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Cookies & Cream Rally Late Behind Joey and Vassallo to Take Game 2, Even Series

8 Aug
Joey went 3-for-4 with 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI, and was also the winning pitcher for Cookies & Cream in game 2

Joey went 3-for-4 with 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI, and was also the winning pitcher for Cookies & Cream in game 2

After falling behind early, Cookies & Cream avoided dropping into an 0-2 hole in the 2014 Wiffle Series with a late rally, beating Questionable Outfit 5-4 in game 2.

After swatting three home runs in game 1, Bob started on the mound for Questionable in game 2, and he got off to a good start. He retired the side in order, and Questionable got out their bats in the bottom of the first.

Cookies & Cream were without Guthrie, considered by many the best pitcher in league history, so they sent Joey to the hill for a rare start, and he struggled early. After retiring Tom for the first out of the inning, he starting giving up long balls. Bob crushed a solo homer the opposite way to left-center, putting Questionable ahead 1-0. Morrison followed with a line drive homer to center, and the next batter, Reilly, made it back-to-back-to-back jacks with a third consecutive Questionable home run. Joey got Tom to fly out to end the inning, but Questionable had opened up an early 3-0 lead.

Joey provided his own run support in the top of the second, when he led off the inning with a solo homer off Bob, cutting the score to 3-1. Bob retired the next two batters to avoid further damage.

Bob made up the run he lost immediately, crushing his second homer of the game to lead off the bottom of the second. Joey retired the next two batters, and Questionable led 4-1 through two innings.

Cookies & Cream started to chip away at the Questionable lead in the top of the third. Blose led off the inning with a solo homer to right, and Joey followed with his second home run of the game. The back-to-back homers cut the score to 4-3. Bob settled down and retired Vassallo and Dinger to end the inning, maintaining a one-run lead.

Blose rounds third and heads home after his second inning solo home run

Blose rounds third and heads home after his second inning solo home run

Joey pitched his first scoreless frame in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

Blose led off the top of the fourth with a double, and moved to third on a Joey sacrifice fly, but Cookies & Cream couldn’t capitalize on the runner in scoring position. Bob got Vassallo to fly out to left to end the inning, stranding the runner.

Morrison led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but Joey held him at first, retiring the next two batters.

Vassallo stretches for a ground ball in deep left field

Vassallo stretches for a ground ball in deep left field

Bob cruised through the top of the fifth, sending Dinger and Blose down consecutively, and the score remained 4-3.

Morrison would single again in the bottom of the fifth, this time with one out, but Questionable wouldn’t add to their lead, as Joey stranded the runner.

Down 4-3 and two outs away from falling behind 0-2 in the series, Cookies & Cream rallied in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, his third of the game, tying the game at 4-4. The next batter, Vassallo, hit a bomb to deep left, and his first hit of the series gave Cookies & Cream a 5-4 lead. Blose would double later in the inning with one out, but Cookies couldn’t extend the lead. However, they had taken command of the game and were one inning away from tying the series.

Bob had two home runs in the game, and totaled 5 through the first two games of the Wiffle Series, but took the loss on the mound

Bob had two home runs in game 2, and totaled 5 through the first two games of the Wiffle Series, but took the loss on the mound

Joey remained in the game to close things out, and Questionable went quickly in the bottom of the sixth. Tom flew out to the mound, and Bob flew out to left, ending the inning and the game.

The 5-4 Cookies & Cream win tied the best-of-seven championship series at 1-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, 4 runs on 6 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Bob took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings.
– Joey led Cookies & cream at the plate, going 3-for-5 with 3 home runs, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Blose also went 3-for-5 for Cookies with 2 doubles, a home run, a run scored, and one RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 2-for-5 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Morrison also went 3-for-4 for Questionable with 2 singles, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.

Bob of Questionable Outfit Pitches Second Perfect Game in EWL History

21 Jul
Bob made EWL history in game 2 of Questionable Outfit's series with Eastbound & Dahn, pitching a perfect game, retiring all 12 Eastbound hitters consecutively

Bob made EWL history in game 2 of Questionable Outfit’s series with Eastbound & Dahn, pitching a perfect game, retiring all 12 Eastbound hitters consecutively

After losing game 1 to Eastbound & Dahn in their worst performance of the 2014 season, Questionable Outfit bounced back in game 2 and Bob, the 2013 EWL Wiffler of the Year, pitched one of the most historic outings in league history. Two years after Guthrie pitched the only perfect game in EWL history during the 2012 playoffs, Bob matched him, retiring 12 consecutive Eastbound & Dahn hitters in order in a truly remarkable display.

