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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.

Dylan Homers Three Times and Pitches Shady Characters to 7-2 Win over Porkswords

25 May

Dylan had a career day at the plate for Shady Characters, registering five hits, including three home runs and five RBI, leading his team to a 7-2 victory

Dylan had the best game of his young EWL career, going 5-for-6 with a single, a double, three homers, three runs scored, and five RBI, in addition to pitching four solid innings, as Shady Characters topped the Porkswords 7-2. Shady Characters pulled ahead early and kept the Porkswords’ bats in check, snapping a two game losing streak and moving to 4-2 on the season, tied with Loss Mitigation for first place in the EWL standings.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters with two innings of eligibility left in week 3. Josh and John each singled to start the game for the Porkswords, and it looked as if they’d get on the board early. Tom K cracked down though, retiring Adam and Miller, stranding both runners to end the inning.

Shady Characters got on the board in the bottom of the first, quickly getting to the Porkswords’ starter, Miller. Dylan began the game with his first career lead-off homer, and the solo shot made the score 1-0. Erich followed with a single, and he scored from first on Tom W’s RBI double, putting Shady Characters ahead 2-0. Tom K grounded out to deep left on the next play, but Tom W was able to score from second on the play, and the score was 3-0. Dylan came to the plate and crushed his second bomb of the inning, and Shady Characters led 4-0. Erich hit his second single of the inning, and just when it looked like the Porkswords would be in a big hole, Miller retired Tom W, ending the inning having allowed four runs.

John singled with one out in the top of the second, and Adam followed with a single, giving the Porkswords two base runners for the second consecutive inning. But for the second straight inning, Tom K clamped down, retiring Miller to strand two more runners, maintaining the Shady Characters’ four run lead.

Tom K pitched two innings of scoreless ball before reaching his innings limit, and went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double and a single.

Tom K doubled to start the bottom of the second, but Miller escaped the inning without damage, retiring Dylan and Erich, and the score remained 4-0.

With Tom K at his innings limit for the week, Shady Characters turned to Dylan from the bullpen. Josh led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, he moved from first to third on Adam’s second single of the game. For the the third consecutive inning, the Porkswords had two runners on base, but this time they would capitalize. Miller hit a one-out single, scoring Josh from third, and the score was 4-1. However, for the third straight inning, the Porkswords would leave two runners on base. Dylan got Josh to fly out to center, stranding two runners, and ending the inning with the score 4-1.

Tom W went 3-for-5 with a single and two doubles, and he scored three of Shady Characters runs in the win.

Shady Characters would strand some runners of their own in the bottom of the third. Tom K singled with out out, and he moved to second when Dylan singled, putting runners on first and second. Miller got out of the inning unscathed. retiring Erich to strand two Shady Characters’ runners, ending the inning.

Dylan retired the Porkswords in order in the top of the fourth, and he’d provide himself an additional run of support in the bottom half of the inning. Tom W started the inning with a single, and two batters later, Dylan hit a one-out RBI double to score Tom W, making the score 5-1.

Erich and Tom W of Shady Characters converge on a ball in center field

The Porkswords would cut into the Shady Characters lead in the top of the fifth. Josh led off with a triple, and John drove him in with an RBI single that cut the deficit to 5-2. Dylan retired Adam to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by three.

Dylan would once again provide his own run support in the top of the sixth. Tom W doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Dylan hit a two-run homer, his third of the game, putting Shady Characters ahead 7-2. Miller retired Erich to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by five runs heading into the sixth.

Dylan connects on one of his five hits in the Shady Characters win over the Porkswords

Down to their final at-bat, the Porkswords went quietly in the sixth. Dylan retired Miller and Josh in order, ending the game and giving Shady Characters a 7-2 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to 4-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-5.

W: Tom K (3-1)
L: Miller (0-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K earned the win for Shady Characters, allowing no runs on four hits in two innings pitched.
– Dylan pitched four innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up two runs on five hits.
– Miller took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up seven runs on twelve hits in five innings.
– Dylan led Shady Characters at the plate, going 5-for-6 with a single, a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Josh was the only Porksword with an extra-base hit, going 3-for-5 with two singles, a triple, and two runs scored.

