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All Five Jack Shack Players Homer in 10-6 Game One Win Over Cheap Goats

10 Oct

Brian had two hits, including a leadoff homer in the first at-bat of the Wiffle Series, and pitched the complete game win, as Jack Shack remained undefeated as a franchise in their playoff history

The defending EWL champions picked up where they left off in both the first round of the 2020 playoffs and in the 2019 Wiffle Series, as they all homered at least once, combining for seven home runs in a 10-6 game one win over Cheap Goats. Dustin and Turbo each had two homers, Brian homered and picked up the complete game win on the mound, and Doc and Blaine also hit home runs as Jack Shack cruised to an early lead in the best-of-seven Wiffle Series.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early. Brian led off the game and the Wiffle Series with a solo shot to left-center, putting Jack Shack ahead immediately 1-0. Two batters later, Turbo hit a solo homer to right-center, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Christian then retired Doc to end the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and he faced a similar fate to Christian, as Brett led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 2-1. Joey followed with a single, but Cheap Goats couldn’t tie the game. Brian retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by a run.

Jack Shack continued to swing a hot bat in the top of the second. Blaine led off the inning with a solo homer, pushing the score to 3-1. Two batters later, Dustin homered, putting Jack Shack ahead 4-1. Turbo followed with his second consecutive homer, and the back-to-back jacks gave Jack Shack a 5-1 lead. Cheap Goats removed Christian from the mound and brought Dinger in from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Doc, ending the inning.

With one out in the bottom of the second, Joey hit a solo homer to left, cutting the deficit to 5-2. Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, however, as Brian retired Christian to end the inning.

Joey drove in five of the six Cheap Goats runs

Dinger rolled through the top of the third, retiring the side in order.

Dinger led off the bottom of the third with a double, but Brian stranded the runner, retiring Brett and Joey, and the score remained 5-2.

Dustin hauls in a high fly for an out in center field

Jack Shack extended their lead in the top of the fourth. Turbo singled with one out, and Doc drove him in with a two-run homer to right, putting Jack Shack in front 7-2. Dinger retired Blaine to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by five.

Doc’s two-run homer in the fourth put Jack Shack ahead 7-2.

Dinger singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a double. Joey cleared the bases with an RBI double, scoring both runners to narrow the Jack Shack lead to 7-4. Brian then retired Christian to strand Joey at second, ending the inning.

Jack Shack immediately made up the difference in the top of the fifth. Brian started the inning with a double, and Dustin drove him in with his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that made the score 9-4. Dinger retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Cheap Goats once again were behind by five runs.

Christian snags a fly ball for an out in right field

Brett doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Brian stranded yet another Cheap Goats base runner, retiring Joey to end the inning.

Jack Shack added one insurance run in the top of the sixth. Blaine led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Dustin hit a one-out triple to drive him in, making the score 10-4. Dinger then retired Turbo to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by six heading into their final at-bat.

Dustin went 3-for-5 with a triple, two homers, and four RBI to help lead Jack Shack to victory in game one.

Christian started the bottom of the sixth with a single, and two batters later, Brett doubled to move Christian to third. With one out and two runners in scoring position, Joey doubled, driving in both runners to cut the score to 10-6. Brian would end the rally there, however, as he retired Christian for the second out of the inning, giving Jack Shack a 10-6 victory in game one.

Jack Shack took a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series.

W: Brian (3-0)
L: Christian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing six runs on eleven hits.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up five runs on five hits in 1.5 innings.
– Dinger pitched 4.5 innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing five runs on seven hits.
– Dustin and Turbo each had three hits to lead Jack Shack on offense. Dustin went 3-for-5 with a triple, two home runs, two runs scored, and four RBI. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Brett and Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, both going 4-for-6. Brett had three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI. Joey had a single, two doubles, a home run, a run scored, and five RBI.

