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Brett Powers Cheap Goats into Wiffle Series with Three Homers in Game 5 Win

20 Sep

Brett went 4-for-4 with three homers and four runs scored, as Cheap Goats stormed past Jack Shack 9-3 in the decisive game five of the best-of-five first round series. After being only two outs away from clinching the series in game four before losing in heartbreaking fashion, Cheap Goats responded in game five with ten hits, and Miller pitched the complete game win, keeping the Jack Shack bats in check. Cheap Goats avenged their loss to Jack Shack in the 2020 Wiffle Series, and they will now advance to the 2021 Wiffle Series to face Shady Characters.

After winning game four with Brian’s extra-innings walk-off homer, Jack Shack got off to a good start in game five. Adam led off with a triple, and Josh D followed with a two-run homer, giving Jack Shack a 2-0 lead immediately. Two batters later, Doc hit a one-out double, but Miller avoided further damage, retiring Adam to strand him at second, ending the inning.

Brett led off the bottom of the first with a leadoff homer, the first for any player during the 2021 playoffs, and the score was 2-1. Jack Shack’s starter, Brian, then retired Joey and Miller to end the inning.

After allowing two runs in the top of the first, Miller got into a groove in the top of the second. He retired Josh D and Brian in order.

Trailing by a run, Cheap Goats rebounded from their game four loss, starting in the bottom of the second. Christian doubled, and two batters later, Brett his his second homer of the game, a one-out two-run shot that put Cheap Goats in front 3-2. Joey followed with a single, and Miller drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 5-2. Brian struck out Christian to end the inning, but Cheap Goats had scored four runs, taking a three-run lead.

Miller rolled once again in the top of the third, retiring Doc and Adam consecutively.

Jack Shack turned to the bullpen, bringing Adam to the mound, and Cheap Goats extended their lead in the bottom of the third. Dinger doubled, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double, putting Cheap Goats ahead 6-2. Joey then singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Miller doubled, scoring Brett, and Cheap Goats led 7-2. Adam got Christian to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Joey scored on the play, and the Cheap Goats lead was 8-2. Adam retired Dinger to escape the inning, stranding Miller at third, and Jack Shack trailed by six.

Josh D led off the top of the fourth with a single, but Jack Shack couldn’t rally. Miller retired Brian and Doc to strand Josh D at first, ending the inning.

Jack Shack brought Brian back to the mound in the bottom of the fourth, and the first batter he faced, Brett, crushed a solo homer to right-center, his third of the game. Brian retired Joey and Miller to end the inning, but Cheap Goats now led 9-2.

Adam led off the top of the fifth with a single, but once again, Miller stranded a Jack Shack runner. He retired Josh D and then struck out Brian to end the inning, stranding Adam at first.

Brian was effective in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Jack Shack trailed 9-2 heading into the top of the sixth, and they would need seven runs to extend their 2021 season. The first batter of the inning, Doc, hit a leadoff double. Miller retired the next batter, Adam, but Doc scored from second on the play, narrowing the deficit to 9-3. The rally would end there, however, as Miller struck out Josh D to end the inning and the game, giving Cheap Goats a 9-3 win in game five.

The win won the best-of-five series for Cheap Goats, three games to two, as they advance to the Wiffle Series to face Shady Characters. Jack Shack, the two-time defending champions, were eliminated in the first round for the first time in franchise history.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing three runs on six hits. He tied the single-game postseason record for strikeouts, with two.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on six hits and striking out one in four innings.
– Adam pitched one inning of relief for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on four hits.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 4-for-4 with a double, three home runs, five RBI, and four runs scored.
– Miller also had two extra-base hits for Cheap Goats, going 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Josh D led Jack Shack at the plate, going 2-for-5 with a single, a homer, a run scored, and two RBI.

Brian’s Walk-Off Homer Wins Game Four as Jack Shack Force Pivotal Game 5 Against Cheap Goats

3 Sep

With the game tied at 3-3 in after seven innings, and as darkness settled over the Wiffle Diamond, game four of the first round series between Jack Shack and Cheap Goats was suspended. When the game was resumed a week later, Jack Shack escaped a jam in the top of the eighth, and they walked off with a win in the bottom of the eighth when Brian hit a two-run bomb that forced a decisive game five to determine the winner of the best-of-five first round series. The defending champs lived to fight another game, extending the series against Cheap Goats, who they beat in the 2020 Wiffle Series.

