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Shady Characters Hold Off Late Cheap Goats Rally to Win 6-5

28 May

Joe went 3-for-5, all three hits doubles, to lead Shady Characters in the win over Cheap Goats

Both Shady Characters and Cheap Goats scored five runs in the fifth inning, but it was the single run Shady Characters scored in the third inning that was the difference, as they held off Cheap Goats late push for a comeback, winning 6-5. The loss was Cheap Goats’ first of the 2019 season, and the win snapped Shady Characters’ four game losing streak.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got off to a good start, retiring Dylan and Tom K in order in the top of the first.

Tom K had two innings of pitching eligibility left for week 3, and he got the start for Shady Characters. He sent Jordan and Joey down consecutively, and the game was scoreless after an inning.

Joe grabs a fly ball for an out in left field

Joe doubled to lead off the top of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger retired Luke and Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Tom K pitched another perfect frame in the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Christian, and reaching his innings limit for the week.

Luke makes a leaping catch in right field to retire Dinger

Shady Characters broke the scoreless tie in the top of the third. Dylan singled to lead off the inning, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI double to score him, making the score 1-0. Dinger retired Luke to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Dylan had three hits for Shady Characters, going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double in the win

Mike took over on the mound for Shady Characters to start the bottom of the third. He picked up where Tom K left off, retiring the side in order.

Dinger snags a fly ball along the first base line, retiring Joe

Dinger rolled through the top of the fourth, sending Mike and Dylan down in order.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Mike, who earned the win and had a triple before leaving the game injured

Mike gave up a one-out single to Dinger in the bottom of the fourth, but retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Shady Characters opened up a big lead with a big inning in the top of the fifth. Tom K singled, and two batters later, Luke hit his second homer of the week, a two-run shot to right-center, making the score 3-0. Mike followed with a triple, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Shady Characters lead to 4-0. Tom K then hit an RBI double, scoring Dylan, and Shady Characters led 5-0. The barrage of hits and poor Cheap Goats fielding continued, as Joe hit an RBI double, scoring Tom K, and Shady Characters had pulled ahead 6-0. Dinger finally escaped the inning when Luke grounded out to left, and Cheap Goats trailed by six runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at home after Luke’s two-run homer put them ahead 4-0

Cheap Goats had only managed one hit, a single, through the first four innings, but they got out their bats in the bottom of the fifth. Dave led off with a triple, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats on the board at 6-1. Joey then singled, and Cheap Goats had runners on the corners with no outs. Two batters later, Christian hit a three-run blast to right, and Cheap Goats had cut the deficit to 6-4. Dave followed with a solo homer, the first of his career, and the back-to-back home runs made the score 6-5. While pitching to Jordan, Mike came up lame leaving the mound to approach a ball in foul territory, and he exited the game. Luke took over on the mound and retired Jordan to end the inning and the Cheap Goats rally. Cheap Goats had scored five runs, and they now trailed by a run heading into the final inning.

Cheap Goats celebrate at home after Christian’s three run bomb cut the score to 6-4

Dave followed Christian’s homer with a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks cut the score to 6-5

Dylan started the top of the sixth with a single, but Shady Characters couldn’t extend their lead. Dinger retired Tom K and Joe to end the inning, and Cheap Goats would need a run to send the game to extra innings.

Luke remained on the mound to close things out for Shady Characters, and he was effective. He retired Joey and Dinger in order, ending the game, giving Shady Characters a 6-5 victory.

Luke earned the save, pitching 1.5 innings without allowing a hit or run

The win moved Shady Characters to 2-4 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 5-1.

W: Mike (1-0)
L: Dinger (2-1)
S: Luke (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joe and Dylan each had three hits to lead Shady Characters on offense. Joe went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI. Dylan also went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dave was the only member of Cheap Goats with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike earned the win in relief for Shady Characters. He pitched 2.5 innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
– Luke picked up the save for Shady Characters, retiring all three batters he faced in 1.5 innings.
– Tom K got a no decision in the start for Shady Characters, allowing no runs and no hits in two innings.
– Dinger took the complete game loss for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on ten hits.

Jordan and Joey Lead Late Charge as Cheap Goats Beat Guacamol-yay 4-2

27 May

Jordan and Joey combined to go eight-for-eight with six extra-base hits in Cheap Goats 4-2 win over Guacamol-yay

Jordan and Joey combined to go a perfect eight-for-eight at the top of the Cheap Goats lineup, and contributed eight of Cheap Goats’ nine hits in a 4-2 win over Guacamol-yay. Christian pitched the complete game win, allowing only two runs on six hits, and with the win, Cheap Goats remained undefeated at 5-0.

