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Erich Cycles, Jordan Pitches Two-Hitter as Cookies & Cream Soar Past Eastbound & Dahn 13-0

16 Jun

Cookies & Cream celebrate at the plate after Erich’s three-run homer in the bottom of the second. Erich had five hits in the game, and hit for the cycle.

Cookies & Cream were firing on all cylinders against Eastbound & Dahn in week 6, as Erich hit for the cycle, Joey contributed six hits, and Jordan pitched a complete game two-hit shutout in a 13-0 win that was never in question. Cookies & Cream jumped ahead early and never looked back, as Eastbound had only two baserunners and did not advance a runner beyond second base.

Jordan got off to a strong start in the top of the first, retiring Nate and Christian in order. BK took the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he fell behind early. Jordan double to start the bottom half of the inning, and he moved to third when Guthrie followed with a single. The next batter, Erich, grounded out to right, but Jordan scored on the play to make the score 1-0. Joey then hit an RBI double, scoring Guthrie, and Cookies led 2-0. Jordan doubled for his second hit of the inning, scoring Joey from second, and Cookies & Cream pulled in front 3-0. BK retired Guthrie to end the inning, stranding Joey at second.

Jordan retired the site in order again in the top of the second, sending Helal and BK down. Cookies added to their lead in a big way in the bottom of the second. Erich and Joey each singled to start the inning, and two batters later, Guthrie hit a one-out double, scoring Erich to make the score 4-0. Erich followed with a three-run blast to right, and the homer put Cookies & Cream ahead 7-0. Joey then doubled, and Jordan followed with a two-run shot that made the score 9-0. Guthrie then tripled, but BK avoided further damage, retiring Erich to end the inning after allowing six runs.

BK delivers a pitch to Joey, who went 6-for-7 in the Cookies & Cream win

Down 9-0, Eastbound went down in order yet again in the top of the third, as Jordan retired Nate and Christian. Cookies would balloon their lead further in the bottom of the third. Joey started the inning with a solo shot to left-center, making the score 10-0. BK retired Jordan for the first out of the inning, but Guthrie followed with a double, and he scored on an Erich RBI triple that made the score 11-0. Joey then hit an RBI double, scoring Erich, and the score was 12-0. Jordan then doubled, driving in Joey to push the Cookies & Cream lead to 13-0. BK retired Guthrie to end the inning, and Eastbound were in a big hole through three.

Once again, Jordan sent Eastbound down without a hit in the top of the fourth, retiring Helal and BK, and he was perfect through four innings.

A high resolution photo of the scoresheet as Cookies & Cream stack up runs

After scoring three or more runs in each of the first three innings, Cookies went more quietly in the bottom of the fourth. Erich led off with a double, and after a Joey single, Jordan grounded out, and Joey was doubled up to end the inning with the score remaining 13-0. The double gave Erich the cycle, his second of his rookie season.

Guthrie connects on one of his four hits in the game

Jordan fanned Nate to start the top of the fifth, and he had retired the first nine batters that he had face. Three outs away from a perfect game, Christian spoiled the party, hitting a rolling single down the first base line, becoming Eastbound & Dahn’s first base runner in the game. Eastbound couldn’t take advantage, however, as Helal grounded out to end the inning, stranding the runner.

Erich singled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Cookies couldn’t add to their lead, as Joey was retired to end the inning.

BK led off the top of the sixth with a double, Eastbound’s second hit of the game. Jordan preserved the shutout, however, retiring Nate and Christian to strand the runner, ending the inning and the game, as Cookies & Cream won 13-0.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 6-5 on the year, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-9.

W: Jordan (3-2)
L: BK (1-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Jordan pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing two hits in a shutout performance, and striking one one, in six innings.
– BK took the loss for Eastbound, giving up thirteen runs on nineteen hits in five innings.
– Erich led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-7 with two singles, a double, a triple, a homer, three runs scored, five RBI, as he hit for the cycle.
– Joey also went 6-for-7 for Cookies & Cream, with two singles, three doubles, a homer, five runs scored, and three RBI.
– Guthrie also had a strong game for Cookies at the plate, going 4-for-7 with a single, two doubles, a triple, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Christian and BK had the only two hits for Eastbound.

