced back in the bottom of the fifth, starting when Dinger led off the inning with a solo homer. Two batters later, Joey homered, and Cheap Goats had cut the score to 7-5. Tom W retired Christian to end the inning, and Shady Character saw their lead decreased to two runs.

Shady Characters blew the game open in the top of the sixth, extending their two-run lead to a ten-run lead with an eight-run explosion. Dinger retired Erich to start the inning, and then the wheels fell off. Tom W doubled, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 8-5. Dylan followed with a single, scoring Tom K, and the score was 9-5. Erich then doubled, putting runners on second and third. Tom W cleared the bases with an RBI double, and Shady Characters led 11-5. Tom K once again doubled, scoring Tom W to extend the Shady Characters lead to 12-5. Dylan followed with a double, scoring Tom K, which made the score 13-5. Erich then blasted a two-run shot to right, his second homer of the game, and Shady Characters had scored eight consecutive runs with one out, pushing the score to 15-4. Cheap Goats removed Dinger from the game, turning to Christian from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Tom W, doubled for the third time in the inning. He moved to third when Tom K singled, putting runners on the corners. It looked as if Shady Characters would continue to pummel Cheap Goats, but Christian finally got out of the inning, retiring Dylan to strand two runners. Shady Characters had scored eight runs, all with one out, to take a 15-5 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dylan connects on one his four hits. He went 4-for-9, hitting for the cycle.

Cheap Goats showed a little heart in their last at-bat, but it was too little too late. Jordan doubled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 15-6. The rally would end there, however, as Tom K retired Christian for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Shady Characters a 15-6 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to 6-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-8.

W: Tom W (1-1)
L: Dinger (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom W pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing six runs on twelve hits while striking out one.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up fifteen runs on twenty hits in 5.5 innings pitched.
– Christian pitched a half inning of relief, allowing one hit and no runs.
– Tom W led Shady Characters on offense, going 7-for-8 with seven extra-base hits, including three doubles, two triples, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBI.
– Dylan hit for the cycle for Shady Characters, going 4-for-9 with a single, a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich went 4-for-8, with a double, a triple, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Finally, Tom K went 6-for-8 for Shady Characters, with two singles, three doubles, a triple, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 6-for-6 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in the loss.

Loss Mitigation Crushes Porkswords 22-2 Behind Massive Performances from Bob, Mike and Nate

20 Jun

Nate, who went the distance for the win and allowed only two runs on three hits, delivers a pitch to John of the Porkswords

Loss Mitigation crushed the Porkswords by twenty runs as Bob and Mike each had eight hits, and Nate had seven hits while also pitching a complete game win, allowing only two runs in six innings. Bob and Nate each hit for the cycle, and Mike crushed four homers in another Loss Mitigation beatdown.

Nate retired the Porkswords in order in the top of the first, and Loss Mitigation got on the board right away in the bottom half of the inning. Adam, the Porkswords starter, gave up a leadoff triple to Bob, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Adam retired the next two hitters, Nate and Norris, to end the inning, and it would be the best inning Adam and the Porkswords would have defensively in the game.

Mike hustles home for a run, beating a throw from the outfield just in time

Nate once again retired the side in order in the top of the second, and Loss Mitigation blew the game open in the bottom of the inning. Bob led off with a double, and Mike followed with a two-run blast that made the score 4-0. Nate then doubled, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 5-0. Bob tripled, scoring Norris to make the score 6-0, and Mike drove in Bob with an RBI double that extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 7-0. Nate hit his second double of the inning, which scored Mike to make the score 8-0. Adam finally recorded an out, retiring Norris, but Loss Mitigation wasn’t done yet. Bob singled, and he scored from first on Mike’s RBI single, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 9-0. Nate then hit a two-run homer, his third extra-base hit of the inning, and Loss Mitigation led 11-0. Adam retired Norris to end the inning, but Loss Mitigation had posted ten runs in the inning, and led by eleven through two innings.

Bob hit for the cycle, going 8-for-10 with two singles, a double, four triples, and a home run.

Nate continued to mow through the Porkswords in the top of the third, retiring the side in order, and was perfect through three innings.

