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Mike’s Game 2 Walk-Off Homer Gives Loss Mitigation 2-0 Series Lead Over Porkswords

2 Aug

After an incredible game 1, Mike came through yet again, and his walk-off homer in the bottom of the sixth gave Loss Mitigation a two game lead in the best-of-five first round series with the Porkswords

After carrying his team to victory in game 1, Mike put Loss Mitigation on his shoulders again in game 2. His walk-off two-run homer in the bottom of the sixth capped another great performance and gave his team a comfortable lead in the best-of-five first round series with the Porkswords.

Norris took the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he looked good early. After allowing a leadoff double to Adam, he retired Frosty and Josh to strand the runner, ending the inning.

With three innings of eligibility left after game 1, Josh started once again for the Porkswords. He rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Mike and Nate in order.

A family of three watches the EWL playoff action from the third base line stands.

Bob singled to start the top of the second, but the Porkswords couldn’t get on the board, as Norris retired Adam and Frosty to strand the runner and end the inning.

Loss Mitigation would take a lead in the bottom of the second. Norris tripled to start the inning, but he was caught out in between third and home trying to extend the hit into an inside-the-park homer. Reggie followed with a triple, and Mike drove him in with a two-run blast, making the score 2-0. Josh retired Nate to end the inning, and he had met his innings limit for the week.

Adam of the Porkswords fields a ball off the left field fence while teammate Bob watches from center field

With a two-run lead, Norris rolled through the top of the third, sending Josh and Bob down consecutively.

Norris is pleased with his squad’s performance in game 2.

Loss Mitigation extended their lead in the bottom of the third. Adam entered the game for Josh, and he was hit hard right away. Norris singled, and Reggie drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 4-0. The next batter, Mike, tripled, but similar to Norris in the previous inning, he was caught out between third and home trying to extend the hit into an inside-the-park homer. Nate followed with a single, but Josh avoided further damage, retiring Norris for the second out of the inning.

The Porkswords cut into the four run deficit in the top of the fourth. Frosty doubled with one out, and Josh drove him in with a two-run homer to right center. Norris retired Bob to end the inning, and the Porkswords had cut the score to 4-2.

Reggie singled to start the bottom of the fourth, and two batters later, Nate hit an RBI triple, pushing the Loss Mitigation lead to 5-2. Josh retired Norris to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by three runs.

Norris connects on one of his two hits in the game.

The Porkswords rallied once again in the top of the fifth, tying the game. Adam led off with a triple, and he scored from third on Frosty’s RBI single that cut the score to 5-3. Two batters later, Bob doubled to put runners on second and third, and Adam cleared the bases with an RBI triple, his second three-bagger of the inning. Norris retired Frosty for the second out of the inning, but he had allowed three runs, and the game was tied at 5-5.

Frosty, who made his triumphant return to the wiffle diamond, celebrates after scoring a run in the fourth inning.

Loss Mitigation pulled back ahead in the bottom of the fifth. Reggie tripled for the second time in the game, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 6-5. Adam retired Nate and Norris to end the inning, and the Porkswords needed a run in the top of the sixth to extend the game.

Nate, who went 2-for-5 with a single and a triple for Loss Mitigation, poses for the wiffle camera.

Josh led off the final frame with a triple, and Bob came through in the clutch, hitting an RBI single to tie the game at 6-6. Norris retired Adam and Frosty to end the inning, but the Porkswords had evened the game for yet another time.

With a chance to walk-off with a two game lead in the series, Mike and Loss Mitigation did just that, on cue. Reggie singled for his fifth hit of the game, and Mike, who had reached base safely in nine of his first eleven at-bats of the series, came to the plate. He delivered for Loss Mitigation again, crushing a two-run bomb to right-center, ending the game, and giving Loss Mitigation an 8-6 victory.

The win put Loss Mitigation ahead 2-0 in the best-of-five first round series with the Porkswords, one win away from clinching a berth in the 2018 EWL Wiffle Series.

W: Norris (1-0)
L: Adam (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on ten hits in six innings.
– Adam took the loss in relief for the Porkswords. He gave up six runs on ten hits in three innings pitched.
– Josh started for the Porkswords and earned a no-decision, giving up two runs on three hits in two innings.
– Mike led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, a triple, two home runs, two runs scored, and five RBI. He became the first player to hit a walk-off home run in the EWL playoffs since Nate hit two for Eastbound & Dahn in the 2015 playoffs.
– Reggie White was a perfect 5-for-5 in the game, with two singles, two triples, a home run, five runs scored, and two RBI.
– Adam led the Porkswords at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a double, two triples, a run scored, and two RBI.