Jan led off the top of the first with a single for Guacamol-yay, but Christian stranded the runner, retiring Josh and Jude to end the inning.

Cheap Goats jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Jordan led off with a triple. Joey then singled, but Jordan couldn’t advance home on the play, leaving runners on first and third with no outs. Dinger then hit a deep fly to center, and Jordan scored on the sacrifice, making the score 1-0. Guacamol-yay’s starter, Jude, then retired Christian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by a run.

Jordan connects on a line drive for one of his four hits in the game

Guacamol-yay evened things up in the top fo the second. Ben led off with a single, and two batters later, Jan hit an RBI triple, scoring Ben to tie the game at 1-1. Christian retired Josh for the second out of the inning, stranding Jan at third.

Jan went 4-for-4 for Guacamol-yay in the loss

Jordan singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but when Joey followed with a double, Jordan was caught off third base for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

Joey races in from center to catch a fly ball near second base

Christian struck out Jude to start the top of the third, and retired Ben for a perfect frame.

Dinger singled to lead off the bottom of third, but Jude retired Christian and Dave to escape the inning unscathed, and the score remained tied at 1-1.

Jan doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t take advantage, as Josh was retired to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Christian takes a throw from the outfield as Jan narrowly makes it back to third in time

Cheap Goats would pull back ahead in the bottom of the fourth. Jordan led off with a triple, and Joey drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 2-1. Jude then got Dinger to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Joey scored from third on the play, and Cheap Goats led 3-1. Jude then retired Christian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats had a two-run lead.

Christian, who moved to 3-0 on the season, delivers a pitch to Jude with his defense in position behind him

Ben singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Christian retired Jonah for the second out of the inning, and Guacamol-yay remained behind by two runs.

Joey hauls in a fly ball in center field

Cheap Goats added an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Jordan tripled for the third time in the game, and Joey followed with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Jude retired Dinger to end the inning, stranding Joey at second.

Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only two runs on six hits, and striking out two

Down three runs in the bottom of the sixth, Guacamol-yay had a small rally. Jan led off the inning with a triple, his second of the game. Josh followed with a fly out in foul territory along the third base line. Jan tagged and scored on the play, cutting the score to 4-2. The rally ended there, however, as Christian struck out Jude for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Cheap Goats a 4-2 win.

Cheap Goats moved to 5-0 on the year with the win, and Guacamol-yay fell to 1-4 with the loss.

W: Christian (3-0)
L: Jude (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan and Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, as both players went 4-for-4. Jordan had a single, three triples, and three runs scored. Joey had a single, two doubles, a triple, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Jan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 4-for-4 with a single, a double, two triples, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Ben was the only other Guacamol-yay player to reach base, going 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored.
– Christian earned the win for Cheap Goats in a complete game effort, allowing two runs on six hits, striking out two.
– Jude pitched the complete game loss for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on nine hits.

Norris and Christian Quiet Jack Shack Bats in 6-1 Cheap Goats Victory

20 May

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched scored innings of relief to lead Cheap Goats in a 6-1 win

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched four innings of relief as Cheap Goats went up early and held Jack Shack to a single run in a 6-1 victory. Joey, Dave, and Christian each contributed two hits, and Cheap Goats remained undefeated at 4-0 after two weeks of the EWL season.

After pitching a complete game win in the first game of week 2, Christian started on the mound again for Cheap Goats in their second game of the week. He retired Josh and Adam R in order for a scoreless inning in the top of the first.

Norris connects on one of his three hits in the contest

Cheap Goats jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Joey tripled with one out off Jack Shack’s starter, Adam R, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Christian then singled, scoring Norris from second, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Adam then retired Ryan to strand Christian, ending the inning.

Christian continued to roll in the top of the second, sending Dustin and Turbo down in order. Adam R matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively.

Christian picked up his second win of the season and week, pitching two scoreless innings to start the game

Christian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Cheap Goats turned to Norris on the mound. The first batter he faced, Josh, tripled. Adam R then hit a sacrifice fly to center, and Josh nearly crossed home to beat the throw, cutting the score to 2-1. Norris then retired Dustin to end the inning.

