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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.

Tom Pitches Gem and Goes Deep Against Cheap Goats in 4-1 Shady Characters Win

1 Aug

Tom allowed only one run on eight hits in a complete game win and hit a two-run homer as Shady Characters quieted the Cheap Goats offense in a 4-1 win

Tom pitched the complete game win, allowing only one run on eight hits, and he hit a two-run homer as Shady Characters beat Cheap Goats 4-1. Mike was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double, and a homer, but it was enough run support for Tom. Miller, Joey, and Christian each had two hits, but despite being outhit as a team, Shady Characters stranded runners throughout the game and allowed only a single run in the win.

Dinger started for Cheap Goats, and after retiring the first batter he faced, Dylan, he allowed a one-out solo homer to Mike. Dinger retired Tom for the second, out, and Shady Characters led 1-0.

Tom rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring the side in order.

Dinger retired Jason and Lucas in order in the top of the second, and the score remained 1-0.

Dinger was effective on the mound, allowing only four runs on seven hits, but got little run support from his offense

Tom allowed a leadoff single to Joey in the bottom of the second, but when Christian flew out to right, Joey was doubled up on the play, ending the inning.

Dinger once again retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the third, sending Nate and Dylan down consecutively.

Dinger led off the bottom of the third with a single. Miller singled, and Joe also followed with a single, loading the bases for Joey. Joey ripped a line drive to left, which was caught by Mike. Mike then gunned the ball into the mound, catching Joe off of first base for a double play. Cheap Goats had the bases loaded with no outs, but Tom escaped the jam unscathed, and Shady Characters continued to lead 1-0.

Tom delivers a pitch to Joey with the bases loaded, and got him to fly out to left initiating a double play that ended the inning

Mike started the top of the fourth with a double, and Tom followed with a two-run bomb to right-center. Dinger retired the next two batters, Jason and Lucas, and Shady Characters had pulled ahead 3-0.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after Tom’s two-run homer in the fourth extended their lead to 3-0

Christian led off the bottom of the fourth with a double. Tom stranded another Cheap Goats runner, however, getting Dinger and Miller to each fly out, maintaining the three-run lead.

Nate led off the top of the fifth with a single, and he moved to third when Dylan followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Mike singled, scoring Nate to put Shady Characters in front 4-0. Dinger avoided further damage, retiring Tom and Jason to strand two runners on base.

Cheap Goats got on the board in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Joey doubled, and Christian followed with his second double of the game, scoring Joey. The rally would end there, however, as Tom struck out Dinger to strand Christian, ending the inning with the score 4-1.

Lucas led off the top of the sixth with a double, but Shady Characters couldn’t add an insurance run. Dinger retired Nate and Dylan, stranding Lucas at second and ending the inning.

Down three in the bottom of the sixth, Cheap Goats continued to strand runners. Miller led off the inning with a double, but Tom buckled down, retiring Joe and Joey to strand Miller at second, ending the game and giving Shady Characters the 4-1 win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 15-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 6-11.

W: Tom (14-1)
L: Dinger (3-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, giving up only one run on eight hits and striking out one.
– Dinger took the loss in a complete game effort for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Mike led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-3 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Christian led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two doubles and an RBI.

Cheap Goats Slide Past Shady Characters 6-5 in Marathon Nine-Inning Game

20 Jul

Cheap Goats and Shady Characters, who met in the 2021 Wiffle Series, exchange handshakes after Cheap Goats prevailed in the longest game of the 2022 season so far.

It took the longest game of the 2022 regular season for the Cheap Goats to beat Shady Characters without their two most productive hitters in the lineup, but when all was said and done, Cheap Goats had won the game 6-5, handing Shady Characters only their second loss of the season. Joe’s RBI double in the top of the ninth was the deciding factor, as he and Joey had three hits apiece to lead Cheap Goats on offense. Dinger picked up the win on the mound, and Christian closed the game in the bottom of the ninth, earning his first save of the season.

Tom started on the mound for Shady Characters, and after retiring the first batter he faced, Miller, he allowed a one-out solo homer to Joe, which put Cheap Goats in front 1-0. The next batter, Joey, singled, but was caught out trying to extend the hit to a double, ending the inning.

