Tom K Wins Pitcher’s Duel to Break Single-Season Record for Wins in 2-1 Shady Characters Victory over Guacamol-yay

29 Jul

Tom K came out victorious in a week 10 pitcher’s duel against Josh K and Guacamol-yay, delivering a 2-1 win for Shady Characters and breaking Josh K (and Reilly’s) single-season record for wins. Josh K won ten games in 2020, but a year later, Tom K broke the record, notching his eleventh win of the season after allowing only a single run on four hits against Guacamol-yay. Dylan was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI in the win.

Josh K started for Guacamol-yay, and he fell behind early. After allowing a leadoff double to Dylan, two batters later, Tom K hit a one-out double, scoring Dylan to give Shady Characters a 1-0 lead. Josh K then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Tom K rolled in the top of the first, retiring Ryan and Kyle in order.

Josh K retired Dylan to start the top of the second, before striking out Mike to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay evened things up in the bottom of the second. With one out, Jude launched a solo homer to right-center, trying the score at 1-1. Jan followed with a double, but Tom K stranded him, retiring Ryan to end the inning.

Shady Characters bounced back in the top of the third. Lucas doubled with one out, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI double, putting Shady Characters ahead 2-1. Josh K then retired Mike to end the inning.

Tom K cruised through the bottom of the third, retiring Kyle and Josh K consecutively.

Josh K matched him in the top of the fourth, retiring Tom K and Lucas in order.

Jude led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but rounded first base and was caught off the base for the first out of the inning. Tom K then struck out Jan to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay turned to the bullpen in the top of the fifth, bringing Jude to the mound. He allowed a one-out single to Mike, but then struck out Tom K to strand the runner at first, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay went down in order in the bottom of the fifth, as Ryan and Kyle were retired consecutively.

Shady Characters couldn’t add an insurance run in the top of the sixth, and Jude retired Lucas and Dylan in order.

Down 2-1, Guacamol-yay couldn’t rally in the bottom of the sixth. Tom K stayed on the mound to close things out, and after allowing a one-out single to Jude, he retired Jan to strand the tying run, ending the game and giving Shady Characters a 2-1 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 13-6 on the season, and the loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 7-12.

W: Tom K (11-3)
L: Josh K (3-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K earned his record-breaking eleventh win of the season, allowing one run on four hits and striking out one in a complete game win for Shady Characters.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing two runs on four hits and striking out one in four innings.
– Jude pitched two innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, giving up no runs on one hit and striking out one.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-5 with two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Jude led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 3-for-3 with two singles, a solo homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

Christian’s Inside-the-Park Homer Lifts Cheap Goats to 9-8 Extra-Innings Win over Shady Characters

28 Jul

One of the most hard fought games of the 2021 season ended with one of the most exciting finishes, as Christian rumbled and bumbled around the bases for an electric inside-the-park homer in the top of the seventh, and Cheap Goats held on to beat Shady Characters 9-8. Mike and Brett, the top two 2021 MVP candidates, battled throughout the game, as Brett went 4-for-4 with an intentional walk, and Mike went 5-for-5 with an intentional walk. Cheap Goats blew an early lead only to steal the victory in dramatic fashion in extra-innings.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and he got beat up early. Brett led off the game with a triple, and Joey followed with an RBI single, making the score 1-0. Miller then doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Jordan cleared the bases with an RBI triple, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Tom buckled down and avoided further damage, retiring Christian and Dinger to strand Jordan at third, ending the inning.

Shady Characters made up some of the difference in the bottom of the first. Christian retired Dylan to start the game, and then allowed a solo homer to Mike, making the score 3-1. Tom then doubled, and Jason drove him in with an RBI double, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Christian then retired Lucas to strand Jason at second, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats took a big lead in the top of the second. Brett singled, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple, putting Cheap Goats in front 4-2. Miller then doubled, scoring Joey, and the lead was 5-2. Jordan then hit a two-run bomb to right-center, and Cheap Goats led 7-2. Tom then retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning.

Shady Characters continued to fight in the bottom of the second. Mike singled with one out, and Tom drove him in with a two-run blast, cutting the score to 7-4. Jason singled, but Christian stranded him, retiring Lucas to end the inning.

