Jan and Josh K Power Guacamol-yay to 9-7 Win Over Shady Characters

13 Jul

Jan went 5-for-6 with a leadoff homer and four extra-base hits to lead Guacamol-yay in their 9-7 win over Shady Characters

Jan and Josh K each went 5-for-6 and homered to lead Guacamol-yay to a 9-7 win over Shady Characters, pulling them to .500 on the season at 2-2. Josh K pitched the complete game, and he got just enough help from his defense to stave off Shady Characters. All four Guacamol-yay players homered in the game, as Shady Characters fell to 1-3.

Josh K got off to a good start in the top of the first, retiring Dylan and Tom K in order.

Guacamol-yay got on the board right away in the bottom of the first, when Jan led off the game with a solo homer. Josh K followed with a double, and he moved to third when Jude singled. Guacamol-yay had runners on the corners with no outs, and it looked like they would blow the game open early, but Shady Characters’ starter, Tom K, escaped the jam. Beau singled, but was caught in between bases on the play, and no runs scored. The next batter, Jan, flew out to right, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Shady Characters drew even in the top of the second when Mike led off with his first career homer, tying the game at 1-1. Josh K then retired Lucas and fanned Brad to end the inning with the score tied.

Guacamol-yay reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the second when Josh K led off the inning with a solo shot, making the score 2-1. Tom K retired Jude and Beau to end the inning, reaching his innings limit for the week.

Shady Characters pulled ahead in the top of the third. Sam singled to lead off the inning, and after Josh K retired Dylan for the first out, he ran into trouble. Tom K doubled, scoring Sam to tie the game at 2-2. Tom K would move from second to third when Mike followed with a single. With one out and runners on the corners, Lucas singled, scoring Tom K to put Shady Characters ahead 3-2. Brad then singled, scoring Mike from second, and Shady Characters led 4-2. Sam singled for the second time in the inning, scoring Lucas and extending the Shady Characters lead to 5-2. After allowing four runs, Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Dylan to end the inning with Guacamol-yay down two.

Guacamol-yay celebrate at the plate as Jan scores one of four that he tallied in the game

Dylan took over for Tom K on the mound, and Guacamol-yay bounced back in a big way in the bottom of the third. Jan tripled to start the inning, and he scored when Josh K followed with an RBI single, making the score 5-3. Jude then doubled, scoring Josh K, and the score was 5-4. Beau followed with a two-run blast to left-center, and Guacamol-yay had taken the lead back at 6-5. Jan made it back-to-back jacks with a solo shot, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 7-5. Dylan finally recorded his first out, getting Josh K to fly out to the mound, but the next batter, Jude, also hit a solo homer, making the score 8-5. Dylan got Beau to ground out to center, ending the inning, and Guacamol-yay’s six run inning put them ahead by three.

In his second career game, Mike went 3-for-4 to lead Shady Characters in the loss

Shady Characters couldn’t answer in the top of the fourth, as Josh K retired Tom K and Mike in order.

Guacamol-yay added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Jan tripled to start the inning, his second triple of the game, and scored when Josh K followed with an RBI single. The next batter, Jude, flew out to right, and Josh K was doubled up on the play, ending the inning with the score 9-5.

Jan employs his trademark swing for one of his five hits in the game

Shady Characters threatened in the top of the fifth, but couldn’t capitalize. Brad singled with one out, but when Sam followed with a single, Brad was caught off second base, ending the inning.

Sam took the mound for Shady Characters in the bottom of the fifth. He allowed a one-out single to Jan, and Josh K followed with a single, putting runners on first and third with one out. Guacamol-yay couldn’t add an insurance run, however, as Sam retired Jude to strand two runners, ending the inning.

Beau smacked a two-run blast in the bottom of the third, putting Guacamol-yay ahead for good

Shady Characters trailed by four heading into the sixth, and Josh K remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay. He retired the first batter he faced, Dylan, but then Shady Characters showed some life. Tom K doubled, and the next batter, Mike, smoked a two-run homer to left, cutting the deficit to 9-7. The rally would end there though, as Josh K fanned Lucas to end the game, giving Guacamol-yay the win.

The victory moved Guacamol-yay to 2-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-3.

W: Josh K (2-1)
L: Dylan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K pitched the complete game win for Guacamol-yay, allowing seven runs on eleven hits, striking out two.
– Tom K started the game for Shady Characters and took a no-decision. He gave up two runs on five hits in two innings, before reaching his limit for the week.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on eight hits in two innings.
– Sam pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, allowing two hits and no runs.
– Jan and Josh K led Guacamol-yay at the plate, both going 5-for-6. Jan had a single, two triples, two home runs, four runs scored, and two RBI. Josh K had three singles, a double, a homer, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jan hit a leadoff homer in the bottom of the first, the second of his career.

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