Dustin leaps to catch a fly ball in left field for Jack Shack

Cheap Goats opened up a big lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled, and Christian followed with an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 3-1. Ryan then singled, moving Christian to second. Dave hit an RBI double, scoring Norris to put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Adam R got Joey to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, but Christian scored on the play, and the score was 5-1. Norris then tripled for his third extra-base hit of the game, scoring Dave, and Cheap Goats led 6-1. Adam retired Christian to end the inning, and Jack Shack had fallen behind by five runs.

Joey deliberates over a pitch as his teammate Christian watches

Norris rolled in the top of the fourth, retiring Turbo and striking out Josh.

Dave rips one down the line for one of his two hits in the game. He went 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Dave singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, and Joey followed with a double, but Dave was caught in between second and third for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack avoided further damage.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Jack Shack couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Turbo to strand the runner and end the inning.

Adam retired Norris and Christian in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Jack Shack trailed by five heading into the final inning.

Adam pitched the complete game for Jack Shack, taking the loss after allowing six runs on ten hits

Josh started the top of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Adam followed with a double. Jack Shack had two runners in scoring position with no outs, and needed a rally. Dustin hit a high fly ball to shallow center, which Joey caught for an out, and Josh did not test Joey’s arm in attempt to score on a sacrifice. Norris then retired Turbo to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 6-1.

Norris was strong on the mound in his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, giving up only one run on four hits in four innings

Dustin makes contact with a pitch. He went 1-4 with a double.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 4-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 2-2.

W: Christian (2-0)
L: Adam R (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Dave, Christian, and Joey each had two hits for Cheap Goats. Dave had a single and a double, Joey had a double and a triple, and Christian had two RBI singles.
– Josh was the only Jack Shack player with more than one hit. He went 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, and a run scored.
– Christian started the game for Cheap Goats and picked up the win. He pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit or a run.
– Norris pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing one run and four hits.
– Adam R took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on ten hits.

Christian and Cheap Goats Blank Guacamol-yay 2-0

15 May

Christian threw a two-hit shutout in his first appearance of 2019, keeping the Guacamol-yay bats silent in a 2-0 Cheap Goats win

In his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, Christian pitched a complete game shutout for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits and striking out one in a 2-0 victory over Guacamol-yay. Josh K was effective on the mound for Guacamol-yay, but Cheap Goats scored two runs in the top of the fifth after four scoreless innings, and it was enough to secure a win for Cheap Goats, as they remained the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Dave singled to lead off the top of the first for Cheap Goats, but he wouldn’t advance beyond first, as Josh retired Joey and Norris (making his first appearance of the 2019 season) to end the inning.

Dave singled to lead off the game in the top of the first

Christian cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam R and Corey in order.

Josh matched him in the top of the second, sending Christian and Ryan (making his first career EWL appearance) down in order to end the inning.

Christian leaves the mound to snag a fly ball for an out

Josh led off the bottom of the second with a single. Christian struck out Jude, and Allie followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with one out. Guacamol-yay was threatening, but Christian escaped the jam, retiring Jan for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

Josh continued to roll in the top of the third, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively. Christian matched him in the bottom of the third, and the game was scoreless through three innings.

Corey catches a fly ball in center field to retire Joey

Norris doubled for his first hit of 2019 to lead off the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Christian and Ryan were retired, and Josh escaped the inning without damage.

Josh was effective on the mound, limiting Cheap Goats to two runs on five hits, but didn’t get run support from his offense

Christian pitched another scoreless frame in the bottom of the fourth, and through four innings the teams had combined for no runs and four hits.

Joey’s triple in the fifth inning ignited the only scoring for either team, as Cheap Goats jumped out to a 2-0 lead

Cheap Goats finally broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth. Joey tripled with one out, and Norris followed with an RBI double, scoring Joey to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Christian then hit an RBI single, and Norris scored from second to give Cheap Goats a 2-0 lead. Josh retired Ryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay trailed by two runs.

Norris ropes one of his two doubles down the left field line. He went 2-for-3 in his first appearance of the 2019 season.

Christian retired Jude and Allie in order in the bottom of the fifth, maintaining Cheap Goats two-run lead.

Josh retired Dave and Joey consecutively in the top of the sixth, and Guacamol-yay would need two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend the game.

Christian’s RBI single put Cheap Goats up 2-0

Christian remained on the mound to close things out, and he ended the game quickly, sending Jan and Del down to end the game, giving Cheap Goats a 2-0 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-0 on the season, and Guacamol-yay remained winless at 0-3.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Josh K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris, making his 2019 debut and his first appearance with Cheap Goats, went 2-for-3 to lead his squad at the plate. He had two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Josh and Allie each had singles in the second inning, the only hits for Guacamol-yay in the contest.
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits in the shutout, striking out one.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up two runs on five hits.

