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Bobby Brown Pulls Away Late, Rides Gaurav’s Arm to 5-2 Win Over Ham Slams

27 May
Mark, who went 5 for 6 with two homers and 4 runs scored, races to first as his brother, Brad, watches on

Mark, who went 5 for 6 with two homers and 4 runs scored, races to first as his brother, Brad, watches on

Despite getting crushed in their previous two games and giving up a combined 37 runs, Bobby Brown bounced back against the Ham Slams, holding them to only 2 runs in a 5-2 win.

The Ham Slams started Steve on the mound in his first career pitching appearance, and he debuted the league’s newest signature pitch, the windmill. It worked early, as Gaurav flew out to the mound to start the game. Mark followed with a double, but Steve held him at first as he got Brad to fly out to left for the second out of the inning.

Bobby Brown sent their ace Gaurav to the mound, hoping to play a low-scoring game after two consecutive beat downs. He started great, striking out Steve for the first out, and then getting Anthony to fly out to Brad in left for the second out of the inning.

Steve cruised through the top of the second, as Josh and Gaurav were retired in order for a scoreless inning.

Steve, making his EWL pitching debut, started off well before getting into trouble late

Steve, making his EWL pitching debut, started off well before getting into trouble late

The Slams got to Gaurav in the bottom of the second, breaking the scoreless tie. Evan led off the inning with a solo shot to right field, putting the Slams up 1-0. Quinn followed with a single, and Derek followed with a single, but Gaurav got the first out of the inning when he caught Quinn in between bases with the ball on the mound. With a runner on first, Gaurav got Steve to ground out to left, stranding the runner and holding the deficit to a single run.

Bobby Brown quickly tied the game, as Mark crushed a solo shot to deep right field to lead off the top of the third, making the score 1-1. Brad followed with a single, but Steve maintained the tie, stranding the runner at first by getting Josh and Gaurav to ground out consecutively.

The Slams bounced back in the bottom of the third, as Anthony led off the inning with a triple. The next batter, Evan, followed with another triple, scoring Anthony and putting the Slams back in front 2-1. The Slams couldn’t extend the lead, however, as Gaurav escaped another big inning. He stranded Evan at third by retiring Quinn and Derek, ending the third.

For the second consecutive inning, Mark led off with a solo shot, and the Slams lead had evaporated immediately. Tied at 2-2, Bobby Brown couldn’t take the lead. Brad flew out to Steve at the mound for the first out, and after Josh singled, Steve stranded him at first by getting Gaurav to ground out to center to end the inning.

Gaurav shifted into cruise control in the bottom of the fourth, confusing the Ham Slams for the rest of the game. Steve singled to lead off the inning, but Anthony followed by flying out for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Evan, singled, putting runners on first and second. Gaurav escaped the jam, however, as he got Quinn to ground out to center, stranding two runners and maintaining the 2-2 tie.

Gaurav retired 7 of the final 10 batters he faced in a complete game win, moving to 3-1 on the year

Gaurav retired 7 of the final 10 batters he faced in a complete game win, moving to 3-1 on the year

Mark led off the top of the fifth with a single, the third consecutive inning he started with a base hit. Steve retired the next batter, Brad, for the first out, but got into trouble with one out. Josh, hitless on the day to that point, blasted a two-run homer, scoring Mark and putting Bobby Brown up 4-2. Steve avoided a big inning, getting Gaurav to fly out to the mound to end the fifth.

The Slams couldn’t even things up in the bottom of the fifth, as Derek led off the inning by grounding out to right. Steve followed with a one-out double, but Gaurav held him at second, as he got Anthony to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

Up 4-2, Bobby Brown added an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Mark led off the inning with a single, the fourth consecutive inning he led off with a hit, and moved to second when Brad grounded out to left for the first out. The next batter, Josh, hit a double off the fence, scoring Mark from second and giving Bobby Brown a 5-2 lead. Steve got Gaurav to fly out to the mound for the second out of the inning, and the Slams would trail by 3 runs heading into their final at-bat.

Gaurav stayed in the game to close things out for Bobby Brown, and he was efficient. He got Evan and Quinn to fly out in order, ending the game and giving Bobby Brown a win after four consecutive losses.

The win moved Bobby Brown to 3-5 on the season, one game back of the Ham Slams, who fell to 4-4.

W: Gaurav (3-1)
L: Steve (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Gaurav pitched the complete game win for Bobby Brown, scattering 8 hits while giving up only 2 runs in 6 innings.
– Steve took the loss for the Slams in a solid debut, giving up 5 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings.
– Mark led Bobby Brown offensively, going 5 for 6 with 2 singles, a double, 2 homers, 4 runs scored and 2 RBI.
– Evan led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3 for 4 with a single, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.

Fish Sticks Tear Through Downtown Bobby Brown 15-3

27 May
Ivan went 5 for 8 with 5 runs scored as the Sticks cruised past Bobby Brown 15-3

Ivan went 5 for 8 with 5 runs scored as the Sticks cruised past Bobby Brown 15-3

A week after the Caucasians beat Bobby Brown in the most lopsided manner possible, the Fish Sticks kicked them while they were down, easily defeating them 15-3.

