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Questionable Outfit Sweep Eastbound & Dahn with 16-0 Game Three Win, Advance to Wiffle Series

13 Aug

Questionable Outfit and Eastbound & Dahn shake hands at the conclusion of their first round playoff series. Questionable Outfit earned the sweep, winning the first three games of the best-of-five series.

The three-time defending champions of the EWL, Questionable Outfit, earned a fifth consecutive trip to the EWL Wiffle Series by completing a first round sweep of Eastbound & Dahn with a 16-0 win in game three. Miller hit for the cycle, going 7-for-8, and all four Questionable players pitched effectively in what was nearly a no-hitter (until the final inning). Eastbound & Dahn’s season ended with twenty consecutive losses in what will go down as perhaps the most challenging season in EWL history. Questionable Outfit will await the winner of the first round series between the Ham Slams and Cookies & Cream to determine who they will face off against for the championship.

BK started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Tom drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Rairigh then singled to put runners on the corners, and when Miller grounded out to center for the first out, Tom score, putting Questionable ahead 2-0. Bob followed with a single, scoring Rairigh, and the lead was 3-0. Tom then singled to put runners on first and second with one out, but BK avoided further damage, retiring Rairigh for the second, out stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Bob took the mound to start the game for Questionable Outfit, and he retired the side in order in the bottom of the first.

Bob pitched two scoreless innings for Questionable Outfit and earned the win in game 3.

Miller led off the top of the second with a double, but Questionable couldn’t score him, as BK retired Bob and Tom to strand the runner and end the inning with the score 3-0.

Questionable put Rairigh on the mound in the bottom of the second, and he retired Kyle and BK consecutively.

Questionable Outfit would open up a big lead in the top of the third. Rairigh led off with a triple, and Miller drove him in with a two-run bomb to left-center, making the Questionable lead 5-0. Bob then singled and move to third when Tom doubled. Mike came to the plate with two runners in scoring position, and he scored them both with an RBI single that made the score 7-0. Miller then tripled, scoring Mike, and the lead was 8-0. The big inning would end there, as BK retired Bob and Tom, and Eastbound & Dahn trailed by eight.

Rairigh launches one of his five hits in the game. He also pitched two scoreless innings of relief in the Questionable Outfit win.

Questionable Outfit turned to Miller on the mound in the bottom of the third, and he retired Adam and Nate C in order, making Questionable Outfit perfect through three innings.

Rairigh led off the top of the fourth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Miller followed with a single that gave him the cycle for the game. BK got Bob to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, but Rairigh scored on the play, making the score 9-0. Tom then grounded out to left, ending the inning.

Questionable continued their rotating cast of pitchers, switching to Tom in the bottom of the fourth. He retired the side in order, the seventh and eighth consecutive batters retired to start the game.

Questionable added more to their lead in the top of the fifth. Rairigh led off with a double and moved to third when Miller followed with a double. Bob grounded out to center for the first out of the inning, but both baserunners scored on the play, and Questionable Outfit led 11-0. Tom then hit a solo homer to left, pushing the Questionable lead to 12-0. BK retired Rairigh to end the inning, and the lead was now twelve runs.

Bob went 5-for-9 in the Questionable Outfit victory with 3 singles, a double, a triple, and 6 RBI

Bob returned to the mound in the top of the fifth, and he send Nate O and Christian down in order, making Questionable Outfit perfect through five innings with a twelve run lead.

Miller started the top of the sixth with a double, and Bob drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 13-0. Tom singled to put runners on first and second, and two batters later, Miller hit a one-out double, clearing the bases, and Questionable Outfit’s lead was 15-0. Bob then doubled, scoring Miller from second, and the score was 16-0. BK retired Tom to end the inning, and Eastbound & Dahn would head into the bottom of the sixth needing sixteen runs to extend their season and a hit to break up the perfect game.