Big Eighth Inning Carries Cheap Goats to 12-8 Extra-Innings Win over Porkswords

23 May

Jordan had five hits, including three homers, to help lead Cheap Goats to their second extra-innings win of the 2018 season

After trailing 8-4 in the fifth, Cheap Goats tied things up to force extra innings, and pulled away with four runs in the top of the eighth to beat the Porkswords 12-8. Jordan had three homers in the game to lead Cheap Goats, and Joey’s solo homer in the top of the eighth put the Goats ahead for good. Dinger also had three home runs and pitched the complete game win as Cheap Goats became the first team in EWL history to play in and win back-to-back games that were eight innings or longer.

Josh started on the mound for the Porkswords, and he retired the side in order in the top of the first. He would get run support from his offense in the bottom half of the inning.

Josh unloads on a pitch for one of his three doubles in the game.

Dinger started for Cheap Goats, and Josh led off the bottom of the first with a double. Miller followed with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Two batters later, Adam, making his 2018 debut, hit a two-run homer in his first at-bat of the season, putting the Porkswords ahead 3-0.

Cheap Goats bounced back in the top of the second. Christian started the inning with a single, and Dinger drove him in with a two-run shot to left-center, making the score 3-2. Two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out solo homer to tie the game at 3-3.

John, who went 5-for-7 with two singles, a double, and a home run, heads toward first.

The Porkswords pulled ahead again in the bottom of the second when John hit a one-out solo homer, and the score was 4-3. Adam then doubled, and Josh drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Porkswords lead to 5-3.

With one out in the top of the third, Dinger homered for the second time in as many at-bats, cutting the deficit to 5-4. Bob then singled for his first career hit in the EWL, and Jordan followed, putting runners on first and second. But Josh cracked down, retiring Joey to strand both runners and end the inning with the Porkswords holding a one-run lead.

John started the bottom of the third with a single, and Josh drove him in with his third double of the game, making the score 6-4.

Dinger went 5-for-6 with two singles and three homers, and also pitched the complete game for Cheap Goats

Dinger hit a one-out single in the top of the fourth, but Josh avoided further damage, retiring Bob to end the inning.

The Porkswords continued to score in the bottom of the fourth. John led off the inning with a single, and Adam drove him in with his second two-run homer of the game, and the Porkswords led 8-4. Josh followed with a single, as did Miller, and the Porkswords had runners on the corners with no outs. Dinger was up against the wall, but he avoided a catastrophic inning, retiring John and Adam, who both flew out to end the inning with the score 8-4.

Cheap Goats came back firing in the top of the fifth, eventually tying the score. Jordan led off the inning with his second homer of the game, and the score was 8-5. Christian later doubled with one out, and Dinger drove him in with his third home run of the game, cutting the deficit to 8-7. Bob followed with his first career home run, and the back-to-back jacks had drawn Cheap Goats even with the Porkswords at 8-8. Josh retired Jordan to end the inning, and the Porkswords had squandered a four run lead.

Dinger retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Cheap Goats had a chance to take their first lead of the game in the top of the sixth. But Josh got back in track, sending Joey and Christian down consecutively, and the Porkswords could walk off with a win in the bottom of the sixth.

Dinger continued to pitch effectively, and the Porkswords couldn’t pull of the dramatic win. Dinger retired John and Adam, and the game would go to extra innings.

Bob singled with one out in the top of the seventh, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Josh retired Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning, giving the Porkswords another chance.

Dinger continued to roll in the bottom of the seventh, retiring the seventh and eighth consecutive batters that he had faced, sending the game to the eighth.

After two scoreless innings, Cheap Goats blew the doors open in the top of the eighth. Joey led off the inning with a solo homer, giving Cheap Goats their first lead, 9-8. Two batters later, Dinger singled, and Bob singled to put runners on the corners. Jordan followed with a three-run blast, his third home run of the game, and Cheap Goats had taken a 12-8 lead. Josh retired Joey to end the inning, and the Porkswords would have a mountain to climb to force additional innings.