Downtown headed into week 4 without their rookie and best player so far, Helal. To replace him, they signed Josh, who would play for Bobby Brown for the first time in a year. Unable to find a solid pitching option other than Gaurav, they put Josh on the mound to start against the Sticks.

He got off to a solid start in the top of the first, retiring Ivan for the first out of the inning. Joey followed with a one-out single, but Josh stranded him at first when he got Blose to ground out to left to end the inning.

The Sticks would play their week 4 games without Dinger, who would miss games for the first time in his career. Missing their #1 starter, the Sticks sent Joey to the mound to start against Bobby Brown. Unlike Josh, he got into trouble early. Mark led off the game with a single, and the next batter, Brad, crushed a two-run homer to deep left-center field, putting Bobby Brown up 2-0. Joey settled down after the home run, getting Gaurav and Josh to fly out to the mound to end the inning.

Brad's two-run homer in the bottom of the first put Bobby Brown up 2-0

Brad’s two-run homer in the bottom of the first put Bobby Brown up 2-0

The Sticks got to work patching the 2-0 deficit in the top of the second. Vassallo led off the inning with a double, and scored when the next batter, Ivan, doubled. With a runner on second, Joey tied the game with a triple, scoring Ivan and making the score 2-2. With no outs and the lead runner on third, it looked as if the Sticks would have a big inning. But Josh escaped the jam, getting Blose and Vassallo to fly out for the first and second outs of the inning, maintaining the 2-2 tie.

Vassallo races into second with a double, as Bobby Brown makes the first of many fielding errors in the game

Vassallo races into second with a double, as Bobby Brown makes the first of many fielding errors in the game

Bobby Brown quickly regained the lead in the bottom of the second, when Mark led off the inning with a solo blast, making the score 3-2. Joey got Brad to fly out to the mound for the first out of the inning, but Gaurav followed with a one-out single. He was stranded at first, however, as Josh grounded out to left to end the inning.

After two relatively solid innings on the mound, the wheels fell of for Josh in the top of the third. The Sticks went on an offensive tear, recapturing the lead and never looking back. Ivan led off the inning with a double, his second of the game, and scored when Joey followed with a double. After only three at-bats, Joey was a home run away from the cycle. With the game tied at 3-3, Blose doubled, the third consecutive double for the Sticks, scoring Joey and giving the Sticks a 4-3 lead. With Blose on second, Vassallo crushed a two-run homer, and the Sticks had a three-run lead. After an Ivan triple, Josh finally recorded the first out of the inning when Joey rounded out to left. But the next batter, Blose, blasted a shot to right-center, a two-run homer that put the Sticks up 8-3. Vassallo followed with a homer, his second of the inning, and the back-to-back homers put the Sticks up 9-3. After giving up 7 runs, Josh got out of the inning when Ivan flew out to the mound for the second out.

Vassallo hit two homers in the top of the third, part of the Sticks big 7 run inning

Vassallo hit two homers in the top of the third, part of the Sticks big 7 run inning

Joey struggled through the first two innings, but got control of the game in the bottom of the third. He retired Mark and Brad in order for a scoreless inning.

Josh retired Joey for the first out of the top of the fourth, but Blose followed with a one-out double. The next batter, Vassallo, doubled, scoring Blose and extending the Sticks lead to 10-3. Josh avoided another big inning, getting Ivan to ground out to left for the second out, stranding Vassallo at second.

Joey cruised through the bottom of the fourth, as Gaurav and Josh were sent down in order and the Sticks maintained their 7 run lead.

The Sticks continued to pour it on in the top of the fifth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 11-3. Joey had become the third player in league history to hit for the cycle. Josh retired Blose for the first out of the inning, but Vassallo and Ivan followed with back-to-back homers, the second time the Sticks had consecutive homers in the game. The blasts put the Sticks up 13-3 and chased Josh from the mound, as Bobby Brown turned to Gaurav to get out of the game without further damage. But the first batter he faced, Joey, hit a solo shot, his second homer of the inning, and the score was 14-3. The Sticks had hit back-to-back-to-back homers, and one more would be a league record. But Gaurav got Blose to ground out to left to end the inning.

Joey watches the first of his two homers fly over the fence, giving him the cycle

Joey watches the first of his two homers fly over the fence, giving him the cycle

With an 11 run lead, the Sticks turned to the bullpen to close out the game as Ivan came to the mound for his first career pitching appearance. Mark led off the inning with a single, but Ivan retired the next batter, Brad, who flew out to center. He then fanned Gaurav for the second out of the fifth.

Gaurav got Vassallo to ground out to left for the first out of the top of the sixth, but the Sticks added one final insurance run when Ivan hit a one-out solo home run to left-center, his second homer of the game. Gaurav got Joey to fly out to the mound to end the sixth with the score 15-3.

The Sticks put Blose on the mound to close out the game, and Bobby Brown was unable to chip into the 12 run deficit in the bottom of the sixth. Blose retired Josh and Mark in order, ending the game.