Miller, who hit for the cycle and broke the single-game playoff record for doubles, connects on a hit off BK in the blazing August sun

The rotation of pitchers turned to Rairigh, who pitched a perfect frame in the bottom of the second for Questionable Outfit. He retired Adam, the first batter he faced, and he was one out away from sealing a first round sweep and a perfect game no-hitter. But Eastbound & Dahn showed a glimpse of life on their way out of the 2017 season. Nate C came to the plate as the last out, but he managed to hit a seeing-eye single that fell in for a base hit, breaking up the no hitter. After retiring the first eleven hitters of the game, the twelfth hitter, Nate C., had broken up the perfect game. Eastbound got another hit when Nate O. followed with a single, and Eastbound had two runners on. They had broken up the historical no-hit bid, but a sixteen run rally wasn’t in the cards. Rairigh cracked down and retired Christian for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners and ending the game.

Questionable Outfit had completed a first round sweep of Eastbound & Dahn, winning the best-of-five series 3-0 and advancing to the Wiffle Series for the fifth consecutive year.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob earned the win for Questionable Outfit, pitching two innings without allowing a hit or a run.
– Mike pitched two innings of relief for Questionable Outfit, and was the only pitcher to allow a hit, giving up two hits and no runs in two innings.
– Miller and Tom each pitched one inning of relief for Questionable Outfit, each allowing no hits and no runs.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up sixteen runs on twenty-two hits in six innings.
– Miller led Questionable Outfit at the plate, hitting for the cycle while going 7-for-8 with a single, a single-game playoff record four doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and six RBI.
– Nate C. and Nate O. had the only hits for Eastbound & Dahn, both singles.

Cookies & Cream Comes Alive in Game Three, Top Ham Slams 13-10

13 Aug

Jordan got hit hard on the mound, but earned the win, and made up the difference on offense going 5-for-7 with a single, three doubles, a home run, and four runs scored.

With their backs against the wall and facing a first round sweep at the hands of the Ham Slams, the Cookies & Cream bats resurrected, as each player had at least four hits in a 13-10 win. Erich and Jordan each had four extra-base hits, Joey reached base safely in his first five at-bats, and Dinger set the single-game playoff record for singles, with five. The win pushed the series to a fourth game, and the Ham Slams will try to close out the series while Cookies & Cream attempts to force a fifth game.

After scoring one run in games one and two combined, Cookies & Cream needed a revival on offense, and they got it started immediately in the top of the first inning against the Ham Slams starter, Dustin. Joey led off the game with a single, and Cookies took an early lead when Erich followed with a two-run homer, making the score 2-0. Jordan then doubled, and Dinger followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Joey then singled, scoring Jordan, and Cookies led 3-0. Cookies had runners on first and second when Dustin retired Erich for the first out of the inning. Dinger attempted to score from second on the play and was gunned out for the second out of the inning by Kessler, making his first appearance of the 2017 season, filling in for Dan.

The Ham Slams bounced back in the bottom of the first and cut into the Cookies & Cream lead. Steve started the bottom half of the inning by launching a solo homer to right-center off the Cookies & Cream starter, Jordan, and the score was 3-1. After Jordan retired Josh for the first out of the inning, the next three Ham Slams batters singled. Dustin singled and moved to second on Kessler’s single. Steve then singled, scoring Dustin, and the score was 3-2. The Slams had runners on first and second, but Jordan escaped the inning, retiring Josh to strand both runners.

Steve helped to keep the Ham Slams in the game, going 4-for-7 with a single, three home runs, and six RBI.

Dustin retired Cookies & Cream in order in the top of the second, and the Ham Slams took command of the lead in the bottom of the second.

Dustin led off the inning with a solo homer, tying the game at 3-3. After Kessler doubled, Steve crushed his second homer of the game, a two-run bomb that put the Ham Slams ahead 5-3. Two batters later, Dustin hit a one-out triple, and he scored from third on Dustin’s RBI double that pushed the Ham Slams lead to 6-3. Jordan then retired Steve to end the inning, and the Slams led by three.

