Shady Characters Outlast Jack Shack to Win 4-2 in Extra Innings

19 May

Trailing 2-1 heading into their last at-bat, Shady Characters evened the game at 2-2 in the top of sixth. They later pulled ahead 4-2 in the top of the seventh, beating Jack Shack to start the season undefeated at 2-0.

Dustin took the mound for Jack Shack, and after allowing a one-out double to Mike, he retired Tom to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Tom started once again for Shady Characters. He allowed singles to Adam and Turbo to start the inning, putting runners on first and third with no outs. Dustin grounded out to left, and although Turbo advanced to second, Adam couldn’t score. With one outs and two runners in scoring position, Tom got Brian to ground out to center, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Dustin rolled through the top of the second, retiring Lucas and striking out Jason.

Jack Shack took their first lead in the bottom of the second. Josh D doubled for his first hit of the 2021 season, and he scored from second when Adam grounded out to left. Turbo followed with a double, but Tom avoided further damage, retiring Dustin to strand the runner, and Jack Shack led 1-0.

Shady Characters evened the score in the top of the third. Mike singled with one out, and he scored from first when Tom followed with an RBI double. Dustin retired Lucas to strand Tom, ending the inning, and the game was tied at 1-1.

Tom K had met his innings limit for the week, so Shady Characters put Lucas on the mound in the bottom of the third. He allowed a single the the first batter he faced, Brian. However, Jack Shack continued to leave runners on base. Lucas retired Josh D and Adam, stranding Brian, and the game remained tied.

Jason doubled to start the top of the fourth, but Shady Characters couldn’t take the lead. Dustin retired Dylan and Mike to strand Jason, ending the inning.

Jack Shack would pull ahead again in the bottom of the fourth when Turbo led off the inning with a laser solo homer to right field, making the score 2-1. Dustin followed with a single, but Lucas retired Brian and struck out Josh D to strand Dustin, ending the inning.

Dustin cruised through the top of the fifth, sending Tom and Lucas down in order.

Adam tripled to start the bottom of the fifth, but Jack Shack couldn’t plate an insurance run. Lucas got Turbo and Dustin to both fly out to the mound, stranding Adam at second, and Shady Characters continued to trail 2-1.

With their backs against the wall, Shady Characters rallied in the top of the sixth. Jason started the inning with a triple, putting the tying run on third. Dustin retired Dylan for the first out of the inning, and Jason could not score on the play. Down to their final out, Mike saved the day, hitting an RBI double to score Jason, tying the game at 2-2. The winning run was now in scoring position, but Dustin escaped, retiring Tom to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Brian singled to start the bottom of the sixth, putting the winning run on base. Josh D followed with a single, but Brian was forced out on the play. Lucas then retired Adam, stranding Josh D at first, and sending the game to extra innings.

Shady Characters wasted no time in the top of the seventh. Lucas started with a double, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Two batters later, Dylan hit an inside-the-park two-run homer, putting Shady Characters in front 4-2. Dustin then retired Mike to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by two runs heading into the bottom of the seventh.

Lucas allowed a leadoff double to Turbo, putting the tying run at the plate. Jack Shack couldn’t string together hits, however, and continued to leave runners stranded. Lucas retired Dustin and Brian, stranding Turbo at second, and ending the game as Shady Characters won 4-2.

The win moved Shady Characters to 2-0 on the season, and Jack Shack dropped to 0-2.

W: Lucas (1-0)
L: Dustin (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Lucas earned the win for Shady Characters, allowing one run on seven hits in five innings of relief.
– Tom took a no-decision for Shady Characters, giving up one run on four hits in two inning.
– Dustin got the loss for Jack Shack, allowing four runs on eight hits in seven innings.
– Mike led Shady Characters, going 3-for-5 with a single, two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Jason also went 2-for-4 for Shady Characters , with a double, a triple, and a run scored.
– Turbo led Jack Shack at the plate, going 4-for-5 with a single, two doubles, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

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