Guacamol-yay Hold Off Late Jack Shack Rally in 7-4 Win

5 Jul

Sean, playing in his second career EWL game, helped lead Guacamol-yay to victory, going 3-for-6 with three extra-base hits and four RBI

Guacamol-yay picked up their first win of the 2020 season in a 7-4 win over defending champions Jack Shack. Jan, Jude, and rookie Sean each had three hits, and Josh K and Jan’s combined effort on the mound kept the Jack Shack bats in check.

Dustin started on the mound for Jack Shack, and he got into trouble early. Jan singled to lead off the game, and two batters later, Jude singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. Sean followed with a bases-clearing triple, and Guacamol-yay led 2-0. Dustin then retired Jan to end the inning.

June went 3-for-5 with two singles and a double

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam and Brian in order.

Dustin matched him in the top of the second, retiring the side in order. Josh K then sent Dustin and Turbo down consecutively in the bottom of the second.

Sean connects on a pitch as teammate Jan looks on

Guacamol-yay would open up a big lead in the top of the third. Sean led off the inning with a double, but was caught out attempting to extend the hit to a triple. Guacamol-yay wasn’t phased, however, and started a one-out rally. Jan doubled, and two batters later, Josh K crushed a two-run blast to left-center, making the score 4-0. June then doubled, and Sean hit Guacamol-yay’s second two-run homer of the inning, extending the lead to 6-0. Dustin retired Jan for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by six.

Sean celebrates with teammates at the plate after his first career home run

Guacamol-yay turned to Jan, calling him from the bullpen to relieve Josh K. The first batter he faced, Doc, doubled, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Jan retired Adam and Brian, stranding the runner, and ending the inning.

Dustin fanned Josh K for the first out in the top of the fourth, and after Jude hit a one out single, he retired Sean to end the inning.

Jack Shack got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Dustin provided his own run support, leading off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 6-1. Jack Shack couldn’t mount an extended rally, however, as Jan retired Turbo and Doc to end the inning.

Josh K’s two run homer in the top of the first extended Guacamol-yay’s lead

Jack Shack turned to Adam, who relieved Dustin on the mound, and Guacamol-yay got a run back in the top of the fifth. Jan tripled to lead off the inning, and when the next batter, Josh K, grounded out, Jan scored on the play, making the score 7-1. Adam then retired Jude to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by six.

Jack Shack cut the Guacamol-yay lead in half in the bottom of the fifth. Adam doubled to lead off the inning, and Brian drove him in with an RBI double, cutting the score to 7-2. Dustin then hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that made the score 7-4. Turbo followed with a double, and it looked like Jack Shack was going to have a big inning. Jan buckled down, however, striking out Doc and retiring Adam to strand Turbo at second, ending the inning.

Jude snags a fly ball for an out in shallow right field

Adam cruised through the top of the sixth, striking out Sean and retiring Jan. Jack Shack trailed by three runs heading into their final at-bat.

Jan remained on the mount to close things out for Guacamol-yay. After retiring Brian, the first batter of the inning, Dustin his a one-out double. Jack Shack couldn’t mount a rally however, as Jan retired Turbo to strand the runner, ending the inning, and giving Guacamol-yay a 7-4 win.

Adam puts a pitch from Jan into play

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 1-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 1-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the win for Guacamol-yay, pitching two perfect innings to start the game.
– Jan pitched four innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out one.
– Dustin took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on nine hits and striking out one in four innings.
– Adam pitched two innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one.
– Sean led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and four RBI.
– Jude and Jan also contributed three hits apiece for Guacamol-yay. Jan went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a triple, and three runs scored. Jude went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, and two runs scored.
– Dustin led Jack Shack at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.

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