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Joey Shines on the Mound and at the Plate as Fish Sticks Beat Pumice! 6-2

7 Jul

The Fish Sticks celebrate after one of Joey's 2 HR in a 6-2 win over Pumice!

The Fish Sticks hit four home runs and Joey gave up only three hits on the mound as they blew past Pumice on Slow! 6-2.

Joey retired Brad and Luke in order in the top of the first inning, and the Fish Sticks jumped on the board early in the bottom half of the inning. Blose hit a leadoff home run off Pumice! starter Gaurav to begin the game, making the score 1-0. Dinger singled with no outs, and Joey hit a two-run bomb, putting the Sticks up 3-0 early. Vassallo flew out for the first out of the inning, and following a Blose double, Dinger grounded out to left stranding the runner at second, but the Sticks were up three after one inning.

Pumice! cut into the deficit when John led off the top of the second with a solo homer, making the score 3-1. Joey then retired Gaurav and Brad to end the second with the Sticks up two runs.

Joey doubled to lead off the bottom of the second, but was put out as he tried to stretch the double into a triple, the first out of the inning. Vassallo singled with one out, but Gaurav stranded him at first when Blose grounded out for the second out of the inning.

Joey retired Luke and John in order in the top of the third, and the Fish Sticks added to their lead in the bottom half of the inning. Dinger led off with a home run, and Joey made back-to-back jacks when he followed with a solo homer, making the score 5-1. Vassallo singled with no outs, but Gaurav settled down, striking out Blose and retiring Dinger, keeping the deficit at four runs.

Pumice! remained in a rut in the top of the fourth, as Joey retired Gaurav and Holly in order. But Gaurav held the Sticks in check in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Joey and Vassallo in order.

Luke grounded out to lead off the top of the fifth, and Brad followed with a one out single. He was stranded at first though, as Gaurav grounded out for the second out of the inning.

Up four runs, Blose singled to lead off the bottom of the fifth for the sticks. Dinger followed with a single, putting runners on first and second. The next batter, Joey, also singled, but the runners were held, and the bases were loaded for Vassallo with no outs. He hit a single off the wall, but a base running error left Joey stranded between first and second for the first out of the inning. Blose scored from third on the play, making the score 6-1. With runners on first and second, Gaurav got Blose to fly out to the mound, ending the inning and stranding two runners.

Down to their final at-bat, Pumice! needed five runs to force the Sticks to bat in the bottom half of the sixth. Holly led off the inning by grounding out to center field. The next batter, Luke, crushed a one-out solo bomb to left field, cutting the score to 6-2. But Joey retired Brad for the second out of the inning, giving the Fish Sticks the victory.

Game Notes:
– Joey led the Fish Sticks offensively, going 4 for 5 with 2 HR, a double, and 3 RBI
– All of the Fish Sticks had at least three hits each
– John and Luke each hit solo home runs Pumice!
– Joey gave up 2 ER on 3 hits in a complete game win

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Dinger Holds Pumice! in Check, Fish Sticks Cruise 5-1

1 Jul

Joey had three extra base hits against Pumice! in a 5-1 win for the Fish Sticks

Dinger surrendered only one earned run on five hits as the Fish Sticks scored three runs in the fifth inning to defeat Pumice on Slow! 5-1 and pull even with 4 out of 5 Dentists in the standings heading into week 10.

Pumice! sent John to the hill in only his second start of the season. Blose led off the game with a single, and moved to second when Dinger singled to put runners on first and second with no outs. Joey came to the plate with a big RBI chance, but was fanned by John for the first out of the inning. John worked his way out of the jam, getting Vassallo to fly out to the mound, and escaped the first without blemish.

Dinger had a routine bottom of the first, retiring both John and Luke with flyouts and keeping the game scoreless through one.

John kept the momentum rolling in the top of the second, when both Blose and Dinger were put out by Luke in left field.

Brad singled to start the bottom of the second, but Dinger held him at first as John and Luke were retired to end the second inning with the score 0-0.

Joey doubled to start the third inning, and the next batter, Vassallo, singled. But both Joey and Vassallo were caught off base, Joey trying to advance to third and Vassallo having rounded first, and Pumice! turned the double play to get out of the inning.

Dinger retired Brad for the first out of the bottom of the third, but the next batter, John, crushed a solo homer to put Pumice! on the board with a 1-0 lead. Luke followed with a one out single, but he was stranded at first when Brad flew out to center field to end the inning.

