Guacamol-yay Win Fourth Straight Game with 6-4 Win Over First Place Shady Characters

12 Jul

Jan, Kyle, and Alec each contributed three hits a piece, and Josh and Jude combined to allow only four runs on the mound, as Guacamol-yay won their fourth straight with a 6-4 win over Shady Characters. Guacamol-yay tallied eleven hits, continuing to swing hot bats and climb up the standings after an 0-8 start to the 2021 season.

Tom K started on the mound, and he started on fire, striking out the side, only the eighth time that has occurred in EWL history.

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and after allowing a leadoff double to Dylan, he retired Nate and Tom to strand Dylan at second, ending the inning.

Tom K was effective again in the top of the second. After allowing a one-out double to Kyle, he stranded the runner, retiring Alec to end the inning.

Josh K matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Lucas and Dylan in order.

Lucas entered the game to relieve Tom K, who had met his innings limit for the week. The first batter he faced, Jan, hit a leadoff single, but Lucas buckled down. He retired Josh K and Jude, stranding Jan at first, and the game remained scoreless.

Josh K had also met his innings limit for the week, and he was relieved by Jude. Jude allowed a one-out single to Tom K before retiring Lucas to strand Tom at first, ending the inning.

With the game tied at 0-0 through three innings, Guacamol-yay had an offensive burst in the top of the fourth. Kyle led off the inning with a triple, and Alec drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 1-0. Jan then singled, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Josh K followed with a single, loading the bases for Jude. Jude singled, scoring Alec, and Guacamol-yay led 2-0. With the bases still loaded, Kyle singled again, scoring Jan, and the score was 3-0 with the bases loaded again. Alec then singled, scoring Josh K, and Guacamol-yay had hit six consecutive singles, taking a 4-0 lead. With the bases still loaded, Lucas finally recorded an out, getting Jan to ground out to center. Jude scored on the play, and Guacamol-yay led 5-0. Lucas escaped the inning by retiring Josh K for the second out.

Shady Characters showed some life at the play in the bottom of the fourth. Dylan led off with a single and moved to third when Nate followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Tom K grounded out to left, scoring Dylan to cut the deficit to 5-1. Lucas then doubled, scoring Nate, and Guacamol-yay led 5-2. Jude then retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding Lucas at second.

Lucas struck out Jude to start the top of the fifth and then retired Kyle to end the inning.

Shady Characters continued to chip away at the lead in the bottom of the fifth. Tom tripled with one out, and Lucas drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 5-3. Dylan then doubled, scoring Lucas from first, and the Guacamol-yay lead had reduced to a run at 5-4. Jude then retired Nate to end the inning, stranding Dylan at second.

Guacamol-yay added an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Alec led off with a triple, and Jan drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 6-4. Lucas then struck out Josh K and retired Jude, ending the inning.

Down two runs, Shady Characters couldn’t rally in the bottom of the sixth. Tom led off the inning with a double, but the rally would end there. Jude struck out Lucas and retired Dylan, stranding Tom at second, and giving Guacamol-yay a 6-4 victory.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 4-8 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 9-3.

W: Jude (1-2)
L: Lucas (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jude earned the win for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out one in four innings of relief.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on ten hits and striking out two in four innings.
– Josh K earned a no-decision for Guacamol-yay starting the game and allowing no runs on one hit in two innings.
– Tom K also earned a no-decision for Shady Characters, starting the game and giving up no runs on one hit in two innings.
– Jan, Kyle, and Alec each had three hits to lead Guacamol-yay on offense. Jan went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, a run scored, and two RBI. Kyle went 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. Alec went 3-for-4 with two singles, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Dylan and Tom K each had three hits in the Shady Characters loss. Dylan went 3-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Tom K went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

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