Bob retired Ivan and Hartley in order in the top of the first, and Questionable Outfit took an early lead in the bottom of half of the inning, providing the only run support Bob would need. Eastbound & Dahn sent Christian to the mound, and he got into trouble after retiring Tom for the first out of the inning. Morrison hit a one out triple, and he scored when Bob followed with a double, making the score 1-0. Reilly would then single, putting runners on first and third. Kimble doubled, scoring both runners, making the score 3-0. Eastbound recorded the second out of the inning when Tom tried to extend the double into a triple and was caught out in between bases.

Christian and Nate were retired in order in the top of the second, and Questionable would add to their lead in the bottom of the inning. Morrison led off the inning with a single, and the next batter, Bob, crushed a two-run blast to right field. Christian retired Reilly for the first out of the inning, but Tom followed with a solo shot, extending the Questionable lead to 6-0. Morrison would fly out for the second out the inning, and Eastbound trailed by 6 runs.

Helal and Ivan were sent down consecutively in the top of the third, and Bob was halfway to perfection. Christian pitched his first scoreless frame in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 6-0.

Hartley and Christian each flew out to the mound in the top of the fourth. Christian pitched another perfect inning in the bottom of the fourth.

Bob retired Nate and Helal, who each grounded out to Kimble in left, in the top of the fifth, and he had retired the game’s first 10 batters. Reilly hit a one-out triple in the bottom of the fifth, but Christian stranded him, retiring Tom to end the inning.

Up 6-0, Bob was two outs away from history in the top of the sixth. Ivan grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, and only Hartley stood between Bob and a perfect game. He hit a high fly to shallow right field, and Morrison camped under it, making the catch and securing only the second no-hitter in EWL history for Bob and Questionable Outfit.

Bob and Morrison, who made multiple difficult plays in the field, celebrate after securing the perfect game

Bob and Morrison, who made multiple difficult plays in the field, celebrate after securing the perfect game

Bob had retired all 12 Eastbound & Dahn hitters in order, and the 6-0 win evened the best-of-five series at 1-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob’s perfect game included 6 innings of shutout, hitless ball. Morrison recorded 7 of the putouts, including the final two in the sixth inning. Seven hitters were retired by groundout, and five were retired by fly out.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, allowing 6 earned runs on 8 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Tom and Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, each going 2-for-5 with a double and a homer, and each producing 3 RBI.
– Morrison and Reilly both went 2-for-4 with a triple and a single.
– Ivan and Hartley each went 0-for-3 for Eastbound, and Christian, Nate, and Helal each went 0-for-2.

Charlie and Steve Impressive on Mound, Ham Slams Tie Series at 1-1

21 Jul
Charlie allowed only a single run on 2 hits in 4 innings pitched before Steve pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief in a 3-1 win for the Ham Slams

Charlie allowed only a single run on 2 hits in 4 innings pitched before Steve pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief in a 3-1 win for the Ham Slams

After losing decisively in game 1 of their first round matchup with Cookies & Cream, the Ham Slams bounced back in game 2 with much better pitching and defense. Charlie and Steve combined to allow only 3 hits as the Ham Slams even the best-of-five series at 1-1 with a 3-1 win.

Dinger, coming off his best season on the mound in his EWL career, started game 2 for Cookies & Cream, and he retired the side in order in the top of the first.

Charlie, who had 4 innings of eligibility remaining, started once again for the Ham Slams. He retired the first batter in the bottom of the first, Guthrie, who flew out to deep center. Blose followed with a single, and he scored when Joey hit a one-out double, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 1-0. Charlie would retire Dinger to strand the runner at second and end the inning, but Cookies had taken an early lead.

Dinger retired Charlie for the first out in the top of the second, but the Ham Slams would even the score. Anthony singled and raced from first to home when Steve followed with a one out single. Dinger got Charlie to ground out to center for the second out of the inning, but the Slams had tied the game at 1-1.

Charlie pitched a perfect inning in the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order.