Cheap Goats Pull Away Late to Top Shady Characters 6-2

13 May

Joey, who led Cheap Goats on offense with four doubles, prepares to connect on a pitch from Dylan

Joey went 4-for-5 with four doubles, Dinger contributed four singles, and on the mound, he combined with Emily to allow only two runs on four hits, as Cheap Goats beat Shady Characters 6-2. Cheap Goats scored four runs in the final two innings to take a lead that Shady Characters couldn’t surpass, and the Goats finished week 1 as the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Tom W, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer, to lead Shady Characters

Dylan took the mound for Shady Characters, and he got off to a good start, retiring Jordan and Joey in order in the top of the first. He doubled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Dinger, Cheap Goats’ starter, retired Tom W to strand him at second, and the game was scoreless through an inning.

Dinger led off the top of the second with a single. The next batter, Emily, hit a line drive to Dylan, which he caught, retiring both Emily and Dinger for a double play. Dinger retired Shady Characters in order in the bottom of the second, and he had reached his innings limit for week 1.

Dinger and Jordan watch as Joey approaches a fly ball in center field

Cheap Goats got on the board in the top of the third. Dave led off with a double, and he moved from second to third when Jordan singled. With runners on the corners, Joey doubled, scoring Dave to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Dinger then singled, once again putting runners on the corners with no outs. Emily grounded out to right-center, but Joey scored on the play, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Dave returned to the plate with Dinger on second, but Dylan escaped further damage, getting him to fly out to left to end the inning.

Emily took the mound in the bottom of the third, making her first career EWL pitching appearance. She retired the side in order, and the score remained 2-0.

Dylan of Shady Characters snags a fly ball near second base

Joey doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, and he moved from second to third when Dinger followed with a single. Emily came to the plate with runners on the corners and one out, but Dylan struck her out, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Tom W led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Shady Characters couldn’t plate a run, as Emily retired Tom K and Mike to strand the runner at second, maintaining the two-run lead.

Dylan delivers a pitch to Emily with Joey and Dinger on base, as the sun sets over the week 1 wiffle diamond .

Cheap Goats added to their lead in the top of the fifth when Jordan hit a powerful one-out solo homer to left, making the score 3-0. Joey followed with a double, but Dylan stranded him, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Down three runs, Shady Characters finally showed signs of life in the bottom of the fifth. Joe led off with a double, and two batters later, Tom W crushed a two-run blast to right-center, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Emily retired Tom K to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by a run heading into the final frame.

Cheap Goats provided Emily with some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Emily singled and moved to second when Dave followed with a single. Two batters later, Joey hit a bases-clearing double, and the two RBIs put Cheap Goats ahead 5-2. Dinger followed with his fourth single of the game, scoring Joey from second to make the score 6-2. Dylan retired Emily to end the inning, and Shady Characters now trailed by four runs.

Emily picked up a save in her first career EWL pitching performance. She kept Shady Characters in check, allowing only two runs on three hits in four innings of relief.

Emily made quick work of Shady Characters in the bottom of the sixth, sending Mike and Joe down in order, giving Cheap Goats a 6-2 win.

The victory moved Cheap Goats record to 2-0 on the year, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-1.

W: Dinger (2-0)
L: Dylan (0-1)
S: Emily (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four doubles, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Dinger also went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats, with four singles and an RBI.
– Tom W was the only member of Shady Characters with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, pitching two innings and allowing no runs on one hit.
– Emily picked up the first save of the 2019 EWL season, allowing two runs on three hits in four innings of relief.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on thirteen hits and striking out one.

Cheap Goats Rally Late to Top Jack Shack 7-4 in 2019 EWL Season Opener

8 May

Dinger went 2-for-4 at the plate, with a two-run homer, a single, a sacrifice fly and three RBI, in addition to earning a complete game win in Cheap Goats 7-4 victory over Jack Shack.

After trailing 4-3 at the midpoint of the first game of the 2019 EWL season, Cheap Goats rallied with four unanswered runs in the final two innings to pull ahead of Jack Shack and win 7-4. Joey went 4-for-5 with four doubles to lead Cheap Goats, and Dinger pitched the complete game win, finishing the outing with four scoreless innings.

EWL veteran Josh delivers a pitch to EWL commish Joey in the 2019 EWL season opener.

