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Bryan of Jack Shack Voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 3

21 Jun

Bryan had one of the most unusual weeks in EWL history, personally ending both of Jack Shack’s games with not only walk-off hits, and not only walk-off home runs, but two walk-off inside-the-park home runs. As a result, he was voted by the league as the week 3 Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week.

For the week, he went 4-for-8 with a single, a triple, two home runs, three runs scored, four RBI, and two putouts. His stats weren’t mind blowing, but his timely hitting gave Jack Shack two notches in the victory column, moving them up the standings. He became the first player in EWL regular season history to have two walk-off home runs in the same week.

This is Bryan’s rookie season, and his first time being named PBR Wiffler of the week.

Bryan Hits Second Consecutive Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Homer to Lift Jack Shack Past Guacamol-yay 3-2

28 May

Bryan made EWL history in week 3, hitting walk-off inside-the-park home runs in consecutive games, giving Jack Shack two improbable wins and moving them within a game of first place in the season standings

Down 2-1 with one out in the bottom of the sixth, Jack Shacked had their backs against the wall when Bryan pulled a rabbit out of his hat for the second game in a row, completing a walk-off inside-the-park home run to give Jack Shack an improbable 3-2 victory over Guacamol-yay. Just one game after hitting a walk-off inside-the-park homer with the score tied in the bottom of the sixth, Bryan repeated the unprecedented feat, driving in two runs, including himself, with his team down by a run to secure another win for Jack Shack. Bryan joined Nate of Eastbound and Dahn as only the second player ever to hit two walk-off home runs in one day.

Josh D started on the mound for Jack Shack, and after allowing a lead-off single to Jan, he retired Josh K and Jude to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Josh D tried to help himself out in the bottom of the first, leading off the inning with a triple. But his opposing pitcher, Josh K, stranded him at third, striking out Adam and retiring Bryan, and the score remained tied at zero.

Guacamol-yay took an early lead in the top of the second. Ben singled and moved to third when Jonah followed with a double. Josh D got Jan to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Ben scored from third on the play, and Guacamol-yay led 1-0. Josh K followed with an RBI single, scoring Jonah, and the score was 2-0. Josh D got Jude to ground out to center for the second out of the inning, stranding Josh K, and Guacamol-yay led by two.

Josh K prepares to swing at a pitch that will become an RBI single, scoring Jonah from third

Josh K retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining the two run lead.

Josh D sent Ben and Jonah down consecutively in the top of the third, and Jack Shack would cut into the Guacamol-yay lead in the bottom half of the inning.

Josh D tripled for the second consecutive at-bat to lead off the inning, and he scored on Adam’s sacrifice fly, making the score 2-1. Josh K struck out Bryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay led by a run.

Josh D went 3-for-4 at the plate, helping lead Jack Shack on offense

Josh D continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fourth, sending Jan and Josh K down in order.

Dustin started the bottom of the fourth with a single. He moved from first to third when Turbo followed with a single, but Turbo was caught out trying to advance the single into a double. Josh D then singled, putting runners on the corners with one out, but Jack Shack couldn’t even the score. Josh K got Adam to fly out to deep center, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Ben doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t plate the runner, as Josh D struck out Jonah to end the inning.

Bryan singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth, but Jack Shack once again failed to tie the game. Josh K retired Dustin and Turbo to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay held on to a 2-1 lead.

Josh D retired Jan and Josh in order in the top of the sixth, and Jack Shack trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Josh K remained in the game to close things out for Guacamol-yay, and he retired Josh D for the first out in the bottom of the sixth. Down to their last out, Jack Shack held on to hope when Adam singled, putting the tying runner on base. Bryan came to the plate, in a very similar circumstance to Jack Shack’s previous game. Just one game earlier, Bryan hit a walk-off inside-the-park homer with one out in a tied game in the bottom of the sixth, giving Jack Shack a win over Shady Characters. One game later, Bryan broke hearts again, this time, Guacamol-yay’s. He put the ball in play, and after a series of fielding and throwing errors, he raced around the bases. Adam scored to tie the game at 2-2, and several seconds later, Bryan came across home plate to complete the inside-the-park homer, a two-run walk-off home run that gave Jack Shack an unbelievable 3-2 win.

