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Fish Sticks Bats Quieted by Higgins in 3-1 Win for Caucasians

9 Jun

Frosty of the Caucasians battles Joey of Fish Sticks in a 3-1 Caucasian win

In his only hit of the day, Matt capitalized on fielding and throwing errors by the Fish Sticks, driving in two runs and himself for an inside-the-park home run and leading the Caucasians to a 3-1 victory.

Higgins also started on the mound, his first pitching appearance, and retired Dinger and Joey in the top of the first. The Fish Sticks sent Joey to the mound, and he retired Frosty and Morrison in order in the bottom half of the first.

Blose was the first to hit Higgins, crushing a solo homer to lead off the top of the first, making the score 1-0. Dinger followed with a single, but was stranded on base when Joey and Blose were retired to end the inning.

Down a run, Matt and Cory were retired in order in the bottom half of the second, and Joey was perfect through two innings.

Dinger led off the top of the third by grounding out to left field, and Joey followed with a single. But with one out, Blose stranded the runner on base, as he flew out to end the top of the third.

Frosty grounded out to left to start the bottom of the third, but Morrison got the Vaginas first hit of the game when a fly ball to left fell in for a single. He was stranded at first though, when Matt grounded out to left to end the third.

Higgins retired Dinger and Joey in order in the top of the fourth to keep the score at 1-0. In the bottom of the fourth, Cory left off by grounding out to left for the first out of the inning. Frosty lined a single to center with one out, and Morrison had another fly ball fall in for a single, putting runners at first and second with one out. Higgins stepped to the plate, and his liner fell into play for a hit. The Fish Sticks couldn’t handle the ball well, and throwing errors led to runners advancing. Multiple plays were unable to be made, and after crossing home safely, Higgins had hit an inside-the-park homer driving in three runs, and putting the Caucasians up 3-1. Joey then retired Cory to end the fourth, with the Fish Sticks down two.

Blose and Dinger were retired in order in the top of the fifth, and Joey retired Frosty and Morrison in order in the bottom half of the inning the keep the score 3-1.

Down to their last bat in the top of the sixth, Joey and Blose were retired in order, as Higgins held on for the win and the Caucasians moved to 9-3 on the year.

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4 out of 5 Dentists Rally in 6th Inning to Beat Caucasians 7-6

9 Jun

Chris of the Dentists snags a line drive with one hand to retire Matt of the Caucasians

Morrison became the first player in EWL history to blow a save opportunity, as he was unable to close the door for the Caucasians, yielding three runs in the top of the sixth in a 7-6 loss to the Dentists.

Frosty started on the mound for the Vaginas, and retired Ron and Chris in order to start the game in the top of the first.

After the perfect first, Frosty led off the bottom of the first with a lead off home run of Chris, the fourth in league history, making the score 1-0. Chris fell deeper into the hole, giving up back-to-back homers when Morrison bombed one to left, putting the Caucasians up by two. The rally ended there, however, as Chris retired Matt and Cory in each of their first career at-bats, ending the first.

Down two, Spads led off the top of the second with a double for the Dentists. Mike followed by flying out to center, but Ron tied the game when he hit a two-run homer to deep center field making the score 2-2. The Dentists quickly took the lead, when Chris made back-to-back jacks, pushing the score to 3-2. Frosty ended the rally by retiring Spads, who flew out to the mound.

Frosty quickly made up for giving up three runs in the top of the second, by leading off the bottom of the second with his second homer of the game, tying the game at 3. Morrison followed with a double, and remained at second when Matt flew out to the mound. With one out, Cory hit a laser beam home run to left field, driving in Morrison and putting the Vaginas ahead 5-3. Chris then retired Frosty to end bottom of the second.

Mike started the top of the third with a double, but Frosty got out of the inning unscathed when he retired Ron and Chris with ground outs. Chris held the deficit to two runs in the bottom of the third, as both Morrison and Matt grounded out to left field.

With the score 5-3, Spads led off the top of the fourth by grounding out to left. But with one out, Mike cut the deficit to one run when he hit a solo blast to left field. Ron was unable to put more runs on the board, as he flew out to end the top half of the inning.

Up one run, the Vaginas couldn’t extend their lead, as Chris retired Cory and Frosty in order to end the fourth inning.