Cookies & Cream had lost their early lead, but they followed up with their biggest inning of the playoffs in the top of the third. Joey led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out RBI double to make the score 6-4. Dinger then singled, scoring Jordan from second, and the score was 6-5. Joey followed with a double, putting runners on second and third, and Erich cleared the bases with an RBI double that put Cookies & Cream back on top 7-6. Jordan then crushed a two-run home run to left-center, and Cookies led 9-6. Dinger followed with a single, and Joey drove him in with a two-run homer to left, and the lead jumped to 11-6. Erich made back-to-back jacks when he followed Joey’s homer with a solo shot, and the Cookies lead was 12-6. Jordan singled, and when Dinger followed with a single, Jordan was caught out trying to advance from second to third, ending the inning. Cookies & Cream had scored nine total runs in the inning, eight of them coming with one out, tying an EWL playoff record set by Downtown Bobby Brown in 2012.

Erich prepares to unload on a pitch while his teammates, Joey and Jordan, watch. Erich went 4-for-7 in the big game three win, with a double, a triple, and two home runs.

Trailing by six, the Ham Slams put a dent in the Cookies & Cream lead in the bottom of the third. Josh led off the inning with a double, and he scored from second when Dustin followed with an RBI double. Dustin’s double gave him the cycle for the game, and it cut the score to 12-7. Jordan retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Cookies & Cream led by five.

Erich tripled with one out in the top of the fourth, but Dustin avoided further damage, retiring Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Down 12-7, the Ham Slams cut deeper into the Cookies & Cream lead in the bottom of the fourth. Dustin doubled with one out, his fifth consecutive at-bat with a hit, and he scored when Kessler followed with an RBI single, making the score 12-8. Steve came to the plate and hit his third round-tripper of the game, a mammoth blast to right-center than narrowed the Cookies & Cream lead to 12-10. Jordan was removed from the game, and Cookies & Cream turned to Dinger from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Josh, singled, but Dinger would end the inning by retiring Dustin for the second out.

Dustin retired Cookies & Cream in order in the top of the fifth, and the score remained 12-10. Dinger matched him in the bottom of the fifth, retiring Kessler and Steve consecutively.

Cookies & Cream would add one insurance run in the top of the sixth. Jordan doubled with one out, and Dinger drove him in with his record-setting fifth single of the game, making the score 13-10. Dustin retired Joey to end the inning, and the Ham Slams would need three runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the game.

Dinger made quick work of the Slams in the sixth, retiring Josh and Dustin in order, ending the game, and giving Cookies & Cream a 13-10 win and a chance to play another game.

The Ham Slams continue to lead the best-of-five series 2-1, and will attempt to close out the series in game four and advance to their first Wiffle Series.

W: Jordan (1-1)
L: Dustin (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan earned the win for Cookies & Cream, allowing ten runs on fourteen hits in 3.5 innings pitched.
– Dinger pitched 2.5 innings of relief for Cookies & Cream, giving up no runs and one hit.
– Dustin took the loss for the Ham Slams, surrendering thirteen runs on nineteen hits in six innings.
– Jordan led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-7 with a single, three doubles, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich went 4-for-7 with a double, a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joey reached base safely in his first five at-bats, going 5-for-8 with two singles, two doubles, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Dinger set the single-game playoff record for singles, with five, going 5-for-7 with five singles two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Steve led the Ham Slams on offense, going 4-for-7 with a single, three home runs, three runs scored, and six RBI.
– Dustin hit the cycle for the Ham Slams, going 5-for-7 with a single, two doubles, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and an RBI.

Bob Goes Deep Three Times, Questionable Outfit on Brink of Title after 10-0 Game Three Shutout

21 Aug
Miller earned his second win of the series, shutting out Cookies & Cream in game 3 while allowing only six hits

Miller earned his second win of the series, shutting out Cookies & Cream in game 3 while allowing only six hits

Questionable Outfit took a commanding 3-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series with Cookies & Cream behind four hits and three homers from Bob and a commanding shutout by Miller on the mound. The 10-0 win put Questionable Outfit only one victory away from clinching their third consecutive title, and Cookies & Cream would have to win four straight games to knock Questionable off the throne.

