Mike Homers Three Times in Easy 15-5 Shady Characters Win Over Cheap Goats

9 Jul

Mike continued to dominate the EWL, going 5-for-7 with three homers and five runs scored in an easy 15-5 win for the defending champs against Cheap Goats.

The defending Wiffler of the Year continued to swing a hot bat, going 5-for-5 with three homers, as Shady Characters cruised past Cheap Goats. Jason and Lucas each had four hits, Tom and Nate had three hits apiece, and Shady Characters moved to 8-0 on the 2022 season.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early. Mike led off the game with a single, and Jason followed with a two-run bomb to right, making the score 2-0. Tom doubled, and Lucas followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Nate grounded out to center for the first out of the inning, but Tom scored on the play, putting Shady Characters ahead 3-0. Dinger then retired Mike to strand Lucas at second, ending the inning.

Tom started for Shady Characters, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, sending Miller and Joe down in order.

Dinger retired Jason to start the second, but Tom followed with a solo homer, and Shady Characters led 4-0. Dinger then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Cheap Goats got on the board in the bottom of the second when Christian hit a one-out solo homer to right. Tom retired Dinger to end the inning, and the score was 4-1.

Shady Characters took a substantial lead in the top of the third. Nate led off the inning with a triple, and Mike followed with a two-run bomb that made the score 6-1. Jason doubled, and two batters later, Lucas hit an RBI to score him, making the lead 7-1. Nate followed with a two-run blast, and Shady Characters led 9-1. Mike hit a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers gave Shady Characters an nine run lead. Dinger retired Jason to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 10-1.

Lucas took the mound for Shady Characters in the bottom of the third, and the first batter he faced, Miller, hit a solo homer, cutting the score to 10-2. Joe followed with a double, and after striking out Joey, Lucas allowed an RBI double to Christian, scoring Joe. Lucas retired Dinger to strand Christian at second, and the score was 10-3 after three innings.

Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen and brought Miller to the mound in the top of the fourth. He retired Tom, and after allowing a one-out single to Lucas, he retired Nate to strand Lucas at first, ending the inning.

With one out in the bottom of the fourth, Joe hit a solo homer to right-center, cutting the deficit to 10-4. Lucas then retired Joey to end the inning.

Mike led off the top of the fifth with a solo shot, his third of the game, and Shady Characters led 11-4. Jason followed with a single, but Miller retired the next two batters, Tom and Lucas, stranding Jason to end the inning.

Lucas rolled through the bottom of the fifth, striking out Christian and retiring Dinger, and Shady Characters continued to lead by seven runs.

Shady Characters added a few insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Mike singled with one out, and Jason followed with a two-run bomb, extending the Shady Characters lead to 13-4. Tom tripled, and Lucas drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 14-4. Nate then doubled to score Lucas, and the Shady Characters lead was 15-4. Miller finally retired Mike to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by eleven.

Jason went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two homers, and five RBI, helping to lead Shady Characters to an undefeated start to the 2022 season through four weeks of action.

Cheap Goats showed some signs of life in the bottom of the sixth, but it wasn’t enough. Joe doubled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 15-5. The rally would end there, as Lucas retired Christian to strand Joey, ending the game, giving Shady Characters the 15-5 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 8-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 1-7.

W: Tom (8-0)
L: Dinger (1-2)
S: Lucas (3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom earned the win for Shady Characters, giving up one run on one hit in two innings.
– Lucas picked up the save in long relief. He allowed four runs on six hits and struck out two in four innings.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up ten runs on eleven hits in three innings.
– Miller pitched three innings of relief, allowing five runs on eight hits.
– Mike led the way for Shady Characters in the win. He went 5-for-7 with two singles, three home runs, five runs scored, and four RBI.
– Jason and Lucas each had four hits for Shady Characters. Jason went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI. Lucas went 4-for-6 with three singles, a double, two runs scored, and two RBI
– Joe led Cheap Goats in the losing effort. He went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.

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