Josh K and Ryan Pitch Three-Hitter and Sean Powers Guacamol-yay to 6-1 Win over Shady Characters

16 Aug

Sean had his second consecutive monster game at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, and five RBI to lead Guacamol-yay

Josh K continued his hot hand on the mound, and Sean continued to swing a big bat as Guacamol-yay rolled past Shady Characters 6-1. Guacamol-yay held Shady Characters to only one run on three hits, and Sean went 3-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, and five RBI in the win. Guacamol-yay moved to .500 on the season and into a tie for second place with Cheap Goats.

Josh K struck out the first batter he faced, Dylan, and retired Sam to send the side down in order in the top of the first.

Shady Characters’ starter, Sam, matched him in the bottom of the first, retiring Eli and Josh K consecutively.

Bard, filling in for a depleted Shady Characters roster, singled with one out in the top of the second. But Josh K stranded him, retiring Dylan to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay took the lead in the bottom of the second. Sean led off the inning with a solo homer to right, and the score was 1-0. Jude singled, and two batters later, Eli singled, scoring Jude to put Guacamol-yay ahead 2-0. Josh K then singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. But Sam avoided further damage, getting Sean to fly out to the mound to strand both runners and end the inning.

Eli went 2-for-4 with two singles, a run scored, and an RBI

Josh K continued to pitch effectively in the top of the third. He struck out Sam, and after allowing a one-out single to Lucas, struck out Bard. It was the first time a pitcher had struck out the side since Christian had in 2018.

Guacamol-yay extended their lead in the bottom of the third. Ryan singled with one out, and Eli followed with a single to put two runners on. Josh K then singled, loading the bases for Sean, who had been unstoppable in week 6 to this point. He had a grand slam opportunity, and he almost came through. He hit a liner off the fence, which resulted in a bases-clearing triple that put Guacamol-yay in front 5-0. Jude followed with a double, but could not advance the runner on the play. Guacamol-yay had two runners in scoring position, but Sam got Ryan to ground out to left, stranding both runners, and Shady Characters trailed by five.

Eli awaits a pitch after Ryan reached base safely with a single

Josh K once again cruised through an inning, retiring Dylan and Sam in order in the top of the fourth.

Josh K was dominant on the mound, allowing no runs on two hits in four innings, and striking out three Shady Characters batters

Shady Characters turned to Lucas on the mound in the bottom of the fourth. He retired Eli and Josh K in order, and the score remained 5-0.

Guacamol-yay also turned to the bullpen, bringing Ryan in to replace Josh K in the top of the fifth. He sent Lucas and Bard down in order.

Sam is beaned

Guacamol-yay added one last insurance run in the bottom of the fifth when Sean led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game and fourth of the week. Lucas retired Jude and Ryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led 6-0 heading into the sixth.

Dylan’s triple in the sixth inning led to Shady Characters’ only run in the game.

Dylan tripled to start the top of the sixth, and Shady Characters finally got on the board when Sam hit a sacrifice fly, allowing Dylan to tag and score. Shady Characters had narrowed the deficit to five runs, but the rally wouldn’t last long. Ryan retired Lucas for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Guacamol-yay a 6-1 win.

Sam delivers a pitch to Sean as the sun shines on the Wiffle Diamond

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 6-6 on the season, surpassing their season win total from their inaugural season in 2019, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 5-7.

W: Josh K (6-4)
L: Sam (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh earned the win for Guacamol-yay, allowing no runs on two hits and striking out three in four innings pitched.
– Ryan pitched two innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, giving up one run on one hit.
– Sam took the loss for Shady Characters. He gave up five runs on nine hits in three innings.
– Lucas pitched two innings of relief for Shady Characters, allowing one run on one hit.
– Sean led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, two runs scored, and five RBI.
– Dylan scored the only run for Shady Characters, going 1-for-4 with a triple. He was the only Shady Characters base runner to advance beyond first base.

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