Loss Mitigation Crushes Porkswords 22-2 Behind Massive Performances from Bob, Mike and Nate

20 Jun

Nate, who went the distance for the win and allowed only two runs on three hits, delivers a pitch to John of the Porkswords

Loss Mitigation crushed the Porkswords by twenty runs as Bob and Mike each had eight hits, and Nate had seven hits while also pitching a complete game win, allowing only two runs in six innings. Bob and Nate each hit for the cycle, and Mike crushed four homers in another Loss Mitigation beatdown.

Nate retired the Porkswords in order in the top of the first, and Loss Mitigation got on the board right away in the bottom half of the inning. Adam, the Porkswords starter, gave up a leadoff triple to Bob, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Adam retired the next two hitters, Nate and Norris, to end the inning, and it would be the best inning Adam and the Porkswords would have defensively in the game.

Mike hustles home for a run, beating a throw from the outfield just in time

Nate once again retired the side in order in the top of the second, and Loss Mitigation blew the game open in the bottom of the inning. Bob led off with a double, and Mike followed with a two-run blast that made the score 4-0. Nate then doubled, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 5-0. Bob tripled, scoring Norris to make the score 6-0, and Mike drove in Bob with an RBI double that extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 7-0. Nate hit his second double of the inning, which scored Mike to make the score 8-0. Adam finally recorded an out, retiring Norris, but Loss Mitigation wasn’t done yet. Bob singled, and he scored from first on Mike’s RBI single, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 9-0. Nate then hit a two-run homer, his third extra-base hit of the inning, and Loss Mitigation led 11-0. Adam retired Norris to end the inning, but Loss Mitigation had posted ten runs in the inning, and led by eleven through two innings.

Bob hit for the cycle, going 8-for-10 with two singles, a double, four triples, and a home run.

Nate continued to mow through the Porkswords in the top of the third, retiring the side in order, and was perfect through three innings.

Mike eyes up a pitch before connecting on one of his eight hits int he game

Loss Mitigation picked up where they left off in the bottom of the third. Bob tripled, his third triple of the game, and Mike drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 12-0. Nate then hit his second two-run homer of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 14-0. Adam retired Norris for the first out of the inning, and after Bob tripled for the second time in the inning and the fourth time in the game (breaking the single-game record), Mike was retired to end the inning with Loss Mitigation holding a fourteen run lead.

Bob, who set the EWL single-game record for triples with four in this game, lines up a pitch from Adam

The Porkswords would get on the board in the top of the fourth. Adam doubled, and two batters later, Josh continued to swing a hot bat, hitting a two-run homer that cut the deficit to 14-2. Nate retired John to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by twelve runs.

Adam deliver’s a pitch to Nate, who went 7-for-9 in the game, hitting for the cycle with a single, three doubles, a triple, and two homers.

Loss Mitigation made up the difference in the bottom of the fourth. Norris singled with one out, and Bob completed the cycle hitting a two-run homer that made the score 16-2. Mike followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers gave Loss Mitigation a 17-2 lead. Nate then doubled, his third of the game, but Adam avoided another nightmare inning, retiring Norris to end the inning.

Mike squares up a pitch from Adam

Nate pitched another perfect frame in the top of the fifth, retiring Adam and Bob in order.

Loss Mitigation added a few more for good measure in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Mike homered, and the solo blast made the score 18-2. Nate then tripled, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double that extended the lead to 19-2. Bob followed with a single, scoring Norris to make the score 20-2. Mike then homered for the second time in the inning and fourth time in the game, and the two-run blast put Loss Mitigation ahead by twenty runs. Nate and Norris each singled, putting runners on first and second, but the demolition would end there, as Adam retired Bob to strand both runners, ending the inning.

Josh connects on a two-run homer to right. The blast provided the only two runs in the game for the Porkswords.

Josh singled to start the top of the sixth, but the Porkswords couldn’t engineer a twenty-run rally. Nate retired John and Adam to strand the runner, ending the inning and giving Loss Mitigation a 22-2 win.

Mike of Loss Mitigation getting his freak on after an eight hit performance that included four homers

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 8-3 on the season, and the Porkswords dropped to 5-7 with the loss.