Bob Hits and Pitches Questionable Outfit Past Ham Slams 8-3

16 Jun

Bob and his defense continue to strand Ham Slams runners, and Bob and his offense put together two big innings, as Questionable Outfit beat the Ham Slams 8-1

Bob pitched a complete game, allowing three runs in six innings, and went 5-for-6 at the plate to lead Questionable Outfit to an 8-3 win over the Ham Slams. Questionable Outfit jumped out to a big lead over the first several innings of the game, and the Ham Slams dug themselves into a hole that they couldn’t climb out of. Dustin had one of his best games of the season in a losing effort, as the Questionable bats and defense were too strong, and Questionable Outfit extended their lead in the EWL standings.

Josh started on the mound for the Ham Slams, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a single, and he moved to second when Tom followed with a single. Josh then got Rairigh to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Bob scored on the play, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 1-0. Miller followed with an RBI double, scoring Tom from second, and Questionable led 2-0. Bob then doubled, scoring Miller, and the score was 3-0. Tom singled for his second hit of the inning, scoring Bob from second, but Tom was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, ending the inning with the score 4-0.

Dan hit a one-out double off Bob in the bottom of the first, but the Ham Slams couldn’t drive him in, as Bob retired Josh for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner.

Josh and Steve converge on a fly ball for the Ham Slams

Josh pulled things together in the top of the second, retiring the Questionable side in order. Dustin doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Bob stranded the runner for the second consecutive inning, retiring Dan to end the inning with the score remaining 4-0.

Questionable Outfit would blow the game open in the top of the third, taking a commanding lead. Josh retired Bob to start the inning, but Questionable would pull together a series of hits with one out. Tom singled, and he scored when Mike followed with an RBI triple that made the score 5-0. Miller then hit an RBI double to score Rairigh, and Questionable led 6-0. Bob finished the run by hitting a two-run homer to right-center, putting Questionable Outfit in front 8-0. Josh finally retired Tom to end the inning, and the Ham Slams trailed by eight.

Mike gracefully pulls into third base for an RBI triple that put Questionable Outfit in front 5-0

Bob rolled through the bottom of the third, sending Josh and Steve down consecutively.

Josh matched Bob in the top of the fourth, retiring Mike and Miller in order.

Dustin singled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but once again the Ham Slams couldn’t cut into the deficit. Bob retired Dan and Josh to strand the runner, and Questionable continued to lead 8-0.

Bob singled to start the top of the fifth, but Josh avoided further damage, getting Tom and Rairigh to each fly out, stranding Bob on base.

The Slams would finally get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Steve started the inning with a triple, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 8-1. Bob would end the rally there, however, as Dan and Josh were sent down, stranding Dustin at first and ending the inning.

Bob doubled with one out in the top of the sixth, but Questionable wouldn’t add to their lead in the final inning, as Josh retired Tom to strand the runner, and the Ham Slams trailed by seven heading into their final at-bat.

Steve led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 8-2. Dan followed with a single to put runners on first and third with no outs. Josh hit a towering fly to center, which was caught by Tom, and Dustin tagged up to score on the sacrifice fly, reducing the deficit to 8-3. The Slams were down five with a runner on and one out, but Bob ended things there, getting Steve to fly out to center for the second out, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 9-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 5-6.

W: Bob (4-0)
L: Josh (1-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings pitched.
– Josh took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up eight runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 5-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Dustin led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.

Joey Homers Four Times to Lead Cookies & Cream to 9-6 Win Over Questionable Outfit

7 Jul
Joey makes an outstretched catch for an out in foul territory

Joey makes an outstretched catch for an out in foul territory

Joey went 5-for-7 with a double and four homers and pitched the complete game win, as Cookies & Cream topped Questionable Outfit 9-6 and forced a potential tie-breaking matchup between the two teams next week to decide the 2016 pennant.

