Christian and Cheap Goats Blank Guacamol-yay 2-0

15 May

Christian threw a two-hit shutout in his first appearance of 2019, keeping the Guacamol-yay bats silent in a 2-0 Cheap Goats win

In his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, Christian pitched a complete game shutout for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits and striking out one in a 2-0 victory over Guacamol-yay. Josh K was effective on the mound for Guacamol-yay, but Cheap Goats scored two runs in the top of the fifth after four scoreless innings, and it was enough to secure a win for Cheap Goats, as they remained the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Dave singled to lead off the top of the first for Cheap Goats, but he wouldn’t advance beyond first, as Josh retired Joey and Norris (making his first appearance of the 2019 season) to end the inning.

Dave singled to lead off the game in the top of the first

Christian cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam R and Corey in order.

Josh matched him in the top of the second, sending Christian and Ryan (making his first career EWL appearance) down in order to end the inning.

Christian leaves the mound to snag a fly ball for an out

Josh led off the bottom of the second with a single. Christian struck out Jude, and Allie followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with one out. Guacamol-yay was threatening, but Christian escaped the jam, retiring Jan for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

Josh continued to roll in the top of the third, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively. Christian matched him in the bottom of the third, and the game was scoreless through three innings.

Corey catches a fly ball in center field to retire Joey

Norris doubled for his first hit of 2019 to lead off the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Christian and Ryan were retired, and Josh escaped the inning without damage.

Josh was effective on the mound, limiting Cheap Goats to two runs on five hits, but didn’t get run support from his offense

Christian pitched another scoreless frame in the bottom of the fourth, and through four innings the teams had combined for no runs and four hits.

Joey’s triple in the fifth inning ignited the only scoring for either team, as Cheap Goats jumped out to a 2-0 lead

Cheap Goats finally broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth. Joey tripled with one out, and Norris followed with an RBI double, scoring Joey to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Christian then hit an RBI single, and Norris scored from second to give Cheap Goats a 2-0 lead. Josh retired Ryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay trailed by two runs.

Norris ropes one of his two doubles down the left field line. He went 2-for-3 in his first appearance of the 2019 season.

Christian retired Jude and Allie in order in the bottom of the fifth, maintaining Cheap Goats two-run lead.

Josh retired Dave and Joey consecutively in the top of the sixth, and Guacamol-yay would need two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend the game.

Christian’s RBI single put Cheap Goats up 2-0

Christian remained on the mound to close things out, and he ended the game quickly, sending Jan and Del down to end the game, giving Cheap Goats a 2-0 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-0 on the season, and Guacamol-yay remained winless at 0-3.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Josh K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris, making his 2019 debut and his first appearance with Cheap Goats, went 2-for-3 to lead his squad at the plate. He had two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Josh and Allie each had singles in the second inning, the only hits for Guacamol-yay in the contest.
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits in the shutout, striking out one.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up two runs on five hits.

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