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Josh of Jack Shack Named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

6 Aug

After a big week at the plate and an impressive week in the field for Jack Shack, Josh was named Wiffler of the Week for week 10 of the 2021 EWL season.

Josh continued his second-half surge, leading Jack Shack on offense and anchoring their defense in centerfield.

In a 12-0 win over Guacamol-yay, Josh went 4-for-6 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, five RBI, and was stellar on defense, collecting eight putouts.

In a 1-0 loss to Cheap Goats, Josh went 2-for-6 with a single and a double.

In total, Josh went 6-for-12 with four extra-base hits in week 10 and made some outstanding plays on defense in the outfield for Jack Shack.

This is the fifth time Josh has been named Wiffler of the Week in his wiffle career. He was voted Wiffler of the Week twice in the 2016 and 2019 seasons.

Jason of Shady Characters Named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week

5 Aug

After punishing the ball in week 9, Jason was named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for the first time in his career.

Jason hasn’t seen a ton of action throughout the 2021 season, but when he has been on the Wiffle Diamond, he has made his presence felt. He had the best week of his rookie campaign in week 9, and despite his team going 0-2, he was voted Wiffler of the Week.

In a 4-3 loss to Guacamol-yay, Jason went 3-for-4 with a double, two homers, three runs scored, and two RBI.

In a 9-8 loss to Cheap Goats, Jason went 4-for-4 with two singles, a double, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.

In total, Jason went 7-for-8 with five extra-base hits and drove in five runs.

This is the first time Jason has been named Wiffler of the Week in his wiffle career.

Jack Shack Storm Back to Even Series Against Cheap Goats with 7-3 Game Two Win

3 Aug

All four Jack Shack players scored, Brian homered twice, and Turbo drove in three runs as Jack Shack won game two of their first round series with Cheap Goats 7-3. After scoring only a single run in game one, the Jack Shack offense responded, scoring runs in every inning but one. Cheap Goats rallied late led by Joey and Brett, but it was too little too late, and the best-of-five first round series is tied at one game apiece.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got into trouble early. After retiring Adam to start the game, he allowed a one-out double to Josh. Turbo followed with an inside-the-park homer fueled by Cheap Goats throwing errors, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Brian followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back homers made the score 3-0. Cheap Goats made a quick change at the mound, bringing Christian in from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Adam, ending the inning.

Brian started for Jack Shack, and after allowing a leadoff double to Brett, he retired Joey and Miller, stranding Brett at second, ending the inning.

Christian retired the side in order in the top of the second, sending Josh D and Turbo down consecutively.

Brian matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Jordan and Christian in order.

After retiring Brian for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out single to Adam. Josh D followed with a single, putting runners on the corners. Turbo singled, scoring Adam, and Jack Shack had a 4-0 lead. Jack Shack had runners on the corners again, but Christian avoided further damage, retiring Brian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats threatened in the bottom of the third, but Brian worked his way out of a jam. Brett singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Joey followed with a double. Cheap Goats had two runners in scoring position, but Brian retired Miller, stranding both runners and maintaining the four-run lead.

Adam doubled to start the top of the fourth, and he scored from second when Josh D grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was in front 5-0.

Brian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Adam replaced in on the mound in the bottom of the fourth. Christian singled with one out, and he moved from first to third when Dinger followed with a double. Cheap Goats once again had two runners in scoring position, and once again, Brian escaped. He retired Brett to end the inning, leaving two runners on, and Jack Shack continued to lead by five runs.

Brian led off the top of the fifth with a solo shot to left, putting Jack Shack ahead 6-0. Christian retired the next two batters, Adam and Josh D, ending the inning.

Cheap Goats would get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Miller followed with an RBI single, scoring Joey from second to make the score 6-1. Adam retired the next two batters, Jordan and Christian, stranding Miller at first and ending the inning.

Jack Shack added one final insurance run in the top of the seventh. Turbo led off with a double, and scored from second when Brian grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 7-1.

Dinger led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a single. Joey also singled, scoring Dinger from third, and the Jack Shack lead was cut to 7-2. Adam retired Miller for the first out of the inning, and Brett scored on the play, making the score 7-3. The Cheap Goats rally would end there, as Adam retired Jordan for the second out of the inning, stranding Joey at second, and giving Jack Shack a 7-3 win.