Adam started on the mound for Jack Shack, and Cheap Goats took an early lead in the top of the first. After retiring Brett, Adam allowed a one-out triple to Joey. Miller singled, scoring Joey, and Cheap Goats led 1-0. Adam then retired Christian to strand Miller at first, ending the inning.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fought his way out of trouble in the bottom of the first. After retiring Adam to start the inning, he allowed back-to-back singles to Josh D and Brian, putting runners on first and second with one out. Dinger buckled down, getting Turbo to ground out to center, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Adam rolled through the top of the second, retiring Dinger and Brett in order.

Dinger allowed a one-out double to Adam in the bottom of the second, but retired Josh D to strand him at second, ending the inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Cheap Goats extended their lead in the top of the third. Joey led off with a double, and Miller drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 2-0. Two batters later, Dinger hit a one-out double, scoring Miller, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Adam then retired Brett to end the inning, stranding Dinger at second, and Jack Shack trailed by three.

Jack Shack cut into the deficit in the bottom of the third. With one out, Turbo hit a solo homer to right-center, and Jack Shack trailed 3-1. Dinger then retired Doc to end the inning.

Jack Shack turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, bringing their ace Brian to the mound. He retired Joey and Miller in order.

Dinger matched Brian in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Adam and Josh D in order.

Brian continued to roll in the top of the fifth, sending Christian and Dinger down consecutively.

Once again, Dinger did the same, retiring Brian and Turbo in the bottom of the fifth.

Cheap Goats could not add to their lead in the top of the sixth, as Brian send Brett and Joey down in order, and Jack Shack trailed 3-1 heading into what could have been their final at-bat of the 2021 season.

As they have for the last three seasons, when their backs were against the wall, Jack Shack rallied. Needing two runs to extend their 2021 season, they did just that in the bottom of the sixth. Doc led off with a double, and Adam followed with a two-run homer, tying the game at 3-3. Jack Shack needed one more run to end the game, but Dinger regrouped, and retired Josh D and Brian to send the game to extra innings.

Brian continued to dominate on the mound, retiring Miller and Christian in the top of the seventh, the seventh and eighth consecutive batters he retired since entering the game.

Dinger remained on the mound in the the bottom of the seventh, and he retired Turbo and Doc in order.

At this point the Wiffle Diamond had become very dark, and considering the stakes, the game was called due to darkness.

Several weeks later, after a rainout, the game was resumed.

Brian remained on the mound in the top of the eighth. After retiring Dinger, he allowed a one-out triple to Brett, putting the go-ahead run on third. Jack Shack elected to walk Joey to face Miller. With one out and runners on the corners, Brian got Miller to fly out to left, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

After escaping the jam in the top of the eighth, Brian provided more heroics in the bottom of the inning. Christian took over on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he retired Adam, the first batter he faced. The next batter, Josh D, singled, putting the winning run on base. Brian came to the plate and with one swing, he ended the game and extended the series. His walk-off two-run homer gave Jack Shack a 5-3 win, forcing game five to determine who would advance to the 2021 Wiffle Series.

W: Brian (2-2)
L: Christian (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian earned the win on the mound for Jack Shack, pitching five scoreless innings of relief, allowing only one hit.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on two hits in half an inning of relief.
– Both starting pitchers earned no decisions. Adam allowed three runs on five hits in three innings, and Dinger gave up three runs on six hits in seven innings.
– Brian led Jack Shack on offense, going 2-for-5 with a single, the walk-off two-run homer to win the game, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Adam also went 2-for-5 for Jack Shack with a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an intentional walk.

Brett Powers Cheap Goats Past Jack Shack 7-4 to Win Game 3

12 Aug

Brett went 4-for-5 with three doubles, a homer, and three RBI, as Cheap Goats stormed out to an early lead and beat Jack Shack 7-4 to take game three of their best-of-five first round series. Joey drove in the other four runs for Cheap Goats, and Miller pitched the complete game win as Cheap Goats took a 2-1 lead in the series.

Brian started on the mound for Jack Shack, and he fell behind early. Brett led off with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI single that gave Cheap Goats an immediate 1-0 lead. Brian avoided further damage, retiring Miller and Christian to strand Joey at first, ending the inning.

Jack Shack quickly tied things up in the bottom of the first. Adam led off with a triple, and when Miller got Josh D to ground out for the first out of the inning, Adam scored to tie the game at 1-1. Miller then retired Brian to end the inning.

Brett doubled with one out in the top of the second, but Brian retired Joey to strand him, ending the inning.

Miller rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Turbo and Doc in order, and the game remained tied at 1-1.