Chris doubled to lead off the top of the fifth, and Spads singled next. But Chris was trapped in between bases while Frosty got the ball on the mound, putting Spads at second with one out. Frosty got Mike to ground out, stranding the runner at second, as the Dentists were unable to cut into the lead despite putting two runners on base.

Up 5-4, Morrison led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo home run, his second of the game, giving the Caucasians a 6-4 lead with no outs. Matt and Cory were unable to add to the lead, as they were retired by Chris to end the fifth.

With the score 6-4, Frosty gave up a solo bomb to Ron to lead off the top of the sixth, cutting the deficit to one run at 6-5 with no outs. The Vaginas made a call to the bullpen, bringing in Morrison for the save. The first batter he faced, Chris, singled, and Spads followed with a single to put runners at first and second with no outs. Mike flew out to the mound as Morrison came within one out of the second save in league history. Down to their last out, Ron stepped to the plate and hit a laser to left-center field. Fielding and throwing errors ensued, and Ron ended up on third with a triple, driving in Chris and Spads, giving the Dentists their first lead since the second inning at 7-6. Morrison retired Chris to end the inning, stranding Ron and third, but the damage had been done.

Chris remained in the game to close things out for the Dentists, as the Vaginas tried to tie the game and force extra innings. Frosty grounded out to right field for the first out of the inning, and Morrison flew out to deep center field, ending the game, and giving the Dentists a come-from-behind win. The win was the Dentists fifth consecutive, with their last loss coming May 24th.

Game Notes:
– Ron had one of the best individual innings in league history, driving in all three runs on a homer and a triple in the top of the sixth, pulling the Dentists from being down 6-4 to up 7-6
– Both Matt and Cory made their EWL debuts in this game

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Record Setting Offensive Performance by Dinger Sends Fish Sticks past Pumice 8-2

9 Jun

Dinger went 7 for 8 with 3 home runs and 6 RBI in an 8-2 Fish Sticks win

Dinger set personal bests and broke or tied multiple league records at the plate, and earned a pitching victory, as he carried the Fish Sticks to an 8-2 win over Pumice on Slow!

Pumice on Slow! started Holly on the mound, who was hit hard by the Sticks in her first start of the season. Since then, however, she had a solid performance against the Caucasians, nearly shutting them out. She got off to a good start against the Gay Fish in week 6, retiring Dinger and Joey in order in the top of the first.

Things looked up for Pumice in the bottom of the first, when Gaurav hit a lead-off home run, only the third in league history. Up 1-0, Brad singled with no outs to put a runner on first. Holly stepped to the plate next, and hit a sharp grounder to left. Blose retired her, then pegged Brad out in his attempt to advance to second, recording a double play to end the inning.

Down a run, Blose led off the top of the second with a solo homer, tying the game at 1 apiece. The tie didn’t last long, as Dinger made back-to-back homers with a solo shot of his own, making the score 2-1 in favor of the Sticks. Holly got out of the inning without further damage, however, retiring Joey and Blose.

John singled to lead off the bottom of the second, but was stranded on base as Gaurav and Brad were retired to end the inning.

Dinger singled to lead off the top of the third, and after Joey flew out, Blose singled to put runners on the corners with one out. With two men on, Dinger hit his second blast in as many at-bats, a three run homer, making the score 5-1. With one out and no one on, Joey tripled, but was stranded at third when Blose flew out to right field to end the rally.

Holly led off the bottom of the third by flying out to center, and John followed with a single, his second of the game. Gaurav couldn’t advance him though, as he grounded out to left to end the third.

Up four, Dinger started the top of the fourth with a triple. Joey followed with a double, but Pumice managed to keep Dinger from scoring by getting the ball to the mound before he crossed home, recording the first out of the inning and keeping the score at 5-1. With a runner on second, Blose tripled, driving in a run and extending the Fish Sticks lead to five runs. Dinger followed with a single, plating Blose, and moving the score to 7-1. Joey flew out with Blose on first, stranding him and ending the top of the fourth.

Brad led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, bringing Holly to the plate. She grounded out to center, and for the second time in the game, Brad was tagged out trying to advance to second, resulting in the second double play of the game, and ending the inning.

