Jack Shack Snaps Shady Characters Six Game Win Streak with 6-3 Win

27 Jun

Four of Jack Shack’s players tallied three or more hits for a total of fourteen as Jack Shack beat Shady Characters 6-3, snapping their six game win streak. Dustin pitched the complete game win and went 3-for-5, and Turbo went 4-for-5, as Jack Shack kept the pressure on offensively while also playing at a high level in the field.

After retiring the first batter he faced, Dylan, Dustin gave up a one-out triple to Mike. Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, however, as Dustin retired Tom to strand Mike at third, ending the inning.

Tom took the mound for Shady Characters with one inning of eligibility left for the week. He allowed a leadoff double to Adam, and Turbo followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Jack Shack was threatening, but Tom escaped the jam. He retired Dustin and Brian, stranding both Jack Shack runners, and ending the inning.

Lucas tripled with one out in the top of the second, but Dustin once again stranded a Shady Characters runner at third, retiring Dylan to end the inning.

Lucas took the mound for Shady Characters, and Jack Shack got on the board in the bottom of the second. Adam doubled with one out, and Turbo drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 1-0. Dustin then singled, putting runners on first and second. Brian cleared the bases with an RBI triple, extending the Jack Shack lead to 3-0. Josh D then singled, scoring Brian from third, and the score was 4-0. Adam singled, putting runners on the corners, but Lucas finally got out of the inning, retiring Turbo to strand both runners.

Down four, Shady Characters chipped into the Jack Shack lead in the top of the third. Mike led off with a triple, and when Tom grounded out to center for the first out, Mike scored from third. Dustin then fanned Nate to end the inning, and the score was 4-1.

Jack Shack made up the run in the bottom of the third. Dustin doubled to start the inning, and Brian followed with an RBI double, putting Jack Shack ahead 5-1. Lucas then retired Josh D and struck out Adam, stranding Brian at second and ending the inning.

Dustin allowed a one-out double to Dylan in the top of the fourth, but he stranded another Shady Characters runner, retiring Mike to end the inning.

Jack Shack added another run to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Turbo led off with a double, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double, extending the Jack Shack lead to 6-1. Brian followed with a single, but Dustin was caught out trying to score from second on the play for the first out in the inning. Lucas then retired Josh D, stranding Brian at first and ending the inning.

Dustin rolled through the top of the fifth, retiring Tom and striking out Nate.

Turbo hit a one-out single in the bottom of the fifth, but Lucas stranded him, retiring Dustin to end the inning.

Down five runs, Shady Characters attempted to mount a comeback in the top of the sixth. Lucas led off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the deficit to 6-2. Two batters later, Mike hit a one-out single, and Tom followed with an RBI single, scoring Mike from first to make the score 6-3. The rally would end there, however, as Dustin retired Nate to end the inning and the game, giving Jack Shack a 6-3 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 4-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 8-2.

W: Dustin (2-3)
L: Lucas (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out two.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on twelve hits in four innings and striking out one.
– Tom got a no-decision for Shady Characters, starting the game, pitching one inning and allowing two hits and no earned runs.
– Turbo led Jack Shack on offense, going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Adam, Dustin, and Brian also had three hits apiece for Jack Shack. Adam had a single, two doubles, and a run scored. Dustin had a single, two doubles, two runs scored, and an RBI. And Brian had a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a single, two triples, and two runs scored.

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