Joe connects on one of his three extra-base hits in the Cheap Goats win.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a leadoff single to Dylan, he retired Tom and Nate to strand him at first, ending the inning.

Tom rolled through the top of the second, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Dinger matched him in the bottom of the second, sending Lucas and Dylan down consecutively.

Tom had reached his innings limit for week 8, and Lucas came to the mound in the top of the third. After retiring Miller for the first out, he got into trouble. Joe doubled, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple, putting Cheap Goats in front 2-0. Christian then doubled, scoring Joey, and the Cheap Goats lead was 3-0. Dinger also doubled, scoring Christian, pushing the score to 4-0. Miller followed with an RBI double, Cheap Goats fifth consecutive extra-base hit, and the lead was 5-0. Lucas retired Joe to strand Miller at second, ending the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by five.

Joey connects on one of his three hits in the Cheap Goats win.

Tom led off the bottom of the third with a solo homer to right-center, putting Shady Characters on the board and cutting the deficit to 5-1. Two batters later, Lucas hit a one-out single, but Dinger stranded him, retiring Dylan for the second out of the inning.

Tom went 3-for-7 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI in the Shady Characters loss.

Lucas settled in starting in the top of the fourth, retiring Joey and Christian in order.

Shady Characters chipped away at the Cheap Goats lead in the bottom of the fourth. Tom led off with a double off the left-centerfield fence, and two batters later, Lucas hit an RBI double, scoring Tom to cut the Cheap Goats lead to 5-2. Dinger then retired Dylan to strand Lucas at second, ending the inning.

Despite earning the loss on the mound, Lucas led Shady Characters on offense, going 5-for-7 with a single, four doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.

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

Dinger once again matched him in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Tom and Nate in order.

Dinger, who pitched effectively for Cheap Goats over eight innings, delivers a pitch to Tom of Shady Characters as the sun sets on the Wiffle Diamond.

Joey doubled with one out in the top of the sixth, but Lucas stranded him, retiring Christian for the second out of the inning.

Down three runs, Shady Characters rallied in the bottom of the sixth. Lucas led off the inning with a double, and Dylan followed with a two-run homer that cut the score to 5-4. Tom then doubled, and two batters later, Lucas hit a one-out RBI double, scoring Tom to tie the game at 5-5. Shady Characters had the winning run in scoring position, but they couldn’t capitalize. Dinger retired Dylan to strand Lucas at second, sending the game to extra-innings tied at 5-5.

Miller doubled with one out in the top of the seventh, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position, but Lucas stranded him, retiring Joe for the second out of the inning.

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the seventh, retiring Tom and Nate in order.

Lucas rolled through the top of the eighth, retiring Joey before striking out Christian to end the inning.

Lucas led off the bottom of the eighth with a double, putting the winning run in scoring position. Dylan followed with a single but was caught out in between first and second base on a communication error with Lucas. Dinger then retired Tom for the second out of the inning, stranding Lucas at second.

Dinger started the top of the ninth with a single, and he moved to second when Miller grounded out for the first out of the inning. Joe followed with an RBI double, scoring Dinger, and Cheap Goats had taken a 6-5 lead. Lucas retired Joey, stranding Joe at second, and Shady Characters trailed by a run heading into the bottom of the ninth.

Joe led Cheap Goats in the nine-inning victory over Shady Characters, going 3-for-6 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, and two RBI, including the game-winning RBI in the top of the ninth.

Dinger had reached his innings limit for the week by pitching eight innings in the game. Cheap Goats brought Christian to the mound from the bullpen, and he allowed a double to the first batter he faced, Nate. Shady Characters had the tying run in scoring position and the winning run at the plate. Christian buckled down, however, striking out Lucas for the first out. He then got Dylan to fly out to center for the second out, stranding the runner at second, and giving Cheap Goats a 6-5 extra-innings victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 6-10 in a three-way tie with Jack Shack and the Guac Boys in the standings, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 14-2.