Tom had reached his innings limit for the week, and Lucas came to the mound in relief. The first batter he faced, Brett, crushed a solo homer to right, and Cheap Goats led 8-4. Lucas then allowed a single to Joey, but when Miller grounded out to center, Joey was doubled up, ending the inning.

Christian retired Dylan to start the bottom of the third, but the next batter he faced, Mike, hit his second homer of the game, and the solo shot cut the score to 8-5. Christian then retired Tom to end the inning.

Lucas rolled through the top of the fourth, retiring Jordan and Christian in order.

Christian allowed a leadoff single to Jason to start the bottom of the fourth. After retiring Lucas for the first out, Christian gave up a double to Dylan. Jason tried to score from first on the play, but was gunned down by Miller, ending the inning.

Lucas allowed a one-out triple to Brett in the top of the fifth, but stranded him retiring Joey to end the inning.

Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen, bringing Miller to the mound, and Shady Characters pulled closer in the bottom of the fifth. Mike singled, and two batters later, Jason hit a two-run homer to right, making the score 8-7. Miller then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Lucas cruised through the top of the sixth, retiring Miller and Jordan in order, and Shady Characters trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Christian returned to the mound to face Dylan in the bottom of the sixth, and Dylan doubled. Cheap Goats then put Miller back on the mound. He allowed a double to Mike, which drove in Dylan, tying the game at 8-8. Miller then retired Tom K for the first out of the inning. Cheap Goats elected to intentionally walk Jason, which left the winning run on second, a runner on first, and one out, for Lucas. The move paid off, as Miller retired Lucas, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

With the game in extras, Lucas remained on the mound for Shady Characters. The first batter he faced, Christian, hit a line drive to right-center. After a series of throwing errors, Christian raced around the bases, testing the Shady Characters defense as he ran toward home. The throw narrowly missed him, and his inside-the-park homer put Cheap Goats in front 9-8. Lucas retired Dinger, and then intentionally walked Brett to face Joey. The strategy worked, as Lucas retired Joey to end the inning, stranding Brett at first.

With a one-run lead, Miller was on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats. He retired the first batter he faced, Dylan. Cheap Goats then walked Mike, who was 5-for-5, to get to Tom. Once again, the intentional walk worked, as Miller retired Tom to end the inning and the game, giving Cheap Goats the 9-8 victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 9-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 12-6.

W: Miller (3-0)
L: Lucas (2-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller earned the win on the mound in relief, allowing two runs on three hits in three innings.
– Christian got a no-decision for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on ten hits in four innings.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters in relief, allowing two runs on four hits in five innings.
– Tom got a no-decision for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on eight hits in two innings.
– Brett led Cheap Goats in the win, going 4-for-4 with a single, two triples, a home run, three runs scored, an RBI, and an intentional walk.
– Mike led Shady Characters at the plate, going 5-for-5 with two singles, a double, two homers, four runs scored, three RBI and an intentional walk.
– Jason also went 4-for-4 for Shady Characters, with two singles, a double, a homer, a run scored, three RBI, and an intentional walk.

Ryan Homers Twice as Guacamol-yay Beat Jack Shack 6-3

27 Jul

Ryan went 3-for-4 with a triple and two homers as Guacamol-yay defeated Jack Shack 6-3. Kyle homered and drove in two runs, Josh K contributed three hits, and Josh and Jude combined to hold Jack Shack to only three runs, stranding four Jack Shack runners.

Jack Shack started strong in the top of the first. The first batter of the game, Adam, hit a leadoff homer, giving Jack Shack a 1-0 lead. Guacamol-yay’s starter, Josh K, retired Brian, but then allowed a one-out triple to Josh D. Turbo followed with a single, scoring Josh, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Doc followed with a single, putting runners on first and third with one out. Josh K avoided further damage, however, retiring Adam to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Guacamol-yay responded in the bottom of the first. Ryan led off the game with a solo homer, as both teams had leadoff homers, and the score was 2-1. Two batters later, Josh K doubled off Jack Shack’s starter, Brian. But Brian stranded the runner, retiring Jude to end the inning.

