Guacamol-yay Defeat Shady Characters 4-2 to Stay Alive and Extend Series

11 Aug

With their backs against the wall, Guacamol-yay extended their 2021 season, beating Shady Characters 4-2 in game three, forcing a fourth game in the best-of-five series. Jan, Sean, and Kyle each had two hits, Ryan went deep, and Josh K pitched a complete game win, as Guacamol-yay lived to fight another day.

Shady Characters took an early lead in the top of the first. Dylan led off with a single, and two batters later, Jason hit an RBI double, scoring Dylan to put Shady Characters ahead 1-0. Josh K then retired Lucas to strand Jason, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay bounced back in the bottom of the first. Lucas, Shady Characters’ starter, allowed a leadoff single to Jan. Two batters later, Sean hit a two-run homer, putting Guacamol-yay in front 2-1. Kyle followed with a single, but Lucas stranded him, retiring Jude to end the inning.

Shady Characters threatened in the top of the second, but Josh K escaped a jam. He allowed a one-out single to Mike, and Jason followed with a double, putting two runners in scoring position. Josh K buckled down, however, retiring Lucas to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Lucas rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Ryan and Jan in order, and the score remained 2-1.

Shady Characters evened the score in the top of the third when Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer. Josh K retired the next two batters, Mike and Jason, and the game was tied at 2-2.

Lucas escaped a jam in the bottom of the third. Sean singled with one out and moved to second when Kyle followed with a single. Guacamol-yay had two on and one out, but Lucas avoided damage, retiring Jude to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Josh K allowed a one-out double to Dylan in the top of the fourth, but stranded him, retiring Mike to end the inning, and the score remained 2-2.

Guacamol-yay pulled ahead in the bottom of the fourth. Ryan led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 3-2. Jan doubled, and Josh K followed with an RBI single, scoring Jan from second to give Guacamol-yay a 4-2 lead. Lucas then struck out Sean and retired Kyle to strand Josh K at first, but Guacamol-yay now led by two runs.

Josh K cruised through the top of the fifth, retiring Jason and Lucas in order.

Lucas got back on track in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Jude and Ryan in order, and Shady Characters trailed by two runs heading into the sixth.

Josh K stayed on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay, and he made quick work of Shady Characters. He retired Dylan and struck out Mike, ending the game and giving Guacamol-yay a 4-2 win.

The win staved off elimination for Guacamol-yay, and Shady Characters leads the best-of-five series 2-1.

W: Josh K (1-1)
L: Lucas (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K pitched the complete game win for Guacamol-yay, allowing two runs on six hits and striking out one.
– Lucas took the loss in a complete game effort for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on eight hits and striking out one in five innings.
– Jan, Sean, and Kyle each had two hits for Guacamol-yay. Jan went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and two runs scored. Sean went 2-for-3 with a single, a homer, a run scored, and two RBI. And Kyle went 2-for-3 with two singles.
– Dylan led Shady Characters in the loss, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.

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