Jason Goes 5-for-5 and Powers Shady Characters to 10-6 Win Over Guacamol-yay

10 Jun

Jason had the best game of his rookie season with Shady Characters, going 5-for-5 with a single, three doubles, and a two-run homer, leading his squad to a 10-6 win over Guacamol-yay. Dylan, Mike, and Tom also had three hits apiece, and Lucas hit a two-run homer, as Shady Characters continued their winning streak and surge toward the top of the EWL standings.

Jan took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he fell behind early. Dylan led off the game with a triple, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Mike was caught trying to extend the hit into a triple for the first out in the inning. Tom then doubled, and Jason’s RBI single scored him, putting Shady Characters ahead 2-0. Jan then retired Lucas to strand Jason at first, ending the inning.

Shady Characters ace, Tom, took the mound in the bottom of the first, and he retired Jan and Alec in order.

Jan fared better in the top of the second, sending Dylan and Mike down consecutively, and the score remained 2-0.

Guacamol-yay had their best inning of the 2021 season in the bottom of the second, storming back to take the lead. Ryan led off the inning with a solo shot to left-center, cutting the deficit to 2-1. Sean, a member of the 2020 All-EWL team and making his 2021 debut, tripled in his first at-bat of the season, and he scored when Jude followed with an RBI single that tied the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Alec hit an RBI double to score Jude, and Guacamol-yay led 3-2. Ryan then hit his second bomb of the inning, a two-run homer that extended the Guacamol-yay lead to 5-2. Tom finally escaped the inning, retiring Sean for the second out.

The Guacamol-yay lead was momentary, as Shady Characters matched and exceeded Guacamol-yay’s big inning in the top of the third. Tom led off with a single, and Jason followed with a two-run homer that made the score 5-4. Two batters later, Dylan hit a solo homer that tied the game at 5-5. Mike followed with a solo shot, which put Shady Characters back in front 6-5. Tom then doubled, and Jason drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 7-5. Lucas then hit a two-run homer, Shady Characters’ fourth round-tripper of the inning, that made the score 9-5. Jan retired Dylan for the second out of the inning, and the seven-run rally put Shady Characters ahead by four runs.

Tom rolled through the bottom of the third, retiring Jude and Jan in order.

Mike led off the top of the fourth with a double, but when Tom grounded out for the first out of the inning, Mike was caught in between bases for the second out, ending the inning.

Tom once again cruised in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Alec and Ryan in order.

Shady Characters added an insurance run in the top of the fifth. Jason doubled, and two batters later, Dylan hit a one-out triple, scoring Jason to put Shady Characters in front 10-5. Jan then retired Mike to strand Dylan at third, ending the inning.

Jude hit a one-out double in the bottom of the fifth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t plate him, as Tom retired Jan to strand the runner at second, ending the inning.

Jason hit a one-out double in the top of the sixth, his fifth hit in as many at-bats, but Jan avoided further damage, retiring Lucas to strand the runner at second, and Shady Characters led by five heading into the final frame.

Tom remained on the mound to close things out for Shady Characters, and the first batter he faced in the bottom of the sixth, Alec, hit a double. Two batters later, Sean hit a one-out single, scoring Alec to cut the Shady Characters lead to 10-6. The rally would end there, however, as Tom retired Jude, stranding Sean at first and ending the game, giving Shady Characters a 10-6 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to 6-1 on the season, and Guacamol-yay fell to 0-7.

W: Tom (5-1)
L: Jan (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom earned the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing six runs on eight hits.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits.
– Jason led Shady Characters at the plate, going a perfect 5-for-5 with a single, three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Dylan, Tom, and Mike also had three hits each for Shady Characters. Dylan had two triples, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Mike had two doubles, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI. And Tom had a single, two doubles, and three runs scored.
– Ryan led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 2-for-4 with two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Alec and Sean each had two hits for Guacamol-yay as well.

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