All Five Jack Shack Players Homer in 10-6 Game One Win Over Cheap Goats

10 Oct

Brian had two hits, including a leadoff homer in the first at-bat of the Wiffle Series, and pitched the complete game win, as Jack Shack remained undefeated as a franchise in their playoff history

The defending EWL champions picked up where they left off in both the first round of the 2020 playoffs and in the 2019 Wiffle Series, as they all homered at least once, combining for seven home runs in a 10-6 game one win over Cheap Goats. Dustin and Turbo each had two homers, Brian homered and picked up the complete game win on the mound, and Doc and Blaine also hit home runs as Jack Shack cruised to an early lead in the best-of-seven Wiffle Series.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early. Brian led off the game and the Wiffle Series with a solo shot to left-center, putting Jack Shack ahead immediately 1-0. Two batters later, Turbo hit a solo homer to right-center, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Christian then retired Doc to end the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and he faced a similar fate to Christian, as Brett led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 2-1. Joey followed with a single, but Cheap Goats couldn’t tie the game. Brian retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by a run.

Jack Shack continued to swing a hot bat in the top of the second. Blaine led off the inning with a solo homer, pushing the score to 3-1. Two batters later, Dustin homered, putting Jack Shack ahead 4-1. Turbo followed with his second consecutive homer, and the back-to-back jacks gave Jack Shack a 5-1 lead. Cheap Goats removed Christian from the mound and brought Dinger in from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Doc, ending the inning.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Joey hit a solo homer to left, cutting the deficit to 5-2. Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, however, as Brian retired Christian to end the inning.

Joey drove in five of the six Cheap Goats runs

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

Dinger led off the bottom of the third with a double, but Brian stranded the runner, retiring Brett and Joey, and the score remained 5-2.

Dustin hauls in a high fly for an out in center field

Jack Shack extended their lead in the top of the fourth. Turbo singled with one out, and Doc drove him in with a two-run homer to right, putting Jack Shack in front 7-2. Dinger retired Blaine to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by five.

Doc’s two-run homer in the fourth put Jack Shack ahead 7-2.

Dinger singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a double. Joey cleared the bases with an RBI double, scoring both runners to narrow the Jack Shack lead to 7-4. Brian then retired Christian to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

Jack Shack immediately made up the difference in the top of the fifth. Brian started the inning with a double, and Dustin drove him in with his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that made the score 9-4. Dinger retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Cheap Goats once again were behind by five runs.

Christian snags a fly ball for an out in right field

Brett doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Brian stranded yet another Cheap Goats base runner, retiring Joey to end the inning.

Jack Shack added one insurance run in the top of the sixth. Blaine led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Dustin hit a one-out triple to drive him in, making the score 10-4. Dinger then retired Turbo to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by six heading into their final at-bat.

Dustin went 3-for-5 with a triple, two homers, and four RBI to help lead Jack Shack to victory in game one.

Christian started the bottom of the sixth with a single, and two batters later, Brett doubled to move Christian to third. With one out and two runners in scoring position, Joey doubled, driving in both runners to cut the score to 10-6. Brian would end the rally there, however, as he retired Christian for the second out of the inning, giving Jack Shack a 10-6 victory in game one.

Jack Shack took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series.

W: Brian (3-0)
L: Christian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing six runs on eleven hits.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up five runs on five hits in 1.5 innings.
– Dinger pitched 4.5 innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing five runs on seven hits.
– Dustin and Turbo each had three hits to lead Jack Shack on offense. Dustin went 3-for-5 with a triple, two home runs, two runs scored, and four RBI. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Brett and Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, both going 4-for-6. Brett had three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI. Joey had a single, two doubles, a home run, a run scored, and five RBI.

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