Josh K Bests Dinger in Pitcher’s Duel as Guacamol-yay Beat Cheap Goats 4-2

25 Jul

Josh was strong on the mound, allowing only two runs on six hits in the Guacamol-yay win

Josh K quieted the Cheap Goats offense, which had been the most explosive in the league through three weeks, as Guacamol-yay topped Cheap Goats 4-2 in week 4. Dinger was strong on the mound for Cheap Goats, but Ryan homered twice and drove in three of the four Guacamol-yay runs, and Josh K’s defense was sound behind him, as Guacamol-yay pulled a game closer to first in the EWL standings.

Dinger retired Guacamol-yay in order in the top of the first, sending Jan and Josh K down consecutively.

Dinger continued to pitch effectively for Cheap Goats, allowing only four runs, but did not get the run support that he needed

Cheap Goats got on the board in the bottom of the first, taking an early lead. Jordan doubled with one out, and Christian followed with an RBI double, scoring Jordan to make the score 1-0. Josh K then got Dinger to fly out to left for the second out of the inning.

Dinger struck out Sean to start the top of the second, but Guacamol-yay evened things up when Ryan followed with a solo homer. Alexa, making her EWL debut, grounded out to right for the second out of the inning, and the score was tied at 1-1.

Ryan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 2-for-2 with two homers, a sacrifice fly, and three RBI

Joey singled to start off the bottom of the second, and he moved to third when Jordan followed with a double. But Josh K buckled down, and escaped the jam. He got Christian to fly out to the mound, and Joey was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

Josh makes a juggling catch for an out

Jan tripled to lead off the top of the third. The next batter, Josh K, flew out to center. Jan attempted to tag and score on the play, but Joey threw him out, ending the inning, and the score remained tied at 1-1.

Cheap Goats reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the third. Dinger tripled, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double, putting Cheap Goats ahead 2-1. Jordan hit a sac fly that moved Joey from second to third, but Cheap Goats couldn’t add to their lead. Josh K got Christian to fly out for the second out, stranding the runner at third and ending the inning.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Jan as sun sets on the Wiffle Diamond

Guacamol-yay drew even again in the top of the fourth. Sean tripled to lead off the inning, and Ryan followed with a deep fly to right-center. Joey caught the fly for the first out of the inning, but was unable to gun down a Guacamol-yay runner for the second inning in a row. Sean tagged and scored on the play, and Guacamol-yay tied the game at 2-2. Dinger then retired Alexa to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay celebrate at the plate after one of Ryan’s two bombs in the win

Josh K got into a groove starting in the bottom of the fourth. He retired Dinger and Joey in order.

Guacamol-yay took their first lead of the game when Jan led off the top of the fifth with a solo homer to right-center. Dinger retired Josh K and Sean to end the inning, and the score was 3-2.

Jan went 2-for-4 with a home run and added to
his league leading triples total

Josh K continued to roll in the bottom of the fifth, sending Jordan and Christian down consecutively.

Ryan snags a fly ball for an out in right field

Guacamol-yay added an insurance run in the top of the sixth, when Ryan led off the inning with his second solo homer of the game. Dinger retired Alexa and Jan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led 4-2.

Alexa made her EWL debut in Guacamol-yay’s win over Cheap Goats

Josh K remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay in the bottom of the sixth, and he was efficient. He retired Dinger and Joey, the eighth consecutive batters he had retired to close out the game, giving Gucamol-yay a 4-2 win.

Josh delivers a pitch to Joey

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 4-3 on the season, and the loss, their second consecutive, dropped Cheap Goats to 5-3.

W: Josh K (4-2)
L: Dinger (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K pitched the complete game win for Guacamol-yay, allowing two runs on six hits.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on five hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Ryan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 2-for-2 with two solo homers, a sacrifice fly, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jan also went 2-for-4 for Guacamol-yay, with a triple, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Jordan and Joey each had two hits for Cheap Goats. Joey went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and an RBI. Jordan went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a sacrifice fly, and a run scored.

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