W: Dinger (3-3)
L: Lucas (1-1)
S: Christian (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, allowing five runs on eleven hits in eight innings.
– Christian picked up the save for Cheap Goats, closing out the final inning, allowing no runs on one hit and striking out one.
– Lucas took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up five runs on ten hits and striking out one in seven innings.
– Tom got a no-decision for Shady Characters, allowing one run on one hit in two innings.
– Joe and Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, each going 3-for-6. Joe had two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI. Joey had a single, a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Lucas led Shady Characters on offense in the loss, going 5-for-7 with a single, four doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.

Cheap Goats Hold Off Late Guac Boys Rally to Win 10-9

20 Jul

Joey and Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate after his three-run homer in the top of the fifth gave them a 10-5 lead.

After taking a 10-5 lead in the top of the fifth, Cheap Goats allowed the Guac Boys to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth before closing out the victory, stranding the tying runner in scoring position on second base. Miller went 5-for-6 to lead Cheap Goats, Joe had four hits, Joey and Dinger had three hits apiece, and Christian pitched the complete game win as Cheap Goats continued their climb out of last place in the season standings.

Bohn started for the Guac Boys, and Cheap Goats hit him early to take a lead in the top of the first. Miller led off with a double, and two batters later, Joey doubled, scoring Miller to put Cheap Goats in front 1-0. Bohn then retired Christian to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

The Guac Boys bounced back immediately in the bottom of the first to claim the lead. Alec singled off Christian to lead off the inning, and Kyle followed with a two-run shot to right-center, making the score 2-1. Christian retired Mikaela and Bohn to end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Alec, who went 5-for-6 with four singles and a double in the Guac Boys loss

Cheap Goats evened things up in the top of the second. Miller doubled with one out, and he scored from second when Joe hit an RBI single, tying the game at 1-1. Bohn retired Joey for the second out, stranding Joe at first.

Christian rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Alec and Kyle in order.

Bohn struck out Christian to start the top of the third, and after allowing a one-out single to Dinger, he stranded him, retiring Miller for the second out of the inning.

Christian once again cruised in the bottom of the third, sending Mikaela and Bohn down consecutively.

With the game knotted at 2-2, Cheap Goats opened up a lead in the top of the fourth. Joe doubled, and he moved to third when Joey followed with a single. Bohn got Christian to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Joe scored on the play, giving Cheap Goats a 3-2 lead. Dinger then singled, scoring Joey, and the lead was 4-2. Miller then launched a two-run bomb to left, making the score 6-2. Joe followed with a double, but Bohn got Joey to fly out to the mound, stranding the runner at second and ending the inning.

Bohn delivers a pitch to Miller, who went 5-for-6 with four doubles and a two-run home run in Cheap Goats victory over the Guac Boys

Trailing by four, the Guac Boys responded in the bottom of the fourth. Alec singled, and two batters later, he scored when Mikaela hit an RBI single, cutting the deficit to 6-3. Bohn than hit a two-run homer, and the Guac Boys trailed 6-5. Alec followed with his second single of the inning, but Christian stranded him, retiring Kyle to end the inning.

Bohn’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fourth pulled the Guac Boys within one run.

Cheap Goats continued to hit Bohn hard in the top of the fifth. After retiring Christian, Bohn allowed a one-out single to Dinger. Miller followed with a double, putting runners on second and third. Joe singled, scoring Dinger, and Cheap Goats were in front 7-5. Joey cleared the bases with a three-run homer to left, and the score was 10-5. Bohn retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats had taken a five-run lead.

Christian got back on track in the bottom of the fifth, sending Mikaela and Bohn down in order.