W: Nate (5-1)
L: Adam (1-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing two runs on three hits in six innings.
– Adam took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up twenty-two runs on twenty-seven hits in five innings.
– Bob, Nate, and Mike each had monster games on offense for Loss Mitigation.
– Bob went 8-for-10, hitting for the cycle with two singles, a double, an EWL single-game record four triples, a home run, seven runs scored, and five RBI.
– Mike went 8-for-9 with a single, three doubles, four home runs, seven runs, and nine RBI.
– Nate went 7-for-9, hitting for the cycle with a single, three doubles, a triple, two home runs, five runs scored, and five RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.

​Norris Tops Christian in Pitcher’s Duel as Loss Mitigation Beats Cheap Goats 3-1

18 Jun

Norris pitched a gem in the complete game win, allowing only one run on four hits, and he also provided his own run support with a solo homer in the third.

In one of the lowest scoring games of the 2018 season thus far, Loss Mitigation edged Cheap Goats 3-1, as Norris allowed only a single run on four hits in a complete game victory. Norris also homered in the game, as Loss Mitigation found a way to win even with their potent offense held in check by Christian and Cheap Goats.

Jordan singled off Norris to start the top of the first, but he was stranded, as Joey and Christian were retired to end the inning. Christian cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Bob and Mike in order.

Dinger singled to lead off the top of the second, but Norris stranded another Cheap Goats runner, retiring the next two batters to end the inning, and the game remained scoreless.

Mike camps under a fly ball. The Loss Mitigation defense was stellar, as always, in the win.

Loss Mitigation would get on the board in the bottom of the second. Nate singled, and two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, scoring Nate to put Loss Mitigation ahead 1-0. Christian retired Mike to strand Bob, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run.

Norris retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of the third, and he’d provide his own run support in the bottom of the inning. With one out, he hit a solo homer to left-center, putting Loss Mitigation in front 2-0.

Christian was very effective, limiting Loss Mitigation to only three runs on six hits, despite taking the loss.

Cheap Goats would cut into the Loss Mitigation lead in the top of the fourth. With one out, Joey hit a solo homer to left, making the score 1-0. Norris retired the next batter, Christian, to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by a run.

Christian retired Loss Mitigation in order in the bottom of the fourth, sending Mike and Nate down consecutively.

Loss Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Norris’s solo homer.

Jordan doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Norris was able to strand another Cheap Goats runner, retiring Joey to end the inning.

Loss Mitigation would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Bob singled with one out, and he moved to second when Mike followed with a single. Nate then singled, scoring Bob, but Nate was tagged out trying to extend the hit into a double, which ended the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Nate, who went 2-for-4 with two singles in the Loss Mitigation win.

Down 3-1, Cheap Goats would need a rally that they couldn’t start in the top of the sixth. Norris retired Christian and Dinger in order, ending the inning and giving Loss Mitigation the 3-1 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 7-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-6.

W: Norris (4-2)
L: Christian (2-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing one run on four hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up three runs on six hits in five innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single, a double, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 1-for-4 with a solo homer.

Norris Pitches Gem as Loss Mitigation Storms Past Cheap Goats 9-2

4 Jun

Norris pitched the complete game win, and also went 3-for-5 at the plate with three doubles.

Norris allowed only two runs and scattered seven hits and had three extra-base hits at the plate, as Loss Mitigation rolled past Cheap Goats 9-2. Bob and Mike helped put Loss Mitigation ahead early, and Norris secured the victory late, as Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense rolling as they were soundly defeated.

Loss Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Mike’s two-run homer in the first inning

With two innings of eligibility left in week 5, Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he was hit hard. Bob led off the game with a solo homer, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 1-0 immediately. Mike followed with a single, and after striking out Nate for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out double to Norris. Mike scored from first, and Loss Mitigation led 2-0. Bob followed with an RBI single, scoring Norris to put Loss Mitigation ahead 3-0, and Mike followed with a two-run blast, clearing the bases. Christian struck out Nate for the second time in the inning, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 5-0.

Norris started for Loss Migitation, and he was effective throughout the contest. Joey doubled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Christian to strand the runner and end the inning with the score 5-0.

Joey catches a fly ball in center for Cheap Goats, as Jordan watches

Christian regained command in the top of the second, retiring Norris and Bob in order, and he had reached his eight innings of eligibility for the week. Norris cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Cheap Goats in order, and the score remained 5-0.

