Turbo Hits for Cycle, Jack Shack Score Fifteen Unanswered Runs in 15-7 Win Over Shady Characters

30 Aug

Turbo went 5-for-6 with a single, double, triple, two home runs, and four RBI, hitting for the cycle for the second time in his career and leading Jack Shack to a win over Shady Characters

Shady Characters took a 6-0 lead two innings into their week 8 contest with Jack Shack, and then the Jack Shack offense exploded. Turbo hit for the cycle and Dustin and Brian each had four extra-base hits as Jack Shack rallied to score fifteen consecutive runs, taking a 15-6 lead before eventually winning 15-7. Lucas went a perfect 5-for-5 and Dylan went 5-for-6 in a losing effort as Shady Characters were plagued by stranded runners time and again, while Jack Shack capitalized on nearly every opportunity to drive runners in.

Brian took the mound for Jack Shack, and he fell behind early. Dylan led off the game with a single, and Mike followed with a single, putting two on with no outs. Sam cleared the bases with a three-run blast, and Shady Characters led 3-0. Two batters later, Lucas hit a one out double, and he moved to third when Dylan followed with a double. Shady Characters had two runners in scoring position and a chance to take a big lead, but Brian got Mike to ground out to right, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Sam got the start for Shady Characters, and he rolled in the bottom of the second. He retired Brian and Dustin in order, and his offense would extend the lead in the next inning.

Brian retired Sam to start the top of second, but Tom K, making his return to the diamond, hit a solo homer to right, making the score 4-0. Lucas then doubled, and Dylan drove him in with a two-run shot to right, putting Shady Characters ahead 6-0. Brian retired Mike for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack were in a big hole.

Tom K scampers off the mound to snag a fly ball for an out

Jack Shack started their comeback in the bottom of the second. Turbo led off with a triple, and Doc drove him in with an RBI double that put Jack Shack on the board at 6-1. Brian followed with a single, scoring Doc, and the score was 6-2. Sam got Dustin to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Brian scored on the play, and the lead was cut to 6-3. Turbo followed with a solo homer, and Jack Shack had narrowed the deficit to 6-4. Sam finally escaped the inning, getting Doc to fly out for the second out.

Brian found a groove in the top of the third and stayed on it for the remainder of the game. He retired Sam to start the inning, but allowed back-to-back singles to Tom K and Lucas, putting runners on first and second with one out. Brian got out of the jam, however, retiring Dylan to strand both runners, and the score remained 6-4.

Lucas lands at second base after one of his five hits in the game

Jack Shack pulled ahead with a big inning in the bottom of the third. Shady Characters turned to the bullpen, bringing Tom K to the mound, and Jack Shack immediately hit him hard. Brian led off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 6-5. Dustin doubled, and Turbo drove him in with an RBI single that tied the game at 6-6. Two batters later, Brian hit an RBI double, scoring Turbo, and Jack Shack had their first lead of the game. Dustin then doubled, driving in Brian and extending the lead to 8-6. Turbo followed with a two-run shot, his second homer of the game, and Jack Shack led 10-6. Tom K finally got out of the inning when Doc flew out to the mound for the second out. Jack Shack had scored six in the inning, taking a four run lead.

Mike singled to start the top of the fourth, but Shady Characters couldn’t advance him. Brian retired Sam and Tom K, stranding the runner and ending the inning.

Jack Shack continued their onslaught in the bottom of the fourth. Brian doubled, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 11-6. Two batters later, Doc hit a one-out double, scoring Dustin to put Jack Shack ahead 12-6. Brian followed with a two-run blast, and the score was 14-6. The next batter, Dustin, hit a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers gave Jack Shack a 15-6 lead. Turbo followed with a double, but the rally would end there, as Tom K retired Doc to end the inning. After trailing 6-0, Jack Shack had scored fifteen unanswered runs over three innings to take a nine-run lead.

Lucas singled to lead off the top of the fifth, and Dylan followed with a single, putting two on with no outs. But once again, Brian locked Shady Characters down. He retired Mike and Sam in order, stranding two more Shady Characters’ runners, and the score remained 15-6.

Brian was in control on the mound after the second inning, and went 5-for-7 on offense with two doubles, two home runs, and five RBI

Tom K finally had an easy inning in the bottom of the fifth, as he sent Brian and Dustin down in order, and Shady Characters would need nine runs to extend the game.

Brian remained on the mound to close things out for Jack Shack. He struck out the first batter in the top of the sixth, Tom K. Lucas followed with a double, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI single that cut the deficit to 15-7. The rally would end there, however, as Brian got Mike to ground out to center, stranding Dylan at third and ending the game, giving Jack Shack the 15-7 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 9-7 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 6-9.

W: Brian (6-2)
L: Tom K (3-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing seven runs on fifteen hits and striking out one.
– Tom K took the loss in relief for Shady Characters, giving up eleven runs on twelve hits in three innings.
– Sam started the game for Shady Characters and earned a no-decision, allowing four runs on four hits in two innings.
– Turbo led Jack Shack on offense, going 5-for-6 with a single, a double, a triple, two home runs, four runs scored, and four RBI.
– Turbo hit for the cycle for the second time in his career. He also hit for the cycle in 2019.
– Dustin and Brian each contributed four extra-base hits for Jack Shack. Brian went 5-for-7 with a single, two doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI. Dustin went 4-for-7 with three doubles, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Lucas was a perfect 5-for-5 in the Shady Characters loss, with two singles, three doubles, and two runs scored.
– Dylan went 5-for-6 with two singles, a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI, and he also hit for the cycle. This is the fourth time Dylan has hit for the cycle in his EWL career. He hit for the cycle twice in 2019 and once in 2018.

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