Tom took the mound for Questionable Outfit, and Cookies took an early lead in the top of the first. Blose doubled with one out, and Joey followed with a two-run homer to left. Dinger then doubled, but Tom retired Guthrie to strand the runner and end the inning, and the score was 2-0.

Cookies & Cream penciled in Joey as their starter, and after allowing a one-out single to Tom in the bottom of the first, he got Miller to fly out to the mound, ending the inning.

Joey, who pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, delivers a pitch to Miller

Joey, who pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, delivers a pitch to Miller

Blose started the top of the second with a double, but Miller, who has become the most dangerous arm in the league, gunned Blose out trying to turn the double into a triple, and Tom had the first out of the inning. Joey followed with a double, and Dinger drove him in with an RBI single, extending the Cookies lead to 3-0. Tom then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Bob tripled to lead off the bottom of the second, and he scored when Tom grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Joey then retired Miller for the second out, and the score was 3-1 through two innings.

Joey slides into second with a double in the second inning

Joey slides into second with a double in the second inning

For the third consecutive inning, Blose doubled, and Joey drove him in with a two-run blast, his second of the game. Down 5-1, Questionable Outfit removed Tom from the mound and brought in Miller from the bullpen. He retired the first batter he faced, Dinger, but the next two hitters, Blose and Guthrie, each singled. Joey came to the plate 3-for-3 with two runners on, but Miller got him to fly out to left stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Bob started the bottom of the third with a double, and he scored from second when Tom grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Miller then flew out to right, and Cookies & Cream led 5-2.

Miller gave up a one-out triple to Guthrie in the top of the fourth, but Cookies couldn’t capitalize, as Blose was retired for the second out to strand the runner at third.

Bob receives a pitch from Joey. Bob went 6-for-7 with 6 extra-base hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and a homer.

Bob receives a pitch from Joey. Bob went 6-for-7 with 6 extra-base hits, including 3 doubles, 2 triples, and a homer.

Questionable Outfit continued to battle back, and they tied the game in the bottom of the fourth. Bob tripled, and Tom drove him in with an RBI double that cut the score to 5-3. Miller singled to put runners on first and third, and Bob drove in Tom with an RBI double to make the score 5-4. Tom came to the plate with runners on second and third, and he hit a towering sacrifice fly that scored Miller, and Questionable had tied the game at 5-5. Miller was then retired to end the inning.

Joey provided his own run support in the top of the fifth, leading off with a solo homer, his third of the game, and Cookies reclaimed the lead at 6-5. Dinger followed with a single, but Miller avoided further damage, retiring Guthrie and Blose to end the inning.

Dinger went 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

Dinger went 4-for-6 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

For the fourth consecutive inning, Bob led off with an extra-base hit, and Questionable had the tying run at second. But Joey escaped the bottom of the fifth with the lead, retiring Tom and Miller to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-5.

Cookies added some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer to left-center, his fourth bomb of the game, and the score was 7-5. Dinger then doubled, and two batters later, Blose hit a one-out two-run home run to center, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 9-5. Miller then retired Joey to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit trailed by four.

For the fifth consecutive inning, but started things out with another extra-base hit, this time a solo homer to right that cut the score to 9-6. Questionable couldn’t rally though, as Joey retired Tom and Miller to end the inning, giving Cookies & Cream the win and pulling them to within a game of Questionable Outfit in the standings with one week to play.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 13-5, and the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 12-4.