Christian delivers a pitch to Mike, who went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Cheap Goats inserted Dinger to relieve Christian, and Loss Mitigation would get to him as well. The first batter he faced, Mike, doubled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Cheap Goats deficit to 6-0. Norris then doubled, scoring Nate, and Loss Mitigation led 7-0. The next batter, Bob, also doubled, making four consecutive doubles for Loss Mitigation. However, Bob was caught out in between second and third on the play, and Norris was also caught trying to score. The double play ended the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by seven runs.

Jordan singled to start the bottom of the third, but once again, Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense going. Norris retired Joey and Christian to strand the runner, and the score was 7-0 through three innings.

Bob and Nate converge on a fly ball in center field

Dinger struck out Mike to start the top of the fourth, and after allowing a triple to Nate, he retired Norris to strand the runner, ending the inning. Norris matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order.

Dinger of Cheap Goats reaches out for a fly ball as Norris of Loss Mitigation heads into first base

Loss Mitigation would add another insurance run in the top of the fifth when Bob led off the inning with his second homer of the game. Dinger retired Mike and Nate to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 8-0.

Cheap Goats finally got on the board in the fifth inning. Jordan doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Christian drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 8-1.

Jordan went 3-for-4 to lead Cheap Goats, with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored

Loss Mitigation made up for the run in the top of the sixth, when Norris led off the inning with a solo homer. Dinger retired Bob and Mike to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 9-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dinzger delivers a pitcher to Bob, who went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI, leading Loss Mitigation

Jordan tripled with one out in the bottom of the sixth, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that cut the score to 9-2. The rally would end there, however, as Norris retired Christian for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Loss Mitigation the 9-2 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 6-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats under .500 to 4-5 for the year.

W: Norris (3-2)
L: Christian (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap goats, giving up five runs on five hits and striking out two in two innings pitched.
– Dinger pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Christian struck out the side in the first inning, only the sixth time in EWL history that a pitcher had accomplished the feat. It was Christian’s second time striking out the side this season, and of the six instances in league history, he is responsible for three of them.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Norris went 3-for-5 at the plate, with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored.

Nate Keeps Shady Characters Quiet, Bob Homers Twice in 5-3 Loss Mitigation Victory

4 Jun

Bob went 3-for-5 to lead Loss Mitigation, with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Bob went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI and also earned a save, and Nate also homered and allowed only three runs in five innings, as Loss Mitigation topped Shady Characters 5-3. Shady Characters couldn’t figure out Loss Mitigation’s pitching, and Bob and Nate provided just enough offense to secure the victory, maintaining Loss Mitigation’s spot atop the EWL standings.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and he looked good early, retiring the league’s two most potent hitters, Bob and Mike, in order in the top of the first. Dylan doubled off Nate to start the bottom of the first, but he was stranded, as Erich and Tom K were retired to end the first with the game scoreless.

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the top of the second when Nate led off the inning with a solo homer. Two batters later, Bob homered, and his solo shot put Loss Mitigation ahead 2-0.

Nate connects on one of his two extra-bast hits. He went 2-for-5 with a triple, a homer, and an RBI.

Shady Characters would cut into the lead in the bottom of the second. With one out, Dylan hit a towering solo homer to right-center, and the score was 2-1. Erich followed with a triple, but Shady Characters couldn’t tie the game, as Nate retired Tom K to strand the runner and end the inning.

Loss Mitigation added to their lead in the top of the third. Tom K struck out Nate for the first out of the inning, but after allowing a one-out single to Norris, Bob crushed a monster two-run blast to right, putting Loss Mitigation in front 4-1. Mike followed with a triple, but Tom K avoided further damage, retiring Nate to strand the runner and end the inning with Shady Characters down by three runs.

Nate cruised through the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

Mike makes yet another spectacular catch in the field for Loss Mitigation

Norris led off the top of the fourth with a double, but Loss Mitigation couldn’t extend the lead, as Tom K retired Bob and Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Erich led off the bottom of the fourth with a solo homer, cutting the deficit to 4-2. Tom K followed with a single, but Shady Characters couldn’t rally, as Nate retired the next two batters to end the inning with Loss Mitigation ahead by two runs.