Mike eyes up a pitch before connecting on one of his eight hits int he game

Loss Mitigation picked up where they left off in the bottom of the third. Bob tripled, his third triple of the game, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 12-0. Nate then hit his second two-run homer of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 14-0. Adam retired Norris for the first out of the inning, and after Bob tripled for the second time in the inning and the fourth time in the game (breaking the single-game record), Mike was retired to end the inning with Loss Mitigation holding a fourteen run lead.

Bob, who set the EWL single-game record for triples with four in this game, lines up a pitch from Adam

The Porkswords would get on the board in the top of the fourth. Adam doubled, and two batters later, Josh continued to swing a hot bat, hitting a two-run homer that cut the deficit to 14-2. Nate retired John to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by twelve runs.

Adam deliver’s a pitch to Nate, who went 7-for-9 in the game, hitting for the cycle with a single, three doubles, a triple, and two homers.

Loss Mitigation made up the difference in the bottom of the fourth. Norris singled with one out, and Bob completed the cycle hitting a two-run homer that made the score 16-2. Mike followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers gave Loss Mitigation a 17-2 lead. Nate then doubled, his third of the game, but Adam avoided another nightmare inning, retiring Norris to end the inning.

Mike squares up a pitch from Adam

Nate pitched another perfect frame in the top of the fifth, retiring Adam and Bob in order.

Loss Mitigation added a few more for good measure in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Mike homered, and the solo blast made the score 18-2. Nate then tripled, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double that extended the lead to 19-2. Bob followed with a single, scoring Norris to make the score 20-2. Mike then homered for the second time in the inning and fourth time in the game, and the two-run blast put Loss Mitigation ahead by twenty runs. Nate and Norris each singled, putting runners on first and second, but the demolition would end there, as Adam retired Bob to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Josh connects on a two-run homer to right. The blast provided the only two runs in the game for the Porkswords.

Josh singled to start the top of the sixth, but the Porkswords couldn’t engineer a twenty-run rally. Nate retired John and Adam to strand the runner, ending the inning and giving Loss Mitigation a 22-2 win.

Mike of Loss Mitigation getting his freak on after an eight hit performance that included four homers

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 8-3 on the season, and the Porkswords dropped to 5-7 with the loss.

W: Nate (5-1)
L: Adam (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings.
– Adam took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up twenty-two runs on twenty-seven hits in five innings.
– Bob, Nate, and Mike each had monster games on offense for Loss Mitigation.
– Bob went 8-for-10, hitting for the cycle with two singles, a double, an EWL single-game record four triples, a home run, seven runs scored, and five RBI.
– Mike went 8-for-9 with a single, three doubles, four home runs, seven runs, and nine RBI.
– Nate went 7-for-9, hitting for the cycle with a single, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

Dylan Dominates, Erich Cycles as Shady Characters Beat Porkswords 9-5

19 Jun

Dylan had the best game of his wiffle career, going 6-for-7 with a single, three doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, and four RBI

Josh started on the mound for the Porkswords, and the first batter he faced, Dylan, singled. Erich followed with an RBI double, scoring Dylan to put Shady Characters ahead 1-0. Josh retired the next two batters, including striking out Tom K, to end the inning.

Josh bounced back in the bottom of the first, leading off with a solo homer, ​which tied the game at 1-1. John would later single with one out, but Shady Characters starter, Tom K, retired Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Shady Characters would jump out to a lead in the top of the second. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, and Erich followed with a homer. The back-to-back jacks gave Shady Characters a 3-1 lead. Later in the inning, Dylan hit his second solo homer, extending the lead to 4-1. Josh retired Erich to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by three.

For the second consecutive inning, Josh started things off with a solo homer. His second blast of the game cut the deficit to 4-2. Tom K retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Dylan not only had a monster game at the plate, he was defecated on by a bird while playing the outfield

Josh retired the side in order in the top of the third, and the Porkswords were behind by two runs.

Bob tripled to lead off the bottom of the third, but the Porkswords couldn’t capitalize. Tom K retired Josh and Adam, stranding the runner and maintaining the two run lead.

Shady Characters pulled further ahead in the to of the fourth. Dylan led off the inning with a double, and he moved to third when Erich followed with a single. Tom W then singled, scoring Dylan to extend the Shady Characters lead to 5-2. After Josh struck out Tom K for the second time in the game, Dylan doubled, clearing the bases, and putting Shady Characters ahead 7-2. Josh retired Erich to end the inning, and the Shady Characters led by five runs.

Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on ten hits, and keeping all of the Porkswords, except Josh, in check

Bob doubled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but he was stranded for the second consecutive inning, as Tom K retired Josh to end the inning, and the score remained 7-2.

Shady Characters added a few insurance runs in the top of the fifth. Tom W led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 8-2. Two batters later, Dylan doubled with one out, and Erich drove him in with an RBI triple that put Shady Characters ahead 9-2. Tom W followed with a single, but Josh stranded two runners, retiring Tom K to end the inning.

The Porkswords would make a small dent in the Shady Characters lead in the bottom of the fifth. Adam led off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 9-3. Two batters later, Bob singled, and Josh followed with a single to put runners on the corners. It looked as if the Porkswords would rally, but with one out and two runners on, Tom K got Adam to fly out to right field, stranding both runners to end the inning.

Erich squares up a pitch, as teammate Tom W watches. Erich was 4-for-7 in the game, hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple, and home run.


Dylan went 6-for-7 with five extra-base hits and four RBI, and Erich went 4-for-7, hitting for the cycle, as Shady Characters topped the Porkswords 9-5. Josh went deep three times for the Porkswords, but it wasn’t enough, as Dylan and Erich combined to score seven runs and drive in seven as well in the Shady Characters win.

Josh retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the sixth, and the Porkswords trailed by six runs heading into their final at-bat.

Josh crushes a pitch to right for one of his three homers in the game. He went 4-for-6 with a single, three homers, three runs scored, and four RBI in the Porkswords loss.

John started the inning with a single, and two batters later, Josh hit his third homer of the game, a two-run shot to right that made the score 9-5. Tom K ended the rally there, however, retiring Adam to end the inning and the game, giving Shady Characters the 9-5 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to .500 at 5-5 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 5-6.

W: Tom K (4-2)
L: Josh (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, giving up five runs on ten hits in six innings.
– Josh took the loss for the Porkswords, allowing nine runs on fourteen hits while striking out two in six innings.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 6-for-7 with a single, three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and four RBI.
– Erich also had a strong game at the plate for Shady Characters, going 4-for-7, hitting for the cycle with a single, a double, a triple, a solo homer, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords, going 4-for-6 with a single, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.

​Norris Tops Christian in Pitcher’s Duel as Loss Mitigation Beats Cheap Goats 3-1

18 Jun

Norris pitched a gem in the complete game win, allowing only one run on four hits, and he also provided his own run support with a solo homer in the third.

In one of the lowest scoring games of the 2018 season thus far, Loss Mitigation edged Cheap Goats 3-1, as Norris allowed only a single run on four hits in a complete game victory. Norris also homered in the game, as Loss Mitigation found a way to win even with their potent offense held in check by Christian and Cheap Goats.

Jordan singled off Norris to start the top of the first, but he was stranded, as Joey and Christian were retired to end the inning. Christian cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Bob and Mike in order.

Dinger singled to lead off the top of the second, but Norris stranded another Cheap Goats runner, retiring the next two batters to end the inning, and the game remained scoreless.

Mike camps under a fly ball. The Loss Mitigation defense was stellar, as always, in the win.

Loss Mitigation would get on the board in the bottom of the second. Nate singled, and two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, scoring Nate to put Loss Mitigation ahead 1-0. Christian retired Mike to strand Bob, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run.

Norris retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the third, and he’d provide his own run support in the bottom of the inning. With one out, he hit a solo homer to left-center, putting Loss Mitigation in front 2-0.

Christian was very effective, limiting Loss Mitigation to only three runs on six hits, despite taking the loss.

Cheap Goats would cut into the Loss Mitigation lead in the top of the fourth. With one out, Joey hit a solo homer to left, making the score 1-0. Norris retired the next batter, Christian, to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by a run.

Christian retired Loss Mitigation in order in the bottom of the fourth, sending Mike and Nate down consecutively.

Loss Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Norris’s solo homer.

Jordan doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Norris was able to strand another Cheap Goats runner, retiring Joey to end the inning.

Loss Mitigation would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Bob singled with one out, and he moved to second when Mike followed with a single. Nate then singled, scoring Bob, but Nate was tagged out trying to extend the hit into a double, which ended the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Nate, who went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Loss Mitigation win.