The win moved the Sticks to 4-3 on the season, in a three-way tie for first with the Caucasians and Ham Slams. The loss dropped Bobby Brown to 2-5, two games behind the other three teams in the standings.

W: Joey (2-2)
L: Josh (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– The Sticks pounded Bobby Brown for 18 hits, their best performance of the season.
– Joey pitched 4 innings, giving up 3 runs on 4 hits, for the win.
– Joey became the third player in league history to hit for the cycle in this game. Frosty hit for the cycle in week 2 of this season, and Blose was the first to accomplish the feat when he did last season.
– The Fish Sticks broke the single-game team record for doubles with 7. The previous record was 6, held by the Caucasians from earlier this season.
– The Fish Sticks hit back-to-back-to-back homers, becoming the fourth team in league history to do this and the first in 2012.
– Joey led the Fish sticks offensively, going 5 for 8 with a single, a double, a triple, two homers, 3 runs scored and 4 RBI.
– Mark led Bobby Brown at the plate, going 3 for 5 with 2 singles, a homer, 2 runs scored and an RBI.

Caucasians Rewrite Record Book, Destroy Bobby Brown 22-4

17 May
Guthrie plastered his name all through the EWL record book in a monumental offensive performance against Bobby Brown

Guthrie plastered his name all through the EWL record book in a monumental offensive performance against Bobby Brown

In an historic and record setting night, the Caucasians exploded for the biggest offensive performance in the history of the EWL, scoring 15 runs in one inning en route to beating Downtown Bobby Brown 22-4.

The Caucasians looked impressive with the bat against the Ham Slams earlier in week 3, but no one could have predicted the orgy of offense that would come in the third inning against Bobby Brown. They came into the game on a 2-game winning streak, and sent Ron to the mound to start. After Brad singled to lead off the game, Ron retired Helal and Mark in order to strand the runner at first and end the inning.

Holly started on the mound for Downtown, and she got off to a fine start when she retired Morrison and Frosty consecutively in the bottom of the first. It would be the only inning in the game in which the Caucasians failed to score.

Ron rolled through the top of the second, as Gaurav and Holly were sent down in order to keep the score at 0-0.

Holly got Ron to fly out to the mound for the first out in the bottom of the second, and then the Caucasians gave a sneak preview of what was to come. With one down, Guthrie hit a solo shot, putting the Caucasians up 1-0. Morrison followed with a single on a fielding error, and Frosty took advantage, blasting a two-run bomb, moving the score to 3-0. Holly stopped the bleeding, temporarily, by getting Ron to fly out to the mound for the second time in the inning for the second out.

Frosty's two-run homer put the Caucasians up 3-0 early, and his three-run homer in the third chased DBB's starter, Holly, from the game

Frosty’s two-run homer put the Caucasians up 3-0 early, and his three-run homer in the third chased DBB’s starter, Holly, from the game

Brad grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but Bobby Brown responded with one out when Helal hit a solo homer to center, his third of the day, cutting the score to 3-1. Mark grounded out to right for the second out, and Ron escaped the inning with minimal damage.

Downtown celebrates Helal's solo shot in the third inning, his third homer of the day

Downtown celebrates Helal’s solo shot in the third inning, his third homer of the day

The bottom of the third inning will go down in history as one of the most impressive displays of wiffleball ever seen. A combination of wiffle bats destroying the ball and poor fielding led to a record-breaking inning. Guthrie led off the inning with a solo blast, his second of the game, moving the score to 4-1. Morrison followed with a home run, making back-to-back homers, and the lead was 5 runs for the Caucasians. Frosty followed with a double, and then Ron drove him in with a two-run blast, the Caucasians’ third of the inning, making the score 8-1. With no one on and no outs, Guthrie singled, and moved to second when Morrison singled, putting two runners on. The next batter, Frosty, crushed a three-run homer to deep left field, and the score was 11-1. All four Caucasian players had homered in the inning, and there was still no one out. After giving up 10 runs on 10 hits, Downtown removed Holly from the mound and went to Brad. His luck was no better. The first batter he face, Ron, singled for his second hit of the inning, and scored when Guthrie hit his second homer of the inning, making the Caucasians lead 12 runs. Morrison followed with a single, his third hit of the inning, and moved to third when Frosty doubled. With two runners in scoring position, Brad finally recorded the first out of the inning when Ron flew out to the mound. Prior to the out, the Caucasians had reached base safely 11 consecutive times, shattering the record of 8 that they tied in their previous game. All 11 base-runners also scored. Although an out was recorded, two runners remained on base, and Guthrie drove them both in with a single, making the score 15-1. With Guthrie on first, Morrison followed with a two-run home run, his second homer and fourth hit of the inning. With the score 17-1, Brad was pulled from the game for staff ace Gaurav, who had two innings of eligibility left. With the bases empty, the first batter he faced was Frosty, who singled for his fourth hit of the inning. Ron followed with a triple, scoring Frosty from first and making the score 18-1. Guthrie then doubled, his fifth hit of the inning, scoring Ron from third and giving the Caucasians an 18 run lead. With Guthrie on second and one out, Morrison grounded out to Brad in left field, and the most prolific offensive inning in the history of the EWL had come to an end. The Caucasians totaled 15 runs on 16 hits in the inning, with 11 hits and 11 runs coming before a single out was recorded.

