Cheap Goats Walk-Off with 12-11 Comeback Win in Slugfest Against Jack Shack

6 Sep

Christian’s clutch two-run homer with one out in the bottom of the sixth tied the game for Cheap Goats, and two batters later, they walked off with a win.

Trailing 11-8 heading into the bottom of the sixth and down to their last out, Cheap Goats strung together five consecutive hits, including a monster two-run homer by Christian and the game-winning double from Brett, tallying four runs to walk off with a 12-11 victory over Jack Shack. All five Cheap Goats players had multiple hits, led by Brett who went 5-for-6 with two doubles, two triples, and a home run. EWL rookie Blaine hit home runs in four consecutive bats for Jack Shack, and the back-and-forth game was one of the most exciting contests of the 2020 season.

Christian started on the mound for Jack Shack, and he got in trouble early when Brian led off the game with a solo homer. Dustin followed with a double, but Christian retired the next two batters, Turbo and Doc, to strand him at second.

Christian delivers a pitch to Dustin.

Brett led off the bottom of the first with a double off Jack Shack’s starter, Dustin, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Dustin retired Joey and Jordan to end the inning, and Jack Shack led 1-0.

Jack Shack pulled out to a big lead in the top of the second. Blaine led off with a double, and Brian drove him home with an RBI double, making the score 2-0. Dustin followed with a double, but Brian was thrown out trying to score on the play, for the first out in the inning. The next batter, Turbo, crushed a two-run shot to center, putting Jack Shack ahead 4-0. Doc followed with a solo homer to right center, and the next batter, Blaine, also homered. The back-to-back-to-back homers extended the Jack Shack lead to 6-0. Brian doubled for the second time in the inning, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI triple. Christian finally escaped the inning by getting Turbo to fly out to right, and Cheap Goats trailed 7-0.

Brian went 4-for-6 with four extra-base hits, including two doubles, a triple, and a homer.

Dustin rolled through the bottom of the second, sending Christian and Dinger down in order.

Jack Shack extended their lead in the top of the third. With one out, Blaine hit a solo homer to left-center, putting Jack Shack in front 8-0. Brian followed with a triple, his fourth consecutive extra-base hit, but Christian avoided further damage, retiring Dustin to strand Brian at third, ending the inning.

Dustin trots off the pitcher’s mound to snag a fly ball for an out

Down eight runs, Cheap Goats came to life in the bottom of the third. Brett led off with a triple, and he scored on a deep sacrifice fly by Joey, making the score 8-1. Jordan then tripled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI double that cut the deficit to 8-2. Dinger followed with a two-run homer to left, and Cheap Goats had narrowed the Jack Shack lead to 8-4. Brett tripled, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 8-5. Jordan then doubled, scoring Joey, and the score was 8-6. Christian singled, the seventh consecutive Cheap Goats hit, and Jordan scored on the play. Dustin finally got out of the inning when Dinger flew out for the second out, but Cheap Goats had reduced the Jack Shacks lead to a single run from 8-0 to 8-7.

Dustin connects on one of his three hits in the game. He went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a triple.

Christian cruised through the top of the fourth, retiring Turbo and Doc in order.

Cheap Goats would draw even in the bottom of the fourth when Brett led off the inning with a solo homer. Dustin retired Joey and Jordan to end the inning, and the eight run Jack Shack lead was now a tied game at 8-8.

Jordan flies in from left field to grab a fly ball for an out

Jack Shack didn’t wait long to take the lead back. Blaine led off the top of the fifth with another solo homer, his third of the game to this point, putting Jack Shack in front 9-8. Christian then retired Brian and Dustin to end the inning.

Turbo secures a high fly ball for an out in deep center field

Dustin retired Christian and Dinger in order in the bottom of the fifth, maintaining Jack Shack’s one run lead.

Blaine had the best game of his young EWL career, and one of the best in league history, going 5-for-5 with a double, four home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.

Jack Shack scored some insurance runs in the top of the sixth.Turbo led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Blaine continued his historic performance. He crushed a two-run shot to left-center, his fourth consecutive at-bat with a towering homer, and Jack Shack led 11-8. Christian retired Brian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats were down three runs heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Jordan lands safely at second with a double. He went 3-for-5 with a single, double, and triple in the Cheap Goats win

Dustin remained on the mound to close things out, and he retired Brett, the first batter he faced. Cheap Goats were down to their last out, and they started a rally. Joey doubled, and he scored from second when Jordan followed with an RBI single, cutting the score to 11-9. The next batter, Christian, hit a mammoth blast to right-center, and the two run homer had tied the game at 11-11. Dinger followed with a double, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. The next batter, Brett, hit a double off the fence, scoring Dinger to end the game, giving Cheap Goats a 12-11 come-from-behind win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 11-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 9-8.

W: Christian (6-3)
L: Dustin (2-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, eleven runs on fifteen hits.
– Dustin took the loss for Jack Shack, allowing twelve runs on fifteen hits.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-6 with two doubles, two triples, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Christian and Jordan also had three hits apiece for Cheap Goats. Christian went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI. Jordan went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Blaine led Jack Shack at the plate, going an incredible 5-for-5 with a double, four home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Brian also went 4-for-6 in the Jack Shack loss, with two doubles, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.

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