Brett Leads Cheap Goats to Unusual 10-9 Victory over Jack Shack

27 Aug

Brett led Cheap Goats going a perfect 5-for-5 with four doubles and a triple, and he continues to set the pace for the 2020 EWL batting title

Cheap Goats held on to beat Jack Shack 10-9 in a game that was started and completed in different weeks and which also had a score keeping anomaly that led to a half-inning being replayed. On 8/18, Jack Shack had seemingly come from behind to beat Cheap Goats 9-8 with a walk-off hit, but after further analysis of the score book, Cheap Goats were not credited with a run earlier in the game. After correcting other complications with the score book, the league decided to replay the bottom of the sixth inning, which ended with Cheap Goats earning a 10-9 victory.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and Cheap Goats jumped on him early. Joey led off the game with a ground rule double, and Brett followed with an RBI triple, making the score 1-0. Jordan followed with a two-run homer, and Cheap Goats led 3-0 before recording an out. Brian settled down and retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning with Jack Shack down three.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats and he was effective out of the gate. He retired Turbo and Brian consecutively, and the score remained 3-0.

Cheap Goats added to their lead in the top of the second. Joey led off the inning with a triple, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double, extending the score to 4-0. Jordan hit a two-run homer for the second straight inning, and Cheap Goats were ahead 6-0. Christian followed with a single, but Brian escaped the inning, retiring Dinger and Joey to strand the runner, and Jack Shack were down six runs.

Jack Shack got on the board in the bottom of the second. Dinger struck out Dustin for the first out of the inning, but Dave, filling in for Jack Shack, hit a solo homer which made the score 6-1. Turbo followed with a triple, but Jack Shack couldn’t extend the rally. Dinger retired Brian to end the inning, stranding Turbo at third.

Brett started the top of the third with a double, and Jordan singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Christian grounded out for the first out of the inning, but Brett scored on the play, putting Cheap Goats ahead 7-1. Dinger then singled, scoring Jordan, and the Cheap Goats lead was 8-1. Brian retired Joey to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by seven.

Dustin went 5-for-6 with a triple, two homers, and three RBI in Jack Shack’s loss to Cheap Goats

Dustin led off the bottom of the third with a triple, and Dave followed with an RBI single, cutting the score to 8-2. Turbo grounded out for the first out of the inning, moving Dave to second. Brian followed with a double, but Dave was caught out at home trying to score, ending the inning.

Brett started the top of the fourth with a double, and two batters later, Christian hit a one-out RBI single to score him, making the score 9-2. Brian retired Dinger for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack were once again down seven.

The Jack Shack offense came to life in the bottom of the fourth. Dustin led off with a single and moved to third when Dave followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Turbo crushed a three-run homer, narrowing the deficit to 9-5. Brian then doubled, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 9-6. Jack Shack had scored four runs without recording an out, but the rally ended there. Dinger retired Dave and Turbo to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by three.

Jordan went 4-for-5 with a double, two home runs, five RBI, and drove in the winning run for Cheap Goats in their unusual 10-9 win over Jack Shack

Brett hit a one-out double in the top of the fifth, and Jordan followed with an RBI ground rule double, scoring Brett to make the score 10-6. Brian then retired Christian to end the inning.

With one out in the bottom of the fifth, Dustin crushed a solo home run to left, and Jack Shack trailed 10-7. Dinger then retired Dave to end the inning.

Brian rolled through the top of the sixth, sending Dinger and Joey down consecutively.

During the initial playing of the game, the score was thought to be 8-7 with Cheap Goats leading by a run heading into the bottom of the sixth. As the bottom of the sixth played on, Jack Shack manufactured two runs, leading to what was a walk-off win at the time. Upon further inspection, the run totals were incorrect, and after a league-wide panel, it was decided that the bottom of the sixth would be replayed.

On 8/25, the replay began. At the official reset, Cheap Goats led Jack Shack 10-7 with no outs in the bottom of the sixth. Dinger remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats. The first batter he faced, Turbo, grounded out to center, and Cheap Goats were one out away from victory. But Jack Shack showed heart and rallied. The next batter, Brian, launched a solo homer, cutting the score to 10-8. Dustin followed with a blast, and the back-to-back homers made the score 10-9. Doc, who had rejoined the team and replaced Dave in the lineup, followed with a single. Jack Shack had one out and the tying run on base, with Turbo coming to the plate. Dinger remained in the game, and he retired Turbo to strand the runner at first, ending the inning and the game and giving Cheap Goats the 10-9 victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 8-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 7-7.

W: Dinger (4-3)
L: Brian (5-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, pitching a complete game while allowing nine runs on fourteen hits and striking out one.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits in six innings pitched.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-5 with four doubles, a triple, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jordan also went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats with a single, a double, two home runs, and five RBI.
– Dustin led Jack Shack at the plate, going 5-for-6 with two singles, a triple, two home runs, four runs scored, and three RBI.

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