Bohn retired Dinger for the first out in the top of the sixth. The next batter, Miller, launched a high fly into the tree in right field. Miller was incorrectly called out, and was later credited by the scorekeepers with a double. The incorrect call could have had a dramatic impact on the outcome of the game and the season standings, but fortunately, it did not come into play. The play ended the inning, and Cheap Goats led 10-5 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Christian remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats. Alec led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, his fourth of the game. Kyle also singled, putting runners on first and third with no outs. Mikaela then singled, scoring Alec, and the lead was cut to 10-6. Christian got the next batter, Bohn, to fly out to right, leaving runners on first and second with one out. Alec doubled, scoring Kyle, and the Guac Boys were behind 10-7. Kyle then doubled, emptying the bases, and the Guac Boys had cut the deficit to 10-9. The Guac Boys had the tying run on second and the go-ahead run at the plate, but the rally would end there. Christian got Mikaela to fly out to right for the second out, stranding Kyle at second, ending the game, and giving Cheap Goats a dramatic 10-9 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 5-10 on the season, and the loss dropped the Guac Boys to 6-9.

W: Christian (2-6)
L: Bohn (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing nine runs on eleven hits.
– Bohn took the loss for the Guac Boys, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Miller led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-6 with four doubles, a homer, four runs scored, and two RBI.
– Joe also went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats with two singles, two doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Alec led the Guac Boys in the loss, going 5-for-6 with four singles, a double, four runs scored, and an RBI.

Rob Slugs Jack Shack Past Cheap Goats 6-2

17 Jul

Christian delivers a pitch to Rob, who went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, two RBI, and intentional walk as Jack Shack remained a game ahead of Cheap Goats in the standings.

Rob went 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, and an RBI, and became only the second player this season to be intentionally walked, as Jack Shack rolled past Cheap Goats 6-2. Josh and Austin also had three hits each, and Brian pitched the complete game win, allowing only two runs on five hits as Jack Shack continued to stay ahead of Cheap Goats in the season standings.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a leadoff double to Rob, he retired Adam and Josh, stranding Rob at second and ending the inning.

Brian allowed a one-out double to Joey in the bottom of the second, but he stranded him, retiring Guthrie to end the inning.

Jack Shack jumped out to a big early lead in the top of the second. Austin led off with a single and moved to second when Brian followed with a single. Rob then doubled, scoring Austin to put Jack Shack on the board, and the score was 1-0. Two batters later, Josh hit an RBI double, clearing the bases and putting Jack Shack in front 3-0. Austin followed with a two-run bomb, and his homer gave Jack Shack a 5-0 lead. Christian finally escaped the inning, retiring Brian for the second out.

Austin went 3-for-4 with two singles and a two-run homer in Jack Shack’s win over Cheap Goats.

Christian led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer to right, cutting the score to 5-1. Brian retired the next two batters, Dinger and Rairigh, to end the inning.

Rob led off the top of the third with a solo homer to right-center, extending the Jack Shack lead to 6-1. Christian retired Adam for the first out, and when Josh followed with a single, he was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, ending the inning.

Guthrie doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Cheap Goats couldn’t plate him. Brian retired Christian to strand Guthrie at second, ending the inning.

Christian rolled through the top of the fourth, retiring Austin and Brian in order.

Brian matched him in the bottom of the fourth, striking out Dinger and retiring Rairigh for the second out.

Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing only two runs on five hits and striking out one.

Christian once again pitched a scoreless frame in the top of the fifth, sending Rob and Adam down consecutively.

Joey led off the bottom of the fifth with an inside-the-park homer fueled by Jack Shack throwing errors, and the score was 6-2. Brian retired the next two batters, Guthrie and Christian, ending the inning.

Josh led off the top of the sixth with a single and moved to second when Austin followed with a single. Christian got Brian to ground out to the center for the first out of the inning, which moved both runners into scoring position. Christian and Cheap Goats elected to intentionally walk Rob to load the bases, and it paid off. Christian got Adam to fly out to right for the second out of the inning, stranding all three runners.

Josh went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, a run scored, and two RBI.

Dinger led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, but he was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Brian then shut things down by retiring Rairigh, ending the game and giving Jack Shack the 6-2 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 5-9, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-10.

W: Brian (2-4)
L: Christian (1-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on five hits, striking out one.
– Christian took the loss in a complete game effort, giving up six runs on ten hits in six innings.
– Rob led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, two RBI, and an intentional walk.
– Josh and Austin each had three hits for Jack Shack. Josh went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, a run scored, and two RBI. Austin went 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Joey was the only Cheap Goats player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with a double, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.