Josh pitched the complete game for Jack Shack, keeping Guacamol-yay’s offense in check and picking up his first win of the 2019 season

The win moved Jack Shack to 4-2 on the season, one game back of Cheap Goats in the standings. Guacamol-yay fell to 1-5 with the loss.

W: Josh D (1-1)
L: Josh K (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh D and Bryan were the only Jack Shack players with multiple hits in the game. Josh went 3-for-4 with a single, two triples, and a run scored. Bryan went 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Ben was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, and he went 2-for-3 with a single, a double, and a run scored.
– Josh D earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out one.
– Josh K took the complete game loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up three runs on eight hits, and striking out two.

Shady Characters Hold Off Late Cheap Goats Rally to Win 6-5

28 May

Joe went 3-for-5, all three hits doubles, to lead Shady Characters in the win over Cheap Goats

Both Shady Characters and Cheap Goats scored five runs in the fifth inning, but it was the single run Shady Characters scored in the third inning that was the difference, as they held off Cheap Goats late push for a comeback, winning 6-5. The loss was Cheap Goats’ first of the 2019 season, and the win snapped Shady Characters’ four game losing streak.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got off to a good start, retiring Dylan and Tom K in order in the top of the first.

Tom K had two innings of pitching eligibility left for week 3, and he got the start for Shady Characters. He sent Jordan and Joey down consecutively, and the game was scoreless after an inning.

Joe grabs a fly ball for an out in left field

Joe doubled to lead off the top of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger retired Luke and Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Tom K pitched another perfect frame in the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Christian, and reaching his innings limit for the week.

Luke makes a leaping catch in right field to retire Dinger

Shady Characters broke the scoreless tie in the top of the third. Dylan singled to lead off the inning, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI double to score him, making the score 1-0. Dinger retired Luke to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Dylan had three hits for Shady Characters, going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double in the win

Mike took over on the mound for Shady Characters to start the bottom of the third. He picked up where Tom K left off, retiring the side in order.

Dinger snags a fly ball along the first base line, retiring Joe

Dinger rolled through the top of the fourth, sending Mike and Dylan down in order.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Mike, who earned the win and had a triple before leaving the game injured

Mike gave up a one-out single to Dinger in the bottom of the fourth, but retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Shady Characters opened up a big lead with a big inning in the top of the fifth. Tom K singled, and two batters later, Luke hit his second homer of the week, a two-run shot to right-center, making the score 3-0. Mike followed with a triple, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Shady Characters lead to 4-0. Tom K then hit an RBI double, scoring Dylan, and Shady Characters led 5-0. The barrage of hits and poor Cheap Goats fielding continued, as Joe hit an RBI double, scoring Tom K, and Shady Characters had pulled ahead 6-0. Dinger finally escaped the inning when Luke grounded out to left, and Cheap Goats trailed by six runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at home after Luke’s two-run homer put them ahead 4-0

Cheap Goats had only managed one hit, a single, through the first four innings, but they got out their bats in the bottom of the fifth. Dave led off with a triple, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats on the board at 6-1. Joey then singled, and Cheap Goats had runners on the corners with no outs. Two batters later, Christian hit a three-run blast to right, and Cheap Goats had cut the deficit to 6-4. Dave followed with a solo homer, the first of his career, and the back-to-back home runs made the score 6-5. While pitching to Jordan, Mike came up lame leaving the mound to approach a ball in foul territory, and he exited the game. Luke took over on the mound and retired Jordan to end the inning and the Cheap Goats rally. Cheap Goats had scored five runs, and they now trailed by a run heading into the final inning.

Cheap Goats celebrate at home after Christian’s three run bomb cut the score to 6-4

Dave followed Christian’s homer with a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks cut the score to 6-5

Dylan started the top of the sixth with a single, but Shady Characters couldn’t extend their lead. Dinger retired Tom K and Joe to end the inning, and Cheap Goats would need a run to send the game to extra innings.

