Christian Pitches Gem as Cheap Goats Remain Undefeated in 12-1 Rout of Guacamol-yay

11 Jul

Christian was dominant on the mound, and had a perfect game through four innings, ultimately allowing only one run on three hits in the complete game win

Cheap Goats continued their hot start to the 2020 season, beating Guacamol-yay 12-1 and moving to 3-0. Christian was dominant on the mound, allowing only one run on three hits, and striking out two in the complete game win. Joey, Brett, and Dinger each contributed four hits for Cheap Goats, as they remained in first place early in the EWL standings.

Jan started on the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he rolled through the top of the first, retiring Joey and Brett in order.

Cheap Goats’ starter, Christian, matched him, sending Jan and Josh down consecutively in the bottom of the first.

Jan delivers a pitch to Brett, who went 4-for-6 with four extra-base hits and four RBI

Jan continued to pitch well in the top of the second. He struck out Jordan, in his first at-bat of the 2020 season, for the first out of the inning. Christian followed with a single to right, but was gunned down trying to advance the single to a double, ending the inning.

Christian cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Jude and Beau, and the game was scoreless through two innings.

Cheap Goats got out their bats in the top of the third, logging a huge inning that would be more than enough run support for Christian. Dinger led off the inning with a ground-rule double, and the next batter, Joey, drove him in with a double, putting Cheap Goats on the board. Brett followed with a double, scoring Joey to make the score 2-0. Jordan then singled to put runners on first and third with no outs. Christian grounded out to right, but Brett scored on the play, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Dinger then singled, scoring Jordan, and the score was 4-0. Joey singled, putting runners on first and second. Brett then doubled, scoring Dinger from second, and Cheap Goats took a 5-0 lead. Jordan followed with a single, scoring Joey, and the lead was extended to 6-0. Christian followed with a single, the fifth consecutive Cheap Goats hit, scoring Brett, and Guacamol-yay trailed 7-0. Dinger also singled, and the next batter, Joey, doubled, scoring two runs to put Cheap Goats ahead 9-0. Jan finally escaped the inning, getting Brett to ground out to center, stranding two runners. Cheap Goats had scored nine runs in the inning.

Joey went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, and three RBI

Guacamol-yay couldn’t respond in the bottom of the third, as Christian sent Jude and Beau down in order.

Cheap Goats came back to Earth in the top of the fourth, as Jan retired Jordan and Christian, and the score remained 9-0.

Jordan narrowly avoids being hit by a bat, launched by a Guacamol-yay batter into left field

Christian’s hot hand continued in the fourth, as he retired Jude and fanned Beau, making him perfect on the mound through four innings.

Cheap Goats added to their lead in the top of the fifth. Joey doubled with one out, and Brett drove him in with a double, putting Cheap Goats up by double digits. Jordan then singled, scoring Brett, and the score was 11-0. Jan got out of the inning, avoiding a further catastrophe, when Christian flew out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Guacamol-yay would spoil the perfect game and the shutout in the bottom of the fifth. Jan led off the inning with a dribbling single down the left field line. Two batters later, Jude hit a one out double, scoring Jan, making the score 11-1. Christian then got Beau to fly out to right, ending the inning with Guacamol-yay down ten runs.

Christian connects on one of his two hits in the game

Cheap Goats added one more insurance run in the top of the sixth. Dinger led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Brett hit a one-out triple, scoring Dinger to put Cheap Goats in front 12-1. Jan then got Jordan to fly out to the mound to end the inning.

Dinger had his best offensive game of the young 2020 season, going 4-for-5 with two singles and two doubles

Guacamol-yay would need a miracle in the bottom of the sixth, and it didn’t happen. Christian fanned Jan for the first out of the inning. After giving up a one-out double to Josh K, he got Jude to fly out to the mound, ending the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 12-1.

Jordan, making his 2020 debut, went 3-for-6 with three singles in the Cheap Goats win over Guacamol-yay

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 1-3.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Jan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, giving up only one run on three hits with two strikeouts.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing twelve runs on seventeen hits with one strikeout in six innings.
– Joey, Brett, and Dinger each had four hits for Cheap Goats. Joey went 4-for-6 with a single, three doubles, three runs scored, and three RBI. Brett went 4-for-6 with three doubles, a triple, three runs scored, and four RBI. Dinger went 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, three runs scored and an RBI.
– Jan, Josh K, and Jude each had one hit, the only hits for Guacamol-yay in the game.

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