Cheap Goats took a big lead in the top of the third. Miller doubled, and he moved to third when Christian followed with a single. Brian struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, but Brett followed with an RBI double, scoring Miller to give Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead. The next batter, Joey, emptied the bases, and his three-run homer extended the Cheap Goats lead to 5-1. Miller followed with a double, and Jack Shack made a call to the bullpen, replacing Brian with Adam. Adam retired the first batter he faced, Christian, stranding Miller at second to end the inning.

Jack Shack narrowed the deficit in the bottom of the third. With one out, Josh D laced a solo homer to right-center, cutting the score to 5-2. Brian followed with a double, but Miller stranded him at second, retiring Turbo to end the inning.

Adam cruised through the top of the fourth, retiring Dinger and Brett in order.

Jack Shack cut further into the Cheap Goats lead in the bottom of the fourth. Doc led off with a double, and Adam drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 5-3. Miller got Josh D to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Adam scored from third on the play, and Jack Shack trailed 5-4. Brian followed with a one-out double, but Jack Shack couldn’t tie the game. Miller retired Turbo to strand Brian at second, ending the inning.

Adam continued to pitch effectively in the top of the fifth, retiring Joey and Miller in order.

Miller matched him in the bottom of the fifth, sending Doc and Adam down consecutively.

Up 5-4, Cheap Goats added insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Christian led off with a double, and two batters later, Brett hit a two-run homer to right-center, putting Cheap Goats ahead 7-4. Brian retired Joey to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by three heading into their final at-bat.

Miller remained on the mound to close things out for Cheap Goats, and after retiring Josh D, he allowed a one-out triple to Brian. The rally would end there, however, as Miller retired Turbo to strand Brian at second, giving Cheap Goats a 7-4 win.

The win gave Cheap Goats a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five first round series.

W: Miller (2-0)
L: Brian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on seven hits.
– Brian took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up five runs on eight hits and striking out one in 2.5 innings.
– Adam pitched 3.5 innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing two runs on two hits.
– Brett led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a homer, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Joey also went 2-for-5 for Cheap Goats with a single, a homer, a run scored, and four RBI.
– Adam and Brian each had multiple hits for Jack Shack. Adam went 2-for-4 with two triples, two runs scored, and an RBI. Brian went 3-for-4 with three doubles.

Jack Shack Storm Back to Even Series Against Cheap Goats with 7-3 Game Two Win

3 Aug

All four Jack Shack players scored, Brian homered twice, and Turbo drove in three runs as Jack Shack won game two of their first round series with Cheap Goats 7-3. After scoring only a single run in game one, the Jack Shack offense responded, scoring runs in every inning but one. Cheap Goats rallied late led by Joey and Brett, but it was too little too late, and the best-of-five first round series is tied at one game apiece.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got into trouble early. After retiring Adam to start the game, he allowed a one-out double to Josh. Turbo followed with an inside-the-park homer fueled by Cheap Goats throwing errors, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Brian followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers made the score 3-0. Cheap Goats made a quick change at the mound, bringing Christian in from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Adam, ending the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and after allowing a leadoff double to Brett, he retired Joey and Miller, stranding Brett at second, ending the inning.

Christian retired the side in order in the top of the second, sending Josh D and Turbo down consecutively.

Brian matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Jordan and Christian in order.

After retiring Brian for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out single to Adam. Josh D followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Turbo singled, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack had a 4-0 lead. Jack Shack had runners on the corners again, but Christian avoided further damage, retiring Brian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats threatened in the bottom of the third, but Brian worked his way out of a jam. Brett singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Joey followed with a double. Cheap Goats had two runners in scoring position, but Brian retired Miller, stranding both runners and maintaining the four-run lead.

Adam doubled to start the top of the fourth, and he scored from second when Josh D grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was in front 5-0.

Brian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Adam replaced in on the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Christian singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Dinger followed with a double. Cheap Goats once again had two runners in scoring position, and once again, Brian escaped. He retired Brett to end the inning, leaving two runners on, and Jack Shack continued to lead by five runs.

Brian led off the top of the fifth with a solo shot to left, putting Jack Shack ahead 6-0. Christian retired the next two batters, Adam and Josh D, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Miller followed with an RBI single, scoring Joey from second to make the score 6-1. Adam retired the next two batters, Jordan and Christian, stranding Miller at first and ending the inning.

Jack Shack added one final insurance run in the top of the seventh. Turbo led off with a double, and scored from second when Brian grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 7-1.

Dinger led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a single. Joey also singled, scoring Dinger from third, and the Jack Shack lead was cut to 7-2. Adam retired Miller for the first out of the inning, and Brett scored on the play, making the score 7-3. The Cheap Goats rally would end there, as Adam retired Jordan for the second out of the inning, stranding Joey at second, and giving Jack Shack a 7-3 win.