Mike Hits for Cycle, Perfect 6-for-6, and Carries Loss Mitigation to 8-6 Game 1 Win Over Porkswords

31 Jul

Mike was dominant in game 1, going 6-for-6 and hitting for the cycle, carrying his team to victory

Playing without their MVP candidate and team captain Bob, Loss Mitigation relied heavily on their other MVP candidate, Mike, who did the heavy lifting in a game 1 win over the Porkswords. Mike went a perfect 6-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a triple, and two homers, hitting for the cycle and driving in four of the Loss Mitigation runs. His two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth gave Loss Mitigation a two-run lead, which the Porkswords couldn’t overcome in the top of the sixth. Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, and overcame big games from Adam and Frosty on offense.

Nate of Loss Mitigation delivers a pitch to Adam of the Porkswords as members of the league and some fans look on

Nate started on the mound for Loss Mitigation, and after a strong regular season as a starting pitcher, the Porkswords hit him harder than anticipated in game 1. Adam led off the game with a double, and Josh gave the Porkswords a 1-0 lead with an RBI double before Loss Mitigation had recorded an out. Nate buckled down, retiring the next two batters, Bob and Frosty, to strand Josh at second and end the inning.

Frosty, who hadn’t been seen on the wiffle diamond in years, appeared on the Porkswords playoff roster. Here he is with his new teammate, Bob.

Josh took the mound for the Porkswords, and he escaped the first inning unscathed. Mike led off the game with a double, but Loss Mitigation couldn’t capitalize. Josh retired Nate and Norris to end the inning, and the score was 1-0 through an inning.

Nate rolled through the top of the second, retiring the side in order, and Loss Mitigation would provide him with plenty of run support in the bottom of the second. Reggie led off the inning with a single, and Mike drove him in with an RBI triple that tied the game at 1-1. Nate followed with a two-run blast to left-center, and Loss Mitigation led 3-1. Norris then tripled, and Reggie drove him in with a two-run blast to center, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 5-1. Mike then hit a solo shot to the absolute deepest part of center field, and the score was 6-1. Josh retired the next two batters to end the inning, but Loss Mitigation had posted six runs in the bottom of the second, taking an early five-run lead.

Nate, who earned the win on the mound for Loss Mitigation, connects on a two-run homer in the bottom of the second.

The Porkswords bounced back in the top of the second. Frosty, an EWL playoff legend making his first wiffle appearance in years, doubled with one out, and Adam drove him in with an RBI triple that made the score 6-2. Josh followed with a triple, scoring Adam, and the score was 6-3. Nate struck out Bob to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by three runs.

Reggie and Mike each singled to start the bottom of the third, but Josh escaped the inning, retiring Nate and Norris to strand both runners, and the score remained 6-3.

Adam snags a fly ball for the Porkswords in left field

The Porkswords would continue to chip away at the Loss Mitigation lead in the top of the fourth. Adam hit a solo homer with one out, cutting the deficit to 6-4. Nate retired Josh to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by two runs.

Adam led the Porkswords in the game 1 loss, going 4-for-6 with four extra-base hits, including two doubles, a triple, and a home run.

Josh struck out Reggie to start the bottom of the fourth, and after Mike doubled, Josh retired Nate to strand him at second, ending the inning.

The Porkswords drew closer yet in the top of the fifth. With one out, Frosty connected on a solo homer to right-center, cutting the score to 6-5. Adam followed with a double, but Josh couldn’t tie the game, as Nate retired him to strand the runner, ending the inning with the Porkswords trailing by a run.

Norris connects on one of his two hits for Loss Migitation. He went 2-for-5 with a single and a triple, scoring two runs.

Loss Mitigation hadn’t scored since putting up six runs in the bottom of the second, and their lead had diminished to a run, but Nate would get more run support in the bottom of the fifth. Norris led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Mike hit a two-run homer, his second blast of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 8-5. Josh retired Nate to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by three runs heading into the sixth.

