Cheap Goats Crush Shady Characters 22-1

6 Jul

Brett went 9-for-10, tying the EWL single-game record for doubles with five, and hitting for the cycle, in his second career game

In a historically dominant offensive performance, Cheap Goats pummeled Shady Characters 22-2, tying and nearly breaking several offensive single-game records. Brett and Joey led Cheap Goats with nine hits each, Christian contributed seven hits, and Dinger pitched a complete game win, allowing only one run on seven hits.

Tom K started on the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early. Joey led off the game with a double, and the next batter, Brett, hit a two-run homer to right center, giving Cheap Goats an immediate 2-0 lead. Christian followed with a single. Tom K struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, and when the next batter, Joey, singled, Cheap Goats were caught with runners in between bases for the second out of the inning.

Tom K delivers a pitch to Joey early in the game, as the sun began to set on the Week 1 Wiffle Diamond

Dinger retired Shady Characters’ first batter Dylan, and after allowing a one-out single to Tom K, Lucas grounded out to center to end the inning.

Tom K retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of second, the last inning that Shady Characters would not allow a run.

Shady Characters threatened in the bottom of the second. Brad led off with a single, and Sam followed with a single, putting two runners on with no outs. The next batter, Ryan, also singled, but Shady Characters made a series of baserunning errors, leading to a double play that ended the inning, stranding all runners without scoring a run.

Dinger pitches to Dylan, getting him to fly out to the mound

Cheap Goats would add to their lead in the top of the third. Tom K retired Dinger for the first out of the inning, before allowing a triple to Joey. Brett followed with an RBI triple, scoring Joey to make the score 3-0. Christian then tripled, the third consecutive triple for Cheap Goats. The three-bagger scored Brett, extending the Cheap Goats lead to 4-0. Tom K then retired Dinger to end the inning, with Shady Characters trailing by four.

Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate as Brett scores one of seven that he registered in the game

Dinger rolled through the bottom of the third, sending Dylan and Tom K down consecutively.

Shady Characters turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, sending Lucas to the mound, and the game got out of hand. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Brett followed with a two-run shot, making the score 6-0. Christian then singled, and Dinger followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Joey flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning, but Brett followed with a two-run double, clearing the bases to put Cheat Goats ahead 8-0. Christian then singled, scoring Brett, and the score was 9-0. Dinger followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. Joey cleared the bags with a three-run blast to left, and Cheap Goats led 12-0. Brett followed with a double and moved to third when Christian singled for the third time in the inning. Lucas finally escaped the inning, getting Dinger to fly out to the mound. Cheap Goats had scored eight runs in the inning, and had pulled out to a twelve run lead.

Joey connects on one of his nine hits in the game

Dinger continued to cruise in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Lucas and Brad in order.

Shady Characters turned to Sam on the mound, and Joey led off the top of the fifth with a solo homer, putting Cheap Goats ahead 13-0. Brett followed with a double, but Cheap Goats couldn’t put together consecutive monster innings. Lucas struck out Christian, and then retired Dinger to strand Brett at second, ending the inning.

Shady Characters finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Sam led off the inning with a solo homer to right-center. Dinger retired Ryan, and after allowing a one-out single to Dylan, got Tom K to fly out to the mound, ending the inning with the score 13-1.

Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only one run, while his offense provided twenty-two runs of support

The game went from a blowout to a historically one-sided game in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 14-1. Christian then singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Dinger singled, scoring Brett from third, and the score was 15-1. Joey followed with a three run homer, his second three-run shot of the game, and Cheap Goats led 18-1. Brett followed with a double, for the fifth consecutive at-bat, which tied the EWL single-game record for doubles. Sam finally recorded the first out of the inning, getting Christian to groundout to right, but Dinger followed with an RBI single, scoring Brett to make the score 19-1. Joey then followed with a two-run homer, his second of the inning and fourth of the game, and the score was 21-1. Brett then singled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI triple, his second triple of the game. Sam and Shady Characters finally got out of the inning when Dinger flew out the left. Cheap Goats had scored 9 runs in the inning and led 22-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Joey went 9-for-10 with four home runs, nine RBI, and hit for the cycle in Cheap Goats’ blowout win over Shady Characters

Shady Characters couldn’t put together a legendary rally, or any rally, in the bottom of the sixth. Lucas struck out for the first out of the inning, and after Brad his a one-out single, Dinger ended the game by getting Sam to fly out to the mound.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 2-0 on the season, and Shady Characters dropped to 0-2.

W: Dinger (1-0)
L: Tom K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing a single run on seven hits, striking out one.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one in three innings.
– Lucas pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, allowing eight runs on ten hits.
– Sam pitched two innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up ten runs on twelve hits, striking out one.
– Joey and Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, both going 9-for-10, and both hitting for the cycle. Joey had a single, three doubles, a triple, four home runs, eight runs scored, and nine RBI. Brett had a single (in his final at-bat), five doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven runs scored, and eight RBI.
– Joey hit for the cycle for the sixth time in his career, and first time since 2017.
– Brett hit for the cycle for the first time in his career, in only his second career game.
– Christian also contributed seven hits for Cheap Goats, going 7-for-10 with five singles, two triples, three runs, and three RBI.
– Brad was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles.

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