Cheap Goats Pull Away Late with Offensive Onslaught in 15-9 Win Over Guacamol-yay

31 Aug

Jordan went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, and three RBI, including the game-winning RBI

After trailing 6-0 to Guacamol-yay, Cheap Goats erupted for ten runs in the third inning and fifteen runs over the final three innings, winning an offensive shootout 15-9. Every Cheap Goats player contributed at least three hits, as Brett homered three times, Joey had five extra-base hits, Dinger had four hits, and Jordan and Christian each homered. Christian pitched the complete game win, and Cheap Goats collected their fourth consecutive victory.

Jan led off the top of the first inning with a double, and Josh K drove him in with an RBI double, giving Guacamol-yay an early 1-0 lead. Christian got the next batter, Sean, to ground out to Brett, and Josh K was caught trying to score on the play, ending the inning.

Josh K started on the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he escaped trouble early. Joey tripled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Josh K stranded him, getting Jordan to fly out to left to end the inning.

Jude connects on one of his two hits in the Guacamol-yay loss

Guacamol-yay extended their lead in the top of the second. Jude led off with a single, and two batters later, Eli hit an RBI triple, making the score 2-0. Jan then singled, scoring Eli, and the score was 3-0. Josh K followed with a two-run shot to left, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 5-0. Sean followed with a single, but Christian got out of the inning, retiring Jude for the second out.

Eli connects on one of his three hits in the game

Dinger singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Josh K once again avoided damage, retiring Brett to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Ryan singled to start the top of the third, and he moved from first to third when Eli followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Jan singled, scoring Ryan to give Guacamol-yay a 6-0 lead. The next batter, Josh K, flew out to Christian, and he doubled up Jan, ending the inning.

Jan went 3-for-4 with two singles and a double

Down six, Cheap Goats put together a huge inning in the bottom of the third, pulling ahead for the first time in the game. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, putting Cheap Goats on the board at 6-1. Jordan doubled, and he moved to third when Christian followed with a single. Two batters later, Brett cleared the bases with a three-run homer, and Cheap Goats had cut the score to 6-4. Joey followed with a double, and Jordan tied the game with a two-run homer, making the score 6-6. Christian followed with an inside-the-park homer, capitalizing on Guacamol-yay errors to give Cheap Goats a 7-6 lead. Dinger then singled, and Brett launched his second homer of the inning, a two-run shot that made the score 9-6. Joey doubled for the second time in the inning, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Cheap Goats lead to 10-6. Josh K finally got out of the inning, striking out Christian for the second out.

Josh K delivers a pitch to Brett, who went 4-for-6 with seven RBI and homered in three consecutive at-bats

Sean started the top of the fourth with a double, and Jude drove him in with an RBI double that cut the Guacamol-yay deficit to 10-7. Two batters later, Eli hit a one-out RBI single to score Jude, and the score was 10-8. Christian then got Jan to fly out to center, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay removed Josh K from the mound and brought Ryan in from the bullpen in the bottom of the fourth. The first batter he faced, Dinger, doubled, and Brett followed with his third home run in as many at-bats, a two-run bomb that put Cheap Goats ahead 12-8. Ryan retired the next two batters, Joey and Jordan, ending the inning, and Guacamol-yay trailed by four runs.

Christian, who went 3-for-6 with a homer, awaits a pitch from Josh

Christian retired Josh K to start the top of the fifth, but Sean followed with a solo homer, and Guacamol-yay were behind 12-9. They couldn’t rally, however, as Christian retired Jude for the second out, ending the inning.

Joey rips a double into the tree, which scored Christian from third

Cheap Goats added three more insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Christian singled, and Dinger followed with a single to put two on with no outs. Brett then singled, loading the bases for Joey. Joey hit an RBI double to deep left, scoring Christian and Dinger, making the score 14-9. Jordan followed with a pop fly to deep right. Brett tagged and scored on the play, and the sacrifice made the score 15-9. Ryan retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats led by six heading into the sixth inning.

Dinger went 4-for-5 with three singles and a double

Christian remained on the mound to close things out, and he made quick work of Guacamol-yay in the sixth. He struck out Ryan, and then he retired Eli to end the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 15-9.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 9-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 7-9.

W: Christian (5-3)
L: Josh K (7-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing nine runs on fourteen hits and striking out one.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up ten runs on thirteen hits in three innings.
– Ryan pitched two innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, allowing five runs on six hits and striking out one.
– All five Cheap Goats players had big offensive games, led by Brett and Joey. Brett went 4-for-6 with a single, three home runs, four runs scored, and seven RBI. Joey went 5-for-6 with three doubles, a triple, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Dinger had four hits, going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, and three runs scored.
– Jordan and Christian each had three hits. Jordan went 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI. Christian went 3-for-6 with two singles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Sean led Guacamol-yay at the plate in the loss, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Jan and Eli each had three hits as well. Jan went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI. Eli went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and two RBI.

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