Cheap Goats Top Guacamol-yay 3-2 in Suspended Extra-Innings Game

24 May

Seven innings into their week 1 matchup, Cheap Goats and Guacamol-yay were tied at 2-2 as darkness settled into the Wiffle Diamond. The game was resumed in the 8th inning one week later, and after Christian stranded a Guacamol-yay runner in scoring position in the top of the 8th, Cheap Goats strung together three consecutive hits in the bottom half of the inning, winning the game 3-2 with Joey’s walk-off double.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a one-out triple to Josh K in the top of the 1st, he retired Kyle to strand the runner at third, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay’s ace, Josh K, started for the second consecutive game, and he retired Cheap Goats in order in the bottom of the first.

Jude doubled with one out in the top of the second, but Christian stranded another Guacamol-yay runner in scoring position, retiring Jan to end the inning.

Josh K continued to roll in the bottom of the second, sending Miller and Christian down consecutively.

Christian allowed a one-out double to Kyle in the top of the third, but once again stranded the runner, getting Ryan to ground out to center, ending the inning with the game scoreless.

Josh K retired Dinger and Brett in the bottom of the third, and he was perfect through three innings.

Guacamol-yay got on the board in the top of the fourth when Jan hit an inside-the-park homer with one out. Christian then retired Josh K to end the inning.

Cheap Goats immediately evened things up in the bottom of the fourth. Joey led off the inning with a triple, Cheap Goats first hit of the game. Miller followed with an RBI double, scoring Joey to tie the score at 1-1. The go-ahead run was in scoring position, but Josh K retired Christian and Dinger, stranding the runner at second and ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay bounced back in the top of the fifth. Kyle led off the inning with his second double of the game, and two batters later, Jude hit an RBI single to score him, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 2-1. Christian retired Jan to strand Jude at first, and Guacamol-yay had a one-run lead.

Guacamol-yay turned to their bullpen in the top of the fifth, bringing Ryan to the mound. He retired Brett and Joey in order.

Christian fanned Josh K to start the top of the sixth, and after allowing a one-out single to Kyle, he retired Ryan to end the inning.

Cheap Goats trailed 2-1 heading into their final at-bat. Miller led off the bottom of the sixth with a triple, putting the tying run in scoring position. Christian followed with an RBI single, scoring Miller to tie the game at 2-2. The winning run was on base, but Ryan escaped the jam. He retired Dinger and Brett, stranding the runner at first and sending the game to extra innings.

Christian remained on the mound in the seventh. He got Jude to ground out to center and then struck out Jan to end the inning.

Joey doubled to lead off the bottom of the seventh, putting the winning run in scoring position. Once again, Ryan escaped unscathed. He retired Miller and Christian to end the inning, sending the game to the eighth inning.

At this point, the game was suspended due to darkness, and would be resumed the following week.

The game was resumed one week later under ideal sunshine conditions at the Wiffle Diamond.

With one inning of eligibility left, Christian remained on the mound. Josh K led off the top of the 8th with a double, putting the go-ahead run on second. Christian buckled down, however, getting Kyle to fly out to the mound and then striking out Ryan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay turned to Jude, who relieved Ryan after the one week break. The first batter he faced, Dinger, singled. Brett followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Joey followed with an RBI double, scoring Dinger to end the game, giving Cheap Goats the 3-2 win.

Joey went 3-for-5 to lead Cheap Goats, and his RBI double in the bottom of the 8th ended the game

The win moved Cheap Goats to 2-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 0-2.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Jude (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on eight hits in eight innings pitched.
– Jude took the loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing one run on three hits in zero official innings pitched, because he did not record an out.
– Josh K started for Guacamol-yay and allowed one run on two hits in four innings. Ryan pitched three innings of relief, giving up one run on three hits. Neither pitcher factored into the decision.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Miller also went 2-for-4 for Cheap Goats, with a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Kyle led Guacamol-yay at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, two doubles, and a run scored.

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