Blaine Strong on the Mound and Turbo Crushes at the Plate in Jack Shack’s 9-2 Win Over Guacamol-yay

27 Jul

Turbo went a perfect 6-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, and six RBI to power Jack Shack past Guacamol-yay

Playing short-handed with one of their players making his first career start in his second career EWL game and another being Pete Ness, Jack Shack pulled off an improbable victory against Gucamol-yay, winning 9-2. Blaine was in control on the mound throughout, and Turbo was unstoppable at the plate. He went a perfect 6-for-6 with six extra-base hits, including two doubles, a triple, three home runs, four runs scored, and six RBI. Blaine allowed only two runs in the complete game win, and Jack Shack pulled to .500 on the season at 4-4, tied for second place after four weeks.

Blaine got off to a good start in the top of the first, retiring the first two batters he faced, Jan and Josh K, to end the inning.

Jack Shack took an early lead in the bottom of the first, and provided him with all of the run support that he would need. Turbo started the game with a leadoff homer, setting the tone for his performance throughout the game. Brian followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks put Jack Shack ahead 2-0. Blaine followed with a triple, and after striking out Pete Ness, Josh K, Guacamol-yay’s starter, allowed an RBI double to Turbo, extending the Jack Shack lead to 3-0. Jan escaped the inning, getting Brian to groundout to center.

Blaine and Turbo celebrate at the plate

Guacamol-yay cut into the deficit in the top of the second. Sean doubled to start the inning, and Ryan drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 3-1. Ryan attempted to complete an inside-the-park homer on the play, but Brian gunned him down for the first out of the inning. Blaine then retired Alexa to end the inning.

Jack Shack added to their lead in the bottom of the second. Blaine tripled, and after another Pete Ness strikeout, Turbo tripled, scoring Blaine to make the score 4-1. Brian then crushed his second homer of the game, and the two-run shot put Jack Shack ahead 6-1. Blaine followed with a double, but Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Pete Ness to strand the runner and end the inning.

Jan tripled to start the top of the third, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t capitalize. Blaine retired Josh K and Sean in order, ending the inning with the score 6-1.

Guacamol-yay turned to Jan on the mound in the bottom of the third, and Turbo led off with a solo home run, extending the Jack Shack lead to 7-1. Jan retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by six.

Blaine allowed a leadoff single to Ryan in the top of the fourth, but once again stranded a Guacamol-yay runner. He retired Alexa, and then fanned Jan to end the inning, maintaining the six run lead.

Jack Shack continued to incrementally increase their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Pete Ness registered his first hit with a leadoff double, and Turbo drove him in with a double, putting Jack Shack in front 8-1. Jan retired the next two batters, Brian and Blaine, to strand Turbo at second and end the inning.

Blaine pitched a complete game win, allowing only two runs, in his EWL pitching debut, and also went 3-for-5 at the plate, with a double and two triples

Guacamol-yay got one back in the top of the fifth. Josh K doubled, and two batters later, Ryan doubled to score him, making the score 8-2. Blaine then retired Alexa to end the inning, stranding Ryan at second.

Jack Shack got one more insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Jan fanned Pete Ness to start the inning, but the next batter, Turbo, hit a solo shot, his third homer of the game, to make the score 9-2. Jan then retired Brian to end the inning.

Despite playing with an unusual roster, Jack Shack once again would head into the sixth inning with a lead, this time a seven run lead. Blaine remained in the game to close things out. After allowing a one-out single to Josh K, he retired Sean to strand the runner, ending the inning and giving Jack Shack the 9-2 win.

The win moved both Jack Shack and Guacamol-yay to 4-4 on the season, tied for second in the EWL standings.

W: Blaine (1-0)
L: Josh K (4-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Blaine pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up six runs on eight hits and striking out one in two innings.
– Jan pitched three innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, allowing three runs on four hits and striking out one.
– Turbo led Jack Shack on offense, going 6-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, three home runs, four runs scored, and six RBI. He also hit a leadoff homer, the first of his career.
– Blain also went 3-for-5 for Jack Shack, with a double, two triples, and two runs scored.
– Ryan led Guacamol-yay at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a triple, and two RBI.

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