Mike Homers Three Times as Shady Characters Edge Guacamol-yay 6-5

20 Jul

Mike went deep three times, driving in all six of Shady Character’s runs, and Tom added three hits, as Shady Characters went up early and held on to defeat Guacamol-yay 6-5. Tom also pitched the complete game win, picking up his league-leading ninth win on the season.

Tom rolled through the top of the first, retiring Jan and Josh K in order.

Shady Characters offense blasted out of the gates, taking a big lead in the first inning. Guacamol-yay’s starter, Ryan, allowed a leadoff double to Dylan. The next batter, Mike, hit a two-run homer to right-center. Tom then doubled, and Lucas followed with a single. Dylan hit a sac fly to move Tom to third, putting runners on the corners with no outs. For the second time in the inning, Mike cleared the bases, this time with a three-run shot to right-center, and Shady Characters led 5-0. Ryan finally escaped the inning, retiring Tom for the second out.

Guacamol-yay bounced back in the top of the second. Kyle hit a one-out double, and Sean drove him in with a two-run homer, cutting the score to 5-2. Tom then retired Jan to end the inning.

Ryan retired Shady Characters in order in the bottom of the second, sending Lucas and Dylan down consecutively.

Lucas took over on the mound for Shady Characters in the top of the third, relieving Tom. Josh K led off the inning with a triple, but he was caught out trying to extend the hit into an inside-the-park homer. Lucas then retired Ryan to end the inning, and the score remained 5-2.

Ryan allowed a one-out single to Tom in the bottom of the third, but stranded him, retiring Lucas to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay pulled closer in the top of the fourth when Kyle led off the inning with a solo homer. Lucas then struck out Sean and retired Jan to end the inning, and the score was 5-3.

Shady Characters made up the run in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Mike hit his third home run of the game, a solo shot that put Shady Characters in front 6-3. Tom followed with a single, but Ryan stranded him again, retiring Lucas to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay kept fighting in the top of the fifth. Josh K doubled to start the inning, and Ryan drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 6-4. Kyle then hit an RBI single, scoring Ryan, and the deficit was cut to 6-5. Guacamol-yay had pulled within a run with no outs in the fifth, but Lucas buckled down. He retired Sean and Jan to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Ryan retired Dylan to start the bottom of the fifth. After intentionally walking Mike, Ryan retired Tom to strand Mike at first, ending the inning.

With a one run lead, Lucas remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay. He did it in quick fashion, sending Josh K and Ryan down in order, ending the inning and giving Shady Characters a 6-5 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 11-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 5-10.

W: Tom (9-2)
L: Ryan (1-1)
S: Lucas (2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom earned the win for Shady Characters, pitching two innings while allowing two runs on two hits.
– Lucas picked up a four-inning save for Shady Characters, allowing three runs on five hits and striking out one.
– Ryan took the loss in a complete game effort for Guacamol-yay, giving up six runs on eight hits.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with three home runs, three runs scored, six RBI, and an intentional walk.
– Tom also had three hits for Shady Characters, going 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, and a run scored.
– Kyle led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.

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