Down 3-1, Cheap Goats would need a rally that they couldn’t start in the top of the sixth. Norris retired Christian and Dinger in order, ending the inning and giving Loss Mitigation the 3-1 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 7-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-6.

W: Norris (4-2)
L: Christian (2-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing one run on four hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up three runs on six hits in five innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a solo homer.

Porkswords Pull Away in Extra Innings to Beat Cheap Goats 7-4 in Darkness Delayed Game

17 Jun

In what may be the last game of an illustrious wiffle career, Steve went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, and a two-run homer to help lead the Porkswords to victory.

The Porkswords and Cheap Goats were tied at 3-3 after seven innings, with both teams going four consecutive innings without scoring, when the matchup was postponed due to darkness. When the game was resumed in the eighth two weeks later (due to a rain delayed week), the Porkswords scored four runs in the top half of the inning, and the Cheap Goats couldn’t match them. Josh led the Porkswords with three hits, and his triple to lead off the top of the eighth sparked the rally that led to the victory.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a one-out double to Stove in the top of the first, he retired Savage Love to end the inning.

Cheap Goats would get on the board early in the bottom of the inning. Jordan doubled off the Porkswords starter, Adam, and Joey followed with a two-run shot to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 2-0. Christian followed with a single, but Adam avoided further damage, retiring Dinger and striking out Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

The Porkswords bounced back in the top of the second. Adam led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 2-1. Josh followed with a triple, and Steve drove him in with a two-run blast that gave the Porkswords a 3-2 lead. Christian retired Savage and Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run.

Jordan doubled to start the bottom of the second, and Joey followed with a single, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs. It looked as if Cheap Goats would rally to tie or take the lead, but Adam buckled down. He retired Christian and Dinger to strand both runners, ending the inning and preserving the Porkswords one run lead.

Christian had met his innings limit, and Cheap Goats turned to Dinger from the bullpen in the top of the third. He retired the side in order, sending Josh and Steve down consecutively.

Cheap Goats would even things up in the bottom of the third. With one out, Jordan hit a solo homer to left-center, tying the game at 3-3. Adam then retired Joey to end the inning.

Dinger continued to roll in the top of the fourth, pitching his second consecutive perfect frame. Adam matched him in the bottom of the fourth, sending Christian and Dinger down in order.

Steve singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but the Porkswords couldn’t advance him, as Dinger retired Savage to strand the runner and end the inning. Adam once again rolled in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Bob and Jordan, and the game was tied at 3-3 heading into the sixth.

Jordan went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run for the Cheap Goats in a losing effort.

Adam doubled to lead off the top of the sixth, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position with no outs. But the Porkswords couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger got both Josh and Steve to fly out to Joey in center, stranding the runner and ending the inning.

Cheap Goats needed only a run to win the game, but they didn’t threaten in the bottom of the sixth, as Joey and Christian were both retired by Adam, sending the game to extra innings.

As darkness settled in, the Porkswords went in order in the top of the seventh. Dinger retired Savage and Adam in order, and Cheap Goats had another chance to walk off with a win.

Adam continued to pitch effectively in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Dinger and Bob, and the game remained tied at 3-3 through seven innings.

The game was postponed due to darkness, and was scheduled to be resumed to begin week 6. Week 6 was postponed entirely due to rain, so the game picked up two weeks later in the top of the eighth.

John’s RBI double in the top of the eight plated the first of four runs in the extra frame.

The Porkswords came back from the two week layoff swinging hot bats, and they took advantage of multiple fielding errors on the part of Cheap Goats. Josh led off the resumed game with a triple, and John, who had substituted for Steve, drove him in with an RBI double that put the Porkswords ahead 4-3. Adam then doubled, scoring John to make the score 5-3. Savage followed with another double, scoring Adam, and the Porkswords led 6-3. Josh got his second hit of the inning, an RBI single that scored Savage, and the Porkswords had scored four consecutive runs to take a 7-3 lead. Dinger finally escaped the inning, retiring John and Adam, and Cheap Goats would need four runs in the bottom of the eighth to extend the game.

Jordan doubled for the third time in the game to lead off the bottom of the inning, and two batters later, Christian hit an RBI single to score him, cutting the deficit to 7-4. But the Cheap Goats rally would end there, as Adam retired Dinger for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving the Porkswords the 7-4 extra-innings victory.