W: Joey (4-1)
L: Miller (6-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, giving up 9 hits on 6 runs in 6 innings pitched.
– Tom started the game for Questionable Outfit and got the no decision, allowing 5 runs on 2 hits in 2 innings pitched.
– Miller took the loss for Questionable, giving up 4 runs on 8 hits in 4 innings pitched.
– Joey led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-7 with a double, four homers, 5 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Blose also went 5-for-7 with a single, 3 doubles, a home run, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 6-for-7 with 3 doubles, 2 triples, a home run, 4 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

Bob Hits for Cycle, Questionable Outfit Thrash Eastbound & Dahn 18-7

7 Jul
Questionable Outfit unleashed an offensive fury and took advantage of multiple fielding errors by Eastbound & Dahn to roll through them 18-7

Questionable Outfit unleashed an offensive fury and took advantage of multiple fielding errors by Eastbound & Dahn to roll through them 18-7

Despite playing shorthanded, Questionable Outfit racked up 22 hits and Bob hit for the cycle in an 18-7 blowout win over Eastbound & Dahn. Kimble drove in 9 runs, Miller had 5 extra-base hits, and each Questionable Outfit player had at least 7 hits in the game.

Questionable Outfit jumped out to an early lead against Eastbound, and they never looked back. Bob led off the game with a double, and he scored from second when Tom hit an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Miller then hit an RBI single, scoring Tom from first to push the score to 2-0. Bob followed with a single, also scoring Miller from first, and the score was 3-0. Tom singled to put runners on first and third, and Miller drove in Tom with an RBI double to make the score 4-0. Christian, the Eastbound starter, finally recorded an out, but Tom followed with a two-RBI single that cleared the bases, putting Questionable ahead 6-0. Miller was retired for the second out of the inning, but Questionable had taken a huge lead.

Bob started for Questionable Outfit, and he avoided trouble in the top of the first. Christian tripled with one out, but Eastbound couldn’t get on the board, as Bob retired Dustin to strand the runner.

In a very rare occurrence, Christian struck out Bob for the first out of the inning in the top of the second. He then retired Tom for the second out in what would be the only perfect inning for Eastbound in the game.

With the score 6-0, Eastbound cut into the deficit in the bottom of the second. Mo Vaughn singled but was caught out trying to advance to second for a double. Nate followed with a single and moved from first to third on a Christian double. Dustin then emptied the bases with an RBI double, making the score 6-2. Bob then fanned Mo Vaughn for the second out of the inning, and Questionable led by four.

Questionable would make up some of the runs in the top of the third. Miller singled, and he moved from first to third when Bob followed with a double. Tom then drove in both runners with an RBI double, and the score was 8-2. Miller doubled to put runners on second and third, and Bob drove in a run when he grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Tom to end the inning, and Questionable Outfit led 9-2.

Questionable then turned to the bullpen, bringing Miller to the mound. He retired the first two batters he faced, Nate and Christian.

Eastbound found themselves in a deeper hole after the top of the fourth. Miller doubled, and Bob followed with a two-run inside-the-park homer, putting Questionable ahead 11-2. Tom followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 12-2. Miller then tripled, and Bob drove him in with his second homer of the inning, another inside-the-park homer fueled by fielding errors. Christian then retired Tom and Miller to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed 14-2.

Miller pitched his second consecutive perfect frame in the bottom of the fourth, maintaining the twelve run Questionable lead.

Miller connects on one of his seven hits, five of which were either doubles or triples

Miller connects on one of his seven hits, five of which were either doubles or triples

Bob tripled to lead off the top of the fifth, but Christian stranded him, retiring Tom and Miller, and the score remained 14-2.

Questionable made another pitching change in the bottom of the fifth, bringing Tom to the mound. He retired Nate and Christian consecutively, and Questionable had sent down seven consecutive Eastbound hitters.

Questionable added insult to injury in the top of the sixth. Bob tripled to start the inning, and Tom drove him in with a two-run homer, his second blast of the game. Two batters later, Bob hit a one-out triple, and Tom drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 17-2. Miller then tripled, scoring Tom to push the lead to 18-2. Christian retired Bob for the second out of the inning, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by sixteen runs.

