Tom’s Walk-off Homer in the Bottom of the Sixth Caps Shady Characters’ 3-2 Comeback Win Over Guac Boys

19 Jun

Tom’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth gave Shady Characters a 3-2 come-from-behind victory to remain undefeated after one week of the 2023 EWL season

Tom went deep twice, including the game-winning walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth, as defending champions Shady Characters moved to 2-0 on the season with a dramatic 3-2 win over the Guac Boys in week 1. Tom and Nate each had two hits, and Lucas pitched four innings of scoreless relief as Shady Characters, who started the 2022 season 10-0, remained undefeated one week into the 2023 season.

Tom started on the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early. He allowed a one-out single to Bohn, and Alec drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 1-0. Tom then retired Form to strand Alec at third, ending the inning.

Bohn started for the Guac Boys, and he retired Dylan and Mike in order in the bottom of the firs.t

The Guac Boys added another run in the top of the second when Brum led off the inning with a solo homer. Tom retired Bohn and Alec to end the inning, and the Guac Boys led 2-0.

Bohn retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, sending Tom and Jason down consecutively.

Tom had met his innings limit for week 1, and Shady Characters brought Lucas to the mound in the top of the third. He allowed a leadoff single to Form, but stranded him at first, retiring Brum and Bohn to end the inning.

Bohn had also reached his week 1 innings limit, and Guac Boys turned to Brum. After retiring Lucas to start the bottom of the third, he allowed a solo shot to Nate, cutting the score to 1-0. Brum then retired Dylan to end the inning.

Nate continued his hot start to the 2023 season, going 2-2 for with a single and a solo homer in the Shady Characters win.

Lucas rolled through the top of the fourth, retiring Alec and Form in order.

Shady Characters evened things up in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Tom launched a homer to right-center, tying the game at 2-2. Brum then retired Jason to end the inning.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after one of Tom’s two homers.

Lucas continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fifth. After allowing a one-out single to Bohn, he retired Alec to strand the runner, and the gamer remained tied.

Nate singled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and Dylan followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with one out. Defending Wiffler of the Year Mike came to the plate, but Brum escaped the jam, retiring Mike to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Lucas cruised through the top of the sixth, retiring Form and Brum in order.

Lucas was dominant in relief for Shady Characters, allowing only two hits in four shutout innings.

With the score tied at 2-2, the first batter in the bottom of the sixth, Tom, put the game to rest quickly. He hit a towering fly ball to right-center, it cleared the fence, and the walk-off homer gave Shady Characters a 3-2 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 2-0 on the season, and the loss dropped the Guac Boys to 1-1.

W: Lucas (1-0)
L: Brum (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Lucas earned the win for Shady Characters, pitching four innings of scoreless relief, allowing only two hits, both singles.
– Tom picked up a no-decision for Shady Characters, allowing two runs on three hits in two innings.
– Brum took the loss for the Guac Boys, giving up three runs on five hits in four innings.
– Bohn got the no-decision for the Guac Boys, pitching two perfect innings to start the game.
– Tom led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-3 with two solo homers.
– Nate also had two hits for Shady Characters, going 2-for-2 with a single and a solo homer.
– Bohn was the only Guac Boys player with multiple hits, going 2-for-4 with two singles and a run scored.
– Two-time defending Wiffler of the Year, Mike, went 0-for-3, going hitless for the first time in his entire wiffle career, snapping a 48 game hitting streak.

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