Joey’s solo homer in the top of the eighth put Cheap Goats ahead 9-8, their first lead of the game

The Porkswords finally got a hit, their first since the fifth inning, when John led off the bottom of the eighth with a single. The rally would stop there, however, as Dinger retired Adam and Josh to strand the runner, ending the inning and the game. Cheap Goats put together two four-run innings to beat the Porkswords, and after two consecutive eight-inning wins, Cheap Goats had moved above .500 on the season.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-2, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-4.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing eight runs on thirteen hits in eight innings pitched.
– Josh took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up twelve runs on seventeen hits in eight innings.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-7 with a single, a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Dinger also went deep three times for Cheap Goats, going 5-for-6 with two singles, three homers, four runs scored, and five RBI.
– John and Josh each had four hits for the Porkwords. Josh went 4-for-8 with a single, three doubles, a run scored, and two RBI. John went 4-for-7 with two singles a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.

Loss Mitigation Powers Past Porkswords, Cruise to 18-6 Win

21 May

Bob’s bat came alive against the Porkswords, as he hit three homers, and registered seven total hits and eight RBI, in Loss Mitigation’s win

Loss Mitigation, led by Bob, who had seven hits and three homers, pulled to .500 on the season after rolling to an 18-6 win over the Porkswords in a game that was finished in week 3 after being postponed due to darkness in week 2. Loss Mitigation led 10-4 when the game was postponed, and they added eight more runs over the final three innings to seal the victory.

Nate took the mound for Loss Mitigation, and he fell behind early when Josh led off the game with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Nate retired the next two batters, and his offense would give him some run support in the bottom of the first.

Dustin started for the Porkswords, and he was hit hard early. Bob led off the game with a double, and he managed to score from second on Mike’s sacrifice fly, tying the game at 1-1. Nate then doubled, and he scored on a Norris RBI double that put Loss Mitigation ahead 2-1. Bob followed with a two-run homer, and Loss Mitigation led 4-1. Mike also homered, and the back-to-back homers gave Loss Mitigation a 5-1 lead. Dustin finally escaped the inning by striking out Nate, and the Porkswords trailed by four runs.

Nate retired the side in order in the top of the second, and Dustin matched him in the bottom half of the inning.

Nate connects on one of his four hits in the game. He finished with two doubles, four RBI, and also earned the complete game win on the mound.

The Porkswords rallied in the top of the third, cutting into the deficit. Josh led off the inning with his second homer of the game, making the score 5-2. Dustin then tripled, and he scored when Miller grounded out for the first out of the inning. John then homered, and the Porkswords had cut the score to 5-4. Nate retired Steve, ending the inning with a one-run lead.

Loss Mitigation immediately made up for the runs, taking another commanding lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled with one out, and Bob drove him in with his second two-run blast of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 7-4. Mike then tripled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the lead to 8-4. Norris hit an RBI single, scoring Nate from second, and the score was 9-4. Bob drove in another run, and his RBI single scored Norris from first to make the score 10-4. Mike followed with a double, putting runners on second and third, but Dustin escaped the inning, retiring Nate to strand both runners, and the Porkswords trailed by six.

At this point, the game was called due to darkness, and the game was resumed in week 3. Steve and Dustin were out for week 3, and Adam R made his season debut with the Porkswords.

When action picked up in the top of the fourth, the Porkswords once again cut into the Loss Mitigation lead. Josh led off the inning with a single, and Miller drove him in with a two-run homer, making the score 10-6. John followed with a double, and he moved to third on Adam’s single, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs. Nate, who remained on the mound after the game was resumed, managed to escape further damage, retiring Josh and Miller to strand both runners. Nate had ended the rally, and Loss Mitigation led by four.

Norris crosses home plate for one of the six runs he scored in the game. He had a career day, going 7-for-8 with four singles, two doubles, a homer, and four RBI.

Loss Mitigation would pull away in the bottom of the fourth. Norris led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with his third two-run homer of the game, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 12-6. Mike then doubled, and he scored on Nate’s RBI single that extended the lead to 13-6. Norris singled to put runners on the corners, and Bob drove in Nate with an RBI single that made the score 14-6. Two batters later, Nate cleared the bases with a one-out RBI single, and Loss Mitigation led 16-6. Norris then singled to once again put runners on the corners, but John, who had taken the mound after the delay, retired Bob to strand two runners and end the inning.

