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Kyle of Guac Boys Named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

8 Aug

Kyle has led the Guac Boys in their climb up the EWL standings throughout the 2022 season and has them on pace to contend for the #2 seed in the playoffs, which would be their strongest finish in franchise history. Despite losing both of their week 8 games, he was voted Wiffler of the Week after posting big numbers in the losses.

In a 10-9 loss to Cheap Goats, Kyle went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI.

In a 13-7 loss to Jack Shack, he went 4-for-6 with two singles, two home runs, two runs scored, and four RBI.

In total, Kyle went 7-for-12 with three singles, a double, three homers, four runs scored, and eight RBI in week 8.

This is the third time Kyle has earned Wiffler of the Week honors. He was named Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2021 season, his first week in the EWL, and he again was voted Wiffler of the Week after week 6 of the 2021 season.

Dylan of Shady Characters Named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

8 Aug

By being voted Wiffler of the Week for week 7 of the 2022 season, Dylan not only became the sixth Shady Characters player to be named Wiffler of the Week in 2022 so far, Shady Characters became the first team with six different players to win the award in one season, and Shady Characters became only the second team (joining Questionable Outfit in 2018) to have all of their regular players win Wiffler of the Week in the same season, which they accomplished in only seven weeks, with at least six more weeks to go. After Shady Characters took their first loss of the season in week 6, Dylan got his squad back on track, leading Shady Characters to two wins in week 7 and a 13-1 record, the best in league history after seven weeks.

In a 12-2 win over Jack Shack, Dylan went 4-for-5 with a single, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.

In an 8-4 win over the Guac Boys, Dylan went 3-for-4 with a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and three RBI.

In total, Dylan went 7-for-9 with a single, six extra-base hits including two doubles, a triple, and three home runs, six runs scored, and four RBI in week 7.

This is the second time Dylan has earned Wiffler of the Week honors during his wiffle career, including week 4 of the 2019 season.

Adam of Jack Shack Named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

8 Aug

After five weeks of domination to start the first half of the season, in which five of Shady Characters’ six regular players won Wiffler of the Week to start the year, Adam became the first player not wearing a Shady Characters uniform to win Wiffler of the Week in 2022 after a big showing in week 6. He helped Jack Shack continue their climb out of the bottom of the standings, as his team earned a split in their week 6 games.

In a 5-3 win over Cheap Goats, Adam went 2-for-5 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI. His home run led off the game for Jack Shack, the seventh leadoff homer of Adam’s wiffle career.

In an 8-5 loss to the Guac Boys, Adam went 3-for-4 with a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and three RBI.

In total, Adam went 5-for-9 with five extra-base hits, including two triples, three homers (one of which was a leadoff home run), five runs scored, and four RBI.

Surprisingly, this is the first time Adam has been named Wiffler of the Week in his wiffle career.

Adam’s Walk-Off Homer in the Bottom of the Sixth Gives Jack Shack 5-4 Win Over Cheap Goats and Boost in Season Standings

1 Aug

Adam’s Walk-Off Homer in the Bottom of the Sixth Ended a Dramatic 5-4 Win for Jack Shack and moved them into control of third place in the 2022 season standings

One of the better games of the 2022 season ended in dramatic fashion, as Adam led off the bottom of the sixth with a walk-off solo homer than won the game for Jack Shack. Christian was effective on the mound and even more effective at the plate, going 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits, but Cheap Goats made too many mistakes, leaving the door open for Jack Shack. The win sealed the season tiebreaker against Cheap Goats and put Jack Shack a game ahead of them in the standings in third place.

Brian took the mound for Jack Shack, and after allowing a leadoff double to Miller, he retired Joe and Joey, stranding the runner at second and ending the inning.

Christian allowed a one-out double to Adam in the bottom of the first, but he also stranded a runner at second, retiring Josh to end the inning.

Christian was effective on the mound, allowing only five runs on seven hits in the loss

Christian tripled to start the top of the second, but Brian struck out Dinger and then retired Miller, stranding another Cheap Goats’ runner in scoring position, and the game remained scoreless.

Jack Shack pulled ahead in the bottom of the second. Jared singled to lead off the inning, and Brian drove him in with a two-run homer to deep left, making the score 2-0. Christian retired the next two batters, Rob and Adam, to end the inning.

Jack Shack celebrate at the plate after Brian’s two-run homer in the bottom of the second

Cheap Goats pulled even in the top of the third. Joey doubled with one out, and Christian followed with a two-run shot to right, tying the game at 2-2. Dinger followed with a single, but Brian stranded him, retiring Miller to end the inning.

Jack Shack bounced back to retake the lead in the bottom of the third. Josh led off the innig with a triple, and he scored from third when Jared grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Brian to end the inning, and Jack Shack led 3-2.

Cheap Goats once again evened things up in the top of the fourth. Joe singled, and he scored from first when Joey followed with an RBI double, tying the game at 3-3. The go-ahead run was in scoring position, but Brian retired Christian and Dinger to strand the runner at second, ending the inning.

Jack Shack immediately pulled back ahead in the bottom of the fourth when Rob led off the inning with a solo homer to left. Christian retired the next two batters, Adam and Josh, and Jack Shack led 4-3.

Brian retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the fifth, sending Miller and Joe down consecutively.

Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, giving up four runs on eight hits and striking out one

Jared led off the bottom of the fifth with a triple, but Christian buckled down, retiring Brian and Rob to strand the runner at third, and the Jack Shack lead remained a single run.