The win evened the best-of-five series at one game each heading into game three.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching three shutout innings to start the game.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on six hits in five-and-a-half innings of relief.
– Adam pitched three innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Dinger started for Cheap Goats and earned a no-decision, allowing three runs on three hits in half of an inning.
– All four Jack Shack players had at least two hits in the win. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI. Brian went 2-for-5 with two homers and three RBI. Josh D went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI. And Adam went 2-for-5 with a single, a double, and two runs scored.
– Joey and Brett each had three hits for Cheap Goats in the loss. Joey went 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI. Brett went 3-for-4 with two singles, a double, and a run scored.

Tom’s Walk-Off Three-Run Homer Lifts Shady Characters to Surprising Game One Victory Over Guacamol-yay

2 Aug

Guacamol-yay was the better team for six and a half innings in game one of their best-of-five first round series, but Shady Characters hung around, stranded Guacamol-yay runners, and in the bottom of the seventh, walked off with a win when Tom hit a three-run bomb to end it. Despite getting out-hit eight to three heading into the bottom of the seventh, Shady Characters escaped game one with a win and took an early lead in the first round series.

Tom took the mound for Shady Characters, and he got out of trouble early and often. After allowing a leadoff double to Kyle, Jude hit a sacrifice fly, moving Kyle to third with one out. Tom stranded him, however, retiring Josh K to end the inning.

Josh K started for Guacamol-yay and he was in command. He retired Dylan and Mike in order in the bottom of the first.

Sean led off the top of the second with a single, but Tom retired the next two batters, Jan and Kyle, stranding him and ending the inning.

Josh K rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Tom and Jason in order.

Guacamol-yay took the lead in the top of the third. Jude led off with a double, and Josh K drove him in with an RBI double, putting Guacamol-yay in front 1-0. The next batter, Sean, hit a single, putting runners on first and second with no outs. Tom got Jan to fly out for the first out of the inning, and when Kyle followed with a single, Josh K was pegged out at home, ending the inning, as Guacamol-yay managed to strand three runners in the inning.

Josh K once again cruised in the bottom of the third, sending Lucas and Dylan down consecutively.

Jude led off the top of the fourth with a single, but Tom stranded his sixth runner of the game so far, retiring Josh K and Sean to end the inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Josh K retired Mike and Tom in order, and he had retired the first eight batters of the game without allowing a baserunner.

Kyle singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t add an insurance run. Tom retired Jude to strand Kyle at first, ending the inning.

Shady Characters broke up the no-hitter and tied the game in the bottom of the fifth. Lucas hit a one-out single, ending Josh K’s no-hit bit, which had made it nine hitters into the game. Dylan followed with an RBI triple, scoring Lucas, and the game was tied at 1-1. Josh K retired Mike to end the inning, stranding Dylan at third, and the game was even heading into the sixth.

After allowing at least one hit in each of the first five innings, Tom retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, sending Josh K and Sean down consecutively.

Jason doubled with one out in the bottom of the sixth, putting the winning run in scoring position. Josh K escaped, however, retiring Lucas to strand the runner, sending the game to extra-innings.

Tom continued to pitch effectively into the extra-innings, retiring Jan and Kyle in order in the top of the seventh.

Josh K remained on the mound for Guacamol-yay in the extra innings as well. He allowed a leadoff double to the first batter he faced, Dylan, putting the winning run in scoring position. Despite holding him hitless in his first three at-bats, MVP candidate Mike was intentionally walked, putting runners on first and second with outs. Tom came to the plate, and he launched a three-run homer to deep right-center field, and his walkoff shot ended the game, giving Shady Characters the 4-1 victory.

The win put Shady Characters ahead 1-0 in the best-of-five first round series with Guacamol-yay.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom earned the win for Shady Characters, pitching the complete game while allowing one run on eight hits.
– Josh K took the loss in a complete game effort, allowing four runs on five hits in six innings.
– Tom became the first player since 2018 and the twelfth player of all-time to hit a walk-off home run in the playoffs. It was his only hit in the game.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Kyle led Guacamol-yay in the loss, going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double.