Nate allowed a one-out triple to Adam in the top of the fifth, but escaped the inning unscathed, retiring Josh to strand the runner and end the inning.

Loss Mitigation added to additional insurance runs off Miller, who relieved John in the bottom of the fifth. Mike doubled to lead off, and two batters later, Norris hit a two-run homer, making the score 18-6.

The Porkswords barely threatened in the top of the sixth. John singled with one out, but Nate ended things there, retiring Adam to strand the runner, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 2-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-3.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on ten hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dustin took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up ten runs on twelves hits in 2.5 innings.
– Miller and John both pitched out of the bullpen for the Porkswords. John allowed six runs on nine hits in 1.5 innings of relief, and Miller gave up two runs on two hits in one inning of work.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation at the plate, going 7-for-9 with a single, three doubles, three home runs, five runs scored, and eight RBI.
– Norris also went 7-for-8 for Loss Mitigation, with four singles, two doubles, a homer, six runs scored, and four RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Shady Characters Rally Late to Top Porkswords 7-6 and Remain Undefeated

11 May

Erich was once again electric at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four extra-base hits, and he also scored the winning run in Shady Characters victory over the Porkswords

After trailing 6-2 midway through their week two matchup with the Porkswords, Shady Characters scored five unanswered runs over the final three innings, punctuated by Tom W’s game-winning RBI double in the sixth, to win 7-6 and move to 3-0 on the season. 2017 EWL Wiffler of the Year, Erich, scored the game-winning run and continued to dominate, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, and five RBI to lead Shady Characters. Tom K pitched the complete game win, becoming the first EWL pitcher with multiple wins in 2018.

Following what was likely the worst outing of his EWL career, Miller took the mound for the Porkswords in his second start of the young season, and he fell behind early. Tom W led off the game with a double, and two batters later, Dylan singled to put runners on the corners with one out. Erich cleared the bases with an RBI double, and Shady Characters led 2-0. Miller then retired Tom W to end the inning.

Steve connects on one of his doubles in the Porkswords loss.

The Porkswords bounced right back in the bottom of the first, tying the game. Josh started the inning with a double, and two batters later, Dustin crushed a two-run blast to left, and the score was 2-2.

Miller settled down on the mound in the top of the second, and after Dylan singled with one out, Erich was retired to strand the runner and end the inning. He would get run support in the bottom half of the second.

Miller, captain of the Porkswords, instructs his fielders from the mound

John reached base safely in his third consecutive at-bat to start his EWL career, hitting a triple to start the inning. Two batters later, Steve drove him in with an RBI double that put the Porkswords ahead 3-2. Dustin followed with an RBI single to score Steve, and the score was 4-2. Miller then doubled to score Dustin, and John collected another hit, an RBI single that scored Miller to push the score to 6-2. Tom K finally escaped the inning, retiring Josh for the second out.

Tom W led off the top of the third with a single, but Shady Characters couldn’t rally, as Miller retired the next two batters to strand the runner and end the inning. Tom K matched him in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 6-2.

Shady Characters started their rally in the top of the fourth, as their bats came alive. Erich led off the inning with a double, and Tom W followed with an RBI single. Tom was caught in between first and second on the play, recording the first out, but the deficit was cut to 6-3. Tom K and Dylan each singled, and Erich once again cleared the bases with a three-run blast to right that tied the game at 6-6. Miller then retired Tom W to end the inning, but the four run lead had been blown and the game was tied.

Miller started the bottom of the fourth with a double, but the Porkswords couldn’t plate him, as Tom K retired John and Josh to strand the runner and end the inning.

Tom K moved to 2-0 on the season, pitching the complete game victory for Shady Characters

Shady Characters went down in order in the top of the fifth, as did the Porkswords, and the game was tied at 6-6 entering the final inning.

Erich doubled for the third time in the game to start the top of the sixth, and Shady Characters pulled back ahead when Tom hit an RBI double. The hit scored Erich and pushed the score to 7-6. Miller avoided further damage, retiring Tom K and Dylan to strand Tom W at third, and the Porkswords trailed by a run.

Miller led off the bottom of the sixth with a single, putting the tying run on base. John then singled, but Miller was forced out at second for the first out of the inning. Josh was at the plate as the winning run, with John, the tying run, on first. But Tom K cracked down, getting Josh to ground out to right for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Shady Characters a 7-6 come-from-behind win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 3-0 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 1-2.