Ron was only a double shy of hitting for the cycle, in the third inning alone, during the Caucasians unbelievable inning

Ron was only a double shy of hitting for the cycle, in the third inning alone, during the Caucasians unbelievable inning

With the score 18-1, Downtown was way behind, but had not given up. Gaurav was retired for the first out of the inning, but Bobby Brown finally got some hits off of Ron. Holly singled, and moved to second when Brad followed with a single. With one out and runners on first and second, Helal singled, and Holly scored from second base to cut the score to 18-2. Runners remained on first and second, but Ron got Mark to ground out to Frosty in right for the second out of the inning, stranding two.

Gaurav remained on the mound in the bottom of the fourth, and the Caucasians continued to pile it on. Ron led off the inning with a single, and moved from first to third when Guthrie followed with a single. The next batter, Morrison grounded out to left for the first out, but Ron scored on the play, making the score 19-2. With Guthrie on second and one out, Ron hit a two-run bomb, pushing the score to 21-2. Guthrie followed with a double, but Gaurav stranded him at second when he got Morrison to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

Down 19 runs, Bobby Brown was quiet in the top of the fifth. Ron retired Gaurav and Holly in order for a scoreless inning.

There was no need for insurance runs, but the Caucasians managed to manufacture one in the bottom of the fifth. Downtown put Helal on the mound in his first pitching appearance in the EWL, and the first batter he face, Ron, flew out to left field for the first out. The next batter, Guthrie, singled with one out. The hit was Guthrie’s ninth hit in nine plate appearances. Morrison followed with a triple, scoring Guthrie from third and making the score 22-2. Ron singled on a fielding error, and the Caucasians had runners on the corners with one out. But Helal avoided another disastrous inning, as Guthrie flew out to right, failing to go a perfect 10 for 10 in the game.

Morrison tripled in the fifth to score Guthrie from first, and finished the game with 6 hits and 5 RBI

Morrison tripled in the fifth to score Guthrie from first, and finished the game with 6 hits and 5 RBI

Downtown Bobby Brown would need to score 20 runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game, and they tried hard to get them. Brad led off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 22-3. Helal followed with a single, but was caught out when he tried to go from first to third when the next batter, Mark, doubled. With one out and a runner on second, Gaurav doubled, scoring Mark, and cutting the score to 22-4. Bobby Brown had scored multiple runs in an inning for the first time in the game, but the rally would stop there. Ron retired Holly, who flew out to Guthrie in center, to end the game.

The Causasians 18-run victory was littered with record-breaking performances, and the win moved them into sole possession of first place in the EWL standings at 4-2. The loss dropped Downtown Bobby Brown to last in the league at 2-4.

W: Ron (1-1)
L: Holly (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie led the Caucasians, going 9 for 10 with 4 singles, 2 doubles, 3 home runs, 7 runs scored, and 7 RBI. He narrowly missed going 10 for 10.
– Morrison and Ron each finished the game with 6 hits, Frosty finished with 5.
– Brad led Bobby Brown on offense, going 3 for 4 with 2 singles, a homer, an RBI and a run scored.
– Ronnie pitched the complete game win, giving up 4 runs on 9 hits.
– Guthrie’s 9 hits breaks Joey and Dinger’s previous record of 7 from 2011. Amazingly, no other Caucasians topped 6 in week 3.
– Guthrie’s 7 runs scored breaks the previous record of 5 held by Joey and Blose from 2011 and Frosty from 2012. Morrison, Frosty, and Ron also scored 5 in the same game. All 4 Caucasians either broke or tied the previous record for runs scored in a single-game, in this game.
– Guthrie’s 7 RBI ties the record set by Mike Marr in 2011.
– Guthrie’s 20 total bases breaks the previous record of 18 set by Dinger and Blose (who did this twice) from 2011.
– The Caucasians 26 hits breaks the previous record of 21, which they set just last week.
– The Caucasians 6 doubles breaks the previous record of 5, which the Fish Sticks set just last week.
– The Caucasians 15 runs in a single inning breaks the previous record of 8, set by the Fish Sticks in 2011. The previous record for runs scored in a single game was 15, which the Caucasians did in this game in a single inning.
– The Caucasians 11 consecutive hits without recording an out breaks the previous record of 8, which the Fish Sticks did twice in 2011. The Caucasians tied the record of 8 in their first game prior to breaking the record with 11 in their second game.
– The Caucasians 22 runs scored breaks the previous record of 15, set by the Fish Sticks in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown broke the record for runs earned, allowing 22. The previous record was 15, allowed by 4 out of 5 Dentists in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown broke the record for hits allowed, yielding 26. The previous record was 21, which they allowed in a game just last week.

