Dinger Throws Shutout and Brett Hits Two Homers in 3-0 Cheap Goats Win Over Guacamol-yay

21 Jul

Dinger was in control for six consecutive innings, allowing only one baserunner past first base, en route to a three-hit shutout of Guacamol-yay. Brett went 3-for-4 with a double and two homers, and drove in all three Cheap Goats runs, and Joey went 4-for-4, as Cheap Goats defeated Guacamol-yay 3-0.

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he got out of trouble early. After allowing a leadoff double to Brett, Joey singled, putting runners on first and third with no outs. It looked as if Guacamol-yay would fall behind, but Josh worked his way out of the jam. He retired Miller and Jordan, stranding both runners, and ending the inning.

Dinger retired the side in order in the bottom of the first, sending Jan and Josh K down consecutively.

Christian doubled to start the top of the second, but Josh K stranded another Cheap Goats runner. He retired Dinger and Brett, stranding Christian, and ending the inning as the game remained scoreless.

Dinger rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Ryan and Kyle.

Joey doubled to start the top of the third, but once again, Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Josh K retired Miller and struck out Jordan, ending the inning.

Sean got Guacamol-yay’s first hit, leading off the bottom of the third with a double. Two batter later, Josh K hit a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Guacamol-yay were in position to take the lead, but Dinger retired Ryan, stranding both runners, and the game was scoreless through three innings.

Josh K continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fourth, retiring Christian and striking out Dinger.

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the fourth, retiring Kyle and Sean in order.

Cheap Goats finally broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth. Brett led off the inning with a solo blast to right-center. Joey then singled, and when Miller followed with a double. Josh K escaped the inning, retiring Jordan and doubling up Miller on the play, ending the inning.

Dinger retired Jan and struck out Josh K in the bottom of the fifth.

Cheap Goats added some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Christian singled, and two batters later, Brett hit his second home run of the game, a two-run shot that put Cheap Goats in front 3-0. Joey followed with a double, but Josh K retired Miller to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

Dinger stayed on the mound to close things out in the bottom of the sixth. After retiring Ryan, he allowed a one out single to Kyle. The rally would end there, however, as Dinger struck out Sean to end the game, giving Cheap Goats a 3-0 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 8-8 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 5-11.

W: Dinger (3-3)
L: Josh K (1-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game shutout for Cheap Goats, scattering three hits and striking out two.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay in a complete game effort, giving up three runs on ten hits and striking out two.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going three-for-four with a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Joey also went 4-for-4 for Cheap Goats with two singles and two doubles.
– Sean was the only Guacamol-yay player with an extra-base hit. He went 1-for-3 with a double.

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