Shady Characters Hold Off Late Guacamol-yay Rally in 5-4 Win

26 Aug

Dylan, Sam, and Mike each had multiple hits for Shady Characters

Shady Characters went up 5-1 before holding on to win 5-4, led by Mike, who went 3-for-4 with a single, double, and home run. Shady Characters employed three pitchers in the game, as Sam earned the win and Lucas picked up his first career save.

Guacamol-yay took an early lead in the top of the first. Jan doubled to lead off, and he scored from second when Josh K grounded out for the first out of the inning. Sam retired Sean to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led 1-0.

Shady Characters bounced back in the bottom of the first, taking the lead. Dylan led off with a triple, and Mike followed with an RBI single to tie the game at 1-1. Two batters later, Lucas tripled, scoring Mike and putting Shady Characters ahead 2-1. Josh K, Guacamol-yay’s starter, retired Brad to strand Lucas at third, ending the inning.

Dylan connects on one of his two hits in the win

Ryan doubled with one out in the top of the second, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t plate a run. Sam retired Jan to strand Ryan at second, ending the inning with the score 2-1.

Mike doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, and Sam followed with an RBI double, extending the Shady Characters lead to 3-1. Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Lucas to strand Sam at second and end the inning.

Sam fanned Josh K for the first out in the top of the third. Sean followed with a one-out triple, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t capitalize. Sam retired Eli, who flew out to the mound for the second out of the inning, stranding Sean at third.

Sam connects on one of his three hits in the game. He also started the game and earned the win for Shady Characters.

Shady Characters extended their lead in the bottom of the third. Brad singled, and two batters later, Mike hit a one-out two-run bomb to right, putting Shady Characters ahead 5-1. Sam followed with a single, but Josh K escaped the inning, retiring Lucas for the second out.

Shady Characters turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, bringing Brad to the mound to relieve Sam. He retired the first batter he faced, Ryan, but then got into trouble. Jan hit a one-out solo homer, cutting the Shady Characters lead to 5-2. The next batter, Josh K, also hit a homer, and the back-to-back homers made the score 5-3. Sean followed with a triple, and it looked as if Guacamol-yay was storming back. But Brad buckled down, retiring Eli to strand Sean at third for the second consecutive inning, and Shady Characters led by two.

Sean went 3-for-4 with two triples in the Guacamol-yay loss

Guacamol-yay sent Ryan to the mound to relieve Josh in the bottom of the fourth. He allowed a one-out single to Dylan, but escaped the inning unscathed, retiring Mike to strand Dylan at first.

Ryan singled to start the top of the fifth, but he was plunked by Brad as he tried to extend the hit to a double. Brad then retired Jan to end the inning, and the score remained 5-3.

Sam doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, but Shady Characters couldn’t add to their lead. Ryan retired Lucas and Brad to strand Sam at second, ending the inning.

Brad singled, scored, and pitched two innings of relief for Shady Characters

Guacmol-yay trailed by two runs heading into the top of the sixth, and they threatened Shady Characters, who had brought Lucas to the mound to close things out. Sean singled with one out, and Eli followed with a single, putting runners at the corners and the tying run on base. Ryan then singled, scoring Sean to make the score 5-4. The tying run was at third and the go-ahead run was on first, but Lucas cracked down, retiring Jan to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game and giving Shady Characters the 5-4 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 6-8 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to .500 at 7-7.

W: Sam (2-3)
L: Josh K (7-5)
S: Lucas (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Sam earned the win for Shady Characters, pitching three innings while allowing one run on three hits and striking out one.
– Lucas picked up his first career save. He pitched the final inning, giving up one run on three hits.
– Brad pitched two innings of relief for Shady Characters, allowing two runs on four hits.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up five runs on eight hits in three innings.
– Ryan pitched two innings of relief for Guacamol-yay and did not allow a run on two hits.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Sam also had three hits for Shady Characters, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and an RBI.
– Sean went 3-for-4 with a single, two triples, and a run scored, leading Guacamol-yay.
– Ryan had three hits for Guacamol-yay, going 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and an RBI.

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