W: Tom K (2-0)
L: Miller (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Erich led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-5 with two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Tom W also contributed four hits for Shady Characters, going 4-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Miller and John each had three hits for the Porkswords. Miller went 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and a run scored. John went 3-for-4 with two singles, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Tom K earned the complete game win for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Miller took the loss for the Porkswords, allowing seven runs on twelve hits in six innings.

Porkswords Stun Loss Mitigation 9-8 with Walk-Off Win to Conclude Postponed Game

9 May

In only his second career at-bat, John hit his first home run in the EWL, a walk-over solo shot that gave the Porkswords a stunning 7-6 win over Loss Mitigation.

Loss Mitigation led 5-3 when their week one game with the Porkswords was resumed, and they had taken an 8-4 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth inning before the Porkswords mounted a dramatic and stunning rally. The Porkswords scored five runs in the bottom of the sixth, culminating in John’s walk-off solo homer, to win 9-8 and send Loss Mitigation to 0-2 on the season. Every Porksword reached base or drove in a run during the rally, and the first walk-off win of the 2018 EWL season moved the Porkswords to 1-1 in the standings.

Dustin took the mound for the Porkswords when the game started in week one, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a solo homer, putting Loss Mitigation ahead 1-0. Two batters later Nate doubled with one out, but Dustin stranded the runner, retiring Norris to end the inning.

Nate started for Loss Mitigation, and after giving up a lead off single to Josh, he retired the side, and the score remained 1-0.

Mike makes yet another incredible one-handed catch for Loss Mitigation, as his teammates watch in awe.

Mike continued to swing a hot bat for Loss Mitigation, and in the top of the second, his one-out solo homer extended the score to 2-0. Nate retired the Porkswords in order in the bottom of the second.

Loss Mitigation added several insurance runs in the top of the third. Norris led off the inning with a triple, and Bob drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 3-0. Mike then doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Dustin got Nate to ground out to left for the first out of the inning, but Bob scored on the play, extending the Loss Mitigation lead to 4-0. Mike moved to third on the play, but Dustin stranded him, retiring Norris for the second out of the inning.

Nate continued to roll in the bottom of the third, and Loss Mitigation led by four runs through three innings.

Mike kept punishing the Porkswords in the top of the fourth, hitting another one-out solo homer, making the score 5-0.

Down five, the Porkswords cut into the Loss Mitigation lead in the bottom of the fourth. With one out, Josh hit a solo homer, putting the Porkswords on the board at 5-1. Dustin followed with a homer, making the score 5-2. When Miller also homered, the Porkswords’ back-to-back-to-back homers had cut the deficit to 5-3. Nate finally recorded the second out of the inning, and the game was postponed due to darkness with the score 5-3.

The game was resumed in week 2, with Loss Mitigation returning the same lineup, and the Porkswords inserting Steve and John into their lineup, each making their 2018 EWL debuts. Norris led off the top of the fifth with a single, but Dustin stranded him, and the score remained 5-3.

Josh went 4-for-5 for the Porkswords, with two singles, a double, a homer, and three runs scored.

Josh started the bottom of the fifth with a double, and he moved to third on Dustin’s sacrifice fly. Miller followed with an RBI single, cutting the score to 5-4. Norris then retired Steve to end the inning with the Porkswords trailing by a run.

Loss Mitigation would add a few more insurance runs for Nate in the final frame. Nate led off with a solo homer, making the score 6-4. Two batters later, Bob doubled, and Mike followed with his third homer in the contest, a two-run bomb to left that extended the Loss Mitigation lead to 8-4. Dustin retired Nate to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by four runs heading into their final at-bat.

Nate delivers a pitch to Dustin, who connected on an RBI single to score John (on third) during the Porkswords’ amazing sixth inning winning rally.