Cheap Goats scored the first run of the EWL season right away, when Jordan led off the top of the first with a double, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Josh, Jack Shack’s starter, then retired Dinger and EWL rookie, Emily, to end the inning.

Jack Shack bounced back in the bottom of the first, tying the game. Josh started the inning with a double, and two batters later, Brian drove him in with an RBI single in the first at-bat of his wiffle career.

Josh, who went 4-for-5 to lead Jack Shack, awaits a pitch at the plate while his teammates watch.

With the score tied at 1-1, Josh retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the second.

Jack Shack would pull ahead in the bottom of the second. Adam tripled with one out, and Bryan drove him in with an RBI double that put Jack Shack ahead 2-1. Turbo followed with a two-run blast to left-center, and Jack Shack led 4-1. Josh followed with a double, but Dinger retired Adam to escape the inning.

Bryan reached base safely in his first two career EWL at-bats, going 2-for-5 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI.

Cheap Goats would claw back in the top of the third. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Dinger followed with a two-run homer than made the score 4-3. Two batters later, Dave registered his first career wiffle hit with a one-out double, but Josh stranded him, retiring Jordan to end the inning and preserve the one-run lead.

Dinger was effective in his first start of 2019, allowing four runs on nine hits in the complete game win.

Dinger retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 4-3.

Josh matched Dinger in the top of the fourth, sending Joey and Dinger down consecutively.

Josh leaves the mound to catch a fly ball hit by Jordan.

Josh led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Jack Shack couldn’t extend the lead, as Dinger retired Adam to strand Josh at second, ending the inning.

Down 4-3, Cheap Goats would take the lead in the top of the fifth. Dave doubled with one out, and Jordan followed with an RBI double that tied the game at 4-4. Joey then doubled, scoring Jordan and giving Cheap Goats a 5-4 lead. Dinger followed with a single, putting runners on first and third. Emily hit an RBI single, the first hit of her EWL career, scoring Joey to extend the Cheap Goats lead to 6-4. Josh retired Dave to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by two runs.

Joey went 4-for-5 to lead Cheap Goats, and all four of his hits were doubles, one shy of the single-game EWL record.

Turbo led off the bottom of the fifth with a double off the fence, but was caught out as he ran past second base. Josh followed with a triple, his fourth extra-base hit of the game, but Dinger got out of the jam when Adam hit a line drive to right-center that Joey snagged for the second out of the inning.

Cheap Goats would add an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Jordan singled to lead off the inning, and Joey doubled to put two runners in scoring position with no outs. Dinger hit a high fly in right field territory, which Josh caught for an out, but Jordan tagged to score on the play, extending the Cheap Goats lead to 7-4. Josh then retired Emily to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by three heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Jordan went 3-for-5 for Cheap Goats, with a single, two doubles, an RBI, and three runs scored.

Dinger closed things out quietly in the final frame, retiring Bryan and Turbo in order, giving Cheap Goats the 7-4 opening game victory.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 1-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 0-1.

W: Dinger (1-0)
L: Josh (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 4-for-5 with four doubles, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Josh led Jack Shack at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a triple, and a run scored.
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on nine hits.
– Josh took the complete game loss for Jack Shack, giving up seven runs on twelve hits.

Erich Unstoppable as Shady Characters Destroy Cheap Goats 19-5 to Even First Round Series

1 Aug

Erich had a historically dominant performance in game 2, going 8-for-8, hitting for the cycle twice.

After sputtering on offense in a game 1 loss, Shady Characters exploded for nineteen runs in game 2, as Erich hit for the cycle twice in the same game, and the best-of-five first round series was evened at 1-1. Erich was 8-for-8 with two singles, two doubles, two triples, two home runs, six runs scored, and five RBI, becoming the first player in EWL history to hit for the cycle twice in one playoff game. Dylan, Tom W, and Jason each had five hits, and Shady Characters scored nineteen unanswered runs after falling behind 2-0 in the top of the first. Dylan pitched the complete game win, and he also set the EWL single-game playoff record for triples, with four, shattering the previous mark of two.

Cheap Goats got to Dylan early in the top of the first, but after taking an early lead, they wouldn’t score again until late in the game when they trailed by double digits. Jordan led off the game with a triple, and he scored when Joey followed with an RBI triple that made the score 1-0. Christian then singled, scoring Joey, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Just when it looked like Cheap Goats may jump out to a big lead in both the game and the series, Dylan retired Dinger and Jordan to end the inning, and his offense took over in the bottom half of the inning.

