Guacamol-yay Outlast Darkness and Cheap Goats in 8-7 Win

8 Sep

Jude went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, four RBI, and scored the game-winning run in Guacamol-yay’s 8-7 win over Cheap Goats

Guacamol-yay snapped Cheap Goats’ six game win streak in a back-and-forth game concluded as the sun set on the week 9 Wiffle Diamond. Jude went 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, and four RBI to lead Guacamol-yay in the 8-7 win. The win created a possibility for Guacamol-yay to obtain the number one seed in the 2020 EWL playoffs if they win out in week 10.

Josh K started on the mound for Guacamol-yay, and Cheap Goats took an early lead in the top of the first. With one out, Joey hit a solo homer, putting Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Josh K then retired Jordan to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay bounced back in the bottom of the first to tie things up. Jan led off with a triple, and he scored from third when Josh K grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Dinger, Cheap Goats’ starter, retired Sean to end the inning, and the score was tied at 1-1.

Cheap Goats pulled out to a substantial lead in the top of the second. Dinger doubled with one out, and Brett followed with a two-run homer, giving Cheap Goats a 3-1 lead. Joey followed with a solo shot to left, and the back-to-back homers put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Jordan doubled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 5-1. Dinger followed with a single, but Christian was caught out trying to advance to third on the play, ending the inning.

Jordan went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and a run scored in the Cheap Goats loss

Down four, Guacamol-yay responded immediately in the bottom of the second. Jude led off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 5-2. The next batter, Ryan, also hit a solo bomb, and the back-to-back homers narrowed the score to 5-3. Jan singled, and two batters later, Sean drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 5-4. The next batter, Jude, homered for the second time in the inning, and the two-run blast put Guacamol-yay in front 6-5. Dinger retired Ryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay had turned a four run deficit into a one run lead.

Cheap Goats came firing back in the top of the third. Brett led off with a triple, and Joey followed with a two-run homer, his third consecutive at-bat with a home run. Jordan followed with a double, but when Christian grounded out for the first out of the inning, Jordan was caught in between bases, and the double play ended the inning with Cheap Goats ahead 7-6.

Joey led Cheap Goats in the loss to Guacamol-yay, going 4-for-5 with a single, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI

Dinger rolled through the bottom of the third, retiring Jan and Josh K in order, and the score remained 7-6.

Josh K matched him in the top of the fourth, striking out Dinger and retiring Brett.

Down a run, Guacamol-yay rallied once again in the bottom of the fourth. Sean led off the inning with a single, and he scored from first when Jude followed with an RBI double, tying the game at 7-7. The next batter, Ryan, hit an RBI single to score Jude, once again giving Guacamol-yay the lead. Jan grounded out for the first out of the inning, and Ryan was caught trying to advance on the play, ending the inning with Guacamol-yay ahead 8-7.

Guacamol-yay turned to the bullpen in the top of the fifth, bringing Ryan to the mound. Joey led off with a single, and when Jordan followed with a triple, Joey was called out trying to score on the play. Ryan then fanned Christian to end the inning, stranding Jordan at third.

Sean went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI

Josh K doubled to start the bottom of the fifth, but Dinger avoided further damage. He retired Sean and Jude to strand Josh K at second, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run heading into the sixth.

Ryan remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay. He retired Dinger, and the next batter, Brett, hit a one-out double that put the tying run in scoring position. Joey had been 4-for-4 up to this point in the game, but Ryan got him to fly out to left, stranding Brett at second, and ending the game with Gucamol-yay securing the 8-7 victory.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 9-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 11-7.

W: Josh K (9-6)
L: Dinger (5-4)
S: Ryan (3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the win for Gucamol-yay, giving up seven runs on ten hits and striking out one in four innings pitched.
– Ryan picked up the save for Guacamol-yay, pitching the final two innings, allowing no runs on three hits and striking out one.
– Dinger pitched the complete game and took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up eight runs on ten hits in five innings.
– Jude led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a single, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Jordan also went 3-for-4 in the Cheap Goats loss, with two doubles and a triple.

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