Josh K rolled through the top of the second, retiring Brian and Josh D consecutively.

Guacamol-yay pulled ahead in the bottom of the second. Ryan tripled with one out, and Kyle drove him in with a two-run shot to right, giving Guacamol-yay a 3-2 lead. Brian then retired Josh K to end the inning.

Josh K had reached his innings limit for the week, so they brought Jude to the mound. He allowed a one-out single to Doc in the top of the third, but retired Adam to strand him, ending the inning.

Brian had also reached his innings limit for Jack Shack, so Doc took over from the bullpen. He retired the first two batters he faced, Jude and Jan, and the score remained 3-2 Guacamol-yay after three innings.

Jude retired Jack Shack in order in the top of the fourth, sending Brian and Josh D down.

Guacamol-yay added to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Kyle singled with one out, and he moved to second when Josh K followed with a single. Jude also singled, scoring Kyle, and Guacamol-yay led 4-2. Guacamol-yay had two runners on with one out, but Doc escaped the inning, retiring Jan to strand both runners.

Jack Shack cut into the deficit in the top of the fifth. With one out, Doc hit a solo homer to right-center, narrowing the score to 4-3. Jude then retired Adam to end the inning.

Guacamol-yay made up the runs in the bottom of the fifth. Ryan led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 5-3. Two batters later, Josh K hit a one-out double, and Jude drove him in with an RBI single, putting Guacamol-yay in front 6-3. Doc then retired Jan to end the inning.

Brian singled to lead off the top of the sixth, but Jack Shack couldn’t rally. Jude retired Josh D and Turbo in order, stranding Brian at first, and ending the game with Guacamol-yay winning 6-3.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 7-11 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 8-10.

W: Josh K (3-4)
L: Brian (4-4)
S: Jude (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the win for Guacamol-yay, allowing two runs on four hits in two innings.
– Jude picked up a four-inning save for Guacamol-yay, giving up one run on three hits.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on four hits in two innings.
– Doc pitched three innings of relief for Jack Shack, giving up three runs on six hits.
– Ryan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-4 with a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Josh K also had three hits for Guacamol-yay, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and a run scored.
– Doc led Jack Shack in the loss, going 3-for-3 with two singles and a solo homer.

Josh Powers Jack Shack Past Cheap Goats 6-4

26 Jul

Josh had two homers and three RBI, leading Jack Shack to a 6-4 win over Cheap Goats. Turbo homered and tripled, Adam had three extra-base hits, and Brian kept the Cheap Goat bats at bay, as Jack Shack never trailed in the win. Brett, Joey, and Dinger each homered in the Cheap Goats loss.

Dinger took them mound for Jack Shack, and they hit him early. With one out, Brian hit a solo homer to left-center. The next batter, Josh D, hit a solo homer to right-center, and the back-to-back jacks gave Jack Shack a 2-0 lead. Dinger then retired Turbo to end the inning.

Cheap Goats responded in the bottom of the first. Brett led off the game with a solo homer, cutting the score to 2-1, and Joey followed with a solo shot. The Cheap Goats back-to-back homers tied the game at 2-2. Two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out single, but Brian, Jack Shack’s starter, retired Christian to strand Jordan at first, ending the inning.

Dinger allowed a one-out double to Adam in the top of the second, but stranded him, retiring Brian to end the inning.

Brian rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Brett.

Turbo tripled with one out in the top of the third, but Dinger escaped trouble, retiring Doc to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Joey led off the bottom of the third with a double, but Cheap Goats couldn’t take the lead, as Brian retired Miller and Jordan, stranding Joey at second, and the game remained tied at 2-2.

Jack Shack pulled ahead in the top of the fourth. Adam led off with a double, and two batters later, Josh hit a two-run bomb to right, making the score 4-2. Turbo followed with a solo homer to center, and Jack Shack had hit back-to-back homers for the second time in the game. Dinger retired Doc to end the inning, and Jack Shack now led 5-2.

Dinger provided his own run support in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, he hit a solo homer to left, narrowing the score to 5-3. Brian then retired Brett to end the inning.

Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen, bring Miller to the mound in the top of the fifth, and Jack Shack added an insurance run. Adam led off with a triple, and Brian hit a deep fly to right, which Brett caught for the first out, but Adam tagged and scored. The sac fly put Jack Shack in front 6-3. Dinger then retired Josh D to end the inning.

Miller tripled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double, cutting the score to 6-4. Brian stranded Jordan at second, however, retiring Christian to end the inning.

Miller retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, sending Turbo and Doc down consecutively.

Brian remained on the mound to close things out for Jack Shack, and he retired Dinger and Brett in order in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the 6-4 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 8-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 8-9, leaving the teams tied in the standings with three games to go.

W: Brian (4-3)
L: Dinger (3-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing four runs on seven hits.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up five runs on seven hits in four innings.
– Miller pitched two innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing one run on one hit.
– Josh D led Jack Shack, going 2-for-4 with two homers, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Turbo and Adam also had multiple extra-base hits. Turbo went 2-for-4 with a triple, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI. Adam went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and two runs scored.
– Joey led Cheap Goats in the loss, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

Kyle Outslugs Jason to Lead Guacamol-yay to 4-3 Win Over Shady Characters

25 Jul

In what was essentially a one-on-one contest, or as much of a one-on-one contest as can happen in the EWL, Kyle had one more homer than Jason, and it was the difference in a tightly fought game between Guacamol-yay and Shady Characters. Kyle went 3-for-3 with three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI, contributing three of the four Guacamol-yay hits in the win. Jason went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, and scored all three of Shady Characters runs in the 4-3 loss.

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and after allowing a one-out single to Mike in the top of the first, he retired Tom K to strand him, ending the inning.

Tom K started for Guacamol-yay, and he fell behind early. With one out in the bottom of the first, Kyle hit a solo homer, giving Guacamol-yay a 1-0 lead. Tom then retired Josh K to end the inning.

Shady Characters tied things up in the top of the second. Jason led off with a double, and he moved to third when Lucas followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Dylan grounded out to right for the first out of the inning, but Jason scored on the play, tying the game at 1-1. Josh then retired Mike to strand Lucas at second, ending the inning.

Tom rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Jude and Jan in order.

Shady Characters pulled ahead in the top of the third. With one out, Jason launched a blast to right-center, and the solo shot put Shady Characters in front 2-1. Josh then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Kyle and Guacamol-yay evened up in the bottom of the third. With one out, Kyle hit his second solo homer of the game, tying the score at 2-2. Tom then retired Josh to end the inning.

Josh escaped a jam in the top of the fourth. After allowing a leadoff double to Dylan, Josh gave up a double to Mike. Dylan raced home on the play, but was gunned down by Jude for the first out of the inning. Josh then retired Tom to strand Mike at second, ending the inning.

Tom cruised through the bottom of the fourth, retiring Jude and Jan consecutively, and the score remained 2-2 through four innings.

Shady Characters pulled ahead in the top of the fifth. Jason led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game, giving Shady Characters a 3-2 lead. Lucas followed with a single, but Josh stranded him, retiring Dylan and Mike to end the inning.

Down 3-2, Guacamol-yay rallied in the bottom of the fifth. Ryan led off with a single, and Kyle followed with his third homer in as many at-bats, a three-run shot that put Guacamol-yay ahead 4-3. Tom retired JOsh and Jude to end the inning, and Shady Characters were down by a run heading into the sixth.

Josh remained on the mound to close things out for Guacamol-yay, and he made quick work of Shady Characters in the top of the sixth. He retired Tom, and then faced Jason with the game on the line. Jason had went 3-for-3 and toe-to-toe with Kyle and Guacamol-yay, but rather than walking him, Guacamol-yay pitched to him. The strategy worked, as Jason was retired for the first time in the game, ending the game and giving Guacamol-yay a 4-3 win.

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 6-11 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 12-5.

W: Josh K (2-4)
L: Tom K (10-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K pitched the complete game win for Guacamol-yay, allowing three runs on eight hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters in a complete game effort, giving up four runs on four hits.
– Kyle led Guacamol-yay, with three of their four hits, going 3-for-3 with three homers, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jason led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.