Erich homered twice in the middle innings to help draw Shady Characters closer to Loss Mitigation and went 3-for-5 in the game

Tom K retired Loss Mitigation in order in the top of the fifth, and Shady Characters would draw a bit closer in the bottom of the inning. For the second consecutive inning, Erich led off with a solo homer, and the score was 4-3. Tom K followed with a double, but when Stove, the next batter, singled, Tom K was not only caught in between second and third, but Stove was caught in between first and second. The double play ended the inning, stranding two runners, and Loss Mitigation led by a run heading into the sixth.

Nate was strong on the mound and kept the Shady Characters bats in check, allowing only three runs in five innings.

Loss Mitigation would get one additional insurance run in the top of the sixth. Bob singled, and two batters later, Nate drove him in with an RBI triple that extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 5-3. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, and Shady Characters were behind by two runs.

Loss Mitigation celebrates with Bob at the plate after one of his two homers

Presented with a rare save opportunity, Loss Mitigation brought Bob from the bullpen to relieve Nate in the bottom of the sixth. He was effective, retiring Dylan and Nate in order to end the game, giving Loss Mitigation the 5-3 victory.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 5-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 4-4.

W: Nate (3-1)
L: Tom K (3-2)
S: Bob (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate earned the win for Loss Mitigation, giving up three runs on eight hits in five innings.
– Bob pitched a perfect frame in the sixth inning to pick up the save, Loss Mitigation’s first of 2018 and the second overall save in the EWL this season.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eight hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a triple, two homers, two runs scored, and two RBI.

Miller Hits Walk-Off in Bottom of Sixth in Porkswords Stunning 13-12 Comeback Win Over Loss Mitigation

28 May

In a wet and soggy game, the Porkswords squandered an early lead against Loss Mitigation before mounting a dramatic comeback, punctuated by Miller’s two-run walk-off homer to left-center that ended one of the best games of the young 2018 season. Down 12-9 heading into the bottom of the sixth, Adam hit a two-run homer to draw the Porkswords closer before Miller capitalized on a Loss Mitigation fielding error with his walk off homer that completed a four-run comeback in the last game of week 4 before rain forced the remaining games to be postponed.

Josh started for the Porkswords, and Loss Mitigation would take an early lead against him in the top of the first. Bob led off the game with a double, and he moved scored from second when Mike followed with an RBI single that made the score 1-0. Nate then doubled to put runners on second and third with no outs, and Norris drove in one of the runners when he grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Josh then retired Bob to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation led 2-0.

The Porkswords bounced right back in the bottom of the first. Josh led off with a double, and Adam followed with a two-run homer that tied the game at 2-2. Steve then tripled, and he scored when John grounded out to right for the first out of the inning. Loss Mitigation’s starter, Norris, retired Miller to end the inning, and the Porkswords had pulled ahead 3-2.

Loss Mitigation evened things up in the top of the second. Nate doubled with one out, and Norris tied the game with an RBI single to score Nate, making the score 3-3. Bob followed with a double, but Josh retired Mike to strand him, ending the inning with the game tied. Norris cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order, and the score was 3-3 through two innings.

Josh sent Nate and Norris down consecutively in the top of the third, and the Porkswords would take a big lead in the bottom of the third.

Steve led off the inning with his second triple of the game, and he scored on John’s RBI single, giving the Porkswords a 4-3 lead. Two batters later, with one out, Josh hit a two-run homer, scoring John, and the score was 6-3. Adam followed with a single, and Steve hit a towering two-run home run to right-center, putting the Porkswords ahead 8-3. John followed with his second single of the inning, but when Miller also singled, John was caught in between first and second for the second out, ending the inning.

Down five runs, Loss Mitigation cut into the deficit in the top of the fourth. Bob led off with a single, and Mike drove him in with a two-run homer to left, cutting the score to 8-5. Josh retired the next two batters, Nate and Norris, to end the inning.

Josh started the bottom of the fourth with his second homer of the game, a solo shot that made the score 9-5. Norris retired Adam and Steve to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four runs through four innings.

Loss Mitigation got to work in the top of the fifth, erasing the Porkswords lead. Bob singled, and for the second consecutive inning, Mike drove him in with a two-run homer, cutting the Porkswords lead to 9-7. Nate doubled, and two batters later, Bob hit an RBI double to score him, and Loss Mitigation trailed 9-8. Mike then doubled, scoring Bob from second, and Loss Mitigation had tied the game at 9-9. Josh retired Nate to end the inning, but the Porkswords has relinquished a four run lead, as the game was tied.

