Tag Archives: Shady Characters

Shady Characters Hold Off Late Cheap Goats Rally to Win 6-5

28 May

Joe went 3-for-5, all three hits doubles, to lead Shady Characters in the win over Cheap Goats

Both Shady Characters and Cheap Goats scored five runs in the fifth inning, but it was the single run Shady Characters scored in the third inning that was the difference, as they held off Cheap Goats late push for a comeback, winning 6-5. The loss was Cheap Goats’ first of the 2019 season, and the win snapped Shady Characters’ four game losing streak.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he got off to a good start, retiring Dylan and Tom K in order in the top of the first.

Tom K had two innings of pitching eligibility left for week 3, and he got the start for Shady Characters. He sent Jordan and Joey down consecutively, and the game was scoreless after an inning.

Joe grabs a fly ball for an out in left field

Joe doubled to lead off the top of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger retired Luke and Mike to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Tom K pitched another perfect frame in the bottom of the second, retiring Dinger and Christian, and reaching his innings limit for the week.

Luke makes a leaping catch in right field to retire Dinger

Shady Characters broke the scoreless tie in the top of the third. Dylan singled to lead off the inning, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI double to score him, making the score 1-0. Dinger retired Luke to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Dylan had three hits for Shady Characters, going 3-for-5 with two singles and a double in the win

Mike took over on the mound for Shady Characters to start the bottom of the third. He picked up where Tom K left off, retiring the side in order.

Dinger snags a fly ball along the first base line, retiring Joe

Dinger rolled through the top of the fourth, sending Mike and Dylan down in order.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Mike, who earned the win and had a triple before leaving the game injured

Mike gave up a one-out single to Dinger in the bottom of the fourth, but retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and the score remained 1-0.

Shady Characters opened up a big lead with a big inning in the top of the fifth. Tom K singled, and two batters later, Luke hit his second homer of the week, a two-run shot to right-center, making the score 3-0. Mike followed with a triple, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Shady Characters lead to 4-0. Tom K then hit an RBI double, scoring Dylan, and Shady Characters led 5-0. The barrage of hits and poor Cheap Goats fielding continued, as Joe hit an RBI double, scoring Tom K, and Shady Characters had pulled ahead 6-0. Dinger finally escaped the inning when Luke grounded out to left, and Cheap Goats trailed by six runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at home after Luke’s two-run homer put them ahead 4-0

Cheap Goats had only managed one hit, a single, through the first four innings, but they got out their bats in the bottom of the fifth. Dave led off with a triple, and Jordan drove him in with an RBI double that put Cheap Goats on the board at 6-1. Joey then singled, and Cheap Goats had runners on the corners with no outs. Two batters later, Christian hit a three-run blast to right, and Cheap Goats had cut the deficit to 6-4. Dave followed with a solo homer, the first of his career, and the back-to-back home runs made the score 6-5. While pitching to Jordan, Mike came up lame leaving the mound to approach a ball in foul territory, and he exited the game. Luke took over on the mound and retired Jordan to end the inning and the Cheap Goats rally. Cheap Goats had scored five runs, and they now trailed by a run heading into the final inning.

Cheap Goats celebrate at home after Christian’s three run bomb cut the score to 6-4

Dave followed Christian’s homer with a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks cut the score to 6-5

Dylan started the top of the sixth with a single, but Shady Characters couldn’t extend their lead. Dinger retired Tom K and Joe to end the inning, and Cheap Goats would need a run to send the game to extra innings.

Luke remained on the mound to close things out for Shady Characters, and he was effective. He retired Joey and Dinger in order, ending the game, giving Shady Characters a 6-5 victory.

Luke earned the save, pitching 1.5 innings without allowing a hit or run

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

W: Mike (1-0)
L: Dinger (2-1)
S: Luke (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joe and Dylan each had three hits to lead Shady Characters on offense. Joe went 3-for-5 with three doubles and two RBI. Dylan also went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dave was the only member of Cheap Goats with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike earned the win in relief for Shady Characters. He pitched 2.5 innings, allowing five runs on six hits.
– Luke picked up the save for Shady Characters, retiring all three batters he faced in 1.5 innings.
– Tom K got a no decision in the start for Shady Characters, allowing no runs and no hits in two innings.
– Dinger took the complete game loss for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on ten hits.

Bryan’s Walk-Off Inside-the-Park Home Run Caps 4-3 Jack Shack Win Over Shady Characters

27 May

Bryan had two extra-base hits in the game, including the walk-off inside-the-park homer in the bottom of the sixth that gave Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Down to their last out before heading to extra-innings, tied at 3-3, Bryan capitalized on a series of Shady Characters’ errors and raced around the bases for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, as Jack Shack won 4-3. It was the first walk-off homer the EWL had seen in nearly a calendar year, the first inside-the-park walk-off in recent memory, and perhaps ever in the history of the league.

Jack Shack celebrate at the plate after the dramatic victory over Shady Characters

Dustin took the mound for Jack Shack, and he retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the first. Jack Shack would provide run support immediately in the bottom of the inning.