Down 18-2, Eastbound showed heart in the bottom of the sixth. Dustin singled to lead off the inning, and Mo followed with a two-run inside the park homer that made the score 18-4. Nate then doubled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 18-5. Christian was called out on the play when he was caught between first and second. Dustin then followed with a solo shot to left-center, and the next batter, Mo, hit a solo homer to right. The back-to-back home runs made the score 18-7, and Eastbound had started a rally. Tom ended it there, however, getting Nate to groundout to left for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit the win.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 14-3 on the season, and Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 1-16.

W: Bob (3-1)
L: Christian (0-8)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob earned the win for Questionable Outfit, pitching 2 innings, allowing 2 earned runs on 5 hits and striking out one.
– Nate and Tom each pitched 2 innings of relief for Questionable. Nate was perfect in relief, pitching 2 innings of no-hit ball with no earned runs. Tom allowed 5 runs on 6 hits.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 18 earned runs on 22 hits and striking out one.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, hitting for the cycle while going 8-for-12 with a single, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 2 homers, 7 runs scored, and 6 RBI.
– Tom went 7-for-11 with 4 singles, a double, 2 home runs, 9RBI, and 6 runs scored.
– Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.

Tim Hits for Cycle, Leads Ham Slams’ Late Comeback in 7-5 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

5 Jul
Tim went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle to lead the Ham Slams to a 7-5 win

Tim went 5-for-5 and hit for the cycle to lead the Ham Slams to a 7-5 win

In a back-and-forth game, Tim went a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate and hit for the cycle as the Ham Slams took the lead for the first time in the bottom of the fifth and held on to beat Eastbound & Dahn 7-5.

Josh started for the Ham Slams, and Eastbound & Dahn hit him hard in the top of the first. He struck out the first batter he faced, Nate, but the next four batters would each score runs. Christian doubled and moved to third on a Dustin single, putting runners on the corners. Darren Daulton then singled, scoring Christian to put Eastbound ahead 1-0. After fanning in his first at-bat, Nate redeemed himself, hitting a towering three-run homer to left, and Eastbound led 4-0. Josh then retired Christian to end the inning, but Eastbound had pulled ahead by four runs early.

Nate took the mound for Eastbound, and Josh led off the game with a triple for the Ham Slams. Tim then doubled, scoring Josh to cut the score to 4-1. The Slams had a runner on second with no outs, but Nate buckled down, retiring Dan and Dave to end the inning and strand the runner.

Dustin makes a running catch in centerfield for Eastbound & Dahn

Dustin makes a running catch in centerfield for Eastbound & Dahn

Josh cruised through the top of the second, retiring the side in order. The Slams would cut further into the Eastbound lead in the bottom of the second. Tim tripled with one out, and Dan followed with a two-run blast, which cut the score to 4-3. Nate then retired Dave to end the inning, and the Eastbound lead had been trimmed to a run.

Nate and Christian each singled to start the top of the third, and Eastbound had two on and no outs. But Josh avoided damage, retiring Dustin and Darren Daulton to strand both runners and end the inning.

The Slams would tie the game in the bottom of the third when Tim led off the inning with a solo homer, which made the score 4-4. Nate retired Dan to end the inning, and the game was tied at the midway point.

Josh rolled through the top of the fourth, sending Nate and Christian down consecutively. Dave doubled to lead off the bottom half of the inning, but he was caught out by Christian when he tried to extend the double to a triple. Nate then retired Josh for the second out, and the game remained tied.

Eastbound would pull back ahead in the top of the fifth. Dustin doubled, and two batters later, Nate hit a one-out double into the tree, scoring Dustin and putting Eastbound on top 5-4. Eastbound couldn’t plate any additional runs, as Josh retired Christian to strand the runner at second.