John, making his first career EWL appearance, doubled in his first at-bat, and he moved to third when Josh followed with a single. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Dustin singled, scoring John and cutting the score to 8-5. Miller came to the plate as the tying run, and he hit an RBI double to score Josh, making the score 8-6. Steve then came to bat as the tying run, with runners on the corners. He grounded out to deep right-center for the first out of the inning, but both runners were able to score on the play. The two-RBI groundout tied the game at 8-8, and the Porkswords had drawn even with Loss Mitigation. Norris remained on the mound, and John came to the plate for his second career at-bat. He looked calm and collected, and he raked a solo homer to deep left-center, ending the game. The walk-off homer was the first ever by an EWL rookie, particularly a rookie in their first career game. The Porkswords had rallied from four runs down to score five in the bottom of the sixth, beating Loss Mitigation in an epic week one (and carry over to week two) game.

The win moved the Porkswords to 1-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Loss Mitigation to 0-2.

W: Dustin (1-0)
L: Nate (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 4-for-5 with two singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dustin also went 4-for-5 for the Porkswords with a single, a double, a solo homer, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Mike carried Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Dustin earned the win for the Porkswords, giving up eight runs on eleven hits in six innings, and striking out two.
– Nate took the loss for Loss Mitigation, allowing nine runs on twelve hits in 5.5 innings.

Christian Opens Season with Two-Hitter, Cheap Goats Stampede Porkswords 10-2

5 May

Christian allowed only two hits in a complete game win, and also went 3-for-4 with three doubles, an RBI, and two runs scored.

All five Cheap Goats contributed multiple hits, and Christian allowed only two to the Porkswords, as the Goats cruised to a 10-2 win in their 2018 season opener. Joey had three extra-base hits, Goats rookie Andrew homered in his first career at-bat, and Christian provided his own run support with three doubles, as the Porkswords fell behind early and struggled on offense and defense throughout the game.

Christian retired the side in order in the top of the first, and 2017 EWL Pitch King, Miller, making his first start with the new Porkswords franchise, matched him, retiring the Goats in order in the bottom of the first.

Andrew homered in his first career at-bat and later hit a single a triple, scoring two runs and driving in two, to help lead Cheap Goats to a season opening victory.

Christian continued to roll in the top of the second, and he would get all the run support he needed in the bottom half of the inning. Andrew, making his EWL debut, led off the bottom of the second with a solo homer, making the score 1-0. Christian followed with a double, and two batters later, Jordan hit a one-out single, scoring Christian to make the score 2-0. Joey then tripled, scoring Jordan, and the score was 3-0. Andrew followed with a triple, scoring Joey to push the score to 4-0, and Christian then doubled for the second time in the inning, making the score 5-0. Dinger followed with a single, but Christian was caught out trying to score from second, ending the inning.

Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.

The Porkswords continued to struggle in the top of the third, as Christian retired Josh and Dustin in order. Miller bounced back in the bottom of the third, retiring Jordan and Joey consecutively.

Christian retired the side in the top of the fourth, making him perfect through four, and he got even more run support in the bottom of the fourth. Christian doubled with one out, and he scored from second on a Dinger RBI single that made the score 6-0. Jordan followed with a double, scoring Dinger from first, and the score was 7-0. Joey then hit a two-run homer to left-center, and Cheap Goats led 9-0. Andrew followed with a single, but when the next batter, Christian, put the ball in play, it hit Andrew while he was in between first and second to end the inning.

Down nine runs, the Porkswords would get on the board in the top of the fifth. Josh led off the inning with a solo homer, ending Christian’s perfect game bid and making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Miller homered, and the Porkswords trailed 9-2.

Cheap Goats would add one more run in the bottom of the fifth when Jordan hit a one-out solo homer to left, extending the lead to 10-2. Joey followed with a double, but Miller retired Andrew to end the inning.

Jordan connects on one of his three hits. He went 3-for-5 in the season opener, with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.

Christian continued to mow down the Porkswords in the top of the sixth, retiring Josh and striking out Dustin to end the inning, giving Cheap Goats a 10-2 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 1-0 on the season, and the Porkswords dropped to 0-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey, Andrew, Jordan, and Christian each had three hits in the game for Cheap Goats. Christian had three doubles, and Joey had a double, a triple, and a home run.
– Miller and Josh each had solo homers, the only two hits in the game for the Porkswords.
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing two runs on two hits and striking out two in six innings.
– Miller took the loss for the Porkswords, giving up ten runs on fourteen hits in five innings.