Fish Sticks Hang On, Top Downtown Bobby Brown 8-7

16 May
Joey went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, as the Fish Sticks outscored Downtown 8-7

Joey went 3 for 4 with a double, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI, as the Fish Sticks outscored Downtown 8-7

In a back-and-forth game where both pitchers struggled to keep the ball in the park, four of the five Fish Sticks homered in an 8-7 win over Bobby Brown.

The Sticks sent Dinger to the mound, who was 1-1 and coming off the season’s best pitching performance against the Caucasians. He got off to a good start in the first, retiring Gaurav and Helal in order for a scoreless inning.

Gaurav came into the game a perfect 2-0, but struggled early and his worst inning of the season in the first. Blose led off the game by belting a pitch off the right-centerfield fence. After a series of fielding errors, he rounded the bases for a leadoff inside-the-park home run, the first in league history. Gaurav retired Dinger, the next batter, but Joey followed with a one-out double. Ivan came to the plate, fresh from missing week 2, and hit a two-run blast, his first of the season. The next batter, Vassallo, crushed a homer to left field, and the Fish Sticks were up 4-0 early. Gaurav held the damage at 4 runs, as he got Blose to groundout to right for the second out of the inning.

Ivan's two-run homer, his first of the year, put the Fish Sticks up 3-0 early

Ivan’s two-run homer, his first of the year, put the Fish Sticks up 3-0 early

Bobby Brown got their bats out in the top of the second and chipped into their 4 run deficit. Holly led off the inning by grounding out to center, but Brad followed with a one-out double. The next batter, Gaurav, singled, as Brad raced home from second to cut the score to 4-1. With a runner on first, Helal continued the one-out rally, hitting a two-run shot to deep right field, and the score was 4-3. Despite giving up 3 runs, Dinger preserved the lead, getting Holly to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

Helal's two-run homer in the second, his first of two in the game, narrowed the Bobby Brown deficit to 4-3

Helal’s two-run homer in the second, his first of two in the game, narrowed the Bobby Brown deficit to 4-3

Dinger couldn’t help himself at the plate in the bottom of the second, as he grounded out to left to start the inning. With one out, Joey hit a deep home run to left-center, his first of the season, pushing the score to 5-3. Gaurav retired the next batter, Ivan, to end the inning.

Bobby Brown continued to hit Dinger hard in the top of the third. Brad led off the inning with a laser home run, making the score 5-4. Dinger fanned Gaurav for the first out of the inning, but Helal followed with his second homer of the game, which tied the game at 5-5. The next batter, Holly, made back-to-back jacks by hitting a deep fly over the right field fence, and Downtown had their first lead of the game at 6-5. Brad couldn’t extend the inning, flying out to the mound for the second out of the inning.

Holly's first homer of the year put Downtown ahead 6-5 in the top of the third inning

Holly’s first homer of the year put Downtown ahead 6-5 in the top of the third inning

The Fish Sticks quickly responded in the bottom of the third. After Vassallo grounded out to center for the first out of the inning, Blose hit a one-out double, putting the tying run in scoring position. Dinger followed with a double, driving in Blose and tying the game at 6-6. With Dinger on second, Joey stepped to the plate and hit a 2-run homer, his second in as many at-bats, and the Sticks had regained the lead at 8-6. Gaurav remained in the game, and retired Ivan to end the third.

Joey hit his second homer of the game in the third, a two-run shot that put the Fish Sticks up for good

Joey hit his second homer of the game in the third, a two-run shot that put the Fish Sticks up for good

Gaurav looked to provide his own run support in the top of the fourth, and led off the inning with a single. He moved to second when Kyle grounded out for the first out of the inning, and the tying run was at the plate with a runner on. But Dinger escaped, stranding Gaurav at second when he got Holly to fly out to Ivan in right field for the second out.

Dinger had his worst start of the season on the mound, but pitched well enough to earn the win

Dinger had his worst start of the season on the mound, but pitched well enough to earn the win

Vassallo led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but the Fish Sticks wouldn’t add to their lead. Gaurav retired Blose and Dinger in order for a scoreless fourth.

Down two runs, Brad led off the top of the fifth with a single. Mark, inserted into the lineup, grounded out to left, pushing Brad into scoring position at second. The next batter, Gaurav, singled, and for the second time in the game Brad raced home from second. The hit cut the Fish Sticks lead to 8-7. The tying run was on first, but Dinger got Helal to ground out to left for the second out of the inning.

The Sticks lead had been cut to one and they looked to add insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth. Gaurav retired Joey for the first out of the inning, but Ivan followed with a one-out single. The Sticks failed to add to their lead, however, as Vassallo grounded out to left, stranding the runner on first and ending the inning.

With a one-run lead, the Sticks turned to their closer, Blose, to seal the deal. He had no trouble closing out the game, as he got both Holly and Brad to ground out to Joey in center for a perfect sixth, earning the first save for any pitcher in the 2012 season.

The win moved the Fish Sticks to 3-2 on the season, as Bobby Brown fell to 2-3.

