Jack Shack Storm Back to Even Series Against Cheap Goats with 7-3 Game Two Win

3 Aug

All four Jack Shack players scored, Brian homered twice, and Turbo drove in three runs as Jack Shack won game two of their first round series with Cheap Goats 7-3. After scoring only a single run in game one, the Jack Shack offense responded, scoring runs in every inning but one. Cheap Goats rallied late led by Joey and Brett, but it was too little too late, and the best-of-five first round series is tied at one game apiece.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got into trouble early. After retiring Adam to start the game, he allowed a one-out double to Josh. Turbo followed with an inside-the-park homer fueled by Cheap Goats throwing errors, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Brian followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers made the score 3-0. Cheap Goats made a quick change at the mound, bringing Christian in from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Adam, ending the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and after allowing a leadoff double to Brett, he retired Joey and Miller, stranding Brett at second, ending the inning.

Christian retired the side in order in the top of the second, sending Josh D and Turbo down consecutively.

Brian matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Jordan and Christian in order.

After retiring Brian for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out single to Adam. Josh D followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Turbo singled, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack had a 4-0 lead. Jack Shack had runners on the corners again, but Christian avoided further damage, retiring Brian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats threatened in the bottom of the third, but Brian worked his way out of a jam. Brett singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Joey followed with a double. Cheap Goats had two runners in scoring position, but Brian retired Miller, stranding both runners and maintaining the four-run lead.

Adam doubled to start the top of the fourth, and he scored from second when Josh D grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was in front 5-0.

Brian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Adam replaced in on the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Christian singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Dinger followed with a double. Cheap Goats once again had two runners in scoring position, and once again, Brian escaped. He retired Brett to end the inning, leaving two runners on, and Jack Shack continued to lead by five runs.

Brian led off the top of the fifth with a solo shot to left, putting Jack Shack ahead 6-0. Christian retired the next two batters, Adam and Josh D, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Miller followed with an RBI single, scoring Joey from second to make the score 6-1. Adam retired the next two batters, Jordan and Christian, stranding Miller at first and ending the inning.

Jack Shack added one final insurance run in the top of the seventh. Turbo led off with a double, and scored from second when Brian grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 7-1.

Dinger led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a single. Joey also singled, scoring Dinger from third, and the Jack Shack lead was cut to 7-2. Adam retired Miller for the first out of the inning, and Brett scored on the play, making the score 7-3. The Cheap Goats rally would end there, as Adam retired Jordan for the second out of the inning, stranding Joey at second, and giving Jack Shack a 7-3 win.

The win evened the best-of-five series at one game each heading into game three.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching three shutout innings to start the game.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on six hits in five-and-a-half innings of relief.
– Adam pitched three innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Dinger started for Cheap Goats and earned a no-decision, allowing three runs on three hits in half of an inning.
– All four Jack Shack players had at least two hits in the win. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI. Brian went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI. Josh D went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI. And Adam went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and two runs scored.
– Joey and Brett each had three hits for Cheap Goats in the loss. Joey went 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Brett went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and a run scored.

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