Norris retired John and Miller in order in the bottom of the fifth, and as the rain continued to fall, the score was 9-9 heading into the final frame.

After coming back to tie the game in the fifth, Loss Mitigation would pull ahead in the sixth. Norris led off the inning with a single, and Bob put Loss Mitigation ahead for the first time in the game with a two-run homer, which made the score 11-9. Mike followed with a single, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 12-9. Two batters later, Bob singled, putting runners on the corners with one out, and it looked as if Loss Mitigation would blow the game open. However, Josh got Mike to fly out to left-center, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

The Porkswords had led the game throughout the first four innings before allowing Loss Mitigation to score seven unanswered runs, first tying the game and then taking a three run lead heading into the bottom of the sixth. It looked as if the Porkswords struggles would continue with another loss, but instead, they rallied with a series of hits that would provide a dramatic finish. Josh started the bottom of the sixth with a double, his fourth extra-base hit of the game. Adam followed with a two-run blast, his second two-run homer of the game, and after two batters, the Porkswords had narrowed the score to 12-11. Norris retired Steve for the first out of the inning, and the Porkswords were down to their final out. John hit a fly ball to shallow right, which Bob has been known to catch routinely. As the rain fell, he struggled to track it, and the ball fell off his hands and in for a single, giving the Porkswords hope. With the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate, Miller came up to bat, having been in a slump for most of the 2018 season. He may have found the turning point in his season, as he took full advantage of the fielding error. He crushed the ball to deep left-center, and Loss Mitigation immediately knew that they had blown the lead and game, as Miller trotted around the bases in the rain for a walk-off two-run homer that gave the Porkswords a stunning 13-12 win.

The win moved the Porkswords to 2-5 on the season, and with the loss, Loss Mitigation fell to 4-3, in a three way tie for first with Cheap Goats and Shady Characters.

Note: There were no photos taken during the game due to consistent rain and winds.

W: Josh (1-1)
L: Norris (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Porkswords, giving up twelve runs on eighteen hits in six innings.
– Norris took the loss for Loss Mitigation, allowing thirteen runs on fifteen hits in 5.5 innings.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Adam had two home runs for the Porkswords, going 3-for-5 also with a single and four RBI.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 7-for-8 with three singles, three doubles, a home run, five runs scored, and four RBI.
– Miller became the third player in 2018 to hit a walk-off homer, and it was the first of his career.

Bob Ties Home Run Record, Loss Mitigation Destroys Cheap Goats 23-3 in Epic Rout

24 May

Bob tied the single-game record for home runs with five and broke the single-game record for total bases with 28, delivering a historic performance in Loss Mitigations 23-3 beatdown of Cheap Goats.

In one of the most lopsided games in EWL history, Loss Mitigation pounded Cheap Goats 23-3, led by Bob, who tied the single-game home run record with five homers and broke the six-year old single-game record for total bases, with twenty-eight. Bob had eight hits in the game, all extra-base hits, and Nate also contributed eight hits, as Loss Mitigation scored twelve runs in the top of the second and never looked back. Nate and Mike combined to allow only three hits on three runs, as Loss Mitigation moved into first place in the EWL standings.

Christian started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early in the top of the first. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Mike gave Loss Mitigation an early lead with a two-run homer, making the score 2-0. Two batters later, Norris singled, and Bob drove him in with a two-run shot that extended the lead to 4-0.

Nate retired Jordan and Joey in order in the bottom of the first, and the wheels fell off for Cheap Goats in the top of the second.

Fueled by power bats and poor Cheap Goats fielding, Loss Mitigation exploded for one of the biggest innings in league history. Nate led off the top of the second with a double, and he moved to third when Norris followed with a single. Bob drove them both home with a three-run homer to right-center, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 7-0. Christian retired Mike for the first out of the inning, and then did not retire another batter until he was removed from the game. Nate singled with one out, and Norris plated him with a two-run shot, making the score 9-0. Bob followed with his second homer of the inning to make the score 10-0, and Mike made it back-to-back-to-back homers for Loss Mitigation, pushing the score to 11-0. Nate then doubled for his third hit of the inning, and Norris once again drove him in with a two-run blast, extending the Loss Mitigation lead to 13-0. Bob tripled, and Mike drove him in with a two-run homer, his second blast of the inning. With the score 15-0, Cheap Goats removed Christian from the game, turning to Jordan from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Nate, got his fourth hit of the inning, a solo homer, that put Loss Mitigation ahead 16-0. Jordan finally retired Norris to end the inning, and after a twelve-run assault, Loss Mitigation was up 16-0.

