Shady Characters Storm Past Cheap Goats 11-3 to Move Into Tie for First Place

3 Jun

Mike, Tom, and Jason each had four hits, including Mike’s three homers and Tom and Jason’s three doubles, as Shady Characters handed Cheap Goats their first loss of the season, winning 11-3. The win moved Shady Characters into a tie for first place in the EWL standings with Cheap Goats.

Shady Characters put their ace, Tom on the mound, and he fell behind Cheap Goats early. Brett led off with a double, and he moved to third when Joey followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Jordan grounded out to left, but Brett scored on the play, putting Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Tom then stranded Joey at second, retiring Christian to end the inning.

Tom would get all of the run support he would need from his offense in the bottom of the first. Dylan led off with a triple, and Mike followed with a two-run blast, putting Shady Characters in front 2-1. Tom and Jason each singled, and after Lucas grounded out for the first out of the inning, Dylan cleared the bases with an RBI triple, making the score 4-1. Mike then crushed his second homer of the inning, another two-run shot, and Shady Characters led 6-1. Cheap Goats starter, Christian, finally escaped the inning, retiring Tom for the second out.

Cheap Goats got one run back in the top of the second. With one out, Brett hit a solo homer to right-center, making the score 6-2. Tom avoided further damage, retiring Joey to end the inning.

Christian pulled things together in the bottom of the second, retiring Jason and Lucas consecutively, and the score remained 6-2.

Tom matched Christian in the top of the third, sending Jordan and Christian down in order.

Dylan singled to start the bottom of the third, and two batters later, Tom hit a one-out double, scoring Dylan to give Shady Characters a 7-2 lead. Jason then doubled, putting two runners in scoring position with one out, but Christian escaped, retiring Lucas to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Brett singled with one out in the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, as Tom retired Joey to strand Brett, ending the inning.

Shady Characters added a few insurance runs in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Mike went deep for the third time in the game, and his solo shot made the score 8-2. Tom then doubled, and Jason followed with an RBI double, scoring Tom to give Shady Characters a 9-2 lead. Christian then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Tom rolled through the top of the fifth, sending Jordan and Christian down in order.

Shady Characters piled a few more on for good measure in the bottom of the fifth. Mike doubled with one out, and Tom drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 10-2. Jason then doubled, scoring Tom, and the score was 11-2. Christian retired Lucas for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by nine.

Miller led off the top of the sixth with a solo homer, narrowing the deficit to 11-3. But the Cheap Goats comeback bid would end there. Tom retired Brett and Joey to end the inning, giving Shady Characters the 11-3 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 4-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-1 on the season, with the two teams tied for first in the EWL standings.

W: Tom (3-1)
L: Christian (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing three runs on only five hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up eleven runs on fifteen hits.
– Mike, Tom, and Jason each had four hits for Shady Characters. Mike went 4-for-5 with a double, three homers, four runs scored, and five RBI. Tom went 4-for-5 with a single, three doubles, three runs scored, and two RBI. And Jason went 4-for-5 with a single, three doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Dylan also went 3-for-5 for Shady Characters, with a single, two triples, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Brett led Cheap Goats at the plate, and was the only player on his squad with multiple hits. He went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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