Guac Boys Storm From Behind to Top Shady Characters 11-8

15 Oct

Lucas delivers a pitch to Jude, who went 5-for-7 with a single, three doubles, and a homer, leading the Guac Boys to an 11-8 come-from-behind win over Shady Characters

The Guac Boys trailed 7-2 heading into the bottom of the third inning, and across the next three innings, they scored nine unanswered runs to take the lead and hold on to beat Shady Characters 11-8. Jude led the Guac Boys, going 5-for-7 with a single, three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI, Tone and Alec each contributed four hits, and Bohn pitched the complete game win. The win over first place Shady Characters extended Guac Boy’s lead over Cheap Goats for second place in the season standings with three games remaining in the regular season.

Bohn started for the Guac Boys, and he fell behind early. Dylan led off the top of the first with a double, and he moved to third when Nate followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Tom singled, driving in Dylan, and Shady Characters led 1-0. Jason cleared the bases with a titanic three-run bomb to right, and Shady Characters had taken a 4-0 lead without recording an out. Bohn retired the next two batters, Lucas and Dylan, to end the inning, and the Guac Boys trailed by four runs.

Jason went 4-for-4 with a single, a double, two home runs, and five RBI in the Shady Characters loss

Tom started on the mound for Shady Characters, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Jude and Tone in order.

Nate started the top of the second with a single, and when Tom followed with a single, Nate was thrown out trying to score on the play. Jason followed with Shady Characters’ third consecutive single, but Bohn stranded two runners, retiring Lucas for the second out of the inning, and the score remained 4-0.

The Guac Boys got on the board in the bottom of the second. Bohn led off with a single, and he moved from first to third when Alec followed with a double. Two batters later, Tone hit a two-RBI single, scoring both Bohn and Alec, and the score was cut to 4-2. Tom retired Bohn for the second out of the inning, stranding Tone at first.

Alec went 4-for-5 with four extra-base its, continuing his career year

Shady Characters’ lead had been cut in half, but they got the runs back in the top of the third. Dylan led off with a solo homer, putting Shady Characters in front 5-2. Nate followed with a double, and two batters later, with one out, Jason hit a two-run homer, his second blast of the game, and the lead was 7-2. Bohn retired Lucas for the second out of the inning, and Shady Characters were up five runs.

Down 7-2, the Guac Boys started to chip away in the bottom of the third, and Shady Characters brought Lucas to the mound from the bullpen. Alec led off the inning with a solo homer, and Jude followed with a solo homer of his own. The back-to-back homers cut the Shady Characters lead to 7-4. Tone followed with a single, but Lucas stranded him, retiring Bohn and Alec to end the inning.

Bohn cruised through the top of the fourth, retiring Dylan and Nate in order, and the score remained 7-4.

Jude started the bottom of the fourth with a double, and Tone followed with a two-run homer, cutting Shady Characters’ lead to one run at 7-6. Bohn singled, and two batters later, Jude hit a one-out double to put two runners in scoring position with one out. Lucas escaped the jam, however, retiring Tone to strand two runners, ending the inning and maintaining a one-run lead.

Guac Boys celebrate at the plate after one of Tone’s two two-run homers

Jason hit a one-out double in the top of the fifth, but Shady Characters couldn’t add an insurance run. Bohn retired Lucas to strand the runner at second, ending the inning.

Despite trailing the entire game, the Guac Boys continued to rally in the bottom of the fifth, taking their first lead of the game. Lucas retired Bohn to start the inning, but then got into trouble. Alec hit a one-out triple, and Jude drove him in with an RBI single, tying the game at 7-7. Tone followed with his second two-run homer of the game, and the bomb put the Guac Boys in front for the first time at 9-7. Bohn followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers made the score 10-7. Alec then doubled, and Jude drove him in with his third double of the game. Lucas finally got out of the inning by retiring Tone for the second out, but the Guac Boys had scored five runs, and in total, nine unanswered runs, to take an 11-7 lead heading into the sixth.

Bohn remained on the mound to close things out for the Guac Boys. Dylan started with a double, but he was thrown out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Nate followed with a solo homer, which cut the score to 11-8. Shady Characters couldn’t rally further, however, as Bohn retired Tom for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving the Guac Boys an 11-8 victory.

Shady Characters celebrate after Nate’s solo homer in the top of the sixth

The win moved the Guac Boys above .500 to 9-8 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 13-4.

W: Bohn (4-3)
L: Lucas (4-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bohn pitched the complete game win for the Guac Boys, allowing eight runs on thirteen hits.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up nine runs on thirteen hits in three innings.
– Tom started the game for Shady Characters and earned a no decision, allowing two runs on three hits in two innings.
– Jude led the Guac Boys in the victory, going 5-for-7 with a single, three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Tone and Alec each had four hits in the Guac Boys win. Tone went 4-for-7 with two singles, two home runs, two runs scored, and six RBI. Alec went 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and an RBI.
– Jason went 4-for-4 to lead Shady Characters in the losing effort. He had a single, a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and five RBI.
– Nate also had four hits in the Shady Characters loss, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, three runs scored, and an RBI.

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