Jan and Sean Lead Guacamol-yay to 7-4 Win Over Shady Characters

5 Sep

Jan started the game with the third leadoff homer of his EWL career and led Guacamol-yay to a big win over Shady Characters

Jan and Sean combined to go 6-for-7 both homering twice, scoring five and driving in four of the Guacamol-yay runs in a 7-4 win over Shady Characters. Jude also went 3-for-4 in the game with three extra base hits, as Josh K earned the win and Ryan picked up his league-leading third save of the 2020 season.

Shady Characters got on the board immediately in the top of the first when Dylan started the game with a lead off home run. The next batter, Mike, also homered, and the back-to-back jacks put Shady Characters up 2-0. Two batters later, Tom K hit a one-out single, and Lucas drove him in with an RBI double that gave Shady Characters a 3-0 lead. Josh K retired Dylan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay would get out their bats in the bottom half of the inning.

Tom K delivers a pitch to Jan, who went 3-for-3 with a single and two home runs

Tom K started on the mound for Shady Characters, and the first batter he faced, Jan, led off the game with a homer, making the score 3-1. Two batters later, Sean hit a one-out solo shot, narrowing the score to 3-2. Jude followed with a double, but Tom K escaped the inning, retiring Ryan to strand Jude at second.

Sam singled with one out in the top of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t advance him, as Josh K retired Tom K to end the inning.

Jude connects on one of his three extra-base hits in the game

Guacamol-yay pulled ahead in the bottom of the second. Jan led off the inning with his second homer in as many at-bats, tying the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Sean hit a one-out triple, and Jude drove him in with a two-run blast, giving Guacamol-yay a 5-3 lead. Tom K retired Ryan to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by two.

Sean adjusts his hair after landing safely at third with a triple in the second inning

Josh K rolled through the top of the third, retiring the side in order.

Shady Characters made a pitching change in the bottom of the third, bringing Sam to the mound. He allowed a single to the first batter he faced, Jan, but retired the next two batters, Josh K and Sean, to strand the runner and end the inning.

Guacamol-yay celebrate at the plate after one of Jan’s two blasts

Mike led off the top of the fourth with his second homer of the game, a solo shot to right-center that cut the deficit to 5-4. Sam followed with a single, but Josh K retired Tom K and Lucas in order to strand Sam at first, ending the inning and maintaining a one-run lead.

Josh K pitches to Mike, who had two solo homers for Shady Characters

Jude started the bottom of the fourth with a double, and he moved to third when Ryan followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Jan hit a towering fly ball to center. Dylan caught it for the first out, but Jude tagged and scored on the play, and the sac fly extended the Guacamol-yay lead to 6-4. Sam retired Josh K to strand Ryan at third, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay turned to their bullpen in the top of the fifth, bringing in Ryan to close things out. He retired Dylan and Mike consecutively.

Josh K delivers a pitch to Lucas

Guacamol-yay added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Sean led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game, making the score 7-4. Sam retired Jude and Ryan in order to end the inning, and Shady Characters were down three runs heading into the sixth.

Sam doubled to start the top of the sixth, but for the third consecutive inning, he was stranded. A repeat of the fourth and fifth innings, Ryan retired Tom K and Lucas in order, stranding Sam to end the game and give Guacamol-yay the 7-4 victory.

Tom K delivers a pitch to Sean, who continued his strong rookie campaign with a triple and two home runs in the Guacamol-yay win

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 8-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 6-11.

W: Josh K (8-6)
L: Tom K (3-7)
S: Ryan (3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the in for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on seven hits in four innings.
– Ryan picked up his third save, pitching two innings to close things out for Guacamol-yay, giving up one hit and no earned runs.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on six hits in two innings.
– Sam pitched three innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up two runs on four hits.
– Jan and Sean led the way for Guacamol-yay. Jan went 3-for-3 with a single, two home runs, a sacrifice fly, two runs scored, and two RBI. Sean went 3-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Jude also went 3-for-4 for Guacamol-yay, with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters in the loss, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Dylan led off the game with a home run for Shady Characters. It was his second leadoff homer of 2020 and the fourth of his career.
– Jan also led off the game with a home run for Guacamol-yay. It was his second of 2020 and third of his EWL career.

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