W: Dinger (2-1)
L: Gaurav (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey led the Fish Sticks offensively, going 3 for 4 with a double, 2 homers, 3 RBI, and 3 runs scored. He also recorded 2 putouts in the field.
– Helal led Bobby Brown, going 2 for 5 with 2 homers and 3 RBI. Brad also played well, going 3 for 5 with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored and an RBI.
– Dinger picked up the win for the Sticks, giving up 7 runs on 9 hits in 5 innings, striking out 1.
– Blose is the only pitcher in league history to record a save. He now has 4 for his career.

Causasians Explode for 21 Hits in 12-3 Rout of Downtown Bobby Brown

14 May
Frosty became the second player in EWL history to hit for the cycle as he and Morrison led the Caucasians in a blowout win

Frosty became the second player in EWL history to hit for the cycle as he and Morrison led the Caucasians in a blowout win

The Caucasians had a banner day at the plate, including Frosty hitting for the cycle, as they broke multiple single-game offensive records en route to destroying Bobby Brown 12-3.

After winning their season opener against the Fish Sticks with a dramatic comeback, the Caucasians had dropped two straight coming into their fourth game against Bobby Brown. Downtown, on the other hand, won a heartstopping game against the Ham Slams directly prior to playing the Caucasians and looked to have some momentum heading into their second game of week 2.

But the Caucasians came storming out of the gate and never looked back. Downtown sent Mark to the mound for his first career start, and the southpaw never looked comfortable from the get-go. The Caucasians pounded him early and a barrage of fielding errors didn’t help his cause. Frosty led off the first inning with a single, his first hit of the 2012 season, and Morrison followed with a single. With runners on first and second, Les doubled off Mark, driving in Frosty to put the Caucasians up 1-0. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Guthrie singled, scoring Morrison from third, and extending the lead to 2-0 with no outs. Ron flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning, but the Caucasians were far from finished in the first. Frosty got his second hit of the inning when he crushed a three-run blast to deep left field, scoring Les, Guthrie, and himself, and the Caucasians had a five-run lead in the first inning. Morrison followed with a one-out double, and moved to third when Les singled. The Caucasians had runners at the corners, but Mark fanned Guthrie for the second out of the inning, and the rough start had come to an end.

Mark looked to help himself out in the bottom of the first, when he led off the inning with a double. But Les, in his first pitching appearance of the season, got Helal and Brad to each fly out, stranding the runner at second, for a scoreless inning.

Mark provided his own run suppor with a double and a two-run homer off Les

Mark provided his own run suppor with a double and a two-run homer off Les

The Caucasians got back to work at the plate in the top of the second. Ron led off with a single, and scored when Frosty followed with an RBI triple. He was now only a double away from hitting the cycle after only two innings. The next batter, Morrison, singled to center, scoring Frosty from third and making the score 7-0. Mark avoided another disastrous inning, as he got Les to fly out to the mound, and then struck out Guthrie for the second time in the game to end the inning.

Downtown struggled in the field, committing errors as Ron and the Caucasians continued to produce runs

Downtown struggled in the field, committing errors as Ron and the Caucasians continued to produce runs

Down seven runs early, Downtown responded in the bottom of the second. The first batter, Holly, grounded out to left, but Gaurav followed with a one-out single. He scored when the next batter, Mark, hit a two-run bomb to right field, and Bobby Brown was on the board. Les had been hit, but he escaped the inning when he got Helal to ground out to Guthrie in center, ending the inning.

With the score 7-2 entering the third, the Caucasians quickly made up for the runs they gave up in the bottom of the second. Ron led off with a solo homer, pushing the score to 8-2. Frosty, needing only a double for the cycle, did exactly that, pushing a base hit into a double with no outs. He became only the second person in league history to hit for the cycle. The next batter, Morrison, singled, pushing Frosty to third and putting runners on the corners with no outs. Mark got Les to ground out to Gaurav in left for the first out of the inning, but Frosty scored from third on the play, making the score 9-2. Morrison moved to third on the ground out, but Mark retired the next batter, Guthrie, for the second out of the inning.

Morrison went 6 for 7 with a homer and 3 RBI and was sharp in the field with 6 putouts

Morrison went 6 for 7 with a homer and 3 RBI and was sharp in the field with 6 putouts

Downtown showed some spirit in the bottom of the third when Brad led off the inning with a solo shot, cutting the deficit to six runs. But the rally stopped there, as Les quickly got Holly and Gaurav to ground out to Morrison in left to end the third.

The Caucasians continued to rain offense down on Bobby Brown in the top of the fourth, starting with Ron, who led off the second consecutive inning with a homer. His second bomb of the game pushed the score to 10-2. Frosty followed with a single, his fifth hit of the game, and scored when Morrison cleared the bases with a two-run home run. The score was 12-2 and the hit parade continued as Les singled with no outs. Mark stamped his name in the record books for some bad reasons in this game, but with no outs in the fourth, he struck out Guthrie for the third time in the game, becoming the first pitcher in league history to record three K’s in one game. The next batter, Ron, singled, pushing Les to third, but Mark stranded the runners at the corners when he retired Frosty for the first time in the game and for the second out of the inning.

