Brett, Joey, and Jordan Lead Cheap Goats Past Shady Characters 6-3

30 Jul

Brett, Joey, and Jordan went a combined 10-for-10 with seven extra-base hits as Cheap Goats pulled away from Shady Characters late, scoring five unanswered runs to win 6-3. Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing three runs on five hits.

Tom K made his record twentieth start of the season for Shady Characters, and he was both hit early and escaped with less damage than he should have. Brett led off the game with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit to a triple, for the first out of the inning. Joey then doubled, and Miller followed with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. However, Miller was also caught out on the play, trying to extend the hit to a triple, ending the inning as Tom K allowed only one run thanks to two outfield assists.

Miller started for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind in the bottom of the first. Dylan led off with a double, and Mike followed with a two-run homer that gave Shady Characters a 2-1 lead. Miller then retired Tom K and Lucas to end the inning.

Jordan led off the top of the second with a double, but Tom K stranded him, retiring Christian and Dinger to end the inning.

Shady Character extended their lead in the bottom of the second. Dylan singled and moved from first to third when Mike followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Tom K grounded out to right for the first out of the inning, but Dylan scored on the play, putting Shady Characters in front 3-1. Miller then retired Lucas to strand Mike at third, ending the inning, and Shady Characters led by two.

Brett led off the top of the third with a double, and he moved from second to third when Joey followed with a sacrifice fly. Tom K stranded Brett at third, however, retiring Miller to end the inning.

Miller retired the site in order in the bottom of the third, sending Dylan and Mike down consecutively.

Jordan singled to lead off the top of the fourth, and Shady Characters made a call to the bullpen, bringing Dylan to the mound to face Christian. He got Christian to fly out to the mound and then retired Dinger to strand Jordan at first, ending the inning.

Miller retired Tom K and Lucas consecutively in the bottom of the fourth, and the score remained 3-1.

Brett led off the top of the fifth with a solo bomb to right-center, narrowing the deficit to 3-2. Shady Characters made another pitching change, as Lucas relieved Dylan on the mound. The first batter Lucas faced, Joey, hit a solo homer, and the back-to-back Cheap Goats homers tied the game at 3-3. Two batters later, Jordan tripled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI single, putting Cheap Goats ahead 4-3. Lucas then retired Dinger to strand Christian at first, ending the inning, but Cheap Goats had scored three runs to take the lead.

Miller allowed a one-out single to Mike in the bottom of the fifth, but Shady Characters couldn’t drive him in to tie the game. Tom K flew out to left, stranding Mike at first and ending the inning.

Cheap Goats added insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Shady Characters intentionally walked Brett to start the inning, and Joey followed with a single to put runners on first and second with no outs. Miller singled, which scored Brett to extend the Cheap Goats lead to 5-3. Jordan then singled, scoring Joey, and Cheap Goats led 6-3. Lucas then retired Christian and Dinger to strand Miller and Jordan on base, ending the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by three runs.

Joey went 3-for-3 with a single, a double, and a homer in the Cheap Goats win

Miller remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats, and he made quick work of Shady Characters in the bottom of the sixth. He got Lucas and Dylan to each fly out to center, ending the inning and giving Cheap Goats the 6-3 victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 10-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 13-7.

W: Miller (4-0)
L: Lucas (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing three runs on five hits.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on eight hits in three innings.
– Tom K got a no decision for Shady Characters, starting the game and allowing one run on four hits in two innings.
– Dylan pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, giving up one run on one hit.
– Brett, Joey, and Jordan combined to go 10-for-10 in the Cheap Goats win. Brett went 3-for-3 with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, an RBI, and an intentional walk. Joey went 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI. Jordan went 4-for-4 with two singles, a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Mike led Shady Characters in the loss, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

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