Christian and Dinger Throw Nine-Inning Shutout and Jordan’s Walk-Off Single Seals 1-0 Cheap Goats Win Over Jack Shack in Season Finale

31 Jul

Christian and Dinger combined to throw nine shutout innings, allowing only six hits and only one baserunner beyond second base, as Cheap Goats walked off with a 1-0 over win over Jack Shack when Jordan hit an RBI single to score Miller in the bottom of the ninth. Both team’s defenses played at an elite level, limiting hits and stranding runners, in one of the best games of the 2021 season. The teams will meet again in the first round of the playoffs in a rematch of the 2020 Wiffle Series.

Christian started for Cheap Goats, and he got out of trouble early. After retiring Adam for the first out of the inning, he allowed a double to Josh D and a single to Turbo, putting runners on the corners. Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize, however, as Christian retired Brian to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Brian took the mound for Jack Shack, and he also stranded a runner early. Brett led off the bottom of the first with a double, but Brian retired Joey and Miller to strand him, ending the inning.

Josh D singled with one out in the top of the second, but Christian stranded him, retiring Turbo to end the inning.

Brian rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Jordan and Christian.

Brian led off the top of the third with a double, but Christian and Cheap Goats stranded another runner, as Christian retired Adam and Josh D to end the inning.

Brett doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Brian escaped unscathed, retiring Joey to strand the runner and the game remained scoreless after three innings.

Cheap Goats turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, bringing Dinger to the mound. The first batter he faced, Turbo, hit a single. But Dinger buckled down, retiring Brian and Adam to strand him at first, ending the inning.

Brian retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, sending Miller and Jordan down consecutively.

Turbo doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Dinger stranded him, retiring Brian to get out of the inning.

Adam took the mound in the bottom of the fifth, as Brian had reached his innings limit for the week. He picked up where Brian left off, retiring Christian and Dinger in order.

Dinger matched Adam in the top of the sixth, retiring Adam and Josh D in order, and Cheap Goats had shutout Jack Shack through six innings.

Cheap Goats couldn’t plate a run for the win in the bottom of the sixth, as Adam retired Brett and Joey in order.

Dinger continued to roll in the top of the seventh, retiring Turbo and Brian in order, and the game remained scoreless.

Jack Shack continued to confuse the Cheap Goats offense, as Adam retired Miller and Jordan in order in the bottom of the seventh, and the game would continue into the eighth inning.

Dinger retired Adam and Josh D in order in the top of the eight, and Cheap Goats had now pitched eight consecutive shutout innings.

Cheap Goats threatened significantly in the bottom of the eighth, and a very unlikely turn of events allowed Adam and Jack Shack to escape, and for the game to continue. Christian led off the inning with a double, putting the winning run on second. Dinger followed with a single, and Christian moved to third, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Jack Shack intentionally walked Brett, loading the bases for Joey with no outs. Joey hit a shallow fly ball to right, which Turbo caught for an out. Christian had wandered off third base in an attempt to coax a wild throw, but was caught out, ending the inning. Adam had escaped a bases-loaded, no-outs jam to push the game to the ninth inning.

Dinger powered through the ninth inning, retiring Turbo and Brian in order, eighth and ninth consecutive batters he had retired.

Jack Shack’s luck ran out in the bottom of the ninth. Miller led off with a triple, and Cheap Goats once again had the winning run in scoring position with no outs. This time Jordan hit a single to right-center, scoring Miller, and giving Cheap Goats a 1-0 win in nine innings.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 11-9 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 10-10 on the season. The win clinched the #2 seed in the playoffs for Cheap Goats, and the loss clinched the #3 seed for Jack Shack.

W: Dinger (4-4)
L: Adam (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, pitching six shutout innings of relief, allowing only two hits.
– Adam took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up one run on four hits in four innings of relief.
– Christian got a no-decision for Cheap Goats, starting the game and allowing no runs on four hits in three innings.
– Brian got a no-decision for Jack Shack, starting the game and giving up no runs on two hits in four innings.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense and was the only Cheap Goats player with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with two doubles and an intentional walk.
– Turbo led Jack Shack in the loss, going 3-for-6 with two singles and a double.