Joey had pitched well for Cookies & Cream in game two, allowing only three runs against the potent Questionable offense, but Bob outdueled him, allowing only one run. Cookies put Joey back on the mound to start game two. Things didn’t start as well. Bob continued to have a great series, leading off the game with a solo homer to center, and Questionable Outfit led 1-0. Two batters later Mike would hit a one-out single, but Joey minimized the damage, retiring Miller to strand the runner and end the inning having only allowed a single run.

Questionable Outfit started Miller on the mound after a solid performance in game one that resulted in a Questionable Outfit victory. He was effective, but not as sharp as usual in game one, and it looked as if he would struggle in game three. Guthrie led off with a double, and he moved to third on a Blose single. Cookies had runners on the corners with no outs and were threatening, but Miller buckled down, retiring Joey and Jordan, who both popped out to the mound. He stranded both runners, ended the inning, and maintained the one-run Questionable lead.

Bob had three homers and a double to lead Questionable Outfit at the plate in their game 3 victory over Cookies & Cream

Bob had three homers and a double to lead Questionable Outfit at the plate in their game 3 victory over Cookies & Cream

Joey cruised through the top of the second, retiring the side in order. Guthrie led off the bottom of the second with a single, but Cookies couldn’t tie the game, as Miller send Blose and Joey down to strand the runner and end the inning.

Joey continued to roll through the top of the third, sending Mike and Miller down consecutively, and he had only allowed two hits through three innings. Cookies couldn’t muster any run support, however, as Miller retired Jordan and Guthrie in order in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 1-0.

After pitching effectively for the first half of the game, the wheels fell off for Joey in the top of the fourth. After retiring Bob, Questionable went on a run and extended their lead. Tom slapped a solo shot to left to make the score 2-0, and Mike followed with a solo homer, putting Questionable ahead 3-0. Miller then hit a towering home run to left, over the tree, and the back-to-back-to-back homers gave Questionable Outfit a 4-0 lead. Joey was removed from the mound after 3.5 innings, and Guthrie took his place from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Bob, hit a solo homer to right, and each Questionable Outfit player had homered in the inning. Tom followed with his second home run of the inning, and Questionable Outfit had homered in five consecutive at-bats. Mike broke the streak with a double, and Guthrie retired the next batter, Miller, to finally end the inning. Questionable Outfit had unleashed a barrage of power, and they led by six runs.

Blose led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but he was caught trying to extend the hit into a triple, and Miller had one out. He then retired Joey for the second out, and the score remained 6-0.

Bob started the top of the fifth with his third homer of the game, a solo shot to right-center that put Questionable Outfit ahead 7-0. Guthrie retired the next two batters, Tom and Mike, and Cookies trailed by six.

Miller catches a fly ball at the mound. He confused Cookies & Cream hitters throughout the game.

Miller catches a fly ball at the mound. He confused Cookies & Cream hitters throughout the game.

Miller retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, sending Jordan and Guthrie down, and Questionable Outfit were an inning away from victory.

Up six runs, Questionable added insurance runs in the top of the sixth, putting the game out of reach. Bob doubled with one out, and he scored from second when Tom hit an RBI single. Mike then singled, and Tom raced around the bases to score from first, making the score 9-0. Miller followed with an RBI triple, scoring Mike, putting Questionable ahead 10-0. Guthrie finally escaped the inning by getting Bob to fly out to right, and Cookies & Cream faced a double-digit deficit heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Blose led off the bottom of the final frame with a single, and he raced from first-to-third when Joey followed with a single. Cookies had runners on the corners with no outs, but Miller continued to show the ability to get out of jams. He got Jordan and Guthrie to each fly out to Mike in left, stranding both runners, and ending the inning and game.

Miller’s complete game shutout put Questionable Outfit ahead 3-0 in the best-of-seven series, and Questionable Outfit would only need one more win to secure their third straight EWL Wiffle Series title.

W: Miller (2-0)
L: Joey (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, shutting out Cookies & Cream while allowing only six hits in six innings.
– Joey took the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up four runs on five hits in 3.5 innings.
– Guthrie pitched 2.5 innings of relief for Cookies & Cream, allowing six runs on eight hits.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 4-for-7 with a double, three home runs, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two singles and a double.