Cheap Goats Roll into Playoffs with 14-2 Win Over Guacamol-yay in Last Game of 2020 Regular Season

15 Sep

Jordan went 4-for-6, hitting for the cycle for the second time in his Wiffle Career in the Cheap Goats win.

Cheap Goats went out with a bang in the final game of the 2020 regular season, beating Guacamol-yay 14-2. Dinger pitched the complete game win, scattering two runs on five hits. Brett and Joey each went 5-for-6 with five extra-base hits, and Jordan went 4-for-6, hitting for the cycle for the second time in his Wiffle career. Christian also contributed three extra-base hits, and Cheap Goats finished the season in first place with a 13-7 record.

Jan took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and Cheap Goats got to him early and often. Joey doubled with one out, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Jan then retired Christian to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay evened things up in the bottom of the first. Josh K doubled with one out, and Sean scored him with an RBI double that tied the score at 1-1. Sean was caught trying to extend the hit from a double to a triple, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats pulled back ahead in the top of the second. Brett doubled with one out, and Joey followed with an RBI double to score him, giving Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead. Jordan then hit a two-run bomb to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Christian followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 5-1. Jan retired Dinger to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay trailed by four runs.

Joey went 5-for-6 with three doubles, two home runs, and six RBI in Cheap Goat’s big win over Guacamol-yay

Dinger rolled through the bottom of the second, sending Ryan and Jan down in order.

Cheap Goats blew the game open in the top of the third. Brett tripled, and Joey followed with a two-run homer, making the score 7-1. Jordan tripled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI double, putting Cheap Goats ahead 8-1. Two batters later, Brett hit an RBI double to score Christian, and the score was 9-1. Joey followed with his second two-run homer of the inning, and Cheap Goats had taken an 11-1 lead. Jan retired Jordan for the second out of the inning, but the six-run inning put Guacamol-yay in a ten run hole.

Christian went 3-for-6 with two doubles and homer, and Brett, behind him, went 5-for-6 with three doubles, a triple, and a home run.

Sean singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger retired Ryan to strand Sean, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats continued to add insurance runs in the top of the fourth. Christian doubled to start the inning, but was called out trying to turn the hit into a triple. Dinger followed with a one-out triple, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 12-1. Joey then doubled, scoring Brett, and Cheap Goats led 13-1. Jan retired Jordan for the second out, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay showed some life in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Josh K hit a solo homer to deep left, cutting the deficit to 13-2. Sean singled, but Dinger once again stranded a Guacamol-yay runner, retiring Ryan to end the inning.

Jan finally escaped an inning unscathed in the top of the fifth, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Dinger pitched the complete game win, and Jordan hit for the cycle, as Cheap Goats head into the playoffs having won eight of their last nine games.

Dinger matched him in the bottom of the fifth, sending Jan and Josh K down consecutively.

Brett led off the top of the sixth with a solo homer, extending the Cheap Goats lead to 14-2. Two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out single, completing the cycle. Jan then retired Dinger to strand Jordan at first, ending the inning.

Down twelve runs, Guacamol-yay went quickly and quietly in the bottom of the sixth. Dinger remained in the game to close things out, and he sent down Sean and Ryan in order, ending the game with Cheap Goats winning 14-2.

The win moved Cheap Goats to a record of 13-7, good for first place in the final 2020 EWL standings. Guacamol-yay finished the regular season at .500 with a 10-10 record. They lost their season series to Jack Shack 4-3, which is the standings tiebreaker, and finish third in the final 2020 EWL standings.

W: Dinger (6-4)
L: Jan (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on five hits.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up fourteen runs on eighteen hits on six innings.
– Brett and Joey each went 5-for-6 to lead Cheap Goats. Brett had three doubles, a triple, a home run, five runs scored, and three RBI. Joey had three doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, and six RBI.
– Jordan went 4-for-6 with a single, double, triple, home run, two runs scored, and three RBI, hitting for the cycle for the second time in his career. His other cycle came in 2017.
– Christian also went 3-for-6 for Cheap Goats with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Josh K and Sean had all five hits for Guacamol-yay. Josh K went 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI. Sean went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and an RBI.

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