Blose grounded out to start the top of the fifth, and after a Dinger single, Holly retired Joey when he flew out to the mound to end the inning. Dinger retired John and Gaurav in order in the bottom of the fifth to send the game to the sixth with the score 7-1.

Holly retired Blose when he flew out to center to start the top of the sixth, but Dinger followed with a solo homer, his seventh hit and third home run of the game, making the score 8-1. Holly ended the inning when Joey flew out to her at the mound.

Down seven runs, Brad led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo homer, his third hit of the game. However, Pumice couldn’t extend the rally, as Holly and John each grounded out to end the game, sending them to their fourth consecutive defeat.

Game Notes:
– Dinger tied single-game league records for most hits (7), RBI (6), and total bases (18)
– The Fish Sticks set a single-game team record for triples with 3
– Pumice on Slow! and Holly became the first team and player to hit into two double plays in one game

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Ron Lets Up Only Three Hits to Pumice on Slow! as Dentists Roll 8-2

9 Jun

Brad watches one of two Dentists' homers sail over the outfield fence in an 8-2 loss

Pumice on Slow! was ravaged by fielding errors and silenced at the plate by Ron as 4 out of 5 Dentists cruised to an 8-2 win.

Riding a three game win streak, the Dentists sent Ron to the mound to face Pumice on Slow! in the first match-up of week 6, while Pumice started their ace Gaurav. Gaurav retired Ron to start the game, but Chris singled with one out. The next batter, Spads, hit a two-run line drive homer to make the score 2-0 early in the game. Gaurav ended the threat by retiring Ron.

Ron retired Brad and John in order in the bottom half of the first, and Gaurav sent down Chris to start the top of the second. With one out, Spads doubled putting a runner in scoring position for Ron. Ron singled, but as Spads was rounding third, unsure whether to hold third or try to score, Gaurav got the ball on the mound, retiring him and ending the inning.

After making the smart play in the field, Gaurav helped his own cause by leading off the bottom of the second with a solo home run, cutting the deficit to 2-1. After retiring Holly, Brad singled with one out. But John couldn’t drive him in to tie the game, flying out to the mound and stranding the runner.

Chris led off the top of the third with a single, and advanced to second when Spads singled for his third hit of the game. With runners on second and third, Ron singled to load the bases for Chris. Chris flew out to deep center, but drove in a run on the sacrifice fly moving the score to 3-1. With runners on second and third, Spads flew out to end the inning.

Down two, Pumice was retired in order in the bottom of the third when Gaurav and Holly were retired in order. Mike Marr stepped into the lineup and to the plate to lead off the top of the fourth, and singled. Ron grounded out, but advanced Mike to second. With one out, Chris doubled, scoring Mike, and making the score 4-1. With Chris on second, Spads doubled, driving him in, pushing the Dentists’ lead to four runs. Ron followed by grounding out to left, stranding Spads at second and ending the top of the fourth.

With the score 5-1, Brad led off the bottom of the fourth by flying out to center. John stepped to the plate next, and crushed a solo shot to left field, cutting the score to 5-2. Ron retired Gaurav next to end the inning, maintaining a three run lead with two innings to play.

Up four, the Dentists added insurance runs in the top of the fifth. Mike led off the inning with a single, and Chris followed with a two-run home run, moving the score to 7-2. With no outs, Spads singled, and advanced to third when Mike singled, putting runners on the corners. Ron grounded out to center field, but drove in Mike on the play to make the score 8-2. With one out and a runner on third, Chris grounded out to end the inning.

With the deficit at six runs, Pumice couldn’t get their bats going in the bottom of the fifth. Ron retired Holly and Brad in order, sending the game to the final frame.

Gaurav retired Spads to lead off the top of the sixth, and Mike singled with one out. But the Dentists couldn’t add to their lead, as Ron grounded out to end the inning.

Pumice was unable to rally in the bottom of the sixth, as Ron capped the complete game three-hitter, retiring John and Gaurav in order to end the game. The win gave the Dentists their fourth straight win, whereas the loss was Pumice’s third loss in as many games.

Game Notes:
– 4 out of 5 Dentists set a team record for most doubles in a game with 4

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