Bohn, Alec, and Brum Power Guac Boys Past Shady Characters 8-4

1 Aug

Alec, who had three extra-base hits including two triples and a homer, lines up a pitch as the sun sets on the Wiffle Diamond

Bohn, Alec, and Brum combined for ten hits, as Bohn went deep twice, Alec had two triples and a homer, and Brum had four hits in the Guac Boys’ 8-4 win over Shady Characters. Brum pitched the complete game win, allowing four runs on only four hits to the vaunted Shady Characters’ offense, and the Guac Boys tightened their grip on second place in the season standings with only two games left before the playoffs. Mike, Nate, and Jason all homered in the Shady Characters loss, yet they remain two wins away from clinching the best regular season record in EWL history.

Brum retired the side in order in the top of the first, retiring Dylan and Mike consecutively.

Bohn led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer, immediately giving the Guac Boys a 1-0 lead. After retiring Alec, Shady Characters’ starter, Tom, allowed one-out singles to Brum and Kyle. The Guac Boys had two on with one out, but Tom escaped the jam, retiring Sean to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Bohn went deep twice and drove in three runs as the Guac Boys took control of their own destiny in the 2022 season standings

Brum once again rolled in the top of the second, retiring Tom and Jason in order.

Tom struck out Bohn to start the top of the second, but Alec followed with a one-out triple. Brum then doubled, scoring Alec, and the Guac Boys led 2-0.

Shady Characters cut the lead in half in the top of the third when Nate hit a one-out solo homer, making the score 2-1. Brum then retired Dylan to end the inning.

The Guac Boys defense was stellar all game, including this running catch for an out by Alec in right field

The Guac Boys made up the difference in the bottom of the third. Lucas relieved Tom from the bullpen, and after retiring the first batter he faced, Sean, Bohn hit his second solo homer of the game, putting the Guac Boys in front 3-1. Alec tripled, and Brum drove him in with an RBI double, extending the lead to 4-1. Lucas then retired Kyle to strand Brum at second, ending the inning, and the Guac Boys led by three runs.

Shady Characters bounced back in the top of the fourth. Tom hit a one-out double, and Jason drove him in with a two-run blast to right, cutting the score to 4-3. Brum retired Lucas for the second out of the inning, and the Guac Boys lead had been shaved to a run.

Sean led off the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and Bohn drove him in with an RBI single, pushing the score to 5-3. Lucas retired the next two batters, Alec and Brum, to strand Bohn at first, ending the inning.

Brum retired the side in order in the top of the fifth, and the Guac Boys would add insurance runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Brum, delivering a pitch to Jason, was very effective against the potent Shady Characters’ offense, allowing only four hits on four runs in a complete game win

Shady Characters tried a platoon switch, bringing lefty Dylan in to face left Kyle. Kyle hit a triple, and Dylan was replaced on the mound by Lucas. Lucas gave up an RBI double to Sean, and the Guac Boys led 6-3. Two batters later, Alec hit a one-out two-run homer to center, putting the Guac Boys in front 8-3. Brum then singled, but Lucas stranded him at second, retiring Kyle for the second out of the inning.

Kyle singled, tripled, and scored a run in the Guac Boys 8-4 win over Shady Characters

Brum allowed a solo homer to Mike to start the top of the sixth, cutting the Guac Boys lead to 8-4. The rally would end there though, as Brum retired Tom and Jason to end the inning and the game, giving the Guac Boys an 8-4 win.

The win moved the Guac Boys to 8-10 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 15-3.

W: Brum (3-1)
L: Tom ( 14-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brum pitched the complete game win for the Guac Boys, allowing four runs on only four hits.
– Tom took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out one in two innings.
– Lucas pitched three innings of relief for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eight hits.
– Dylan faced one batter for Shady Characters, and allowed a hit.
– Brum led the Guac Boys on offense, going 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, and two RBI.
– Bohn and Alec each went 3-for-5 for the Guac Boys. Bohn had a single, two homers, two runs scored, and three RBI. Alec had two triples, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike, Jason, and Nate each had homers for Shady Characters in the loss.

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