Down a run, Blose grounded out to lead off the top of the fourth. With one out, Dinger hit a solo homer to tie the game at 1-1 and help his own cause on the mound. Joey grounded out for the second out of the inning, and the game was even through three and a half innings.

John singled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but was held at first when Dinger retired Luke and Brad consecutively.

With the score 1-1, Vassallo singled to lead off the top of the fifth inning. Blose followed with a single, and Vassallo hustled all the way to third on the hit, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Dinger came up with two men on and grounded out, but Vassallo scored from third on the play and the Sticks had manufactured a run, taking a 2-1 lead. Blose moved to second on the play and was in scoring position. With one out, Joey hit a two run home run to left-center field, pushing the Fish Sticks lead to 4-1. Vassallo doubled for his second hit of the inning, but was held at second when Blose grounded out to end the inning.

After giving up three runs in the top half of the inning, Pumice! was unable to muster any offense in the bottom of the fifth. Dinger retired John and Luke in order to keep the score 4-1.

John struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, his second strikeout of the game. But the next batter, Joey, doubled with one out, and scored from second when Vassallo followed with a double. John retired Blose for the second out of the inning, stranding Vassallo at second.

Pumice! came to bat in the bottom of the sixth down four runs, and Brad led off the inning by grounding out to left field. John singled with one out, but Pumice! couldn’t rally as Luke grounded out for the second out of the inning. Dinger closed the door on a complete game win, giving the Fish Sticks the 5-1 victory.

Game Notes:
– the win pulled the Fish Sticks to 10-8 on the year, tied for second in the standings with 4 out of 5 Dentists with two games for each team remaining to be played
– Joey paced the Fish Sticks on offense, going 3-5 with two doubles, a homer, two runs scored, and 2 RBI
– John led Pumice! offensively, going 3-6 with two singles, a home run, and an RBI

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Dentists Blitz Pumice! 11-3 for Fourth Consecutive Win

30 Jun

Ron went 3-6 with a HR and a double, while pitching a complete game in the Dentists 11-3 win

Mike Marr set the pace offensively for the Dentists as they scored 11 runs in an easy win over Pumice on Slow!

Brad, having returned from his honeymoon, started on the mound for Pumice! who did not have their ace, Gaurav, in week 9. Braydn led off the top of the first with a single and moved to third when Ron followed with a double. Chris stepped to the plate with two runners in scoring position and no outs, and promptly delivered a single driving in both runs to put the Dentists up 2-0 early. Brad escaped further damage though, by getting the next batter Spads to ground into a double play, ending the inning.

Ron started on the mound for 4 out of 5 Dentists and got John to lead off the bottom of the first by flying out to the mound. Luke followed with a one-out double, but was stranded at second when Josh grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Brad rebounded on the mound in the second by getting Braydn to ground out to left, and then struckout Ron to end the second.

Brad couldn’t help himself out at the plate in the bottom half of the inning though, as he grounded out for the first out. John singled, but Ron ended the inning by getting Luke to fly out to the mound.

The Dentists got back to work in the top of the third, starting with Marr, who was inserted into the lineup and immediately hit a solo homer to make the score 3-0. Spads followed with a single, and after a Braydn single there were runners on first and second with no outs. Ron grounded out for the first out of the inning, but put two runners in scoring position for Marr, who doubled and drove in both runs, pushing the score to 5-0. Marr was stranded at second when Spads ended the inning with a groundout, but the Dentists lead was at five runs.

Josh singled to lead off the bottom of the third, and Pumice! finally got on the board when Brad crushed one of the deepest bombs in league history, a two-run homer cutting the deficit to 5-2. John followed with a home run, and the back-to-back home runs pulled Pumice! within two runs. Ron settled down after the brief offensive burst, getting Luke to ground out and striking out Josh to end the third.

Up two runs, the Dentists continued to rack up the scoreboard. Braydn grounded out to for the first out in the top of the fourth, but Ron and Marr hit back-to-back jacks, pushing their lead to 7-3. Spads grounded out for the second out of the inning, and Pumice! headed to the bottom of the fourth down four runs.

Pumice! couldn’t muster any offense, however, as Brad and John were retired in order.

Brad held the deficit at four runs in the top of the fifth, as Braydn and Ron were sent down without reaching base.

Ron went back to work at the mound, retiring Luke and Josh in order in the bottom of the fifth, his fifth and sixth consecutively retired batters.

With the score 7-3 heading into the top of the sixth, the Dentists put the game out of reach. Marr led off the inning by flying out to the mound, but Chris doubled with one out, and scored on a Braydn single to make the score 8-3. Ron followed with a single, putting runners at first and second with one out. Marr stepped to the plate and hit a three-run blast, his third of the game, driving in his seventh run of the game. The homer pushed the Dentists lead to 11-3. Chris flew out to end the top of the sixth, and the damage had been done.