Luke remained on the mound to close things out for Shady Characters, and he was effective. He retired Joey and Dinger in order, ending the game, giving Shady Characters a 6-5 victory.

Luke earned the save, pitching 1.5 innings without allowing a hit or run

The win moved Shady Characters to 2-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 5-1.

W: Mike (1-0)
L: Dinger (2-1)
S: Luke (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joe and Dylan each had three hits to lead Shady Characters on offense. Joe went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI. Dylan also went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dave was the only member of Cheap Goats with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike earned the win in relief for Shady Characters. He pitched 2.5 innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
– Luke picked up the save for Shady Characters, retiring all three batters he faced in 1.5 innings.
– Tom K got a no decision in the start for Shady Characters, allowing no runs and no hits in two innings.
– Dinger took the complete game loss for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on ten hits.

Jordan and Joey Lead Late Charge as Cheap Goats Beat Guacamol-yay 4-2

27 May

Jordan and Joey combined to go eight-for-eight with six extra-base hits in Cheap Goats 4-2 win over Guacamol-yay

Jordan and Joey combined to go a perfect eight-for-eight at the top of the Cheap Goats lineup, and contributed eight of Cheap Goats’ nine hits in a 4-2 win over Guacamol-yay. Christian pitched the complete game win, allowing only two runs on six hits, and with the win, Cheap Goats remained undefeated at 5-0.

Jan led off the top of the first with a single for Guacamol-yay, but Christian stranded the runner, retiring Josh and Jude to end the inning.

Cheap Goats jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Jordan led off with a triple. Joey then singled, but Jordan couldn’t advance home on the play, leaving runners on first and third with no outs. Dinger then hit a deep fly to center, and Jordan scored on the sacrifice, making the score 1-0. Guacamol-yay’s starter, Jude, then retired Christian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by a run.

Jordan connects on a line drive for one of his four hits in the game

Guacamol-yay evened things up in the top fo the second. Ben led off with a single, and two batters later, Jan hit an RBI triple, scoring Ben to tie the game at 1-1. Christian retired Josh for the second out of the inning, stranding Jan at third.

Jan went 4-for-4 for Guacamol-yay in the loss

Jordan singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but when Joey followed with a double, Jordan was caught off third base for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

Joey races in from center to catch a fly ball near second base

Christian struck out Jude to start the top of the third, and retired Ben for a perfect frame.

Dinger singled to lead off the bottom of third, but Jude retired Christian and Dave to escape the inning unscathed, and the score remained tied at 1-1.

Jan doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t take advantage, as Josh was retired to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Christian takes a throw from the outfield as Jan narrowly makes it back to third in time

Cheap Goats would pull back ahead in the bottom of the fourth. Jordan led off with a triple, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 2-1. Jude then got Dinger to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Joey scored from third on the play, and Cheap Goats led 3-1. Jude then retired Christian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats had a two-run lead.

Christian, who moved to 3-0 on the season, delivers a pitch to Jude with his defense in position behind him

Ben singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Christian retired Jonah for the second out of the inning, and Guacamol-yay remained behind by two runs.

Joey hauls in a fly ball in center field

Cheap Goats added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Jordan tripled for the third time in the game, and Joey followed with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Jude retired Dinger to end the inning, stranding Joey at second.

Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only two runs on six hits, and striking out two

Down three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Guacamol-yay had a small rally. Jan led off the inning with a triple, his second of the game. Josh followed with a fly out in foul territory along the third base line. Jan tagged and scored on the play, cutting the score to 4-2. The rally ended there, however, as Christian struck out Jude for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Cheap Goats a 4-2 win.

Cheap Goats moved to 5-0 on the year with the win, and Guacamol-yay fell to 1-4 with the loss.

W: Christian (3-0)
L: Jude (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan and Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, as both players went 4-for-4. Jordan had a single, three triples, and three runs scored. Joey had a single, two doubles, a triple, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Jan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 4-for-4 with a single, a double, two triples, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Ben was the only other Guacamol-yay player to reach base, going 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored.
– Christian earned the win for Cheap Goats in a complete game effort, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out two.
– Jude pitched the complete game loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on nine hits.