Frosty was on the base paths all night, tying a single-game record with 5 runs scored

Frosty was on the base paths all night, tying a single-game record with 5 runs scored

Downtown went quietly in the bottom of the fourth, as Les got Mark and Helal to groundout successively to end the inning.

After four punishing innings, Downtown pulled Mark and turned to the bullpen. Gaurav had two innings of eligibility left, and came to the mound to provide some relief. He retired Morrison, who was a perfect 4 for 4 coming into the at-bat, for the first out of the inning. Les followed with a single, and the next batter, Guthrie, also singled putting runners on first and second with one out. But Gaurav escaped the inning unharmed, as Ron flew out to Helal in center for the second out of the inning.

Down ten runs, Downtown couldn’t figure Les out in the fifth. Brad grounded out to left, and then Holly went down swinging for the second out of the inning.

Les was in command on the mound, giving up only 3 runs on 4 hits in the complete game win

Les was in command on the mound, giving up only 3 runs on 4 hits in the complete game win

The Caucasians were unable to add insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Frosty grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, and after a one-out single by Morrison, Les grounded out to left to end the inning, stranding the runner at first.

Les stayed in the game to close things out for the Caucasians in the bottom of the sixth. Gaurav grounded out to right for the first out of the inning, and Mark flew out to left for the second out, ending the game and giving the Caucasians a 12-2 win. The win moved both the Caucasians and Bobby Brown to 2-2 on the season.

W: Les (1-0)
L: Mark (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Frosty became only the second player in league history to hit for the cycle in a regular season game, the other was Blose who accomplished the feat on 5/19/11 against Pumice on Slow!
– Frosty went 5 for 7 with 2 singles, a double, a triple, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 4 RBI. He tied a single-game record of 5 runs in one game, previously held by Joey and Blose from 2011.
– Morrison went 6 for 7 for the Caucasians with 4 singles, a double, a home run, 2 runs scored and 3 RBI in addition to recording 6 putouts in the field.
– Guthrie’s 3 strikeouts at the plate broke the single-game record of 2 previously held by Vassallo and Les from 2011
– Mark’s 3 pitching strikeouts broke the single-game record of 2 previously held by Guthrie from 2011
– Mark led Bobby Brown offensively, going 2 for 4 with a double, a home run, one run scored and 2 RBI.
– Mark’s 12 ER broke a single-game record of most runs allowed by one pitcher, previously held by Brad and Holly who each allowed 11 in different starts in 2011.
– Mark’s 18 hits allowed broke a single-game record of most hits allowed by one pitcher, previously held by Holly who allowed 16 hits in one appereance in 2011.
– The Caucasians 21 hits broke a single-game team record of most hits, previously held by the Fish Sticks who twice recorded 16 hits in 2011.
– The Caucasians 13 singles broke a single-game team record of most singles in a game, previously held by the Fish Sticks who recorded 10 singles in a 2011 game.
– The Caucasians 3 strikeouts at the plate tied a single-game team record set by the Fish Sticks who also fanned 3 times in a game in 2011.
– Downtown Bobby Brown’s 21 hits allowed broke a single-game team record for most hits allowed, previously held by Pumice on Slow! and 4 out of 5 Dentists who each allowed 16 hits in a game in 2011.

Brad’s Walk-off Homer Caps Bobby Brown’s Dramatic Comeback over Ham Slams

13 May
Downtown Bobby Brown celebrates at the plate after Brad's 3-run walk-off homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning

Downtown Bobby Brown celebrates at the plate after Brad’s 3-run walk-off homerun in the bottom of the sixth inning

Down 4-1 after trailing the entire game, Downtown Bobby Brown scored four consecutive runs with no outs in the bottom of the sixth to beat the Ham Slams 5-4.

Both teams came into the matchup at 1-1 after splitting their week 1 games. The Ham Slams signed two free agents prior to the game, neither of which had played in the EWL prior to the week 2 games. Gaurav started for Downtown and immediately got into trouble when Adam led off the game with a solo home run. The next batter, free agent acquisition Matt, grounded out to left, but Gaurav dug himself into a deeper hole after recording the out. Evan followed and hit the second home run of the inning, making the score 2-0. The other Slams free agent, Harrison, doubled in his first EWL at-bat, and scored when Adam drove him in with a one-out single. With a runner on first, Matt couldn’t extend the rally, as he grounded out to left to end the inning with the score 3-0.

Adam led off the game with a home run off Gaurav to give the Slams an early lead

Adam led off the game with a home run off Gaurav to give the Slams an early lead

Evan, the Ham Slams southpaw, started on the hill. He made quick work of Bobby Brown in the first, as both Mark and Kyle grounded out to center.

It looked as if Gaurav’s struggles would continue in the second, as Evan led off with a double. Harrison followed with a single, and the Slams had runners on the corners with no outs. But Downtown escaped, as Adam grounded out to Brad in left, who then doubled off Harrison by catching him in between bases. The runners were stranded and the score remained 3-0.