Down 5-4, the Ham Slams would take their first lead of the game in the bottom of the fifth. Tim singled, completing the cycle in his first four at-bats. Two batters later, Dave hit a one-out triple to score Tim, tying the game at 5-5. With the go-ahead runner on third, Josh took care of business and provided his own run support, hitting a two-run shot to right, which put the Ham Slams ahead 7-5. Tim then doubled, but Nate avoided further trouble, as Dustin made an outfield assist, catching Tim between second and third trying to extend the double into a triple.

Josh's two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put the Ham Slams ahead for good

Josh’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put the Ham Slams ahead for good

Down 7-5, Eastbound tried to rally in the top of the sixth. Darren Daulton singled with one out, but Josh stranded the runner, retiring Nate to end the game, giving the Ham Slams a 7-5 win.

The win moved the Slams to 8-10 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-17.

W: Josh (5-2)
L: Nate (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings, striking out one.
– Nate took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings.
– Tim led the Ham Slams at the plate, going a perfect 5-for-5 with a single, 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 3 runs scored, 2 RBI, and hit for the cycle for second time this year and the fourth time in his career.
– Nate led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and 4 RBI.

Guthrie and Blose Lead Cookies & Cream to 7-3 Win Over Ham Slams

5 Jul
Guthrie pitched the complete game for Cookies & Cream and went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

Guthrie pitched the complete game for Cookies & Cream and went 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

Guthrie pitched a complete game win, allowing only three runs, and both he and Blose each homered twice to carry Cookies & Cream to a 7-3 win over the Ham Slams.

Tim doubled with one out in the top of the first, but Guthrie escaped the inning without allowing a run, retiring Josh to end the inning.

Guthrie would provide his own run support in the bottom of the first, leading off the game with a homer. It was Guthrie’s fourth career leadoff homer and his second of the season. Tim, the Ham Slams starter, then retired Blose and Joey to end the inning, and the score was 1-0 in favor of Cookies & Cream.

Guthrie stranded another Ham Slams runner in the top of the second. Dave hit a one-out single, but the Slams couldn’t capitalize, as Tim was retired for the second out of the inning.

Cookies added a few to their lead in the bottom of the second. Dinger singled to start the inning, and two batters later, Blose hit a one-out two-run shot to center, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 3-0. Joey followed with a double, but Tim stranded the runner, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

The Slams continued to struggle at the plate in the top of the third. Josh and Dan were retired in order, and Guthrie had pitched three scoreless innings.

Cookies gave Guthrie more run support in the bottom of the third. Guthrie doubled, and he scored from second when Blose grounded out for the first out of the inning. Joey followed with a solo homer, and Cookies led 5-0.

The Slams got on the board in the top of the fourth. Dave singled and moved to third on a Tim double. Josh followed with a high fly to right, and Dave tagged and scored on the play. The sac fly cut the score to 5-1, but the Slams couldn’t extend the rally, as Guthrie retired Dan to end the inning.

Cookies & Cream made up for the runs in the bottom of the fourth. Guthrie led off with a solo homer, his second of the game, and Blose followed with a solo shot, also his second of the game. The back-to-back jacks put Cookies & Cream ahead 7-1. Tim retired Dinger and Joey to end the inning, but the Slams trailed by six.

Dave started the top of the fifth with a double, and Tim drove him in with an RBI triple, cutting the Slams’ deficit to 7-2. Josh then hit an RBI single, scoring Tim from third, and the score was 7-3 with no outs. Guthrie buckled down, however, retiring Dan and Dave in order, ending the inning with the Slams trailing by four.

Cookies & Cream had scored in every inning so far, but Tim finally pitched a scoreless frame in the bottom of the fifth, sending Guthrie and Blose down in order.

Down 7-3, the Slams looked to rally in the top of the sixth. Tim led off with a single and moved from first to third on a Josh single. The Slams had runners on the corners with no outs, but as he had done all game, Guthrie stranded more Ham Slams. He got both Dan and Dave to fly out to the mound, stranding both runners to end the game and give Cookies & Cream the 7-3 victory.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to 12-5 on the season, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 7-10.

