Brett Powers Cheap Goats Past Jack Shack 7-4 to Win Game 3

12 Aug

Brett went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a homer, and three RBI, as Cheap Goats stormed out to an early lead and beat Jack Shack 7-4 to take game three of their best-of-five first round series. Joey drove in the other four runs for Cheap Goats, and Miller pitched the complete game win as Cheap Goats took a 2-1 lead in the series.

Brian started on the mound for Jack Shack, and he fell behind early. Brett led off with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI single that gave Cheap Goats an immediate 1-0 lead. Brian avoided further damage, retiring Miller and Christian to strand Joey at first, ending the inning.

Jack Shack quickly tied things up in the bottom of the first. Adam led off with a triple, and when Miller got Josh D to ground out for the first out of the inning, Adam scored to tie the game at 1-1. Miller then retired Brian to end the inning.

Brett doubled with one out in the top of the second, but Brian retired Joey to strand him, ending the inning.

Miller rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Turbo and Doc in order, and the game remained tied at 1-1.

Cheap Goats took a big lead in the top of the third. Miller doubled, and he moved to third when Christian followed with a single. Brian struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, but Brett followed with an RBI double, scoring Miller to give Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead. The next batter, Joey, emptied the bases, and his three-run homer extended the Cheap Goats lead to 5-1. Miller followed with a double, and Jack Shack made a call to the bullpen, replacing Brian with Adam. Adam retired the first batter he faced, Christian, stranding Miller at second to end the inning.

Jack Shack narrowed the deficit in the bottom of the third. With one out, Josh D laced a solo homer to right-center, cutting the score to 5-2. Brian followed with a double, but Miller stranded him at second, retiring Turbo to end the inning.

Adam cruised through the top of the fourth, retiring Dinger and Brett in order.

Jack Shack cut further into the Cheap Goats lead in the bottom of the fourth. Doc led off with a double, and Adam drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 5-3. Miller got Josh D to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Adam scored from third on the play, and Jack Shack trailed 5-4. Brian followed with a one-out double, but Jack Shack couldn’t tie the game. Miller retired Turbo to strand Brian at second, ending the inning.

Adam continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fifth, retiring Joey and Miller in order.

Miller matched him in the bottom of the fifth, sending Doc and Adam down consecutively.

Up 5-4, Cheap Goats added insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Christian led off with a double, and two batters later, Brett hit a two-run homer to right-center, putting Cheap Goats ahead 7-4. Brian retired Joey to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by three heading into their final at-bat.

Miller remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats, and after retiring Josh D, he allowed a one-out triple to Brian. The rally would end there, however, as Miller retired Turbo to strand Brian at second, giving Cheap Goats a 7-4 win.

The win gave Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five first round series.

W: Miller (2-0)
L: Brian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on seven hits.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up five runs on eight hits and striking out one in 2.5 innings.
– Adam pitched 3.5 innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on two hits.
– Brett led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a homer, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Joey also went 2-for-5 for Cheap Goats with a single, a homer, a run scored, and four RBI.
– Adam and Brian each had multiple hits for Jack Shack. Adam went 2-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored, and an RBI. Brian went 3-for-4 with three doubles.

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