Miller Pitches One-Hit Shutout as Cheap Goats Squeeze By Guacamol-yay 1-0

5 Jun

Miller delivered the most dominant pitching performance the league has seen in years, allowing only one hit for Cheap Goats in a complete game shutout of Guacamol-yay. It was the lowest scoring game the EWL has seen in four years, since Questionable Outfit, led by Miller’s complete game shutout, beat Cookies & Cream 1-0 in 2017. Brett drove in the only Cheap Goats run, and Cheap Goats remained tied for first place in the EWL standings.

Jan took the mound for Guacamol-yay. He allowed a leadoff single to Brett, and Joey followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize, as Jan retired Miller and Christian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Miller retired Jan and Josh K in order in the bottom of the first.

Jordan started the top of the second with a single, and Brett followed with a single, once again putting runners on first and second with no outs. But once again, Jan cracked down, retiring Joey and Miller to strand two Cheap Goats runners for the second consecutive inning, and the game remained scoreless.

Miller once again rolled in the bottom of the second, retiring Kyle and Ryan consecutively.

Jan matched Miller in the top of the third, retiring Christian and Jordan.

Jan and Josh were sent down in order in the bottom of the third, and through three the score remained 0-0.

Jan once again cruised in the top of the fourth, sending Brett and Joey down in order.

Miller retired Kyle and Ryan consecutively in the bottom of the fourth, and through four innings, he had retired all eight batters he had faced.

Jan retired his seventh and eighth consecutive batters in the top of the fifth, sending Miller and Christian down.

Guacamol-yay registered their first hit of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Jan doubled, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Guacamol-yay couldn’t plate the run, however, as Miller retired Josh K and Kyle to strand Jan at second, ending the inning.

The scoreless tie was finally broken in the top of the sixth. Jordan led off with a double, and Brett followed with an RBI double, scoring Jordan to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Joey hit a sacrifice fly, moving Brett to third, but Jan avoided further damage, retiring Miller to strand Brett at third, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay only needed a run, but Miller continued to roll in the bottom of the final frame. He retired Ryan and Jan in order, ending the game, giving Cheap Goats a 1-0 victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 5-1 on the season, and Guacamol-yay remained winless at 0-5.

W: Miller (1-0)
L: Jan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game shutout for Cheap Goats, allowing only a single hit. It was his first pitching appearance for the 2021 season, and the fourth shutout of his wiffle career.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing one run on six hits.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and the only RBI.
– Jan had Guacamol-yay’s only hit, going 1-for-4 with a double.

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