Shady Characters, Led by Mike and Tom K, Hold Off Late Guacamol-yay Rally to Win 6-5

1 Aug

Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and three RBI

Shady Characters went up 5-0 in the bottom of the first inning, and Tom K fought off multiple Guacamol-yay rallies, as Shady Characters held on to win 6-5, their third straight victory. Tom K pitched the complete game win and also went 3-for-4 at the plate, and he was supported by Mike, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles and three RBI.

Tom K rolled through the top of the first, retiring Jan and Josh in order. He would get some run support from his offense in the bottom half of the inning.

Jan makes a catch for an out in foul territory along the right field fence

Dylan led off the inning with a triple off Jude, the Guacamol-yay starter. Mike followed with an RBI single, scoring Dylan to give Shady Characters a quick 1-0 lead. Sam followed with a single, which put runners on the corners. Tom K singled, scoring Mike, and the score was 2-0. Two batters later, Dylan hit a one-out double, scoring Sam, and Shady Characters led 3-0. Mike followed with a double, clearing the bases, and Guacamol-yay had fallen into a 5-0 deficit. Jude retired Sam to finally escape the inning, and Shady Characters led by five.

Dylan connects on one of his two hits in the Shady Characters win

Tom K cruised in the top of the second as well, sending Jude and Ryan down consecutively.

Tom K started the bottom of the second with a single, but Jude stranded him, retiring Lucas and Dylan to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay cracked into the Shady Characters lead in the top of the third. Josh K singled with one out, and Jude followed with a two-run bomb to right, cutting the score to 5-2. Ryan then flew out to the mound to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay celebrate at the plate after Jude’s two run homer in the third

Shady Characters got one back in the the bottom of the third. Mike doubled, and when the next batter, Sam, grounded out for the first out, Mike raced home to score on the play, making the score 6-2. Tom K followed with a single, and Lucas doubled to put two runners in scoring position. Jude avoided further damage, however, getting Dylan to fly out to right, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay counter-punched in the top of the fourth. Jan singled, and Josh K followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Jude then singled, loading the bases for Ryan. Ryan grounded out left for the first out of the inning, but Jan scored on the play, and it was 6-3. Jan then singled, scoring Josh K, and the lead was cut to 6-4. Guacamol-yay had two runners on, but the rally ended there, as Tom K got Josh K to ground out to left, ending the inning.

Josh K went 3-for-5 with three singles in the Guacamol-yay loss

Sam doubled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Shady Characters couldn’t extend their lead, as Jude retired Tom K to strand the runner and end the inning.

Tom K retired Guacamol-yay in order in the top of the fifth, and the score remained 6-4.

Tom K returned to the diamond after a week off and went 3-for-4 with three singles

Jude struck out Lucas to start the bottom of the fifth, and then retired Dylan to end the inning with Guacamol-yay down two runs heading into the sixth.

Josh K singled with one out in the top of the sixth, putting the tying runner at the plate. Jude followed with an RBI double, scoring Josh K and narrowing the score to 6-5. Ryan came to the plate as the go-ahead run with the tying run, Jude, in scoring position. But Tom K buckled down, and got Ryan to fly out to center, stranding the runner and ending the game, giving Shady Characters the 6-5 win.

Tom K delivers a pitch to Ryan as the sun shines on the week 5 Wiffle Diamond

The win moved Shady Characters to 4-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 4-5.

W: Tom K (2-4)
L: Jude (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eight hits.
– Jude took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up six runs on eleven hits and striking out one in five innings.
– Mike and Tom K each went 3-for-4 to lead Shady Characters on offense. Tom K had three singles, a run scored, and an RBI. Mike had a single, two doubles, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jude led Guacamol-yay at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.

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