Steve hit a one-out single in the top of the third, but the Slams couldn’t take the lead as Dinger stranded the runner to end the inning. Charlie continued to roll in the bottom of the third, sending Joey and Dinger down in order.

Dinger pitched a scoreless inning in the top of the fourth, but Cookies & Cream couldn’t take the lead in the bottom half of the inning as Charlie pitched another inning without allowing a hit.

Charlie led off the top of the fifth with a single. The next batter, Anthony, hit a towering fly ball to shallow center field. Guthrie made the catch and doubled up Charlie on the play to end the inning.

The Ham Slams turned to the bullpen in the bottom of the fifth, as Charlie had reached his innings limit. Steve came into the game in relief, as he did in game 1, and retired the side in order.

With the game still tied at 1-1, the Slams would pull ahead in the top of the sixth. Steve led off with a single and moved into scoring position when Charlie grounded out for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Anthony, blasted a two-run bomb to center field, and the Slams had taken a 3-1 lead late in the game. Steve followed with a double, but the rally ended there, as Dinger retired Charlie to send the game into the final frame.

Down 3-1, Guthrie led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, putting the tying run at the plate for Cookies & Cream. Steve buckled down and got Blose to hit a fly ball to shallow right field, and Steve raced from the mound to catch the ball for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Joey, was baffled by three pitches from Steve, who struck him out to end the game and give the Ham Slams a huge win.

The 3-1 victory for the Ham Slams even the best-of-five series at one game each.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Charlie pitched 4 innings for the Ham Slams, allowing 2 hits and one earned run. Steve pitched 2 innings of relief, allowing 1 hit and striking out 1 while earning the win.
– Dinger pitched the complete game loss for Cookies & Cream, scattering 7 hits and 3 earned runs in 6 innings.
– Anthony led the Ham Slams at the plate and had the game-winning hit, going 2-for-6 with a single, a two-run homer, 2 runs scored and 2 RBI.
– Steve also went 4-for-6 for the Slams with 3 singles, a double, a run scored and one RBI.
– Joey, Blose, and Guthrie each had one hit for Cookies & Cream.

Morrison Delivers Legendary Performance, Dinger’s Walk-Off in 8th Caps Dramatic Cookies & Cream Win

6 Aug
Dinger's walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth capped one of the best playoff games in EWL history

Dinger’s walk-off homer in the bottom of the eighth capped one of the best playoff games in EWL history

In one of the most exciting games in the history of the EWL playoffs, Dinger’s walk-off solo homer in the bottom of the 8th gave Cookies & Cream a 10-9 victory and two-game lead in their best-of-five series with Eastbound & Dahn.

Dinger started on the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he got off to a good start in the top of the first, retiring Eastbound & Dahn in order. Mark would start the game for Eastbound, and he matched Dinger in the bottom of the second, retiring Guthrie and Morrison consecutively.

Dinger continued to pitch well in the top of the second. He retired Ivan for the first out, and after Mark singled, retired Helal to end the inning, stranding the runner. Mark matched Dinger again, pitching a scoreless bottom half of the inning.

Eastbound would break the scoreless tie in the top of the third. After Ivan grounded out for the first out of the inning, Mark hit a solo bomb to right, putting Eastbound & Dahn ahead 1-0. Dinger retired the next batter, Helal, to end the inning.

Mark hit the first of his three home runs in the top of the third, putting Eastbound & Dahn on the board

Mark hit the first of his three home runs in the top of the third, putting Eastbound & Dahn on the board

Cookies & Cream would return the favor in the bottom of the third. After retiring Guthrie for the first out, Mark gave up a solo shot to Morrison, tying the game at 1-1. He then retired Joey to end the inning.

With the game tied at 1-1, Ivan led off the top of the fourth with a solo homer to deep right field, and Eastbound had regained the lead at 2-1. Mark followed with a double, and it looked as if Eastbound would rally. The next batter, Helal, ripped a line drive to left-center, but the ball hit Mark in the air as he was advancing from second to third, making him out in between bases. Helal was safe at first, but Eastbound couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger retired Ivan for the second out of the inning.

