Brian Hits Walk-Off, Dustin Quiets Guacamol-yay in 4-3 Jack Shack Win

29 Aug

Dustin limited Guacamol-yay to three runs on five hits, and Brian went 3-for-5 with a double and two homers, as they led Jack Shack to a comeback victory over Guacamol-yay

Dustin allowed only three runs on five hits, and Brian went 3-for-5 with a double and two home runs, including the game-winning walk-off homer, as Jack Shack beat Guacamol-yay 4-3. Jack Shack trailed 3-2 heading into the bottom of the sixth when Turbo and Brian hit back-to-back homers to win the game. Sean continued to swing a hot bat for Guacamol-yay, contributing three of his team’s five hits in the loss.

Guacamol-yay took an early lead in the top of the first inning. Dustin retired Jan to start the game, but the next batter, Josh K, hit a solo homer to left, making the score 1-0. Sean followed with a single, but Dustin stranded him at first, retiring Eli to end the inning.

Jack Shack evened things up in the bottom of the first. With one out, Brian hit a solo shot, tying the game at 1-1. Josh K, Guacamol-yay’s starter, retired Dustin for the second out, ending the inning with the game split at one.

Dustin rolled through the top of the second, sending Ryan and Jan down consecutively.

Dustin approaches a fly ball hit by Jan as the sun sets on the Wiffle Diamond

Turbo singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Josh K stranded him, retiring Brian to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay pulled back ahead in the top of the third. With one out, Sean hit a solo shot to center, and Guacamol-yay led 2-1. Eli followed with a single, but Dustin avoided further damage, retiring Ryan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Dave singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Jack Shack couldn’t advance him. Josh K retired Turbo to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led by a run.

Dustin got back on track in the top of the fourth, retiring Jan and Josh K in order.

Jack Shack pulled even once again in the bottom of the fourth. Brian led off with a double, and two batters later, Dave hit an RBI single to score him, knotting the game at 2-2. Josh K retired Turbo to strand Dave at first, ending the inning.

Dave, called up by Jack Shack to fill a roster spot, went 2-for-4 with two singles and an RBI

Guacamol-yay immediately reclaimed the lead in the top of the fifth. Sean led off the inning with a double, and when Eli grounded out for the first out of the inning, Sean scored on the play, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 3-2. Dustin then retired Ryan to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by a run.

Guacamol-yay turned to their bullpen in the bottom of the fifth, bringing Jan in to relieve Josh K. Dustin doubled with one out, but Jack Shack couldn’t plate the run. Jan retired Dave to strand Dustin at second, ending the inning.

Dustin cruised through the top of the sixth, sending Jan and Josh K down in order, and Jack Shack needed a run to extend the game.

The first batter Jan faced in the bottom of the sixth, Turbo, hit a solo homer, tying the game at 3-3. Jack Shack had immediately extended the game, and they would just as quickly end it. The next batter, Brian, also homered, and the back-to-back jacks gave Jack Shack the 4-3 walk-off win.

Brian’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth clinched the win for Jack Shack

The win moved Jack Shack to 8-7 the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 7-8.

W: Dustin (2-3)
L: Jan (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on five hits.
– Jan took the loss in relief for Guacamol-yay, giving up two runs on three hits in one inning pitched.
– Josh K got a no-decision, starting the game for Guacamol-yay and allowing two runs on five hits in four innings.
– Brian led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Brian’s walk-off homer was the first of the 2020 EWL season and the third of Brian’s career. Brian hit walk-off inside-the-park home runs in back-to-back games during the 2019 season.
– Sean led Guacamol-yay at the plate in the loss, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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