Ron stayed on the mound to close out the game, and got Brad to fly out to the mound for the first out of the inning. John singled to keep hope alive, but Luke grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, and giving the Dentists their fourth straight win.

Game Notes:
– Marr set a single game league record with 7 RBI, and led the Dentists going 4-5 with 3 HR and a double.
– Brad tied the league record, held by his wife Holly, for most earned runs in a single game, with 11
– Ron gave up 3 ER on 3 hits in the third inning, and gave up only three hits and 0 ER with 1 K in the other 5 innings he pitched

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Chris Scatters Two Hits in 6-1 Victory Over Pumice on Slow!

30 Jun

The Dentists celebrate at home after a Marr solo homer in a 6-1 win over Pumice on Slow!

Pumice on Slow! managed only two hits, not scoring until their final at-bat, as 4 out of 5 Dentists cruised to a 6-1 win.

Chris, who has been mowing through EWL lineups in 2011, started on the mound for the Dentists and picked up where he left off in week 7. He struck out John to start the game, the retired Gaurav to end the first.

John, who has had two prior relief appearances for Pumice!, made his first career start against the Dentists in week 8. He retired Ron and Chris in order in the bottom of the first, and the score was 0-0 through one inning.

Chris kept his momentum, retiring Mo Vaughn and John in the second.

John got Spads to fly out to start the inning, but the Dentists struck first in the bottom of the second, as Marr hit a one out solo homer, making the score 1-0. Ron singled with out out, but was stranded at first when Chris grounded out to end the inning.

Gaurav and Mo Vaughn each grounded out in the top of the third, and Chris was perfect through three innings.

The Dentists went to work in the bottom of the third, as Spads led off the inning with a single. He moved to second when Marr followed with a single of his own. With no outs and two runners on, Ron grounded out to center field, but Spads scored from second on the play extending the score to 2-0. Marr advanced to second, but was stranded in scoring position when Chris grounded out to end the third.

Up two runs, Chris remained perfect in the top of the fourth, retiring John and Gaurav in order.

Spads led off the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and scored when Marr hit a single, making the score 3-0. Marr advanced to second on a Ron groundout, but couldn’t advance further, as John retired Chris to end the fourth.

Chris retired Vaughn to start the fifth, but John broke up the perfect game attempt by hitting a single with one out. Chris tied the record for carrying a perfect game furthest into a game, at 4.5 innings. The hit ruined the no-hitter, but Chris retired Gaurav to end the inning and maintain the shutout through five innings.

Spads started the bottom of the fifth with a double and was a homer away from the cycle. Marr grounded out for the first out of the inning, but Spads scored from second on the play, making the score 4-0. With one out, Ron singled, and scored when Chris followed with a two-run bomb, extending the Dentists’ lead to 6-0. Approaching the cycle, Spads came to the plate needing a homer, but struck out to end the inning.

Up six runs, Chris gave up a solo homer to Vaughn to lead off the top of the sixth, making the score 6-1 and foiling his shutout attempt. But he retired John and Gaurav in order to end the game, moving to 6-0 on the mound for the year.

Game Notes:
– Spads led the Dentists going 3-5 with a single, double, triple, and 3 runs scored
– Marr was 3-4 with two singles, a homer, and 3 RBI

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Game Notes:
– the win was the Dentists’ 8th in their previous 9 games

Jones Makes EWL Debut, Holds Off Pumice! in 7-4 Caucasians Win

30 Jun

The Caucasians celebrate at home after Jones first career homer, Gaurav turns to the mound in disgust

T.C. Jones started on the mound for the Caucasian Vaginas in the second game of week 8, making his EWL debut, and helped the Caucasians get their third straight win over Pumice!

Things didn’t start out good for Jones, as he gave up solo bombs to John and Mo Vaughn (filling in due to an extremely depleted Pumice! roster) to begin the game. The back-to-back homers put Pumice! up 2-0 early with no outs. Gaurav followed the home runs with a single, but John grounded out to Morrison, who turned a double play retiring John at second and ending the top of the first.

Morrison led off for the Caucasians in the bottom of the first and grounded out. Guthrie doubled, and was held at first on a Jones pop fly that fell in for a single. But the Caucasians stranded runners at first and second when Higgins grounded out to left field for the second out of the inning.

