Miller Leads Cheap Goats to 6-1 Win in Series Opener Against Jack Shack

31 Jul

Miller pitched a complete game win, allowing only a single run to Jack Shack, and also went 2-for-2 at the plate as Cheap Goats took game one in the best-of-five first round series 6-1. Cheap Goats scored five unanswered runs in the final two innings to pull away from Jack Shack, as Miller, Joey and Jordan each had two doubles.

Miller allowed a one-out single to Josh D in the top of the first, but stranded him, retiring Turbo for the second out of the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and he fell behind early. After allowing a one-out double to Joey, Miller hit an RBI double to score him, giving Cheap Goats an early 1-0 lead. Brian then retired Jordan to strand Miller at second, ending the inning.

Jack Shack bounced back in the top of the second. Adam hit a one-out triple, and Josh D drove him in with an RBI double, tying the game at 1-1. Miller then retired Turbo to strand Josh D at second, ending the inning.

Brian cruised in the bottom of the second, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Miller matched him in the top of the third, sending Brian and Adam down consecutively.

Brian continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring Brett and Joey, and the score remained tied at 1-1.

Turbo hit a one-out single in the top of the fourth, but Miller retired Brian to end the inning, stranding Turbo at first.

Cheap Goats took the lead in the bottom of the fourth. Miller doubled and moved to third when Jordan followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Brian got Christian to ground out to right. Miller scored on the play, and Cheap Goats led 2-1. Brian then retired Dinger to strand Jordan at third, ending the inning.

Adam led off the top of the fifth with a single, and when Josh D followed with a single, Adam was thrown out trying to advance from first to third. Miller then retired Turbo for the second out of the inning, stranding Josh D at first.

Cheap Goats took a commanding lead in the bottom of the fifth. Joey doubled with one out, and Jack Shack intentionally walked the next batter, Miller. Jordan followed with a double which scored Joey from second, making the score 3-1. Christian then singled, scoring Miller, and Cheap Goats led 4-1. Dinger followed with an RBI single, scoring Jordan, and the score was 5-1. Brett made it six consecutive hits for Cheap Goats, and his RBI single scored Christian to extend the Cheap Goats lead to 6-1. Brian finally escaped the inning, retiring Joey to strand two runners.

With a five-run lead, Cheap Goats brought Christian to the mound to close things out. He retired Brian, the first batter he faced. He then allowed consecutive singles to Adam and Josh D, putting two runners on with one out. Jack Shack were threatening, but Christian ended the rally, retiring Turbo to strand both runners, giving Cheap Goats the 6-1 victory.

The win gave Cheap Goats a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series.

W: Miller (1-0)
L: Brian (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller earned the win for Cheap Goats, allowing one run on six hits in five innings.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on nine hits in five innings.
– Christian pitched one inning of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing no runs on two hits.
– Miller, Joey, and Jordan each had two doubles for Cheap Goats. Miller went 2-for-2 with two doubles, two runs, an RBI, and an intentional walk. Joey went 2-for-4 with two doubles and two runs scored. And Jordan went 2-for-3 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Josh D led Jack Shack at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, and an RBI.

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