W: Guthrie (6-2)
L: Tim (2-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, giving up 3 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Tim took the loss for the Ham Slams, allowing 7 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings.
– Guthrie and Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense. Guthrie went 3-for-5 with a double, 2 homers, 3 runs scored, and 2 RBI. Blose went 2-for-5 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI.
– Tim set the pace for the Ham Slams, going 4-for-5 with a single, 2 doubles, a triple, a runs scored, and an RBI.

Dinger Throws Two-Hitter, Blose Powers Cookies & Cream Past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

4 Jul
After allowing a leadoff homer to Dustin, Dinger, who delivers a pitch to BK, allowed only one hit the rest of the game as Cookies & Cream rolled past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

After allowing a leadoff homer to Dustin, Dinger, who delivers a pitch to BK, allowed only one hit the rest of the game as Cookies & Cream rolled past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1

Dinger allowed only two hits in a complete game win and Blose went 5-for-6 with two homers as Cookies & Cream stormed past Eastbound & Dahn 11-1.

Cara started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and Cookies & Cream got to her early. Guthrie singled to start the game, and Blose followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Joey then hit an RBI single, scoring Guthrie, but Joey was caught in between first and second on the play for the first out of the inning. Dinger came to the plate with one out and a runner on second, but Cara got him to ground out to left, stranding the runner, and Cookies led 1-0.

Cookies & Cream started Dinger, and the very first batter he faced, Dustin, crushed a solo homer to left, tying the game at 1-1. Dinger then retired Nate and BK to end the inning.

Jordan led off the top of the second with a solo homer, and Cookies took back the lead 2-1. Two batters later, Blose hit a one-out double, and he scored on a Joey RBI single that made the score 3-1. Dinger then singled to put runners on first and third with one out, but Cara got Jordan to ground out to left, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Dinger cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Cara and Dustin in order.

Eastbound removed Cara from the mound and turned to BK in the top of the third. Blose continued to swing a hot bat, hitting a solo homer that put Cookies & Cream ahead 4-1. Dinger continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

BK finally kept the Cookies’ bats scoreless in the top of the fourth, sending Dinger and Jordan down consecutively, and the score remained 4-1.

Dinger allowed a one-out single to Dustin in the bottom of the fourth, the first hit he had allowed since the first inning. Eastbound couldn’t capitalize on the baserunner, as Dinger retired Nate to strand the runner and end the inning.

Cookies extended their lead in the top of the fifth. Guthrie singled to start the inning, and Blose followed with a double to put runners on second and third. BK got Joey to ground out for the first out of the inning, but both runners managed to score on the play, and Cookies pulled ahead 6-1. Dinger hit a one-out double, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 7-1. Guthrie flew out to left for the second out of the inning, and Cookies led by six runs.

Dinger wouldn’t allow Eastbound to rally, as he retired BK and Cara in order in the bottom of the fifth.

Cookies put the game out of reach in the top of the sixth, adding four insurance runs. Blose hit a solo homer to start the inning, his second of the game, and Cookies led 8-1. Two batters later Dinger singled, and he moved to second when Jordan followed with a single. With one out and two on, Guthrie launched a three-run homer to left, putting Cookies & Cream ahead 11-1. Blose was retired for the first time in the game to end the inning, but Cookies now had a double-digit lead at ten runs.

Dinger pitched his fifth consecutive shutout inning in the bottom of the sixth, ending the game quickly by retiring Dustin and Nate in order, giving Cookies & Cream an 11-1 win.

The win moved Cookies to 11-5 for the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-15.

W: Dinger (3-3)
L: Cara (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing only a single run on 2 hits in 6 innings.
– Cara took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 2 innings pitched.
– BK pitched four innings of relief for Eastbound, allowing 8 runs on 9 hits.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 5-for-6 with a single, 2 doubles, 2 homers, 4 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Dustin had the only hits of the game for Eastbound, going 2-for-4 with a single, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.