Jared went 2-for-3 with a single, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI

Brian retired Joey for the first out in the top of the sixth, leaving Cheap Goats to their final out. After swinging a hot bat all day, Christian came through again, hitting a solo homer to right, tying the game at 4-4. Brian retired Dinger to end the inning, but Christian had given Cheap Goats life.

Christian celebrates at home after one of his two homers in the Cheap Goats loss to Jack Shack

The excitement wouldn’t last long, however, as Jack Shack quickly responded for yet another time in the bottom of the sixth. The first batter of the inning, Adam, crushed a solo homer to deep right-center, and the walk-off homer won the game for Jack Shack. The 5-4 win moved Jack Shack a game ahead of Cheap Goats in the season standings and in control of third place, important for avoiding Shady Characters in the first round of the playoffs.

The win moved Jack Shack to 7-11 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 6-12.

W: Brian (3-4)
L: Christian (2-7)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out one.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats in a complete game effort, giving up five runs on seven hits in five innings.
– Adam and Jared were the only Jack Shack players with multiple hits. Adam went 2-for-4 with a double, a walk-off homer, a run scored, and an RBI. Jared went 2-for-3 with a single, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Rob and Brian each homered for Jack Shack in the win.
– Christian led Cheap Goats on offense in the loss, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.

Bohn, Alec, and Brum Power Guac Boys Past Shady Characters 8-4

1 Aug

Alec, who had three extra-base hits including two triples and a homer, lines up a pitch as the sun sets on the Wiffle Diamond

Bohn, Alec, and Brum combined for ten hits, as Bohn went deep twice, Alec had two triples and a homer, and Brum had four hits in the Guac Boys’ 8-4 win over Shady Characters. Brum pitched the complete game win, allowing four runs on only four hits to the vaunted Shady Characters’ offense, and the Guac Boys tightened their grip on second place in the season standings with only two games left before the playoffs. Mike, Nate, and Jason all homered in the Shady Characters loss, yet they remain two wins away from clinching the best regular season record in EWL history.

Brum retired the side in order in the top of the first, retiring Dylan and Mike consecutively.

Bohn led off the bottom of the first with a solo homer, immediately giving the Guac Boys a 1-0 lead. After retiring Alec, Shady Characters’ starter, Tom, allowed one-out singles to Brum and Kyle. The Guac Boys had two on with one out, but Tom escaped the jam, retiring Sean to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Bohn went deep twice and drove in three runs as the Guac Boys took control of their own destiny in the 2022 season standings

Brum once again rolled in the top of the second, retiring Tom and Jason in order.

Tom struck out Bohn to start the top of the second, but Alec followed with a one-out triple. Brum then doubled, scoring Alec, and the Guac Boys led 2-0.

Shady Characters cut the lead in half in the top of the third when Nate hit a one-out solo homer, making the score 2-1. Brum then retired Dylan to end the inning.

The Guac Boys defense was stellar all game, including this running catch for an out by Alec in right field

The Guac Boys made up the difference in the bottom of the third. Lucas relieved Tom from the bullpen, and after retiring the first batter he faced, Sean, Bohn hit his second solo homer of the game, putting the Guac Boys in front 3-1. Alec tripled, and Brum drove him in with an RBI double, extending the lead to 4-1. Lucas then retired Kyle to strand Brum at second, ending the inning, and the Guac Boys led by three runs.

Shady Characters bounced back in the top of the fourth. Tom hit a one-out double, and Jason drove him in with a two-run blast to right, cutting the score to 4-3. Brum retired Lucas for the second out of the inning, and the Guac Boys lead had been shaved to a run.

Sean led off the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and Bohn drove him in with an RBI single, pushing the score to 5-3. Lucas retired the next two batters, Alec and Brum, to strand Bohn at first, ending the inning.

Brum retired the side in order in the top of the fifth, and the Guac Boys would add insurance runs in the bottom half of the inning.

Brum, delivering a pitch to Jason, was very effective against the potent Shady Characters’ offense, allowing only four hits on four runs in a complete game win

Shady Characters tried a platoon switch, bringing lefty Dylan in to face left Kyle. Kyle hit a triple, and Dylan was replaced on the mound by Lucas. Lucas gave up an RBI double to Sean, and the Guac Boys led 6-3. Two batters later, Alec hit a one-out two-run homer to center, putting the Guac Boys in front 8-3. Brum then singled, but Lucas stranded him at second, retiring Kyle for the second out of the inning.

Kyle singled, tripled, and scored a run in the Guac Boys 8-4 win over Shady Characters

Brum allowed a solo homer to Mike to start the top of the sixth, cutting the Guac Boys lead to 8-4. The rally would end there though, as Brum retired Tom and Jason to end the inning and the game, giving the Guac Boys an 8-4 win.

The win moved the Guac Boys to 8-10 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 15-3.

W: Brum (3-1)
L: Tom ( 14-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brum pitched the complete game win for the Guac Boys, allowing four runs on only four hits.
– Tom took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up two runs on five hits and striking out one in two innings.
– Lucas pitched three innings of relief for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eight hits.
– Dylan faced one batter for Shady Characters, and allowed a hit.
– Brum led the Guac Boys on offense, going 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, and two RBI.
– Bohn and Alec each went 3-for-5 for the Guac Boys. Bohn had a single, two homers, two runs scored, and three RBI. Alec had two triples, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike, Jason, and Nate each had homers for Shady Characters in the loss.