Christian Pitches Three-Hitter as Cheap Goats Beat Shady Characters 3-2

25 Aug

Christian was strong on the mound, pitching the complete game win while allowing only two runs on three hits

Christian outlasted Sam in a defensive battle between Cheap Goats and Shady Characters, allowing only two runs on three hits in the 3-2 Cheap Goats victory. Joey was the only Cheap Goats player with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, and Dinger’s RBI double in the bottom of the fifth drove in the winning run, as Cheap Goats won consecutive games for the first time since week 2.

Christian rolled through the top of the first, retiring Dylan and Mike in order.

Cheap Goats got on the board quickly in the bottom of the first. Joey led off with a double, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Sam retired the next two Cheap Goats hitters, Jordan and Christian, to strand Brett at second and end the inning.

Shady Characters couldn’t rally in the top of the second, as Christian sent Sam and Lucas down consecutively.

Sam matched Christian in the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Joey in order.

Shady Characters evened things up in the top of the third. Dylan singled with one out, and Mike followed with an RBI double, tying the game at 1-1. Christian retired Sam to strand Mike at second, ending the inning.

Mike connects on one of his two hits in the game. He had two of the three Shady Characters’ hits.

Sam cruised through the bottom of the third, sending Brett and Jordan down in order.

Christian got back on track in the top of the fourth, retiring Lucas and Brad, and the score remained tied at 1-1.

Cheap Goats pulled back ahead in the bottom of the fourth. Dinger hit a one-out double, and Joey followed with an RBI double, giving Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead. Sam then retired Brett to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

Shady Characters bounced right back in the top of the fifth. With one out, Mike crushed a solo homer to right-center, tying the game at 2-2. Christian avoided further damage, retiring Sam to end the inning.

Brett lands at second with a double.

Once again, Cheap Goats reclaimed the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Jordan doubled, and two batters later, Dinger hit an RBI double, putting Cheap Goats in front 3-2. Sam retired Joey for the second out of the inning, stranding Dinger at second, and Shady Characters trailed by a run heading into the sixth.

Christian remained on the mound to close things out in the top of the sixth, and he was effective. He retired Lucas and Brad in order, ending the inning and giving Cheap Goats the 3-2 victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 7-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 5-8.

W: Christian (4-3)
L: Sam (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on three hits.
– Sam took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up three runs on six hits in five innings.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 2-for-4 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

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