Mike had three homers in the game, going 6-for-10 with a single, two doubles, three bombs, fur runs scored, and five RBI.

With all of the run support he could ever need, Nate continued to cruise in the bottom of the second, retiring the side in order.

Loss Mitigation would add a few more to their lead in the top of the third. Mike doubled with one out, and Nate crushed his second homer of the game, a two-run bomb that put Loss Mitigation ahead 18-0. Norris followed with a single, but Jordan avoided further damage, retiring Bob for the first time in the game to end the inning.

Norris connects on one of his seven hits in the game, as his captain, Bob, watches in approval.

Cheap Goats couldn’t do anything on offense, as Nate retired Bob and Jordan in the bottom of the third, and he had sent down the first six batters he had faced.

Nate homered for the third time in as many at-bats in the top of the fourth, and his one-out solo shot put Loss Mitigation ahead 19-0. Norris followed with a single, and he moved to third on Bob’s one-out double. Jordan avoided another big inning, however, retiring Mike to strand both runners and end the inning.

Nate pitched three perfect innings for Loss Mitigation.

With Mike hobbled with a minor injury, Loss Mitigation removed Nate, who had been perfect through three innings, and put Mike on the mound for a rare pitching appearance. The first batter he faced, Joey, hit a solo homer to left, putting Cheap Goats on the board. Mike retired the next two batters, and the score was 19-1 through four innings.

Nate led off the top of the fifth with a triple, and Norris drove him in with an RBI single that put Loss Mitigation ahead 20-1. Bob then hit a two-run homer, his fourth of the game, and Loss Mitigation led 22-1. Mike singled, but Jordan retired the next two batters to end the inning with his squad trailing by twenty-one runs.

Nate achieves full extension on one of his his three home runs. He had a career day at the plate, going 8-for-10 and hitting for the cycle.

Jordan singled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, and Joey homered for the second time in the game. The two-run shot cut the score to 22-3. Cheap Goats couldn’t continue the rally, as Mike retired Christian to end the inning.

With four homers in the game through five innings, Bob needed one more to tie the single-game record for homers, which he already shared with Ivan, Joey, and Blose. He came to the plate and did just that, etching his name in the record books once again with a solo shot, his record-tying fifth of the game. The solo shot made the score 23-3, putting Loss Mitigation back up by twenty. Mike followed with a double, and he moved to third on Nate’s single, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Jordan retired Norris for the first out of the inning, and Bob came to the plate with a chance to break the single-game record for home runs with six. It would stop at five, however, as he flew out to center for the second out of the inning, stranding two runners.

Loss Mitigation celebrate at the plate after Bob’s record-tying fifth home run of the game.

Mike made quick work of Cheap Goats in the bottom of the sixth, retiring Dinger and Bob in order, ending the game. Loss Mitigation had won by an incredible twenty runs, defeating Cheap Goats 23-3.

The win moved Loss Migitation to 4-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 3-3.

W: Nate (2-1)
L: Christian (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate earned the win for Loss Mitigation, pitching three perfect innings without allowing a run or a hit.
– Mike pitched three innings of relief for Loss Mitigation, allowing three runs on three hits.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up fifteen runs on fifteen hits in 2.5 innings pitched.
– Jordan pitched 3.5 innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing eight runs on fourteen hits.
– Bob had a historic game at the plate, going 8-for-11 with a double, two triples, five home runs, seven runs scored, and nine RBI.
– Bob tied the single-game record for home runs, with 5. He tied Ivan, Joey, Blose, and himself, who had all previously hit five homers in a regular season game.
– Bob broke the single-game record for total bases with 28. He broke Vassallo’s six year old record of 26 total bases, from 2012.
– Loss Mitigation tied the single-game team record for home runs, with 13. They tied the Fish Sticks, who hit 13 homers in a game in 2012.
– Nate also had a big game, going 8-for-10 with two singles, two doubles, a triple, three home runs, seven runs scored, and four RBI. He also became the first player in 2018 to hit for the cycle.
– Norris fell one single short of the single-game record with five. He went 7-for-10 with five singles, two home runs, four runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 2-for-3 with two home runs and three RBI.