Turbo Leads Jack Shack to First Victory of 2021 with 6-3 Win Over Guacamol-yay

26 May

Two-time defending champions, Jack Shack, started the season with two losses in week 1, and they would head into week 2 without their former captain, Dustin, who was out due to injury. Turbo picked up the slack, and another former captain, Josh D, found his bat, as Jack Shack picked up their first win of the 2021 season with a 6-3 defeat of Guacamol-yay.

Brian started on the mound for Jack Shack, and after allowing a leadoff single to Alec, making his EWL debut, Josh K grounded out to the mound, and Alec was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

Jack Shack would take an early lead in the bottom of the first. Brian led off with a single, and Turbo drove him in with a two-run homer, putting Jack Shack ahead 2-0. Two batters later, Josh hit a one-out double, but Jack Shack couldn’t extend the lead, as Guacamol-yay’s starter, Josh K, retired Doc to strand the runner at second, ending the inning.

Brian cruised through the top of the second, retiring Kyle and Ryan in order.

Jack Shack would add to their lead in the bottom of the second. Turbo singled with one out, and he scored from first when Adam followed with a one-out double, making the score 3-0. Josh D followed with his first homer of the season, a two-run shot that put Jack Shack in front 5-0. Josh K then retired Doc to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay showed some life in the top of the third. Jude led off with a double, and he moved to third when Alec singled. With no outs and runners on the corners, Josh K cleared the bases with a towering three-run blast to left. Brian retired the next two batters to end the inning, but Guacamol-yay had cut the deficit to 5-3.

Jack Shack got one back in the bottom of the third. Turbo tripled with one out, and Adam drove him in with his second consecutive RBI double, making the score 6-3. Josh K avoided further damage, retiring Josh D to strand Adam at second, ending the inning.

Brian rolled through the top of the fourth, retiring Jude and Alec in order.

Brian doubled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Josh K stranded him, retiring Turbo to end the inning.

Kyle singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Brian continued to confuse Guacamol-yay hitters, retiring Ryan to strand another runner, and the score remained 6-3.

After four innings, Guacamol-yay turned to the bullpen, bringing Kyle to the mound. He retired Jack Shack in order in the bottom of the fifth.

Brian remained on the mound to close things out for Jack Shack. He allowed a leadoff single to Jude, but Gucamol-yay couldn’t rally. Brian retired Alec and Josh K to strand Jude at first, ending the inning and giving Jack Shack the 6-3 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 1-2 on the season, and Guacamol-yay remained winless at 0-2.

W: Brian (1-1)
L: Josh K (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on six hits.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up six runs on nine hits in four innings.
– Kyle pitched one flawless inning of relief for Guacamol-yay.
– Turbo led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, a triple, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Jude led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored.

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