Cheap Goats Outlast Guacamol-yay 5-4 to Snap Losing Streak

17 Jul

Opposing forces collided in week 7 when Guacamol-yay, on a five game winning streak, met Cheap Goats, on a five game losing streak. When all was said and done, both streaks had ended, as Cheap Goats came out on top 5-4. Joey had four hits, Jordan homered, and Miller contributed three extra-base hits in addition to pitching the complete game win, as Cheap Goats returned to .500 on the season.

Miller retired Guacamol-yay in order in the top of the first, sending Jan and Jude down consecutively.

Cheap Goats took an early lead in the bottom of the first. Miller led off the inning with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 1-0. Guacamol-yay’s starter, Jan, retired the next two batters, Jordan and Dinger, to strand Joey at first and end the inning.

Guacamol-yay evened things up in the top of the second. Alec led off with a triple, and when Ryan grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, Alec scored to tie the game at 1-1. Miller then retired Kyle to end the inning.

Cheap Goats pulled back in front in the bottom of the second. Joey hit a one-out double, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 2-1. Jan then retired Dinger to strand Jordan at first, ending the inning.

Jan singled to lead off the top of the third, but Miller stranded him, retiring Jude and Alec to end the inning.

Cheap Goats extended their lead in the bottom of the third. Miller led off with a triple, and two batters later, Jordan hit a two-run homer, putting Cheap Goats in front 4-1. Jan then retired Dinger to end the inning.

Down three, Guacamol-yay once again tied things up in the top of the fourth. Ryan led off the inning with a solo homer, narrowing the score to 4-2. Kyle doubled, and Jan drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 4-3. Two batters later, Alec hit a one-out RBI triple, scoring Jan, and the game was tied at 4-4. Miller then retired Ryan to strand Alec at third, ending the inning.

Miller immediately made up the damage by providing his own run support with a solo homer to lead off the bottom of the fourth. Joey then singled, but when Jordan flew out to shallow center, Alec doubled Joey up, ending the inning.

Miller rolled through the top of the fifth, retiring Kyle and Jan in order.

Dinger doubled to lead off the bottom of the fifth. Jan retired Miller, and then when Joey singled with one-out Dinger was caught in between bases, ending the inning.

Down a run, Guacamol-yay couldn’t conjure the magic to extend their winning streak in the top of the sixth. Miller retired Jude and Alec, ending the game and giving Cheap Goats a 5-4 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 7-7 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 5-9.

W: Miller (2-0)
L: Jan (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on six hits.
– Jan took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up five runs on ten hits.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Miller also went 3-for-5 for Cheap Goats, with a double, a triple, a homer, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Jan and Alec each had two hits for Guacamol-yay. Jan went 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI. Alec went 2-for-5 with two triples, a run scored, and an RBI.

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