Jack Shack Push Guacamol-yay to the Brink with 6-4 Win in Game 2

22 Sep

Brian led Jack Shack to another playoff victory, going 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, and two runs scored. He also earned the save on the mound.

The Jack Shack franchise had never lost a playoff game coming into game 2 of their first-round series against Guacamol-yay, and that streak continued, as they won 6-4, taking a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series. Brian and Turbo each had three hits, and Dustin earned the win and had two extra-base hits, as Jack Shack moved one game closer to a repeat trip to the Wiffle Series.

Matt led off the top of the first with a single off Dustin, Jack Shack’s starter, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t get on the board. Dustin retired Jan and Josh K, stranding the runner at first, and ending the inning.

For the second consecutive game in the series, Jack Shack jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Brian led off the inning with a triple, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 1-0. Turbo followed with an RBI single, scoring Dustin, and the Jack Shack lead was 2-0. Two batters later, Blaine hit a one-out triple, scoring Turbo, and the lead was 3-0. Josh K retired Brian to get out of the inning, stranding Blaine at third.

Guacamol-yay bounced back immediately in the top of the second. Ryan started the inning with a double, and two batters later, Jan hit an RBI single to score him, putting Guacamol-yay on the board. Josh K doubled, and Jan scored from first on the play, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Ryan then tripled, scoring Josh K, and Guacamol-yay had drawn even at 3-3. Dustin retired Matt for the second out of the inning, but the three-run lead had been squandered, and the game was tied.

Ryan led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, two runs scored, and an RBI

Turbo tripled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Josh K retired Doc to strand Turbo at third, ending the inning.

Dustin got back on track in the top of the third, retiring Jan and Josh K in order.

Dustin was strong on the mound, earning the win for Jack Shack, and also went 2-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored, and two RBI.

Jack Shack pulled back ahead in the bottom of the third when Blaine led off the inning with a solo homer. Brian followed with a double, but Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Dustin and Turbo to strand the runner at second, and Jack Shack led 4-3 through three innings.

Dustin continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fourth, sending Ryan and Matt down consecutively.

Josh K matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Doc and Blaine, and the score remained 4-3 with Jack Shack in front.

Dustin retired his sixth and seventh consecutive batters in the top of the fifth, sending Jan and Josh K down in order, maintaining the one-run lead.

Josh K delivers a pitch to Turbo, who went 3-for-4 with a single, double, triple, run scored, and two RBI.

Guacamol-yay turned to the bullpen in the bottom of the fifth, bringing Ryan to the mound, and he got into trouble. Brian led off the inning with a triple, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI triple, extending the Jack Shack lead to 5-3. Turbo then doubled, scoring Dustin, and Jack Shack led 6-3. Ryan retired the next two batters, Doc and Blaine, stranding Dustin at second, and Guacamol-yay trailed by three runs heading into the sixth.

Jack Shack brought Brian in for the save opportunity in the top of the sixth with Jack Shack leading 6-3. The first batter he faced, Ryan, hit a triple. Two batters later, with one out, Jan tripled, scoring Ryan to cut the score to 6-4. Guacamol-yay had a runner on third and the tying run at the plate, but the rally would end there. Brian retired Josh K to strand Jan at third, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the 6-4 victory in game 2.

The win gave Jack Shack a 2-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series, one win away from advancing to the Wiffle Series for the second consecutive postseason.

W: Dustin (1-0)
L: Josh K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin earned the win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on five hits in five innings.
– Brian picked up the save for Jack Shack, giving up one run on two hits, pitching the sixth inning.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up four runs on seven hits in four innings.
– Ryan pitched an inning of relief for Guacamol-yay, allowing two runs on three hits.
– Brian and Turbo each went 3-for-4 for Jack Shack. Brian had a double, two triples, and two runs scored. Turbo had a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Dustin and Blaine each went 2-for-4 for Jack Shack. Dustin had two triples, two runs scored, and two RBI. Blaine had a triple, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Ryan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two triples, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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