Evan homered in the first, doubled in the second, and cruised through the first five innings on the mound

Evan homered in the first, doubled in the second, and cruised through the first five innings on the mound

Evan showed his first sign of weakness in the bottom of the second. Brad singled to lead off the inning, and after Holly flew out for the first out of the inning, Gaurav singled to put runners on first and second. Mark followed with another single, and Downtown had loaded the bases with one out. Helal, the PBR Wiffler of the Week for week 1, came to the plate with a chance to pull closer to the Slams. But Evan buckled down and got Helal to ground out to center, stranding all three runners and maintaining the three run lead.

Gaurav had his first routine inning of the game in the top of the third, retiring Matt and Evan in order. Evan did the same to Bobby Brown in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Brad and Holly consecutively.

After struggling early, Gaurav settled in on the mound and held the Slams in check

After struggling early, Gaurav settled in on the mound and held the Slams in check

Harrison and Adam were sent down in the top of the fourth, and Gaurav had retired five straight batters. Down three runs, Bobby Brown finally got on the board in the bottom half of the fourth. Evan fanned Gaurav for the first out of the inning, but Mark followed with a solo home run, cutting the score 3-1. The next batter, Helal, grounded out and the inning was over, but Bobby Brown was on the board.

The Lentz brothers bump fists after Mark's solo homer in the bottom of the fourth put Downtown on the board

The Lentz brothers bump fists after Mark’s solo homer in the bottom of the fourth put Downtown on the board

The Slams made up for the run in the top of the fifth. After Matt grounded out to center for the first out of the inning, Evan doubled. The next batter, Harrison, singled, driving in Evan from second and pushing the Slams lead back to three runs. With a runner on first and one out, Adam grounded out to left, ending the inning.

Harrison, who signed with the Slams prior to the gave, put them up 3 runs with his RBI single in the fifth

Harrison, who signed with the Slams prior to the gave, put them up 3 runs with his RBI single in the fifth

Downtown couldn’t respond in the bottom of the fifth, as Evan retired Brad and Holly for a scoreless inning.

With the score 4-1, the Slams looked to add some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Matt flew out to Gaurav at the mound for the first out of the inning, but Evan followed with a one out single. But Gaurav stranded the runner at first, retiring Harrison to end the inning.

Down three runs, Bobby Brown came to the plate having mustered only four hits in the game through the first five innings. Evan had been in control of the game for the Ham Slams, but the wheels fell off in the final frame. Bobby Brown matched their game total of four hits with four more in the sixth inning alone. The rally started with Gaurav, who singled, his second of the game. Mark singled, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Helal followed with his first hit of the game, an RBI single that scored Gaurav. The score was cut to 4-2, and Bobby Brown had runners on the corners and the winning run at the plate. Brad stepped to the plate and crushed a three run bomb, the first walk-off homer of the year, scoring Mark and Helal and giving Bobby Brown the 5-4 win. Downtown moved to 2-1 on the season, with both of their wins coming over the Ham Slams. The Slams fell to 1-2 on the season.

W: Gaurav (2-0)
L: Evan (1-0)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brad’s walk-off homerun was only the third in league history to occur in the regular season; the other two were Guthrie on 5/20/11 for the Caucasians and Dinger on 6/14/11 for the Fish Sticks
– Mark led Bobby Brown offensively, going 3 for 4 with two runs scored, two singles, a home run, and an RBI, along with registering 3 putouts on defense.
– Evan pitched a complete game loss, giving up 8 hits and 5 runs in 5 innings. He also set the pace for the Ham Slams on offense, going 4 for 5 with a single, 2 doubles, a home run, two runs scored and an RBI.

Helal Named Week 1 PBR Wiffler of the Week

8 May

After a surprising offensive performance in week 1 in which he led his team to a win and a near shocking comeback, Helal has been voted the Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for the first week of the 2012 EWL season.

Helal got off to a hot start to the season at the plate, establishing himself as a rookie of the year contender and scattering his name across the statistical league leaders. In his first EWL game, his three-run homer put Downtown Bobby Brown ahead for good against the Ham Slams. In the second game of week 1, he went 3 for 5 with a double and two home runs, with 5 RBI and 3 runs scored. He is tied for the league lead in homers with 3, and he leads the league in RBI with 8. He can also be found in the top 5 in runs scored, slugging %, doubles, and total bases.

Helal narrowly defeated Joey of the Fish Sticks and his teammate, Gaurav, in voting for the award. Joey went 8 for 10 in week 1 with 2 triples, 2 RBI, and a league leading 6 runs scored in addition to earning a win on the mound. Gaurav went 3 for 9 at the plate with a homer and 4 RBI and pitched a complete game gem in Downtown’s week 1 win.

Helal of Downtown Bobby Brown leads the league in home runs and RBI after an impressive start to his wiffleball career

Helal of Downtown Bobby Brown leads the league in home runs and RBI after an impressive start to his wiffleball career