Mike and Loss Mitigation celebrate at the plate after his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that gave Loss Mitigation an unsurmountable lead in the bottom of the fifth

Nate remained in the game to close things out for Loss Mitigation, and he retired Bob for the first out of the inning. Frosty then hit a one-out solo homer, his second round-tripper of the game, giving the Porkswords life and making the score 8-6. The rally would end there, however, as Nate retired Adam for the second out, ending the inning and the game.

The 8-6 win gave Loss Mitigation a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series with the Porkswords.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on nine hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Josh took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up eight runs on twelve hits and striking out one in five innings pitched.
– Mike led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 6-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a triple, two home runs, three runs scored, five RBI, and he hit for the cycle for the second time in his playoff career.
– Adam led the Porkswords at the plate, going 4-for-6 with two doubles, a triple, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Joey Leads Cheap Goats to 6-4 Victory in Game 1 of First Round Matchup with Shady Characters

30 Jul

Tom K pitches to Joey, who set the pace for Cheap Goats, going 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, and a solo homer.

Joey went 5-for-6, with four extra-base hits, and Christian was effective on the mound, as Cheap Goats upset Shady Characters 6-4 in game one of the best-of-five first round series. Christian allowed only four runs on eight hits, and he also homered in the game, as Cheap Goats took an early lead in the series.

Tom K, who had been diagnosed with a torn labrum, started on the mound for Shady Characters. He allowed a double to Joey in the top of the first, but stranded him, retiring Christian to end the inning.

Christian started for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a leadoff double to Dylan to start the bottom of the first, he retired Tom W and Erich to end the inning with the game scoreless.

Cheap Goats got on the board in the top of the second. Jordan doubled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. The next batter, Christian, hit a two-run blast to right field, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Dinger followed with a single, but Tom K escaped the inning, retiring Jordan for the second out.

Christian and Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate after his two-run homer in the top of the second put his squad ahead 3-0.

Shady Characters bounced right back in the bottom of the second. Jason led off the inning with a single, and he moved from first to third on Dylan’s second double of the game. Christian fanned Tom W for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Erich, crushed a three-run homer to right field, and the game was tied at 3-3. Christian then retired Jason to end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Erich, who went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a three-run homer, and an intentional walk for Shady Characters

Cheap Goats pulled back ahead in the top of the third when Joey led off the inning with a solo homer. Tom K retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed 4-3.

Christian retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 4-3. Tom K matched him in the top of the fourth, as he sent Jordan and Joey down in order.

Dinger, who went 3-for-5 with three singles, awaits a pitch from Tom K.

Shady Characters evened the score in the bottom of the fourth. Erich led off with a triple, and he scored from third when Jason grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Dylan for the second out, and the score was 4-4.

Christian led off the top of the fifth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Dinger followed with a single. Tom K retired Jordan for the first out of the inning, but Joey followed with an RBI single, scoring Christian to make the score 5-4. Tom K then retired Christian to strand Joey and Dinger on base, ending the inning.

Erich doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Christian stranded him, retiring Jason to end the inning, maintaining Cheap Goats’ one-run lead.

Cheap Goats added an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Dinger led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Joey hit a one-out double, scoring Dinger to put Cheap Goats ahead 6-4. Tom K retired Christian to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by two runs heading into the final frame.

Christian remained on the mound for Cheap Goats to close out the game. He retired Dylan for the first out of the inning, and Tom W followed with a one-out double, putting the tying runner at the plate. Erich, who had extra-base hits in his previous three at-bats, was intentionally walked, putting the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate. Jason came up with runners on first and second and one out, but he couldn’t deliver. Christian got him to ground out to center, stranding both runners, and ending the inning and the game.

Cheap Goats had held on to win 6-4, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series with Shady Characters.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Tom K (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on eight hits with one strikeout and one walk in six innings.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and an intentional walk.

Jordan and Joey Lead Cookies & Cream to 4-0 Win Over Questionable Outfit in Game One of Wiffle Series

21 Aug

Joey and Jordan celebrate at the play after Joey’s third inning homer put Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. Joey led Cookies & Cream, going 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run.