The win moved the Porkswords to .500 at 5-5 on the year, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to last place in the EWL standings at 4-6.

W: Adam (1-0)
L: Dinger (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam pitched the complete game win for the Porkswords, pitching all eight innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out one.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats. He pitched six innings of relief, giving up four runs on seven hits.
– Christian earned a no-decision, pitching two innings for Cheap Goats while allowing three runs on four hits.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 3-for-7 with a single, two triples, and two runs scored.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.

Porkswords Hang on to Narrowly Defeat Shady Characters 9-8

5 Jun

The Porkswords celebrate at the plate after Adam’s solo homer in the fifth inning.

After trailing late, the Porkswords pulled ahead in the top of the sixth with a rally led by Josh and Steve, and held on to beat Shady Characters 9-8. Josh, Steve, and Adam homered and contributed three hits each, and Steve’s two-run homer put the Porkswords ahead for good in the sixth inning.

Tom K started for Shady Characters with two innings of eligibility remaining in week 5. He fell behind early, as the Porkswords jumped out to a lead in the top of the first. Josh led off the game with a double, and two batters later, Rair Smokers, making his debut for the Porkswords, drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Adam then tripled, scoring Rair, and the Porkswords led 2-0. Tom K retired Josh to end the inning, and his offense would bounce back in the bottom of the first.

Josh took the mound for the Porkswords, and the first batter he faced, Dylan, hit a solo homer to right-center, cutting the score to 2-1. Erich followed with a double, and he scored when Tom K drove him in with an RBI triple that tied the game at 2-2. Josh got Levi Sanders to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Tom K scored on the play, putting Shady Characters ahead 3-2. Dylan followed with a double, but the Shady Characters inning would end there, as Josh retired Erich to strand the runner at second and end the inning.

The Porkswords bounced back in the top of the second to tie the game when Steve led off the inning with a solo homer. Tom K retired the next two batters to end the inning, and the score was tied at 3-3.

Levi singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t regain the lead, as Josh retired Dylan to strand the runner, ending the inning with the game tied.

Josh of the Porkswords delivers a pitch to Dylan, who went 4-for-6 with a double and three homers to lead Shady Characters on offense

The Porkswords pulled back ahead in the top of the third. With Tom K at his innings limit for the week, Dylan entered the game, and the first batter he faced, Josh, hit a solo homer to right. Steve followed with a triple, and two batters later, Adam hit an RBI double to drive him in, putting the Porkswords ahead 5-3.

Tom K singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Josh stranded a Shady Characters runner for the second consecutive inning, retiring Levi to end the inning and the Porkswords maintained a two run lead.

Erich of Shady Characters makes a play in the field.

Dylan retired the Porkswords in order in the top of the fourth, and Shady Characters would take the lead with a big inning in the bottom of the fourth.

Dylan started the inning by providing his own run support, hitting a solo homer to right, which cut the score to 5-4. Erich followed with a solo shot, and Tom K also followed with a homer, his first career round-tripper. Shady Characters had hit three consecutive home runs, and Levi completed the rare feat of a team going 1-through-4 in the lineup with four consecutive homers when he crushed a solo shot to right. Shady Characters had hit four consecutive solo homers to start the inning, and had taken a 7-5 lead without recording an out. Dylan had a chance to tie the EWL record of five consecutive homers, but Josh got him to fly out to right-center for the first out of the inning. Josh then retired Erich for the second out to end the inning, but Shady Characters had gone from trailing by two runs to taking a two-run lead heading into the fifth.

The Porkswords cut into the deficit in the top of the fifth when Adam led off the inning with a solo homer. Dylan retired Josh and Steve to end the inning, and Shady Characters led 7-6.

Josh retired Shady Characters in order in the bottom of the fifth, and the Porkswords trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Rair doubled to start the top of the sixth, and he moved from second to third on Adam’s sacrifice fly. The Porkswords were down to their last out with the tying run on third, when Josh hit a single, scoring Rair to tie the game at 7-7. Steve came to the plate with Josh on first and crushed a solo bomb to right-center, and the Porkswords now led 9-7. Dylan retired Rair to end the inning, but Shady Characters one-run lead had turned into a two-run deficit in the sixth.

Steve’s two run homer in the top of the sixth put the Porkswords ahead 9-7.

