Norris and Christian Quiet Jack Shack Bats in 6-1 Cheap Goats Victory

20 May

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched scored innings of relief to lead Cheap Goats in a 6-1 win

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched four innings of relief as Cheap Goats went up early and held Jack Shack to a single run in a 6-1 victory. Joey, Dave, and Christian each contributed two hits, and Cheap Goats remained undefeated at 4-0 after two weeks of the EWL season.

After pitching a complete game win in the first game of week 2, Christian started on the mound again for Cheap Goats in their second game of the week. He retired Josh and Adam R in order for a scoreless inning in the top of the first.

Norris connects on one of his three hits in the contest

Cheap Goats jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Joey tripled with one out off Jack Shack’s starter, Adam R, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Christian then singled, scoring Norris from second, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Adam then retired Ryan to strand Christian, ending the inning.

Christian continued to roll in the top of the second, sending Dustin and Turbo down in order. Adam R matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively.

Christian picked up his second win of the season and week, pitching two scoreless innings to start the game

Christian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Cheap Goats turned to Norris on the mound. The first batter he faced, Josh, tripled. Adam R then hit a sacrifice fly to center, and Josh nearly crossed home to beat the throw, cutting the score to 2-1. Norris then retired Dustin to end the inning.

Dustin leaps to catch a fly ball in left field for Jack Shack

Cheap Goats opened up a big lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled, and Christian followed with an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 3-1. Ryan then singled, moving Christian to second. Dave hit an RBI double, scoring Norris to put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Adam R got Joey to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, but Christian scored on the play, and the score was 5-1. Norris then tripled for his third extra-base hit of the game, scoring Dave, and Cheap Goats led 6-1. Adam retired Christian to end the inning, and Jack Shack had fallen behind by five runs.

Joey deliberates over a pitch as his teammate Christian watches

Norris rolled in the top of the fourth, retiring Turbo and striking out Josh.

Dave rips one down the line for one of his two hits in the game. He went 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Dave singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, and Joey followed with a double, but Dave was caught in between second and third for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack avoided further damage.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Jack Shack couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Turbo to strand the runner and end the inning.

Adam retired Norris and Christian in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Jack Shack trailed by five heading into the final inning.

Adam pitched the complete game for Jack Shack, taking the loss after allowing six runs on ten hits

Josh started the top of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Adam followed with a double. Jack Shack had two runners in scoring position with no outs, and needed a rally. Dustin hit a high fly ball to shallow center, which Joey caught for an out, and Josh did not test Joey’s arm in attempt to score on a sacrifice. Norris then retired Turbo to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 6-1.

Norris was strong on the mound in his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, giving up only one run on four hits in four innings

Dustin makes contact with a pitch. He went 1-4 with a double.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 4-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 2-2.

W: Christian (2-0)
L: Adam R (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Dave, Christian, and Joey each had two hits for Cheap Goats. Dave had a single and a double, Joey had a double and a triple, and Christian had two RBI singles.
– Josh was the only Jack Shack player with more than one hit. He went 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, and a run scored.
– Christian started the game for Cheap Goats and picked up the win. He pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit or a run.
– Norris pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing one run and four hits.
– Adam R took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on ten hits.

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