Sean and Jude Lead Guacamol-yay to 10-7 Win Over Jack Shack

24 Aug

Josh went 2-for-5 with a homer and a triple, and earned the win on the mound for Guacamol-yay

Gucamol-yay took a big lead early and fended off a late Jack Shack rally to win 10-7 in a game that was started one week, postponed due to darkness, and finished the following week. Sean went 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, and a home run, and Jude went 5-for-5 with two singles and three doubles to lead Guacamol-yay. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a triple and a homer, and Dustin had two home runs in the losing effort for Jack Shack. The win was Guacamol-yay’s third straight and pulled them closer to Jack Shack atop the season standings.

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and the first batter he faced, Turbo, hit a solo homer. Josh K retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Turbo’s leadoff homer put Jack Shack ahead 1-0.

Guacamol-yay bounced back in the bottom of the first. Dustin, Jack Shack’s starter, gave up a leadoff triple to Josh K, and Sean followed with an RBI double score him, tying the game at 1-1. The next batter, Jude, singled, but Sean was caught in between second and third on play for the first out of the inning. Ryan then hit a two-run bomb to left-center, putting Gucamol-yay ahead 3-1. Dustin retired Josh K to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by two.

Sean crosses the plate for one of three runs he scored in the Guacamol-yay win

Doc started the top of the second with a single, and two batters later, Turbo tripled, scoring Doc to make the score 3-2. The tying run was in scoring position, but Josh K stranded him, retiring Brian to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay piled onto their lead in the bottom of the second. Sean led off with a double, and he moved to third when Jude followed with a double. With no outs and two on, Ryan hit his second blast of the game, a three-run shot that put Guacamol-yay in front 6-2. Josh K followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks gave Guacamol-yay a 7-2 lead. Sean then doubled and moved to third when Jude followed with a single. Guacamol-yay’s first six batters of the inning had reached base safely, and they had runners on the corners with no outs. It looked as if the wheels would fall off for Dustin and Jack Shack, but he buckled down, and escaped the jam. He retired Ryan and Josh consecutively, stranding two runners to end the inning.

Jude, who went 5-for-5 in the win, connects on one of his hits

Josh K cruised through the top of the third, retiring Dustin and Doc in order.

Sean continued to swing a red hot bat, and he led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer, his fourth consecutive extra-base hit in the game. Jude followed with a double, but Dustin stranded another Guacamol-yay runner, retiring Ryan and Turbo to end the inning.

Ryan was 3-for-6 with two home runs and three RBI for Guacamol-yay

Down 8-2, Jack Shack rallied in the top of the fourth. Blaine doubled and moved to third when Turbo followed with a single. Two batters later, Dustin hit a one-out three-run homer to left, narrowing the deficit to 8-5. Doc followed with a single, but Josh K stopped the rally there, retiring Blaine for the second out of the inning.

Dustin retired Sean to start the bottom of the fourth. The next batter, Jude, doubled off a bird that was flying through the Wiffle Diamond, an EWL first. Ryan singled to put runners on the corners, but Dustin got out of the jam, retiring Josh K to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Dustin went 2-for-5 with two homers and five RBI but took the loss on the mound for Jack Shack

At this point, the game was postponed due to darkness and was scheduled to resume a week later, on August 18th.

When play resumed, Jack Shack continued to chip away at the Guacamol-yay lead in the top of the fifth. Guacamol-yay turned to the bullpen, bringing Ryan to the mound to spell Josh K. He retired Turbo to start the inning, but Brian followed with a triple. The next batter, Dustin, launched a two-run homer to left, his second of the game, and the score was 8-7. Dave, who had been inserted into the Jack Shack lineup to replace Doc, doubled, but Jack Shack couldn’t tie the game. Ryan retired Turbo to strand him at second, ending the inning.

Turbo went 3-for-5 with a triple and a home run in the Jack Shack loss

The Guacamol-yay lead had been reduced from six runs to one, but they added some insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Sean led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Eli, who entered the lineup after the restart, hit a two-run homer to left-center. Dustin retired Josh K to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led 10-7 heading into the sixth.

Eli hit a solo home run in his only at-bat in the Guacamol-yay win

Ryan remained in the game to close things out, and he made quick work of Jack Shack in the top of the sixth. He retired Brian and struck out Dustin, ending the game, earning a save, and giving Guacamol-yay the 10-7 win.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 7-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 7-6.

W: Josh K (7-4)
L: Dustin (1-4)
S: Ryan (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the win for Guacamol-yay. He pitched four innings, allowing five runs on seven hits.
– Ryan picked up the save for Guacamol-yay, the first of his career. He pitched two innings of relief, giving up two runs on three hits and striking out one.
– Dustin took the loss for Jack Shack, allowing ten runs on sixteen hits in five innings.
– Sean and Jude each had five hits for Guacamol-yay. Sean went 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Jude went 5-for-5 with two singles, three doubles, and two runs scored.
– Ryan also went 3-for-6 with a single, two home runs, two runs scored, and five RBI.
– Turbo went 3-for-5 to lead Jack Shack in the loss. He had a single, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Dustin also had two home runs and five RBI in the Jack Shack loss.

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