Jack Shack Explode on Offense in 15-8 Win Over Cheap Goats

14 Jul

Dustin continued his hot start to the 2020 season, going 6-for-7 to lead Jack Shack on offense

Jack Shack handed Cheap Goats their first loss of the year, jumping out to a 13-3 lead before holding on to win 15-8. Dustin and Turbo each went 6-for-7 in the game to lead Jack Shack, and Brian pitched the complete game win. Jack Shack pulled a game behind Cheap Goats in the early-season standings, tied for second place with Guacamol-yay.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got off to a good start, retiring Adam and Brian in order in the top of the first.

Cheap Goats pulled ahead in the bottom of the first, and it would be their first and only lead in the game. Joey doubled to start the inning, and the next batter, Brett, hit an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Brian got Jordan to fly out to the mound, and Brett was doubled-up on the play, ending the inning.

Dustin snags a high fly ball hit to center

Jack Shack got on the board in the top of the second. Turbo doubled with one out, and Adam followed with a two-run homer, putting Jack Shack ahead 2-1. Dinger then got Brian to ground out to center to end the inning.

Dinger singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Brian stranded him, retiring Joey for the second out, and the score remained 2-1.

Joey rips a pitch to left field for one of his four extra-base hits in the Cheap Goats loss

Jack Shack began to pummel the ball in the top of the third. Dustin led off with a double, and Turbo drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 3-1. Adam then doubled, scoring Turbo to extend the lead to 4-1. Two batters later, Dustin hit a two-run homer, and Jack Shack led 6-1. Turbo then singled, but Dinger escaped further damage, retiring Adam to end the inning with Jack Shack ahead by five runs.

Brett led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer to right, and Cheap Goats had cut the score to 6-2. Christian later doubled with one out, but Brian stranded the runner, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Adam takes a nasty spill heading into second. The injury may cost him a few weeks on the Wiffle Diamond

Jack Shack added to their lead in the top of the fourth. Dustin doubled with one out, and Turbo followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Adam then doubled, scoring Dustin, and Jack Shack extended their lead to 7-2. Brian followed with a bases-clearing triple, driving in two, and putting Jack Shack ahead 9-2. Dustin followed with a single which scored Brian, and the score was 10-2. Dinger finally escaped the inning by striking out Turbo, and Cheap Goats trailed by eight.

Turbo went 6-for-7, including a pair of two-run homers, in the 15-8 Jack Shack win

Joey started the bottom of the fourth with a solo shot, and the Jack Shack lead was cut to 10-3. Cheap Goats couldn’t rally though, as Brian retired Brett and Jordan to end the inning.

Jack Shack continued to add runs in the top of the fifth. Adam led off with a double, and two batters later, Dustin hit an RBI double to score him, putting Jack Shack ahead 11-3. Turbo followed with a two-run homer, and the score was 13-3. Dinger was removed from the mound, and Cheap Goats called Christian from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Adam, to end the inning.

Down ten runs, Cheap Goats started a small rally in the bottom of the fifth. Christian tripled to lead off the inning, and two batters later, Joey hit a two-run homer, his second blast of the game, to make the score 13-5. Brett then doubled, and Jordan drove him with an RBI double that cut the deficit to 13-6. Brian got Christian to groundout to right, ending the inning, and Jack Shack led by seven.

Adam connects on a pitch from Christian.

Jack Shack made up the runs in the top of the sixth. Dustin singled with one out, and Turbo followed with his second two-run homer of the contest, putting Jack Shack ahead 15-6. Christian then retired Adam to end the inning, and Jack Shack had a nine run lead heading into the final frame.

Brian delivers a pitch to Jordan, who takes a swing

Dinger started the bottom of the sixth with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 15-7. Brett then singled, scoring Joey from third, and Cheap Goats trailed 15-8. Jordan followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. It looked as if Cheap Goats were poised to rally, but Brian shut it down. He retired Christian and Dinger consecutively, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the win.

Jack Shack moved to 2-2 on the season, and Cheap Goats fell to 3-1.

W: Brian (2-0)
L: Dinger (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing eight runs on fourteen hits.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up thirteen runs on fifteen hits and striking out one in four and a half innings.
– Christian pitched an inning and a half of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on two hits.
– Dustin and Turbo both went 6-for-7 to lead Jack Shack on offense. Dustin had two singles, three doubles, a home run, five runs scored, and four RBI. Turbo had two singles, two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joey and Brett both went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats. Joey had a double, a triple, two homers, four runs scored, and four RBI. Brett had two singles, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.

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