Vaughn grounded out to lead off the top of the second for Pumice!, and Gaurav singled with one out. But Jones stranded the runner, retiring John by groundout for the second out of the inning.

Morrison doubled to start the bottom of the second, and moved to third when Guthrie followed with a double of his own. Jones had his first legitimate RBI chance, but was fanned by Gaurav for the first out of the inning. Gaurav couldn’t get out of the jam unscathed though, as Higgins hit a clutch one-out triple, unloading the bases and scoring two runs to tie the game at 2. The Caucasians couldn’t drive in the go-ahead run, as Morrison was retired by groundout to center field ending the inning.

With the game tied at 2-2, Jones got into a groove. He retired the side in order in the top of the third.

The tie was broken in the bottom of the third when Guthrie led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 3-2 in favor of the Caucasians. After a Jones single, Higgins flew out for the first out of the inning. But Morrison extended the Caucasian lead with a two-run blast, putting the Vaginas ahead 5-2. Guthrie flew out to end the third but the Caucasians now held a three run lead.

Still feeling it, Jones retired the side in order again in the top of the fourth, making four straight retired batters.

He then extended his groove to the plate, hitting a solo bomb to lead off the bottom of the fourth, moving the score to 6-2. Gaurav then struck out Higgins for the first out of the inning and retired Morrison to end the threat.

Gaurav singled to end Jones consecutive retired batters streak, and moved into scoring position on a John groundout. But Pumice! couldn’t plate a runner, as Vaughn flew out to deep center field.

With the score 6-2, Guthrie led off the bottom of the fifth with his second home run of the game, pushing the Caucasians’ lead to 5 runs. Gaurav retired Jones and Higgins to end the fifth, and Pumice! would need to score five runs in the top of the sixth to extend the game.

Gaurav grounded out to left to start the top of the sixth, but it looked as if Pumice! would rally. John singled with one out, and Vaughn hit his second homer of the day, cutting the Pumice! deficit to 7-4. The rally ended there, however, as Gaurav grounded out for the second out of the inning, ending the game, giving the Caucasians and Jones the victory.

Game Notes:
– Jones went 3-5 with a homer, and pitched 7 innings giving up 4 ER on 7 hits in his debut, getting the win
– Guthrie led the way at the plate for the Caucasians, going 4-5 with 2 doubles, 2 homers, and 2 RBI
– Mo Vaughn went 2-6 with 2 homers and 3 RBI in his EWL debut
– 4 runs were the most Pumice! had scored since week 4
– the loss was Pumice on Slow’s 7th consecutive

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Dinger’s Walk-Off Home Run Gives Fish Sticks 5-3 Extra Inning Win Over Pumice!

15 Jun

Dinger, who gave up three runs on only three hits, delivers to Gaurav of Pumice!

Dinger gave up only three hits on the mound, and hit the first walk-off home run in league history, as the Fish Sticks topped Pumice on Slow! 5-3 in 7 innings.

Dinger retired John and Gaurav in order in the top of the first, and was the first batter for the Sticks in the bottom of the first. Pumice on Slow! sent Gaurav to the mound for his second start of the day. He retired Dinger to start the game, and after giving up a single to Joey, Gaurav retired Blose to end the first.

Pumice! obtained Jeff Treadway as a fourth player for their second week 7 game, as usual starters Brad and Holly were on their honey moon. Dinger retired Luke and Treadway in order in the top of the second. Gaurav matched Dinger in the bottom half of the inning, getting Vassallo and Dinger to fly out.

John and Gaurav were both retired by groundouts in the top of the third, and with Gaurav having reached the 8 inning pitching limit for the day, John took the mound for Pumice! Joey led off the bottom of the third with a single. He advanced to third on a groundout by Blose, but he was stranded in scoring position when Vassallo flew out to left to end the third inning.

Dinger retired Luke and Treadway in order in the top of the fourth, and had a perfect game in tact through four innings. John gave up a single to Dinger to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but retired Joey and Blose with a groundout and flyout to the mound to end the inning.

With the game still tied at zero, John broke up the perfect game when he led off the top of the fifth with a solo bomb to left field, making the score 1-0. Pumice! didn’t wait long to add to their lead, as Gaurav followed with a solo shot to right field, making back-to-back homers and pushing the lead to two runs. Dinger retired Luke, who grounded out to left field, for the first out of the inning, but Treadway extended the Pumice! lead to three runs when he hit the third home run of the inning, a solo homer to center. Dinger retired John to end the top of the fifth, having given up three runs in the frame.