Ivan homered in the top of the fourth to put Eastbound ahead 2-1

Ivan homered in the top of the fourth to put Eastbound ahead 2-1

Dinger led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, and he moved to second when Guthrie followed with a single. The next batter, Morrison, hit another single, but on the play Dinger overran third base and was tagged out for the first out of the inning. With one out and two runners on, Mark retired Joey, stranding both runners and maintaining the 2-1 lead.

Eastbound got out their bats and opened up a big lead in the top of the fifth. Mark led off the inning with a solo shot, his second of the game, making the score 3-1. Helal followed with a single, and he moved to second when Ivan singled. Mark would hit another single, and Eastbound had loaded the bases with no outs. The next batter, Helal, stepped to the plate and crushed a deep fly to right-center. The ball cleared the fence, and Helal had hit only the second grand slam in the history of the EWL playoffs. The blast put Eastbound ahead 7-1 and they appeared to be in cruise control. Dinger retired the next batter, Ivan, and after Mark hit a one-out single, his third hit of the inning, Helal flew out to the mound to end the inning.

With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Helal hit the second grand slam in EWL postseason history, emptying the bases and putting Eastbound ahead 7-1

With the bases loaded in the top of the fifth, Helal hit the second grand slam in EWL postseason history, emptying the bases and putting Eastbound ahead 7-1

Down six runs, Cookies & Cream bounced back in the bottom of the fifth. Dinger led off the inning with a single, and moved from first to third when Guthrie followed with a double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Morrison hit a three-run bomb to left, his second homer of the game, cutting the Cookies & Cream deficit to 7-4. Mark retired Joey for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Dinger, hit a solo shot, cutting the score to 7-5. Guthrie then grounded out for the second out of the inning, but Cookies & Cream had put a dent in the deficit.

With the score 7-5, Ivan led off the top of the sixth with a solo home run, and Eastbound & Dahn had taken an 8-5 lead. The next batter, Mark, hit another solo bomb, his third of the game, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 9-5. Dinger retired the next two batters, but Cookies & Cream, after rallying back within two runs, would head into their final at-bat down four.

Down 9-5, Morrison, who had been red hot all day, led off the bottom of the sixth with a solo shot, his third home run of the game. The blast cut the score to 9-6. Mark retired the next batter, Joey, and Cookies & Cream trailed by three runs and were down to their final out. Dinger, who had reached base safely in his previous three at-bats, hit a low-flying solo home run over the left field fence, making the score 9-7. The next batter, Guthrie, singled, and the tying run, Morrison, was at the plate. He hit a laser to left-center, and Guthrie raced around to score on the play. As Morrison attempted to extend a double into a triple, Eastbound & Dahn tried to peg him with the ball. The ball missed and went flying, and Morrison frantically scrambled around the bases. He crossed home plate, and his two-run inside-the-park home run had miraculously tied the game at 9-9. Joey followed with a one-out double, and Cookies & Cream had the winning run in scoring position. Dinger came to the plate scorching, but Mark buckled down, getting him to fly out to center for the second out of the inning. The game would go on, but Cookies & Cream had rallied from 4 runs down in their final at-bat, scoring 3 of the runs with one out, to tie the game and send it to extra innings.

Cookies & Cream removed Dinger from the game and turned to their ace, Guthrie who had two innings of pitching eligibility remaining for the game. He retired Mark and Helal in order in the top of the seventh, and the game remained tied at 9-9.

Guthrie pitched two perfect innings of relief for Cookies & Cream

Guthrie pitched two perfect innings of relief for Cookies & Cream

Mark stayed in the game for Eastbound, and he made history in the bottom of the seventh. After retiring Guthrie for the first out of the inning, Mark intentionally walked Morrison, the first intentional walk in the history of the EWL. The little mentioned rule had never been used, but after Morrison had hit four home runs in the game, he seemed as ideal a candidate as any player. The next batter, Joey, could not make Eastbound pay for the first intentional walk. He flew out to deep center, extending the game.

Guthrie remained in control in the top of the eighth, retiring the side in order.

With the score tied at 9-9, Dinger led off the bottom of the eighth inning. He blasted a deep fly over the left-field fence, and the solo shot, his third of the game, would serve as a walk-off homer for Cookies & Cream. For the second consecutive game, Cookies & Cream had come from behind to win on a walk-off homer.

The 10-9 victory gave Cookies & Cream a 2-0 lead in their best-of-five series with Eastbound & Dahn, one win away from advancing.