Tom W had five extra-base hits, including three two-run bombs, propelling Shady Characters to the big game 2 victory.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got into trouble early. Dylan led off the inning with a triple, and Tom W tied the game with a two-run homer, making the score 2-2. Erich followed with a triple, and he scored from third when Jason grounded out for the first out of the inning. Dinger then retired Dylan to end the inning, and Shady Characters led 3-2.

Joey led off the top of the second with a double, but Cheap Goats couldn’t tie the game. Dylan retired Christian and Dinger to strand the runner, maintaining the one-run lead.

Shady Characters would pull ahead to a comfortable lead in the bottom of the second. Tom W doubled, and he scored from second on Erich’s RBI single, making the score 4-2. Jason then doubled, scoring Erich, and Shady Characters led 5-2. Dylan followed with his second triple of the game, scoring Jason, giving Shady Characters a 6-2 lead. Tom W grounded out for the first out of the inning, but Dylan scored on the play, extending the lead to 7-2. Erich followed with a double, but Dinger finally got out of the inning, retiring Jason to strand the runner, and Cheap Goats trailed by four runs.

Dylan rolled through the top of the third, retiring Jordan and Joey in order, and Shady Characters blew the game open in the bottom of the third.

Dylan had a strong game at the plate and also kept Cheap Goats in check on the mound, producing scoreless innings in four of the six innings he pitched.

Dylan led off the inning with his third triple of the game, breaking the single-game playoff record. Tom W followed with his second two-run home run of the game, pushing the lead to 9-2. Erich tripled for the second time in the game, and Jason followed with a two-run shot, making the score 11-2. Dylan tripled yet again, extending his single-game record to four triples, and Tom W hit his third two-run blast of the game, and Shady Characters now led 13-2. Dinger was removed from the game, and Cheap Goats turned to Christian from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Erich, doubled, and Jason drove him in with an RBI triple. The inning finally ended when Christian retired the next two batters, Dylan and Tom W, but Shady Characters had scored seven runs in the inning, essentially putting Cheap Goats away with a 14-2 lead through three innings.

Christian doubled to start the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, as Dylan retired Dinger and Jordan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Shady Characters continued to pile it on in the bottom of the fourth. Erich led off the inning with a solo homer, giving him the cycle, and the lead was 15-2. Jason followed with his second triple of the game, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 16-2. Two batters later, Erich hit a one-out single, scoring Dylan from second, and Shady Characters led 17-2. Christian retired Jason for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by fifteen runs.

Dylan connects on one of his EWL single-game playoff record four triples.

Dylan continued to mow down Cheap Goats hitters in the top of the fifth, sending Joey and Christian down in order.

Shady Characters finished their offensive onslaught in the bottom of the fifth. Joey came to the mound, making his first pitching appearance of the 2018 season. He retired the first batter he faced, Dylan, but then Shady Characters would add a few more insurance runs. Tom W doubled, and Erich completed his second cycle in the game, hitting a mammoth two-run shot to right, putting Shady Characters ahead 19-2. Jason followed with a double, but Joey escaped further damage, retiring Dylan to end the inning. Shady Characters had scored two or more runs in every inning, with nineteen unanswered runs, and led by seventeen runs heading into the sixth.

Joey connects on a solo homer in the top of the fifth. He was 3-for-5 with three extra-base hits in the blowout loss.

Cheap Goats showed some life in the top of the sixth, but it was far too little too late. Dinger started the inning with a single, and Jordan followed with a two-run homer than cut the score to 19-4. Joey followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 19-5. The rally would end there. Dylan fanned Christian for the first out of the inning, and then retired Dinger to end the inning and the game.

The 19-5 Shady Characters win evened the best-of-five first round series at 1-1.

W: Dylan (1-0)
L: Dinger (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dylan pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eight hits, striking out one in six innings.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up thirteen runs on fourteen hits in 2.5 innings pitched.
– Christian and Joey both pitched out of the bullpen for Cheap Goats. Christian pitched two innings, allowing four runs on six hits. Joey pitched a single inning, giving up two runs on three hits.
– Erich led Shady Characters on offense, becoming the first player in EWL playoff history to hit for the cycle twice in one game. He went a perfect 8-for-8 with two singles, two doubles, two triples, two home runs, six runs scored, and five RBI.
– Dylan went 5-for-9 for Shady Characters, with a double, a record-breaking four triples, five runs scored, and two RBI.
– Tom W went 5-for-8 for Shady Characters, with two doubles, three home runs, five runs scored, and seven RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.