Bryan’s Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Home Run Caps 4-3 Jack Shack Win Over Shady Characters

27 May

Bryan had two extra-base hits in the game, including the walk-off inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth that gave Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Down to their last out before heading to extra-innings, tied at 3-3, Bryan capitalized on a series of Shady Characters’ errors and raced around the bases for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, as Jack Shack won 4-3. It was the first walk-off homer the EWL had seen in nearly a calendar year, the first inside-the-park walk-off in recent memory, and perhaps ever in the history of the league.

Jack Shack celebrate at the plate after the dramatic victory over Shady Characters

Dustin took the mound for Jack Shack, and he retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the first. Jack Shack would provide run support immediately in the bottom of the inning.

Tom K struck out Josh to start the game, but Adam followed with a one-out triple. The next batter, Bryan, also tripled, scoring Adam to put Jack Shack up 1-0. Dustin followed with an RBI single, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Tom K retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was ahead by two runs.

Joe led off the top of the second with a double, but Dustin stranded him, retiring Luke and Mike to end the inning, maintaining the two-run lead.

Dustin watches as Turbo snags a fly ball in right field.

Adam doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Tom K avoided further damage, retiring Bryan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Shady Characters got on the board in the top of the third. Dylan led off with a double, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 2-1. Dustin retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and Shady Characters had narrowed the deficit to a run.

Adam continued his hot start to the 2019 season, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Jack Shack made up the run in the bottom of the third. Dustin started the inning with a double, and Turbo followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Josh doubled, scoring Dustin, but Turbo was caught in between bases on the play for the first out. In an odd sequence, Josh was also caught in between bases, as both outs were recorded at third base. The run scored, but Jack Shack squandered two base runners, and after three the score was 3-1.

Down two, Shady Characters clawed closer in the top of the fourth. Mike led off with a triple, and he scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Dylan, narrowing the score to 3-2. Dylan retired Tom K to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by a run.

Adam doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Tom K retired Bryan for the first out, and then fanned Dustin to end the inning.

Tom K had a strong start on the mound, but didn’t get enough run support, and dropped to 1-3 on the year

Shady Characters evened things up for the first time in the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Luke hit a high flying solo shot to right-center, and the score was 3-3. Mike followed with his second triple of the game, and although the go-ahead runner was on third, Shady Characters couldn’t take advantage. Dustin retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding the runner, and the game was tied at 3-3.

Tom K retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Shady Characters had a chance to take the lead in the top of the sixth.

Joe doubled with one out, putting the winning run in scoring position. Dustin continued to strand Shady Characters’ runners, however, as he retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and the score was 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Tom K retired Adam for the first time in the game for the first out in the bottom of the sixth, and he was one out away from sending the game to extras. Bryan had other plans. He put the ball in play, and raced around the bases as Shady Characters struggled to field the ball cleanly and get it back to the pitcher’s mound. By the time they had, Bryan had crossed all the bases, including home, for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, giving Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Dustin earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, moving to 2-0 on the season.

The win moved Jack Shack to 3-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-4.

W: Dustin (2-0)
L: Tom K (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and a run scored.
– Bryan went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and the walk-off inside-the-park home run.
– Joe led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and an RBI.
– Dustin earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching the complete game while allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on nine hits and striking out two.

Josh K of Guacamol-Yay Voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 2

22 May

In a quiet week for offense, Josh K of Guacamol-yay was voted the Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for week 2 of the 2019 EWL season.

Josh went 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI, including a three-for-three performance in Guacamol-yay’s first win in franchise history, a 7-4 victory over Shady Characters. Josh also pitched six innings in a losing effort, and recorded eleven combined put-outs in both week 2 games.

As a rookie in only his second week in the league, this is Josh’s first time winning Wiffler of the Week.

Guacamol-yay Erupt for Fourteen Hits, Defeat Shady Characters 7-4

21 May

Josh went 3-for-3 for Guacamol-yay with two singles, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI.