W: Guthrie (2-0)
L: Mark (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched 6 innings for Cookies & Cream, allowing 9 runs on 13 hits. Guthrie relieved him, pitching 2 innings while allowing no runs and no hits, earning the win.
– Mark pitched the complete game loss for Eastbound, giving up 10 runs on 14 hits in 7 innings.
– Morrison had a historic performance at the plate for Cookies & Cream. He went 5-for-6 with a single, 4 home runs, 4 runs scored, 7 RBI, and became the first player in the history of the league to be intentionally walked.
– Dinger also had an epic game, going 5-for-7 with 2 singles, 3 home runs, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI. His walk-off homer won the game.
– Mark led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 7-for-10 with 3 singles, a double, 3 homers, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Helal became only the second player in the history of the EWL playoffs to hit a grand slam. He drove himself in on the play.

Joey Hits Late Home Run and Stifles Caucasians On Mound to Give Fish Sticks Game 2

6 Aug

Joey led the Fish Sticks to a Game 2 win, hitting a late home run and giving up only one run in a complete game victory

Joey’s two-run homer in the top of the sixth inning put the Fish Sticks ahead as they held on to defeat the Caucasians 3-1 and take a commanding 2-0 lead in the 2011 Wiffle Series.

The Caucasians were surprised in Game 1 and looked to even the series in Game 2, sending Les to the mound. Les had pitched well in the final third of the season and won Game 2 of their first round sweep of Pumice! He started in control, retiring Blose, who had led off Game 1 with a home run, for the first out of the inning. Les then retired Dinger for the second out, throwing a scoreless first inning.

Les, who came into the Wiffle Series 1-0 on the mound, started Game 2 for the Caucasians

The Fish Sticks started Joey on the mound, hoping to ride his momentum after he earned the win in their pivotal Game 5 win over the Dentists in round 1. The Caucasians inverted their batting order from Game 1, as Higgins led off the game. He flew out to the pitcher for the first out of the inning, and the next batter, Guthrie, hit a one-out double to put a runner in scoring position. But Les was unable to advance the runner, as he flew out to the pitcher’s mound for the second out of the inning.

Les remained in command in the top of the second, as he retired Joey and Vassallo in order as both flied out.

The Caucasians finally showed signs of life in the bottom of the second. Morrison grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Higgins, crushed a one-out solo home run to deep center field to give the Caucasians a 1-0 lead. It was their first lead and the first run they had scored in the series. Joey retired Guthrie for the second out of the inning, and the Caucasians led by a run through two innings.

Higgins unloaded a bomb in the bottom of the second to give the Caucasians their first lead of the series

It didn’t take long for the Fish Sticks to even the score. Les retired Blose to lead off the game, but he couldn’t do the same in the top of the third. Blose hit a solo homer to right field to tie the game at 1-1. Dinger followed with a groundout to left for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Joey, hit a towering flyball to deep left field. The ball cleared the fence, but was stuck in the tree, limiting Joey to a ground-ruled double. Vassallo came to the plate with one out, but was unable to drive in a run, as he flew out to the pitcher’s mound and the game remained tied at 1-1.

Joey retired the Caucasians in order in the bottom of the third, as Les flew out to the mound and Morrison grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Les got back on track in the top of the fourth, getting Blose to fly out to the mound and Dinger to fly out to right field. The game was still tied at 1-1 through three and a half innings.

Higgings grounded out to center for the first out in the bottom of the fourth. Guthrie followed with a one-out single, but the next batter, Les, was retired for the second out of the inning, stranding Guthrie at first.

Pitching continued to roll in the top of the fifth, as Les retired Joey and Vassallo in order, each flying out to Morrison in left field.

With the game still tied, Morrison led off the bottom of the fifth with a double, his first hit of the game. The next batter, Higgins, hit a towering fly to deep center field. Blose caught the ball with his back against the fence, and Morrison, one of the faster base runners in the game, attempted to tag up and move to third. The play would have put the go-ahead runner on third base, but Blose gunned the ball to Joey at the mound in time, beating Morrison to the bag, and the Caucasians had been doubled-up for the second out of the inning. The go-ahead runner had been stranded on base.

