Shady Characters Clinch Best Regular Season Record in League History with 8-0 Shutout Win Over Cheap Goats

18 Aug

Mike went 2-for-4 with a single and a solo home run in Shady Characters record-breaking seventeenth win of the regular season

A year after winning their first title in franchise history, Shady Characters have not let off the gas. Needing two week 10 wins to secure a 17-3 record, Shady Characters won their final two games by a combined score of 12-0, completing two shutout wins and earning the best regular season mark in the 13 year history of the EWL. In an 8-0 win over Cheap Goats, who they defeated in the 2021 Wiffle Series, Dylan, Mike, Tom, Jason, and Nate all went deep, and Tom and Lucas combined on Shady Characters’ second consecutive shutout win.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early. After retiring Dylan to start the game, he allowed a one-out solo homer to Mike. Dinger retired Tom to end the inning, and Shady Characters led 1-0.

Tom started for Shady Characters, and he retired Miller and Joey in order in the bottom of the first.

Jason led off the top of the second with a solo shot, putting Shady Characters ahead 2-0. Lucas doubled, and Tom followed with a single to put runners on the corners with no outs. Dinger got Dylan to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, and Lucas was thrown out trying to score on the play, ending the inning.

Jason went 2-for-4 with a double and a homer, leading Shady Characters to an easy 8-0 win over Cheap Goats to finish the 2022 regular season

Tom rolled through the bottom of the second, sending Joe and Christian down in order.

Shady Characters continued to add to their lead in the top of the third. Mike led off with a single, and Tom drove him in with a two-run homer, giving Shady Characters a 4-0 lead. Two batters later Lucas doubled, and Nate followed with a two-run bomb to right-center, making the score 6-0. Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen, bringing Miller to the mound. He allowed a one-out double to Dylan, but stranded him, retiring Mike to end the inning, and Shady Characters were ahead by six runs.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Tom, who went 2-for-4 with a double and a two-run home run, in addition to earning the win on the mound

Tom had reached his innings limit for the week, so Shady Characters brought Lucas to the mound from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Dinger, doubled. Miller followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Lucas got Joey to fly out to the mound, and Lucas doubled up Miller on the play, ending the inning and stranding two runners.

Cheap Goats brought Joey to the mound in the top of the fourth, and he retired Tom and Jason in order.

Joe led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Lucas stranded him, striking out Christian and retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Joey retired Lucas and Nate consecutively in the top of the fifth, and Lucas matched him in the bottom half of the innings, sending Miller and Joey down consecutively.

Shady Characters added a few insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, and Shady Characters led 7-0. Two batters later, Tom hit a one-out double, and Jason followed with a double to score him, pushing the lead to 8-0. Joey then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Dylan went 2-for-4 with a double and a solo homer in the Shady Characters win

With an eight-run lead, Lucas closed things out in the bottom of the sixth. He retired Joe and Christian in order, wrapping a three-hit shutout, giving Shady Characters an 8-0 win, and with their seventeenth win, Shady Characters finished the best regular season in EWL history.

The win moved Shady Characters to 17-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 6-10.

W: Tom (16-2)
L: Dinger (3-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
-Tom earned the win for Shady Characters, pitching two perfect innings to start the game.
-Lucas pitched four innings of relief, giving up three hits and striking out one over four scoreless innings.
-Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, allowing six runs on eight hits in 2.5 innings.
-Miller pitched a half inning of relief, allowing one hit.
-Joey pitched three innings of relief, giving up two runs on three hits.
-All six Shady Characters players had two hits. Dylan doubled and homered, Mike singled and homered, Tom doubled and homered, Jason doubled and homered, Lucas had two doubles, and Nate singled and homered.
-Miller, Joe, and Dinger each had one hit for Cheap Goats in the loss.

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