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.

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