Joey delivers a pitch with Morrison, who would be retired trying to tag-up, on second

Following his display of defensive prowess, Blose led off the top of the sixth inning with a double, putting the winning run on second base. Dinger followed by flying out to Les at the pitcher’s mound, and Blose was unable to advance. Les was an out away from escaping the inning when Joey came to the plate. He hit a two-run blast to deep left field, driving in Blose from second and giving the Fish Sticks their first lead of the game. Vassallo followed with a one-out single, and it looked as if the Sticks rally would continue with Blose coming to the plate. But Les got Blose to fly out to center field, ending the inning with the score 3-1.

The Caucasians were two outs and two runs away from being behind 2-0 in the Wiffle Series. Unfortunately, they couldn’t find an offensive spark in the bottom of the sixth. Joey retired Guthrie and Les in order, ending the game and giving the Fish Sticks a surprising two game lead in the Wiffle Series.

Game Notes:
– Joey pitched a complete game victory for the Fish Sticks, giving up 1 ER while scattering 4 hits
– Les took the loss for the Caucasians, yielding 3 ER on 5 hits
– Joey led the Sticks offensively, going 2-4 with a 2B, a HR, and 2 RBI.
– Higgins drove in the only Caucasian run with a solo homer. Guthrie went 2-4 with a double and single.
– All four of Joey’s at-bats resulted in the ball going into the left field tree. Two were caught for flyouts, one was a ground-ruled double, and one cleared the tree and the fence for a home run.

Box Score

Caucasians Hold Off Late Pumice! Rally to Take Commanding 2-0 Series Lead

14 Jul

Les pitched a complete game win and went 2-4 with a HR in Game 2

Les pitched a complete game win as the Caucasians weathered the storm to top Pumice on Slow! 4-3 in Game 2 of their series.

Les, who came into the game having thrown 10 consecutive scoreless innings, three shy of tying the record, added to his streak in the top of the first when he retired Luke and Gaurav in order.

Staff ace Gaurav started on the mound for Pumice!, and he matched Les in the bottom of the second by retiring Frosty and Morrison consecutively.

With the game scoreless, Les notched another inning on his belt in the bottom of the second, as Brad and John were sent down in order.

The Caucasians got the first hit of the game in the bottom of the second, when Guthrie led off with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Les made back-to-back homers when he crushed a solo shot of his own, extending the Vaginas lead to 2-0. Frosty singled to keep the rally going, but Gaurav settled down, retiring Morrison and Guthrie to strand the runner at first.

Down two runs, Pumice! got on the board for the first time in the series, ending Les’s scoreless inning streak and cutting the Caucasian lead in half. Luke, who had been robbed by the tree earlier, hit solo homer to make the score 2-1. Les then got both Gaurav and Brad to fly out to the mound, ending the top of the third.

Gaurav retired Les and Frosty in order in the bottom of the third, holding the Pumice! deficit to a single run.

Les got back on track in the top of the fourth, as John and Luke were retired in order.

Higgins entered the game for Morrison in the bottom of the fourth, and he made an immediate impact. He led off the bottom of the fourth with a home run, pushing the score to 3-1. Guthrie followed by flying out for the first out of the inning, and after a one-out Les single, Gaurav got Morrison to ground out for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner.

With the deficit back at two runs, Gaurav led off the top of the firth with a solo homer, making the score 3-2. The next batter, Brad, singled, putting the tying runner on base with no outs. But Pumice! couldn’t move the runner, as John and Luke were retired in order, ending the top half of the inning.

Just like he did in the fourth, Higgins led off the bottom of the fifth with his second consecutive homer, putting the Caucasians back up two runs at 4-2. Gaurav then retired Frosty and Les in order to send the game to the sixth inning.

With the score 4-2, Pumice! needed two runs to tie the game. They got one when the first batter of the inning, Gaurav, hit a solo home run, his second in as many at-bats. The bomb cut the score to 4-3. The Caucasians discussed going to the bullpen, but decided give Les a chance to close out the game. And that is what he did, as Brad and John each flew out to end the game, giving the Causcasians the 4-3 win and a 2-0 lead in the best of five series.