All seven players who suited up for Guacamol-yay reached base safely as they combined for fourteen hits, picking up their first victory of the season in a 7-4 defeat of Shady Characters. Josh K and Jude each went 3-for-3 for lead Guacamol-yay, and three pitchers combined to throw two innings each in the win.

Tom K started on the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early. Adam singled to lead off the game, and he moved to second when Corey followed with a single, Josh K then singled, scoring Adam R, and Guacamol-yay led 1-0. Jude came to the plate with runners on first and third, and he singled, clearing the bases to put Guacamol-yay ahead 3-0. Jan then singled, becoming the fifth consecutive Guacamol-yay player to single to start the came. The next batter, Allie, flew out to Dylan in center, and caught Jan in between bases for a double play, ending the inning.

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he struck out the first batter he faced, Tom K, who attempted to hit left-handed for unexplained reasons. Dylan followed with a triple, but Shady Characters couldn’t plate the runner, as Josh K got Joe to ground out to left, ending the inning and stranding the runner.

Jude, who went 3-for-3 with two singles, a triple, a run scored, and three RBI, connects on one of his hits off Tom K.

Tom K got back on track in the top of the second, retiring Del and Adam in order, and the score remained 3-0.

Shady Characters got on the board in the bottom of the second. Mike tripled with one out, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI double that cut the deficit to 3-1. The rally would end there, as Josh K retired Dylan to strand Tom K at second and end the inning.

Tom K had met his innings limit for week 2, and Shady Characters turned to Mike from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Corey, tripled. Josh K followed with a single, but Corey was caught in between bases trying to score from third. Jude then tripled, scoring Josh K and putting Guacamol-yay in front 4-1. Jan followed with a single, scoring Jude, and the score was 5-1. Mike then struck out Allie for the second out of the inning, and Shady Charcters trailed by four runs.

Josh K had also reached his innings limit for week 2, and Jan took over for him on the mound in the third. Luke hit a one-out double, but Jan avoided damage, retiring Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Del doubled to lead off the top of the fourth. The next batter, Adam, grounded out to right, and Del was caught off the third base bag for the second out of the inning.

Shady Characters drew closer in the bottom of the fourth. Tom K tripled to lead off the inning, and Dylan followed with a two-run homer to right-center, making the score 5-3. Jan then retired Joe and Luke in order to end the inning, and the Guacamol-yay lead was trimmed to two runs.

Mike delivers a pitch to Allie of Guacmol-yay. She went one-for-three with an RBI single.

Guacamol-yay made up the runs in the top of the fifth. Corey led off the inning with a double, and Josh K followed with an RBI double that put Guacamol-yay ahead 6-3. Jude the singled to put runners on the corners. Two batters later, Allie hit an RBI single, scoring Josh K, and the score was 7-3. Mike retired Del to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by four runs.

Guacamol-yay turned to Jude from the bullpen to in the fifth. He struck out the first batter he faced, Mike. The next batter, Tom K, hit a solo homer to right-center, narrowing the Guacamol-yay lead to 7-4. Jude then retired Dylan to end the inning.

Mike made quick work of Guacamol-yay in the top of the sixth, retiring Adam and Corey in order, and Shady Characters would need four runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the game.

Josh picked up the win for Guacamol-yay, allowing one run on three hits in two innings

Luke singled with one out in the bottom of the sixth, but the rally would end there. Jude got Mike to ground out to center, ending the inning and the game, and giving Gucamol-yay their first win of the season.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 1-3, and Shady Characters dropped to 1-3 with the loss.

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh and Jude led Guacamol-yay at the plate, each going 3-for-3. Josh had two singles, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI. Jude had two singles, a triple, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Corey also contributed three hits for Guacamol-yay, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple- and two runs scored.
– Tom K led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Josh picked up the win for Guacamol-yay, giving up one run on three hits and striking out one in two innings.
– Jan and Jude each pitched two innings of relief for Guacamol-yay. Jan allowed two runs on three hits, and Jude allowed one runs on two hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up three runs on five hits in two innings.
– Mike pitched four innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on nine hits and striking out one.