Down three, Vassallo grounded out to start the bottom of the fifth. Dinger singled, and the next batter, Joey, cut the score to 3-2 when he hit a towering two-run home run to left field. Blose flew out to end the fifth, and the Sticks deficit was cut to a single run.

Dinger retired Gaurav and Luke in order in the top of the sixth, as both grounded out to left field. Needing a run to extend the game, Vassallo led off the bottom of the sixth with a clutch solo homer, his second of the day, tying the game at 3. One run away from victory, the Sticks couldn’t end the game, as John settled down on the mound and retired Dinger and Joey in order to send the game to extra innings.

In the top of the seventh, Dinger retired Treadway and John in order. John retired the first batter in the bottom of the seventh, Blose, by getting him to fly out to right field. Vassallo followed with a one-out double, putting the winning run on second base. After taking several pitches, Dinger clubbed a two-run homer to left field, scoring Vassallo and himself, the first walk-off home run in league history. The blast gave the Fish Sticks a 5-3 win, and moved them a game ahead of the Dentists for second place in the league standings.

Game Notes:
– Dinger came the closest anyone in the league has come so far to a perfect game, retiring the first eight batters of the game for 4 perfect innings
– Dinger also hit the first walk-off home run in league history
– Pumice on Slow! had no base runners the entire game, scoring three runs on three solo home runs
– Blose went hitless for the first time in 14 games this season
– Joey now holds the league’s longest hitting streak, at 14 games
– Morrison and Ron are tied with the league’s second longest hitting streak, at 12 games

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Guthrie Scatters Five Hits for Caucasians En Route to 3-0 Shutout of Pumice on Slow!

15 Jun

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Luke of Pumice on Slow! in his 3-0 complete game shutout

After missing week 6, Guthrie returned with a vengeance in week 7, retiring eight of the final nine Pumice! batters in a 3-0 complete game shutout.

Guthrie battled Pumice! ace Gaurav, who retired Guthrie to start the game. But the game’s second batter, Morrison, belted a solo homer with one out to put the Caucasians up 1-0 in the top of the first. Jeff Blauser, playing for the Caucasians because they fielded only a two-man roster for week 7, singled following the home run. But Gaurav stranded Blauser at first, ending the inning with only one run in the books.

John was retired to start the bottom of the first, but Gaurav followed with a single in which he pushed the ball directly into a hole in right field. Unfortunately for Pumice! he was stranded at first when Luke grounded out to left to end the inning.

Gaurav retired both Vaginas batters in order in the top of the second, and Pumice! started a rally in the bottom of the second. John led off the inning with a single and moved to second when Gaurav hit another seeing-eye single to right. With two men on, Luke grounded out to Morrison in left, but put two runners in scoring position with one out. But Guthrie got John to fly out to left field, ending the threat as Pumice! failed to plate either of the two base runners.

Guthrie was retired to start the top of the third, and after a Morrison single with one out, Blauser flew out to the mound for the second out of the inning. Gaurav led off the bottom of the third with his third single in as many at-bats, but didn’t advance past first as Guthrie retired Luke and John to end the third.

Up 1-0, Guthrie doubled to start the top of the fourth. The next batter, Morrison, singled, but Guthrie was held at second. Blauser came up with men on first and second and no outs. One of the strangest plays in league history followed. Blauser hit a fly ball which fell into play for a single, but both Guthrie and Morrison were caught in between bases as Pumice! got Gaurav the ball on the mound. The result was a double play, as the Caucasians went 3 for 3 in the inning as a team, but scored no runs and recorded two outs.

Pumice! couldn’t capitalize on the big defensive play, however, as Guthrie retired Gaurav and Luke in order with groundouts in the bottom of the fourth.

Gaurav got Guthrie to fly out to left to lead off the top of the fifth. Morrison doubled with one out, but Gaurav ended the inning by getting Blauser to fly out to center field. With the score still 1-0, John and Gaurav were retired in order in the bottom of the fifth.

Guthrie flew out to the pitcher’s mound for the first out of the sixth, and Morrison followed with his third single of the day. With one out, Blauser hit a two-run homer to center field, putting the Caucasians up 3-0. Guthrie hit his second double of the game with one out following the home run, but he was stranded at second when Morrison flew out to deep left field.

Pumice! needed three runs to extend the game, but Luke was fanned to lead off the final frame. John singled to keep hope alive, but Gaurav flew out to the pitcher’s mound to end the game and give the Caucasians a 3-0 victory.

Game Notes:
– Guthrie tied a league record for doubles in a game, with 2
– This was the first game of the season in which a team only fielded two players

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