Turbo and Brian Lead Jack Shack to 6-4 Win Over Shady Characters

14 Aug

Turbo and Brian each went 3-for-5 with homers, and Brian pitched the complete game win, as Jack Shack maintained control of first place in the EWL standings

Jack Shack and Shady Characters played five and a half innings one week, before being rained out, and finished the last half inning of their week 6 matchup a week later, with Jack Shack closing things out for a 6-4 win. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, a triple, and a homer, and Brian went 3-for-6 with a home run and also pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack.

Jack Shack took an early lead in the top of the first. Turbo singled, and two batters later, Brian hit an inside-the-park homer, scoring two runs to put Jack Shack ahead 2-0. Shady Characters’ starter, Sam, then retired Doc to end the inning.

Lucas makes a juggling catch in right field for an out

Brian rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Dylan and Mike in order.

Jack Shack looked as if they’d extend their lead in the top of the second, but Sam escaped a jam. Turbo led off the inning with a triple, and Dustin followed with a single to put runners on the corners with no outs. But Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Sam retired Brian and Doc, who both flew out to right field, stranding both runners, and the score remained 2-0.

Brian cruised once again in the bottom of the second, sending Sam and Lucas down consecutively.

Turbo led off the top of the third with a solo homer, extending the Jack Shack lead to 3-0. Sam avoided further damage, retiring Dustin and Brian to end the inning.

Turbo and Dustin celebrate at the plate after Turbo’s solo homer in the top of the third

Shady Characters came alive in the bottom of the third. Brad led off with a triple, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 3-1. Mike followed with a two run shot, and Shady Characters had tied the game at 3-3. Sam then singled, and Lucas followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs, and the first five hitters of the inning had reached base safely. Brian buckled down, however, and got out of trouble. He retired Brad and Dylan, stranding two runners, and the score remained tied at 3-3.

Dylan’s RBI triple got Shady Characters on the board in the bottom of the third

Sam retired Doc and Turbo in order in the top of the fourth, and Shady Characters would take the lead in the bottom half of the inning.

With one out, Sam provided his own run support, hitting a solo homer to right-center, which put Shady Characters ahead 4-3. Brian retired Lucas to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed for the first time in the game.

Sam went 2-for-4 for Shady Characters, and his solo homer in the fourth inning gave Shady Characters the lead

Jack Shack bounced right back, reclaiming the lead in the top of the fifth. Dustin led off with a double, and he moved to third when Brian followed with a single. With two on and no outs, Doc hit a three-run homer, putting Jack Shack ahead 6-4. Blaine followed with a single, but when Turbo flew out to left, Blaine was doubled up, ending the inning.

Dustin went 2-for-5 and made a few key plays in the field in Jack Shack’s win

Mike doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, putting the tying run at the plate, but Shady Characters couldn’t cut into the Jack Shack lead. Brian retired Sam to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Brian singled with one out in the top of the sixth, but Sam stranded him, retiring Doc to end the inning.

Brian connects on one of his two singles. He also had a two-run homer in the first inning.

Shady Characters trailed by two run heading into their final at-bat. Brian remained on the mound to close things out, and he retired the first batter he faced, Lucas. One out away from victory, the rain became too heavy, and week six games were postponed from August 4th to August 11th.

Sam delivers a pitch to Brian as the rain clouds close in on the Wiffle Diamond

A week later, play resumed with sunshine on the Wiffle Diamond. The conclusion to the game was brief. Brian returned to the mound, and he retired Dylan, who grounded out to left, ending the game and giving Jack Shack a 6-4 victory.

The win moved Jack Shack to 7-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 5-6.

W: Brian (5-1)
L: Sam (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing four runs on eight hits.
– Sam took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on ten hits in six innings.
– Turbo went 3-for-5 to lead Jack Shack, with a single, a triple, a home run, and an RBI.
– Brian also went 3-for-6 at the plate, with two singles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

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