The win evened the best-of-five series at one game each heading into game three.

W: Brian (1-1)
L: Christian (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching three shutout innings to start the game.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on six hits in five-and-a-half innings of relief.
– Adam pitched three innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Dinger started for Cheap Goats and earned a no-decision, allowing three runs on three hits in half of an inning.
– All four Jack Shack players had at least two hits in the win. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI. Brian went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI. Josh D went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI. And Adam went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and two runs scored.
– Joey and Brett each had three hits for Cheap Goats in the loss. Joey went 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Brett went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and a run scored.

Christian and Dinger Throw Nine-Inning Shutout and Jordan’s Walk-Off Single Seals 1-0 Cheap Goats Win Over Jack Shack in Season Finale

31 Jul

Christian and Dinger combined to throw nine shutout innings, allowing only six hits and only one baserunner beyond second base, as Cheap Goats walked off with a 1-0 over win over Jack Shack when Jordan hit an RBI single to score Miller in the bottom of the ninth. Both team’s defenses played at an elite level, limiting hits and stranding runners, in one of the best games of the 2021 season. The teams will meet again in the first round of the playoffs in a rematch of the 2020 Wiffle Series.

Christian started for Cheap Goats, and he got out of trouble early. After retiring Adam for the first out of the inning, he allowed a double to Josh D and a single to Turbo, putting runners on the corners. Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize, however, as Christian retired Brian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Brian took the mound for Jack Shack, and he also stranded a runner early. Brett led off the bottom of the first with a double, but Brian retired Joey and Miller to strand him, ending the inning.

Josh D singled with one out in the top of the second, but Christian stranded him, retiring Turbo to end the inning.

Brian rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Jordan and Christian.

Brian led off the top of the third with a double, but Christian and Cheap Goats stranded another runner, as Christian retired Adam and Josh D to end the inning.

Brett doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Brian escaped unscathed, retiring Joey to strand the runner and the game remained scoreless after three innings.

Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, bringing Dinger to the mound. The first batter he faced, Turbo, hit a single. But Dinger buckled down, retiring Brian and Adam to strand him at first, ending the inning.

Brian retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, sending Miller and Jordan down consecutively.

Turbo doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Dinger stranded him, retiring Brian to get out of the inning.

Adam took the mound in the bottom of the fifth, as Brian had reached his innings limit for the week. He picked up where Brian left off, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Dinger matched Adam in the top of the sixth, retiring Adam and Josh D in order, and Cheap Goats had shutout Jack Shack through six innings.

Cheap Goats couldn’t plate a run for the win in the bottom of the sixth, as Adam retired Brett and Joey in order.

Dinger continued to roll in the top of the seventh, retiring Turbo and Brian in order, and the game remained scoreless.

Jack Shack continued to confuse the Cheap Goats offense, as Adam retired Miller and Jordan in order in the bottom of the seventh, and the game would continue into the eighth inning.

Dinger retired Adam and Josh D in order in the top of the eight, and Cheap Goats had now pitched eight consecutive shutout innings.

Cheap Goats threatened significantly in the bottom of the eighth, and a very unlikely turn of events allowed Adam and Jack Shack to escape, and for the game to continue. Christian led off the inning with a double, putting the winning run on second. Dinger followed with a single, and Christian moved to third, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Jack Shack intentionally walked Brett, loading the bases for Joey with no outs. Joey hit a shallow fly ball to right, which Turbo caught for an out. Christian had wandered off third base in an attempt to coax a wild throw, but was caught out, ending the inning. Adam had escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam to push the game to the ninth inning.

Dinger powered through the ninth inning, retiring Turbo and Brian in order, eighth and ninth consecutive batters he had retired.

Jack Shack’s luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth. Miller led off with a triple, and Cheap Goats once again had the winning run in scoring position with no outs. This time Jordan hit a single to right-center, scoring Miller, and giving Cheap Goats a 1-0 win in nine innings.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 11-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 10-10 on the season. The win clinched the #2 seed in the playoffs for Cheap Goats, and the loss clinched the #3 seed for Jack Shack.

W: Dinger (4-4)
L: Adam (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, pitching six shutout innings of relief, allowing only two hits.
– Adam took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up one run on four hits in four innings of relief.
– Christian got a no-decision for Cheap Goats, starting the game and allowing no runs on four hits in three innings.
– Brian got a no-decision for Jack Shack, starting the game and giving up no runs on two hits in four innings.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense and was the only Cheap Goats player with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an intentional walk.
– Turbo led Jack Shack in the loss, going 3-for-6 with two singles and a double.