Dinger Pitches Gem as Cheap Goats Remain Undefeated with 4-1 Win Over Jack Shack

28 May

Joey and Miller continued to hit well for Cheap Goats, and Dinger turned in a second consecutive strong start on the mound, as Cheap Goats moved to 4-0 on the season after defeating Jack Shack 4-1.

Dinger rolled through the top of the first, retiring Brian and Turbo in order, and he would get all of the run support he would need in the bottom half of the inning.

Brett led off with a solo homer, and Cheap Goats had a 1-0 lead. Joey singled, but was caught trying to extend the hit into a double for the first out of the inning. Miller followed with a solo homer, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Jack Shack’s starter, Josh D, then retired Christian to end the inning.

Dinger once again cruised in the top of the second, retiring Adam and Josh D consecutively.

Dinger led off the bottom of the second with a single, but when Brett flew out for the first out of the inning, Dinger was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

Doc led off the top of the third with a double, Jack Shack’s first hit of the game. Jack Shack couldn’t cut into the Cheap Goats lead, however, as Dinger retired Brian and Turbo to strand Doc at second, ending the inning.

Miller singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Josh D fanned Christian to end the inning, stranding Miller at first.

Adam singled to lead off the top of the fourth for Jack Shack, but Dinger stranded another runner, retiring Josh D and Doc, ending the inning.

Josh D retired Cheap Goats in order in the bottom of the fourth, sending Dinger and Brett down consecutively.

Jack Shack got on the board in the top of the fifth. Brian doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Adam hit an RBI single to center, scoring Brian to cut the deficit in half at 2-1. Jack Shack couldn’t tie things up, as Dinger retired Josh D to strand Adam at second, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats pulled further ahead in the bottom of the fifth, adding some insurance runs. Joey stared the inning with a double, and Jack Shack elected to walk the next batter, Miller, putting two runners on with no outs. Christian then singled, but no runs scored on the play, leaving the bases loaded for Dinger. Dinger grounded out for the first out of the inning, but two runs scored on the play, putting Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Josh D then retired Brett for the second out of the inning.

Dinger remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats in the sixth. He allowed a one-out single to Brian, but Jack Shack never threatened, as Turbo flew out to center for the second out of the inning. Cheap Goats had defeated Jack Shack for the second time in two weeks, this time by the score of 4-1.

Cheap Goats improved to 4-0 on the season, and Jack Shack dropped to 1-3.

W: Dinger (2-0)
L: Josh D (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, giving up only one run on five hits.
– Josh D took the loss for Jack Shack, allowing four runs on seven hits and striking out one in the complete game effort.
– Joey and Miller each had two hits for Jack Shack. Joey went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and two runs scored. Miller went 2-for-2 with a single, a home run, an intentional walk, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Brian led Jack Shack at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a single, a double, and a run scored.
– Adam also had two hits for Jack Shack, going 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI.

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