Dustin Pitches Shutout, Adam Powers Jack Shack Past Shady Characters 4-0

16 May

Dustin, who pitched a complete game shutout in the 4-0 Jack Shack win, delivers a pitch to Joe of Shady Characters

Adam R went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, and three RBI, and Dustin, in his first appearance of 2019, pitched a complete game shutout, as Jack Shack topped Shady Characters 4-0. Dustin stranded Shady Characters runners throughout the game, and Adam’s two-run homer in the top of the fifth put Jack Shack ahead for good.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early in the top of the first. Josh D led off with a single, and he moved from first to third when Adam R followed with a double. Dustin his a fly ball, which was caught for an out, but Josh tagged and scored on the sacrifice fly to make the score 1-0. Adam R was pegged by Tom K trying to advance home as well, ending the inning.

Dylan of Shady Characters ropes the ball into center field, where Josh of Jack Shack fielded it for an out

Dustin started for Jack Shack, and he gave up a one-out double to Tom K. Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, however, as Dustin stranded the first of many runners when he retired Dylan to end the inning.

Turbo led off the top of the second with a double, but Tom K escaped the inning without damage, retiring Josh and Adam R to strand him at second, and the score remained 1-0.

Luke, making his EWL debut in place of Tom W, the week 1 Wiffler of the Week who was out for week 2, singled with one out in his first career at-bat. Joe followed with a single, putting runners at first and third. Dustin got out of the jam unscathed, however, retiring Tom K, who flew out to the mound, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Dustin doubled to lead off the top of the third, but Tom K once again got out of the inning without deepening the deficit, retiring Turbo and Josh to end the inning with the score 1-0.

Adam R of Jack Shack snags a fly ball in left field

Dylan doubled to start the bottom of the third, but for the third consecutive inning, Dustin stranded a runner in scoring position, retiring Mike and Luke to end the inning, preserving Jack Shack’s one run lead.

Tom K retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, sending Adam R and Dustin down consecutively.

Tom K approaches a fly ball along the first base line as the rest of the EWL watches on

Tom K singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Shady Characters couldn’t advance him, as Dustin retired Dylan to end the inning, the score was 1-0 through four.

Jack Shack would extend their lead in the top of the fifth. Turbo led off with a double, and two batters later, Adam hit a two-run blast to right-center, putting Jack Shack ahead 3-0. Tom K retired Dustin to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by three.

Adam R swings at a pitch which he would connect on for a two-run homer. He led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, double, home run, and three RBI.

Dustin continued to roll in the bottom of the fifth. Shady Characters failed to get a base runner, and Dustin retired the side in order.

Jack Shack added one insurance run in the top of the sixth. Josh doubled with one out, and Adam drove him in with an RBI single that extended their lead to 4-0. Dustin was retired to end the inning, and Shady Characters would have to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the game.

Tom K of Shady Characters takes a cut at a pitch from Dustin on another beautiful night at the Wiffle Diamond in Shadyside

Joe led off with a single in the bottom of the sixth, and Shady Characters had life. But it was extinguished quickly. Tom K hit a fly ball toward the first base line. Dustin caught it for an out and simultaneously stepped on first base while Joe was off the bag. The double play ended the inning and the game, giving Jack Shack a 4-0 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 2-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-2.

W: Dustin (1-0)
L: Tom K (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam R led Jack Shack at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Tom K led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single and a double.
– Dustin pitched the complete game shutout for Jack Shack, allowing no runs on six hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings pitched.

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