Mike Hits for Cycle as Shady Characters Storm Past Cheap Goats 12-2

24 Jun

Led by Mike, who hit for the cycle, Shady Characters remained undefeated on the 2022 season with a resounding 12-2 win over Cheap Goats

Five Shady Characters had three or more hits, and Mike capped off hitting for the cycle with a two-run homer in the sixth en route to a 12-2 runaway win over Cheap Goats. Dylan, Lucas, Austin, and Nate had three hits each, Mike had four hits, and Lucas and Tom held Cheap Goats to only two runs as Shady Characters continued their undefeated start to the 2022 season.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and Shady Characters got to him early. Dylan led off the top of the first with a solo homer, giving Shady Characters a 1-0 lead. Mike followed with a double, and two batters later, Jason hit an RBI single to score him, making the score 2-0. Lucas then tripled, scoring Jason, and Shady Characters led 3-0. Christian then retired Nate to end the inning.

Tom started for Shady Characters, and after allowing a one-out single to Joe, he retired Joey to strand him at first, ending the inning.

Mike singled with one out in the top of the second, but Christian stranded him, retiring Tom to end the inning, and the score remained 3-0.

After pitching seven innings in the first game of week 3, Tom had met his innings limit for the week after one inning. Lucas came to the mound in relief, and after allowing a one-out double to Jordan, he stranded him, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Shady Characters blew the game open in the top of the third. Lucas doubled with one out, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 4-0. Austin then singled, scoring Nate, and the lead was 5-0. Dylan singled to put runners on first and second, and Mike cleared the bases with an RBI triple, extending the lead to 7-0. Tom followed with an RBI single to score Mike, and Shady Characters led 8-0. Christian finally escaped the inning, retiring Jason for the second out, and Cheap Goats trailed by eight runs.

Christian delivers a pitch to Nate, who was one of five Shady Characters players with three or more hits in the win

Cheap Goats got on the board in the bottom of the third. Miller led off with a triple, and two batters later, Joey hit an RBI triple to score him, cutting the deficit to 8-1. The rally would end there, however, as Lucas retired Christian to strand Joey at third, ending the inning.

Lucas led off the top of the fourth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Nate followed with a single. Two batters later, Dylan hit an RBI single to score Lucas, putting Shady Characters ahead 9-1. Christian then retired Mike to strand two runners.

Lucas rolled through the bottom of the fourth, retiring Jordan and Dinger in order.

Jason doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Christian retired Lucas to strand him at second, ending the inning.

Miller led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer, narrowing the score to 9-2. Two batters later, Joey hit a one-out triple, but Lucas stranded him at third again, retiring Christian for the second out of the inning.

Joey connects on one of his two triples in the Cheap Goats loss

Shady Characters would add a few more insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Nate led off the inning with a triple, and Austin drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 10-2. Two batters later, Mike hit a two-run homer to deep right-center, completing the cycle and putting Shady Characters ahead 12-2. Christian retired Tom to end the inning, and Cheap Goats were down ten runs.

Lucas made quick work of Cheap Goats in the bottom of the sixth. He retired Jordan and Dinger in order, ending the game, and giving Shady Characters a 12-2 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 4-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 1-3.

W: Tom (4-0)
L: Christian (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom earned the win for Shady Characters, allowing no runs on one hit in one inning.
– Lucas picked up a save in long relief, giving up two runs on five hits in five innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, allowing twelve runs on nineteen hits in six innings.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, a home run, three runs scored, and four RBI. It was the first time Mike hit for the cycle in his wiffle career.
– Dylan, Lucas, Nate, and Austin each had three hits for Shady Characters. Dylan had two singles, a homer, two runs scored, and two RBI. Lucas had a single, a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI. Nate had a single, a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI. And Austin had three singles, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Miller and Joey were the only Cheap Goats players with multiple hits. Miller went 2-for-3 with a triple, a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI. Joey went 2-for-3 with two triples and an RBI.

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