Cheap Goats Hold Off Late Guac Boys Rally to Win 10-9

20 Jul

Joey and Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate after his three-run homer in the top of the fifth gave them a 10-5 lead.

After taking a 10-5 lead in the top of the fifth, Cheap Goats allowed the Guac Boys to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth before closing out the victory, stranding the tying runner in scoring position on second base. Miller went 5-for-6 to lead Cheap Goats, Joe had four hits, Joey and Dinger had three hits apiece, and Christian pitched the complete game win as Cheap Goats continued their climb out of last place in the season standings.

Bohn started for the Guac Boys, and Cheap Goats hit him early to take a lead in the top of the first. Miller led off with a double, and two batters later, Joey doubled, scoring Miller to put Cheap Goats in front 1-0. Bohn then retired Christian to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

The Guac Boys bounced back immediately in the bottom of the first to claim the lead. Alec singled off Christian to lead off the inning, and Kyle followed with a two-run shot to right-center, making the score 2-1. Christian retired Mikaela and Bohn to end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Alec, who went 5-for-6 with four singles and a double in the Guac Boys loss

Cheap Goats evened things up in the top of the second. Miller doubled with one out, and he scored from second when Joe hit an RBI single, tying the game at 1-1. Bohn retired Joey for the second out, stranding Joe at first.

Christian rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Alec and Kyle in order.

Bohn struck out Christian to start the top of the third, and after allowing a one-out single to Dinger, he stranded him, retiring Miller for the second out of the inning.

Christian once again cruised in the bottom of the third, sending Mikaela and Bohn down consecutively.

With the game knotted at 2-2, Cheap Goats opened up a lead in the top of the fourth. Joe doubled, and he moved to third when Joey followed with a single. Bohn got Christian to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Joe scored on the play, giving Cheap Goats a 3-2 lead. Dinger then singled, scoring Joey, and the lead was 4-2. Miller then launched a two-run bomb to left, making the score 6-2. Joe followed with a double, but Bohn got Joey to fly out to the mound, stranding the runner at second and ending the inning.

Bohn delivers a pitch to Miller, who went 5-for-6 with four doubles and a two-run home run in Cheap Goats victory over the Guac Boys

Trailing by four, the Guac Boys responded in the bottom of the fourth. Alec singled, and two batters later, he scored when Mikaela hit an RBI single, cutting the deficit to 6-3. Bohn than hit a two-run homer, and the Guac Boys trailed 6-5. Alec followed with his second single of the inning, but Christian stranded him, retiring Kyle to end the inning.

Bohn’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth pulled the Guac Boys within one run.

Cheap Goats continued to hit Bohn hard in the top of the fifth. After retiring Christian, Bohn allowed a one-out single to Dinger. Miller followed with a double, putting runners on second and third. Joe singled, scoring Dinger, and Cheap Goats were in front 7-5. Joey cleared the bases with a three-run homer to left, and the score was 10-5. Bohn retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats had taken a five-run lead.

Christian got back on track in the bottom of the fifth, sending Mikaela and Bohn down in order.

Bohn retired Dinger for the first out in the top of the sixth. The next batter, Miller, launched a high fly into the tree in right field. Miller was incorrectly called out, and was later credited by the scorekeepers with a double. The incorrect call could have had a dramatic impact on the outcome of the game and the season standings, but fortunately, it did not come into play. The play ended the inning, and Cheap Goats led 10-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Christian remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats. Alec led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, his fourth of the game. Kyle also singled, putting runners on first and third with no outs. Mikaela then singled, scoring Alec, and the lead was cut to 10-6. Christian got the next batter, Bohn, to fly out to right, leaving runners on first and second with one out. Alec doubled, scoring Kyle, and the Guac Boys were behind 10-7. Kyle then doubled, emptying the bases, and the Guac Boys had cut the deficit to 10-9. The Guac Boys had the tying run on second and the go-ahead run at the plate, but the rally would end there. Christian got Mikaela to fly out to right for the second out, stranding Kyle at second, ending the game, and giving Cheap Goats a dramatic 10-9 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 5-10 on the season, and the loss dropped the Guac Boys to 6-9.

W: Christian (2-6)
L: Bohn (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing nine runs on eleven hits.
– Bohn took the loss for the Guac Boys, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Miller led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-6 with four doubles, a homer, four runs scored, and two RBI.
– Joe also went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats with two singles, two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Alec led the Guac Boys in the loss, going 5-for-6 with four singles, a double, four runs scored, and an RBI.

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