Dustin Pitches Gem as Jack Shack Take Commanding Series Lead with 4-2 Win in Game Two

11 Oct

Dustin was in control on the mound, stifling the powerful Cheap Goats lineup, as Jack Shack won game two 4-2

Dustin allowed only two runs on six hits in five innings, silencing the Cheap Goats lineup that tore through the EWL in the second half of the regular season, as Jack Shack won game two 4-2 and took a two-games-to-zero lead in the best-of-seven Wiffle Series championship. Brian had three extra base hits, scored two runs, and earned the save on the mound, putting Cheap Goats in a hole and moving Jack Shack two wins away from a second title.

Christian started on the mound in game two, and after getting shelled in game one, he returned to form early. He retired Brian and Dustin in order in the top of the first.

Jack Shack’s starting pitcher, Dustin, matched him in the bottom of the first, sending Brett and Joey down consecutively, and the game was scoreless through one.

Christian continued to pitch effectively in the top of the second, retiring Turbo and Doc in order.

Dustin once again kept the pace in the bottom of the second, as Christian and Dinger were retired consecutively.

Jack Shack broke the scoreless tie in the top of the third. Blaine led off with a single, and he moved from first to third when Brian followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Dustin grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Blaine scored on the play, and Jack Shack led 1-0. Brian moved to third on the play, but Christian avoided further damage, retiring the next batter, Turbo, to strand the runner and end the inning.

Brett lands at second after one of his three doubles in the game

Cheap Goats pulled even in the bottom of the third. Brett started the inning with a double, and two batters later, Christian hit a one-out RBI double to score him, tying the game at 1-1. Dustin retired Dinger for the second out of the inning, stranding Christian at second.

Christian got back on track in the top of the fourth, sending Doc and Blaine down in order.

Joey snags a ball in centerfield for an out

Brett led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, and Joey followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Cheap Goats were threatening, but Dustin buckled down. He retired Christian and Dinger, who each flew out to center, stranding two runners and ending the inning with the score tied at 1-1.

Jack Shack would pull ahead in the top of the fifth. Brian started the inning with a triple, and the next batter, Dustin, hit an RBI single to score him, putting Jack Shack ahead 2-1. Two batters later, Doc hit a one-out RBI single, and Dustin scored from first on the play, extending the Jack Shack lead to 3-1. Christian then retired Blaine, stranding Doc at first, and ending the inning.

Brian went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits, and he earned the save on the mound, closing out game two for Jack Shack

Brett doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, and two batters later, Christian hit an RBI double to score him, narrowing the score to 3-2. Dustin then retired Dinger to strand Christian at second, ending the inning.

Brian led off the top of the fourth with a solo homer, putting Jack Shack back in front by two runs, 4-2. Two batters later, Turbo hit a one-out triple, but Christian stranded him at third, retiring Doc to end the inning.

Dustin delivers a pitch to Christian, who he outdueled on the mound in Jack Shack’s game two victory

Heading into the bottom of the sixth, Cheap Goats trailed 4-2. Jack Shack turned to their bullpen, bringing Brian to the mound to close things out. He retired the first batter he faced, Brett, before allowing a one-out double to Joey. Cheap Goats had the tying run at the plate, but they couldn’t rally. Brian retired Christian to strand Joey at second, ending the inning, and giving Jack Shack a 4-2 victory in game two.

The win gave Jack Shack a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin earned the win for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on six hits in five innings.
– Brian pitched one inning of relief for Jack Shack, allowing one hit, no runs, and picking up the save.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Brian led Jack Shack on offense, and was the only Jack Shack player with multiple hits. He went 3-for-4 with a double, triple, home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Brett, Joey, and Christian each had multiple hits for Cheap Goats. Brett went 3-for-5 with three triples and two runs scored. Joey went 2-for-5 with a single and a double. Christian went 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBI.

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