Down two, Dylan helped himself out in the bottom of the sixth, leading off the inning with his third homer of the game. The solo shot cut the Porkswords lead to one, and the score was 9-8. The next batter, Erich, went down on strikes, and Shady Characters were down to their final out. Tom K singled, putting the tying run on base, but Josh buckled down and retired Levi for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving the Porkswords a dramatic 9-8 win.

The win, the Porkswords’ third straight, moved their record to 4-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 4-5.

W: Josh (2-1)
L: Dylan (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Porkswords, allowing eight runs on twelve hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on seven hits in four innings of relief.
– Tom K started the game for Shady Characters, and earned a no decision. He allowed three runs on four hits in two innings.
– Steve and Josh each went 3-for-6 for the Porkswords. Josh had a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI. Steve had a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Adam also went 3-for-4 for the Porkswords with a sacrifice fly, a double, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Norris Pitches Gem as Loss Mitigation Storms Past Cheap Goats 9-2

4 Jun

Norris pitched the complete game win, and also went 3-for-5 at the plate with three doubles.

Norris allowed only two runs and scattered seven hits and had three extra-base hits at the plate, as Loss Mitigation rolled past Cheap Goats 9-2. Bob and Mike helped put Loss Mitigation ahead early, and Norris secured the victory late, as Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense rolling as they were soundly defeated.

Loss Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Mike’s two-run homer in the first inning

With two innings of eligibility left in week 5, Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he was hit hard. Bob led off the game with a solo homer, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 1-0 immediately. Mike followed with a single, and after striking out Nate for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out double to Norris. Mike scored from first, and Loss Mitigation led 2-0. Bob followed with an RBI single, scoring Norris to put Loss Mitigation ahead 3-0, and Mike followed with a two-run blast, clearing the bases. Christian struck out Nate for the second time in the inning, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 5-0.

Norris started for Loss Migitation, and he was effective throughout the contest. Joey doubled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Christian to strand the runner and end the inning with the score 5-0.

Joey catches a fly ball in center for Cheap Goats, as Jordan watches

Christian regained command in the top of the second, retiring Norris and Bob in order, and he had reached his eight innings of eligibility for the week. Norris cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Cheap Goats in order, and the score remained 5-0.

Christian delivers a pitch to Mike, who went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Cheap Goats inserted Dinger to relieve Christian, and Loss Mitigation would get to him as well. The first batter he faced, Mike, doubled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Cheap Goats deficit to 6-0. Norris then doubled, scoring Nate, and Loss Mitigation led 7-0. The next batter, Bob, also doubled, making four consecutive doubles for Loss Mitigation. However, Bob was caught out in between second and third on the play, and Norris was also caught trying to score. The double play ended the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by seven runs.

Jordan singled to start the bottom of the third, but once again, Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense going. Norris retired Joey and Christian to strand the runner, and the score was 7-0 through three innings.

Bob and Nate converge on a fly ball in center field

Dinger struck out Mike to start the top of the fourth, and after allowing a triple to Nate, he retired Norris to strand the runner, ending the inning. Norris matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order.

Dinger of Cheap Goats reaches out for a fly ball as Norris of Loss Mitigation heads into first base

Loss Mitigation would add another insurance run in the top of the fifth when Bob led off the inning with his second homer of the game. Dinger retired Mike and Nate to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 8-0.

Cheap Goats finally got on the board in the fifth inning. Jordan doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Christian drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 8-1.

Jordan went 3-for-4 to lead Cheap Goats, with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored

Loss Mitigation made up for the run in the top of the sixth, when Norris led off the inning with a solo homer. Dinger retired Bob and Mike to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 9-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dinzger delivers a pitcher to Bob, who went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI, leading Loss Mitigation

Jordan tripled with one out in the bottom of the sixth, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that cut the score to 9-2. The rally would end there, however, as Norris retired Christian for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Loss Mitigation the 9-2 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 6-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats under .500 to 4-5 for the year.

W: Norris (3-2)
L: Christian (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap goats, giving up five runs on five hits and striking out two in two innings pitched.
– Dinger pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Christian struck out the side in the first inning, only the sixth time in EWL history that a pitcher had accomplished the feat. It was Christian’s second time striking out the side this season, and of the six instances in league history, he is responsible for three of them.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Norris went 3-for-5 at the plate, with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored.