Jack Shack Rally in Bottom of the Fifth to Steal 4-3 Victory Over Guacamol-yay

24 May

Adam went 2-for-4 for Jack Shack with a double and a triple, and he drove in the go-ahead run in the bottom of the fifth.

It was a combined effort between proven veterans and a handful of rookies, as Jack Shack scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth to come-from-behind, beating Guacamol-yay 4-3. Veterans Josh and Adam, as well as rookies Jared and Rob, each had hits in the fifth, and Jack Shack started a new era for the franchise with a win in the season opener.

EWL rookie Sean took the mound for Jack Shack, making his first career appearance. He retired the first batter he faced, Alec, before allowing back-to-back singles to Kyle and Austin. Guacamol-yay had two runners on with one out, but Sean escaped the first jam of his wiffle career. He retired Brum to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Jude started for Guacamol-yay, and he allowed a leadoff double to Adam. Josh followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Jared, in his first career at-bat, hit a sac fly to center, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack led 1-0. Jude then retired Rob to strand Josh at third, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay quickly pulled even in the top of the second. Jan led off with a double, and he moved to third when Jude followed with a single. Sean got Bohn to fly out for the first out of the inning, but Jan tagged and scored on the play, and the sac fly tied the game at 1-1. Sean then retired Alec to strand one runner, ending the inning with the game tied.

Jude retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, sending Sean and Adam down consecutively.

Sean matched him in the top of the third, retiring Kyle and Austin in order.

Jared singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Jude stranded him, retiring Rob to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay would pull ahead in the top of the fourth. Brum led off with a single, and two batters later, Jude doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Bohn cleared the bases with an RBI single, driving in two runs and putting Guacamol-yay ahead 3-1. Sean then retired Alec to strand Bohn at first, ending the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by two.

Jude continued to pitch effectively in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Sean and Adam in order.

Sean got back on track in the top of the fifth, sending Kyle and Austin down, and the score remained 3-1.

Sean pitched a complete game win in his EWL debut for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits.

Down two, Jack Shack mounted a rally in the bottom of the fifth. Josh led off the inning with a double, and Jared followed with an RBI single, scoring Josh to cut the score to 3-2. Rob then tripled, driving in Jared and the game was tied at 3-3. Jude struck out Sean, but Jack Shack had the go-ahead run on third with one out. Adam capitalized, hitting an RBI triple to score Rob, and Jack Shack led 4-3. Jude finally escaped the inning by retiring Josh, and Guacamol-yay were down a run heading into their final at-bat.

Sean made quick work of Guacamol-yay in the top of the sixth. He struck out Brum, and then he retired Jan to end the inning and the game, closing out a 4-3 comeback win for Jack Shack.

The win moved Jack Shack to 1-0 on the season, and Guacamol-yay dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

W: Sean (1-0)
L: Jude (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Sean pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Jude took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one in five innings.
– Adam, Josh, and Jared each had two hits to lead Jack Shack. Adam went 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI. Josh went 2-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored, and Jared went 2-for-2 with two singles, a sac fly, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Jude was the only Guacamol-yay player with multiple hits, going 2-for-2 with a single, a double, and a run scored.

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