Bryan Hits Second Consecutive Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Homer to Lift Jack Shack Past Guacamol-yay 3-2

28 May

Bryan made EWL history in week 3, hitting walk-off inside-the-park home runs in consecutive games, giving Jack Shack two improbable wins and moving them within a game of first place in the season standings

Down 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the sixth, Jack Shacked had their backs against the wall when Bryan pulled a rabbit out of his hat for the second game in a row, completing a walk-off inside-the-park home run to give Jack Shack an improbable 3-2 victory over Guacamol-yay. Just one game after hitting a walk-off inside-the-park homer with the score tied in the bottom of the sixth, Bryan repeated the unprecedented feat, driving in two runs, including himself, with his team down by a run to secure another win for Jack Shack. Bryan joined Nate of Eastbound and Dahn as only the second player ever to hit two walk-off home runs in one day.

Josh D started on the mound for Jack Shack, and after allowing a lead-off single to Jan, he retired Josh K and Jude to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Josh D tried to help himself out in the bottom of the first, leading off the inning with a triple. But his opposing pitcher, Josh K, stranded him at third, striking out Adam and retiring Bryan, and the score remained tied at zero.

Guacamol-yay took an early lead in the top of the second. Ben singled and moved to third when Jonah followed with a double. Josh D got Jan to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Ben scored from third on the play, and Guacamol-yay led 1-0. Josh K followed with an RBI single, scoring Jonah, and the score was 2-0. Josh D got Jude to ground out to center for the second out of the inning, stranding Josh K, and Guacamol-yay led by two.

Josh K prepares to swing at a pitch that will become an RBI single, scoring Jonah from third

Josh K retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining the two run lead.

Josh D sent Ben and Jonah down consecutively in the top of the third, and Jack Shack would cut into the Guacamol-yay lead in the bottom half of the inning.

Josh D tripled for the second consecutive at-bat to lead off the inning, and he scored on Adam’s sacrifice fly, making the score 2-1. Josh K struck out Bryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led by a run.

Josh D went 3-for-4 at the plate, helping lead Jack Shack on offense

Josh D continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fourth, sending Jan and Josh K down in order.

Dustin started the bottom of the fourth with a single. He moved from first to third when Turbo followed with a single, but Turbo was caught out trying to advance the single into a double. Josh D then singled, putting runners on the corners with one out, but Jack Shack couldn’t even the score. Josh K got Adam to fly out to deep center, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Ben doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t plate the runner, as Josh D struck out Jonah to end the inning.

Bryan singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, but Jack Shack once again failed to tie the game. Josh K retired Dustin and Turbo to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay held on to a 2-1 lead.

Josh D retired Jan and Josh in order in the top of the sixth, and Jack Shack trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Josh K remained in the game to close things out for Guacamol-yay, and he retired Josh D for the first out in the bottom of the sixth. Down to their last out, Jack Shack held on to hope when Adam singled, putting the tying runner on base. Bryan came to the plate, in a very similar circumstance to Jack Shack’s previous game. Just one game earlier, Bryan hit a walk-off inside-the-park homer with one out in a tied game in the bottom of the sixth, giving Jack Shack a win over Shady Characters. One game later, Bryan broke hearts again, this time, Guacamol-yay’s. He put the ball in play, and after a series of fielding and throwing errors, he raced around the bases. Adam scored to tie the game at 2-2, and several seconds later, Bryan came across home plate to complete the inside-the-park homer, a two-run walk-off home run that gave Jack Shack an unbelievable 3-2 win.

Josh pitched the complete game for Jack Shack, keeping Guacamol-yay’s offense in check and picking up his first win of the 2019 season

The win moved Jack Shack to 4-2 on the season, one game back of Cheap Goats in the standings. Guacamol-yay fell to 1-5 with the loss.

W: Josh D (1-1)
L: Josh K (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh D and Bryan were the only Jack Shack players with multiple hits in the game. Josh went 3-for-4 with a single, two triples, and a run scored. Bryan went 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Ben was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, and he went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored.
– Josh D earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out one.
– Josh K took the complete game loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up three runs on eight hits, and striking out two.

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