Bryan’s Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Home Run Caps 4-3 Jack Shack Win Over Shady Characters

27 May

Bryan had two extra-base hits in the game, including the walk-off inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth that gave Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Down to their last out before heading to extra-innings, tied at 3-3, Bryan capitalized on a series of Shady Characters’ errors and raced around the bases for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, as Jack Shack won 4-3. It was the first walk-off homer the EWL had seen in nearly a calendar year, the first inside-the-park walk-off in recent memory, and perhaps ever in the history of the league.

Jack Shack celebrate at the plate after the dramatic victory over Shady Characters

Dustin took the mound for Jack Shack, and he retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the first. Jack Shack would provide run support immediately in the bottom of the inning.

Tom K struck out Josh to start the game, but Adam followed with a one-out triple. The next batter, Bryan, also tripled, scoring Adam to put Jack Shack up 1-0. Dustin followed with an RBI single, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Tom K retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was ahead by two runs.

Joe led off the top of the second with a double, but Dustin stranded him, retiring Luke and Mike to end the inning, maintaining the two-run lead.

Dustin watches as Turbo snags a fly ball in right field.

Adam doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Tom K avoided further damage, retiring Bryan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Shady Characters got on the board in the top of the third. Dylan led off with a double, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 2-1. Dustin retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and Shady Characters had narrowed the deficit to a run.

Adam continued his hot start to the 2019 season, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Jack Shack made up the run in the bottom of the third. Dustin started the inning with a double, and Turbo followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Josh doubled, scoring Dustin, but Turbo was caught in between bases on the play for the first out. In an odd sequence, Josh was also caught in between bases, as both outs were recorded at third base. The run scored, but Jack Shack squandered two base runners, and after three the score was 3-1.

Down two, Shady Characters clawed closer in the top of the fourth. Mike led off with a triple, and he scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Dylan, narrowing the score to 3-2. Dylan retired Tom K to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by a run.

Adam doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Tom K retired Bryan for the first out, and then fanned Dustin to end the inning.

Tom K had a strong start on the mound, but didn’t get enough run support, and dropped to 1-3 on the year

Shady Characters evened things up for the first time in the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Luke hit a high flying solo shot to right-center, and the score was 3-3. Mike followed with his second triple of the game, and although the go-ahead runner was on third, Shady Characters couldn’t take advantage. Dustin retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding the runner, and the game was tied at 3-3.

Tom K retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Shady Characters had a chance to take the lead in the top of the sixth.

Joe doubled with one out, putting the winning run in scoring position. Dustin continued to strand Shady Characters’ runners, however, as he retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and the score was 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Tom K retired Adam for the first time in the game for the first out in the bottom of the sixth, and he was one out away from sending the game to extras. Bryan had other plans. He put the ball in play, and raced around the bases as Shady Characters struggled to field the ball cleanly and get it back to the pitcher’s mound. By the time they had, Bryan had crossed all the bases, including home, for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, giving Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Dustin earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, moving to 2-0 on the season.

The win moved Jack Shack to 3-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-4.

W: Dustin (2-0)
L: Tom K (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and a run scored.
– Bryan went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and the walk-off inside-the-park home run.
– Joe led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and an RBI.
– Dustin earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching the complete game while allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on nine hits and striking out two.

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