Brian Shuts Down Cheap Goats as Jack Shack Win 3-1

13 Jul

Brian stranded six Cheap Goats runners, allowing only a single run, as Jack Shack picked up a 3-1 victory. Despite only collecting five total hits throughout the game, Jack Shack was efficient with their base runners, and their defense held the Cheap Goats offense in check.

The first batter of the game, Brett, hit a leadoff triple off of Brian. But Brian immediately began stranding Cheap Goats runners, retiring Joey and Jordan to strand Brett at third, ending the inning.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam and Brian in order.

Christian singled to lead off the bottom of the second, but Brian stranded him, retiring Brett and Joey to end the inning.

Christian once again cruised through an inning, retiring Dustin and Turbo in order in the bottom of the second.

Brian retired Jordan to start the top of the third, and then struck out Christian to end the inning.

Jack Shack got on the board in the bottom of the third. Josh D led off with a triple, and Adam drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Dustin hit a one-out RBI triple, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Christian then retired Turbo to end the inning, stranding Dustin at third.

Cheap Goats cut the deficit in half in the top of the fourth. Brett led off the inning with a single, and moved to third when Joey followed with a single, however, Joey was caught out trying to extend the hit into a double, for the first out of the inning. Jordan then singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. Christian became the fourth consecutive batter to single, driving in Brett, and the score was 2-1. Cheap Goats had two runners on, but Brian avoided further damage, retiring Brett to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Jack Shack made up the run in the bottom of the fourth. Josh D led off with a single, and two batters later, Brian provided his own run support, hitting an RBI double, scoring Josh D to make the Jack Shack lead 3-1. Christian then retired Dustin to end the inning.

Brian retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the fifth, sending Joey and Jordan down consecutively.

Christian matched him in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Turbo and Josh D in order.

Down two runs, Cheap Goats couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth. Brian allowed a one-out double to Brett, putting the tying run at the plate, but he then retired Joey to strand Brett at second, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the 3-1 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 5-7 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to .500 at 6-6.

W: Brian (3-2)
L: Christian (3-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing only one run on seven hits and striking out one.
– Christian took the loss in a complete game effort for Cheap Goats, giving up three runs on five hits in five innings.
– Josh D was the only Jack Shack player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a single, a triple, and two runs scored.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, and a run scored.

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