For the fifth consecutive year, Cookies & Cream and Questionable Outfit advanced to the Wiffle Series and will face off for Wiffle glory in the best-of-seven championship series. In 2013, Cookies & Cream swept Questionable Outfit, and Questionable Outfit seem to be paying them back ever since. Questionable Outfit, the three time defending champions, beat Cookies & Cream in the 2014, ’15, and ’16 Wiffle Series, and now will have a chance to win their fourth straight title. Cookies & Cream, coming off a stunning comeback in their first round series with the Ham Slams, got the upper hand in game one of the Wiffle Series. Jordan pitched a complete game shutout, his second in a row, and Joey went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a home run as Cookies & Cream took an early lead in the series with a 4-0 win.

Riding their momentum from the first round, Cookies & Cream jumped ahead early, getting to Questionable Outfit’s starter, Miller. Joey led off the game with a double, and two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out triple, scoring Joey to make the score 1-0. Miller retired Dinger to end the inning, and Cookies & Cream led by one.

Jordan’s RBI triple in the top of the first put Cookies & Cream ahead early

Jordan allowed a single to Bob to start the bottom of the first, but he stranded him at first, retiring Tom and Mike in order to end the inning with the score 1-0.

For the second consecutive inning, Joey led off with a double in the top of the second. Erich flew out in foul territory, and Joey tagged, advancing to third. Questionable Outfit made a throwing error trying to get the second out, and Joey scored from third, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 2-0. Miller then retired Jordan to end the inning with Cookies ahead by two.

Jordan retired the side in order in the bottom of the second, maintaining Cookies two run lead.

Miller retired Dinger to start the top of the third, but the next batter he faced, Joey, laced a line drive homer to left. The solo shot put Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. Miller retired Jordan to end the inning, and Questionable trailed by three runs.

Jordan continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring Tom and Mike in order.

Miller pitched his first perfect frame in the top of the fourth, sending Jordan and Dinger down consecutively.

Jordan shutout the mighty Questionable Outfit offense in game one, his second consecutive complete game shutout in the 2017 playoffs

Bob singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Questionable couldn’t advance him. Jordan retired Tom to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit hadn’t advanced a runner past first base through four innings.

Miller retired Joey for the first time in the game in the top of the fifth, but Erich followed with a deep solo homer to right-center, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 4-0. Miller retired Jordan to end the inning, and Questionable would need a four run rally.

Mike started the bottom of the fifth with a double, but Jordan clamped down again, retiring Miller and Bob in order to strand the runner, and the score was 4-0 through five innings.

Dinger singled to start the top of the sixth, but when Joey grounded out to the mound, Miller tagged Dinger, caught in between first and second, to end the inning.

Questionable Outfit had rallied to shock Cookies & Cream multiple times in the past, including a dramatic bottom-of-the-seventh inning comeback in game one of the 2015 Wiffle Series. They looked to repeat history, and it appeared as if it may happen. Mike singled with one out, and Miller followed with a double, putting two runners in scoring position. It was the most Questionable Outfit had threatened, but the rally would end there. Jordan got Bob to fly out to right field, stranding both runners, ending the inning and the game.

Dinger camps under a fly ball in right field

Cookies & Cream had won game one of the Wiffle Series 4-0, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series with Questionable Outfit.

W: Jordan (4-1)
L: Miller (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan pitched a complete game shutout for Cookies & Cream, allowing only five hits.
– Miller took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up four runs on six hits in six innings.
– Joey led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-5 with two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Questionable Outfit Offense Too Much for Eastbound & Dahn in 16-2 Game One Rout

6 Aug

Miller, who prepares to catch a fly ball late in the game, earned the win on the mound for Questionable in game one and went 5-for-6 at the plate

Both Questionable Outfit and Eastbound & Dahn continued where they left off in the regular season in game one of their best-of-five first round series, as Questionable’s offense was explosive and Eastbound’s defense was porous. Questionable Outfit took advantage of countless fielding errors, jumping out to a large lead in the first inning, and they never looked back, cruising to a 16-2 victory. Bob went 6-for-7, hitting for the cycle, with a single, three doubles, a triple, and a home run, while his teammate, Miller, went 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, a home run, and four RBI.