Game Notes:
– Gaurav gave up 4 runs on 6 hits, and took the loss for Pumice!
– Gaurav carried Pumice! offensively, going 2 for 4 with 2 HR and 2 RBI
– Higgins hit HR in both of his at-bats in this game
– Les got the complete game win, giving up 3 ER on 4 hits

Box Score

Dentists Rally from Four Down, Stun Fish Sticks 7-6 to Even Series

14 Jul

Braydn had 2 HR, 2 RBI, and 5 put-outs in the Dentists come-from-behind Game 2 win

Up 6-2 through four innings, the Fish Sticks imploded as the Dentists scored five unanswered runs to come from behind and win Game 2 7-6, tying the five game series at one game apiece.

Joey took the mound for the Fish Sticks, coming off a two-win week 10. He retired Braydn and Marr in order in the top of the first.

Pitch King contender Chris started for the Dentists, and got into trouble early. Blose singled to start the game, and moved to second when Dinger grounded out for the first out of the inning. With a runner in scoring position, Joey hit a two-run bomb, putting the Fish Sticks up 2-0. Chris then retired Vassallo for the second out of the inning.

Down two, the Dentists couldn’t cut into the lead in the top of the second. Joey sent down Ron and Chris in order for a perfect second.

The Sticks added to their lead in the top of the second. Chris retired Blose for the first out when he flew out to right field. But the next batter, Dinger, hit a solo homer, moving the score to 3-0. Joey flew out for the second out of the inning.

Joey remained perfect through three innings, as he retired Braydn and Marr in order in the top of the third.

Vassallo led off the bottom of the third by flying out to right field, but Blose followed with a solo homer, his second of the game, putting the Sticks up 4-0. Chris retired Dinger for the second out of the inning.

The Dentists finally got on the board in the top of the fourth, when Ron led off the inning with his team’s first hit, a solo homer, making the score 4-1. Chris flew out for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Braydn, hit a solo home run, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Marr then grounded out for the second out of the inning.

With the score 4-2, the Fish Sticks made up for the runs they gave up in the top of the fourth by adding to their lead in the bottom half of the inning. Joey led off with a home run, moving the score to 5-2. Vassallo flew out for the first out of the inning, and with one out Blose crushed a solo homer to right, giving the Sticks a 6-2 lead. Dinger grounded out to left for the second out of the inning, and the Sticks were up four runs through four innings.

Despite holding a comfortable lead, the wheels began to fall off for the Fish Sticks in the top of the fifth. Ron led off the inning with his second solo homer in as many at-bats, cutting the score to 6-3. Chris made back-to-back jacks when he followed with a home run, and Braydn followed with a home run of his own, giving the Dentists back-to-back-to-back home runs. The three consecutive home runs chased starter Joey, unable to record an out in the fifth, from the mound, as the Sticks turned to Game 1 starter Dinger. The first batter Dinger faced, Marr, crushed a solo home run to center, tying the game a 6-6, as the Dentists had hit back-to-back-to-back-to-back homers. The Dentists had surged back to tie the game with no outs, but couldn’t take the lead, as Dinger settled down and retired Ron and Chris to end the disastrous fifth inning.

Joey led off the top of the fifth by grounding out to left, and Vassallo hit a one out double, putting the lead run in scoring position. But Blose couldn’t drive him in, as Chris got him to fly out to right field, ending the bottom of the fifth inning with the game tied.

Dinger retired Braydn to lead off the top of the sixth, but the next batter, Marr, hit his second consecutive homer, giving the Dentists their first lead of the series at 7-6. Dinger retired Ron to end the inning, sending the Fish Sticks to their final at-bat.

Needing a run to extend the game, the Sticks couldn’t get their offense going. Chris retired Dinger and Joey in order to end the game, giving the Dentists a 7-6 win, and evening the series at 1-1.

Game Notes:
– the Dentists became the first team to hit four consecutive home runs
– the Dentists did not have a baserunner in the game, as they scored 7 runs on 7 solo home runs
– seven home runs is a league record for most by a team in a single game
– Braydn, Marr, and Ron each went 2 for 5 with 2 solo homers, and Chris added the final solo homer
– Blose and Joey led the Dentists; Blose went 3 for 5 with 2 HR, a single, 3 runs scored and 2 RBI, while Joey went 2 for 5 with 2 HR, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI
– Joey gave up 5 runs on 5 hits in 4 innings pitched, getting a no-decision
– Dinger gave up 2 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings pitched, taking the loss in relief for the Fish Sticks
– Chris gave up 6 runs on 7 hits, earning the victory for the Dentists

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