Shady Characters Power Past Guac Boys 10-3 to Remain Undefeated

26 Jul


Mike went 4-for-5 and hit for the cycle for the second time in his career, leading Shady Characters to a 10-3 win over the Guac Boys

Mike hit for the cycle, Lucas contributed three hits, and Tom contributed four hits and a strong start on the mound as Shady Characters beat the Guac Boys 10-3 and remained undefeated three games into the 2023 season. The defending champs continued to employ their trademark combination of big-scoring innings and lockdown defense, cruising to victory and maintaining their stop atop the early season standings.

Bohn started on the mound for the Guac Boys, and he fell behind early. After retiring Dylan for the first out of the inning, he allowed a one-out single to Mike. Tom followed with a single, and Mike motored around the bases to score, putting Shady Characters ahead 1-0. Bohn retired Nate for the second out of the inning, stranding Tom at first.

Tom took the mound for Shady Characters, and after allowing a one-out double to Bohn, he retired Brum to strand the runner at second, ending the inning.

Shady Characters opened up a big lead in the top of the second. Lucas led off with a triple, and when Bohn retired Dylan for the first out of the inning, Lucas scored from third, extending the lead to 2-0. Mike hit a one-out triple, and Tom followed with an RBI single, making the score 3-0. Nate then hit a two-run blast to right-center, and Shady Characters led 5-0. Lucas followed with a solo shot to center, and the back-to-back homers put Shady Characters in front 6-0. Dylan then singled, but Bohn finally escaped the inning, retiring Mike for the second out and stranding Dylan at first.


Lucas went 3-for-5 with a single, a triple, a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI as Shady Characters moved to 3-0 on the season

Tom was once again effective in the bottom of the second. He allowed a one-out double to Jan but stranded him at second, striking out Sean to end the inning.

Bohn got out of a jam with a lucky play in the top of the third. Tom led off with a double and moved to third when Nate followed with a single. Lucas then singled, but Bohn gathered the ball on the mound while Tom and Nate were in between bases, completing a double play to strand both runners and end the inning.

The Guac Boys got on the board in the bottom of the third. Alec hit a one-out single, and Bohn followed with an RBI double, making the score 6-1. Tom avoided further damage, however, retiring Brum to strand Bohn at second, ending the inning.

Shady Characters made up the difference in the top of the fourth. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 7-1. Mike doubled, and Tom followed with a two-run shot to right, pushing the Shady Characters lead to 9-1. Bohn retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by eight runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after Dylan’s solo homer to lead off the top of the fourth.

The Guac Boys got one back in the bottom of the fourth when Form led off the inning with a solo shot to left-center, cutting the deficit to 9-2. Jan followed with a single, but the Guac Boys couldn’t rally. Tom retired Sean and Tone to strand Jan first, ending the inning.

Shady Characters picked up another insurance run for Tom in the top of the fifth. With one out, Mike hit a solo homer, completing the cycle, and putting his squad in front 10-2. Bohn retired Tom to end the inning, and the Guac Boys once again trailed by eight runs.

The Guac Boys continued to chip away in the bottom of the fifth. Bohn hit a one-out double, and Brum drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 10-3. Tom then retired Form to strand Brum at third, ending the inning.

Bohn retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the sixth, and the Guac Boys trailed by seven heading into their final at-bat.

Tom made quick work in the final frame, retiring Jan and Sean in order to end the inning and the game, giving Shady Characters a 10-3 victory.

Tom earned the win on the mound and went 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, a homer, two runs scored, and four RBI in the Shady Characters win

The win moved Shady Characters to 3-0 on the season, and the loss dropped the Guac Boys to 1-3.

W: Tom (2-0)
L: Bohn (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing three runs on eight hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Bohn took the loss in a complete game effort for the Guac Boys, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits in six innings.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-5 with a single, double, triple, home run, four runs scored, and an RBI, hitting for the cycle for the second time in his career (the other was 2022).
– Tom also contributed four hits for Shady Characters, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, a homer, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Bohn led Guac Boys in the loss, going 3-for-3 with three doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

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