Miller started on the mound for Questionable Outfit, and he retired Eastbound in order in the top of the first.

Christian started for Eastbound & Dahn, and his defense failed him immediately and often. After an unthinkable number of fielding errors, which Questionable Outfit took full advantage of, Eastbound & Dahn trailed 9-0. Questionable reached base safely in seven of their first eight at-bats, all eight of which should have been recorded as outs.

Bob led off the game with a single and moved to third when Tom followed with a double. Mike then hit an RBI single, scoring Bob to make the score 1-0. Miller followed with an RBI double to score Tom, and the score was 2-0. Christian retired Bob for the first out of the inning, but Tom followed by clearing the bases with an RBI double, and Questionable led 4-0. Mike doubled to score Tom, pushing the Questionable lead to 5-0, and Miller followed with a two-run blast to left, and Questionable led 7-0. Bob then tripled, and Tom belted a two-run homer to left-center, making the score 9-0. Christian finally retired Mike for the second out of the inning, but the game was all but over after an inning.

Miller struck out Kyle to start the top of the second, and then retired BK to end the inning.

The two Nates of Eastbound & Dahn settle under a fly ball to retire Bob, who went 6-for-7 in the Questionable Outfit win

Miller doubled to lead off the bottom of the second, and Bob drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 10-0. Mike then hit out of turn in the lineup, recording the first out of the inning, and Tom grounded out to left, ending the inning with Questionable ahead by ten.

Miller continued to roll on the mound, retiring Eastbound in order in the top of the third, and he had retired Eastbound’s first six batters without allowing a base runner.

Mike started the bottom of the third with a double, and Miller drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 11-0. Bob doubled to put runners on second and third, and Tom cleared the bases with an RBI double, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 13-0. Mike followed with a single, but he was doubled off when Miller flew out to center and Mike did not tag up, ending the inning.

Eastbound & Dahn would get on the board in the top of the fourth when Nate O led off the inning with a solo shot to left-center, and the score was 13-1. Christian followed with a double, and he moved to third when Kyle singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Miller got BK to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, but Christian scored on the play, cutting the Questionable lead to 13-2. Miller then retired Adam to end the inning, stranding Kyle at second.

Bob scoots into second base safely for a double as Nate C tries unsuccessfully to peg him with the ball for an out

Bob doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, and he scored from second when Tom grounded out to center for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Mike for a relatively quick inning, and Questionable Outfit led 14-2.

Tom entered the game in relief of Miller in the top of the fifth. The first batter he faced, Nate C, singled, and he moved from first to third when Nate O followed with a double. Eastbound was threatening, but Tom cracked down, retiring Christian and Kyle to strand both runners without allowing a run, and the score remained 14-2.

Miller started the bottom of the fifth with a double, and Bob drove him in with a two-run homer to right-center, giving him the cycle for the game and putting Questionable Outfit ahead 16-2. Christian retired Tom and Mike to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by fourteen runs heading into their final at-bat.

Tom ended the game quickly in the top of the sixth, retiring BK and Adam in order, giving Questionable Outfit a 16-2 victory in game one of the first round series.

Questionable Outfit would now be two wins away from advancing the Wiffle Series for the fifth consecutive season.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller earned the win for Questionable Outfit, allowing two runs on three hits and striking out one in four innings.
– Tom pitched two innings of relief for Questionable, giving up two hits and no runs.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, surrendering sixteen runs on nineteen hits in five innings.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 6-for-7 with a single, three doubles, a triple, a home run, five runs scored, and three RBI. He also hit for the cycle.
– Miller also went 5-for-6 for Questionable Outfit, with a single, three doubles, a home run, five runs scored, and four RBI.
– Tom and Mike each had four hits for Questionable Outfit in the victory.
– Nate O led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.