Tom K struck out Josh to start the game, but Adam followed with a one-out triple. The next batter, Bryan, also tripled, scoring Adam to put Jack Shack up 1-0. Dustin followed with an RBI single, and Jack Shack led 2-0. Tom K retired Turbo to end the inning, and Jack Shack was ahead by two runs.

Joe led off the top of the second with a double, but Dustin stranded him, retiring Luke and Mike to end the inning, maintaining the two-run lead.

Dustin watches as Turbo snags a fly ball in right field.

Adam doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Tom K avoided further damage, retiring Bryan to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Shady Characters got on the board in the top of the third. Dylan led off with a double, and two batters later, Joe hit an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 2-1. Dustin retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and Shady Characters had narrowed the deficit to a run.

Adam continued his hot start to the 2019 season, going 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple.

Jack Shack made up the run in the bottom of the third. Dustin started the inning with a double, and Turbo followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Josh doubled, scoring Dustin, but Turbo was caught in between bases on the play for the first out. In an odd sequence, Josh was also caught in between bases, as both outs were recorded at third base. The run scored, but Jack Shack squandered two base runners, and after three the score was 3-1.

Down two, Shady Characters clawed closer in the top of the fourth. Mike led off with a triple, and he scored from third on a sacrifice fly by Dylan, narrowing the score to 3-2. Dylan retired Tom K to end the inning, and Jack Shack led by a run.

Adam doubled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Tom K retired Bryan for the first out, and then fanned Dustin to end the inning.

Tom K had a strong start on the mound, but didn’t get enough run support, and dropped to 1-3 on the year

Shady Characters evened things up for the first time in the game in the top of the fifth. With one out, Luke hit a high flying solo shot to right-center, and the score was 3-3. Mike followed with his second triple of the game, and although the go-ahead runner was on third, Shady Characters couldn’t take advantage. Dustin retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding the runner, and the game was tied at 3-3.

Tom K retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Shady Characters had a chance to take the lead in the top of the sixth.

Joe doubled with one out, putting the winning run in scoring position. Dustin continued to strand Shady Characters’ runners, however, as he retired Luke for the second out of the inning, and the score was 3-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Tom K retired Adam for the first time in the game for the first out in the bottom of the sixth, and he was one out away from sending the game to extras. Bryan had other plans. He put the ball in play, and raced around the bases as Shady Characters struggled to field the ball cleanly and get it back to the pitcher’s mound. By the time they had, Bryan had crossed all the bases, including home, for a walk-off inside-the-park homer, giving Jack Shack a 4-3 win.

Dustin earned the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing three runs on seven hits in six innings, moving to 2-0 on the season.

The win moved Jack Shack to 3-2 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-4.

W: Dustin (2-0)
L: Tom K (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and a run scored.
– Bryan went 2-for-4 with an RBI triple and the walk-off inside-the-park home run.
– Joe led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and an RBI.
– Dustin earned the win for Jack Shack, pitching the complete game while allowing three runs on seven hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on nine hits and striking out two.

Dustin Pitches Shutout, Adam Powers Jack Shack Past Shady Characters 4-0

16 May

Dustin, who pitched a complete game shutout in the 4-0 Jack Shack win, delivers a pitch to Joe of Shady Characters

Adam R went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, and three RBI, and Dustin, in his first appearance of 2019, pitched a complete game shutout, as Jack Shack topped Shady Characters 4-0. Dustin stranded Shady Characters runners throughout the game, and Adam’s two-run homer in the top of the fifth put Jack Shack ahead for good.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early in the top of the first. Josh D led off with a single, and he moved from first to third when Adam R followed with a double. Dustin his a fly ball, which was caught for an out, but Josh tagged and scored on the sacrifice fly to make the score 1-0. Adam R was pegged by Tom K trying to advance home as well, ending the inning.

Dylan of Shady Characters ropes the ball into center field, where Josh of Jack Shack fielded it for an out

Dustin started for Jack Shack, and he gave up a one-out double to Tom K. Shady Characters couldn’t capitalize, however, as Dustin stranded the first of many runners when he retired Dylan to end the inning.

Turbo led off the top of the second with a double, but Tom K escaped the inning without damage, retiring Josh and Adam R to strand him at second, and the score remained 1-0.

Luke, making his EWL debut in place of Tom W, the week 1 Wiffler of the Week who was out for week 2, singled with one out in his first career at-bat. Joe followed with a single, putting runners at first and third. Dustin got out of the jam unscathed, however, retiring Tom K, who flew out to the mound, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Dustin doubled to lead off the top of the third, but Tom K once again got out of the inning without deepening the deficit, retiring Turbo and Josh to end the inning with the score 1-0.

Adam R of Jack Shack snags a fly ball in left field

Dylan doubled to start the bottom of the third, but for the third consecutive inning, Dustin stranded a runner in scoring position, retiring Mike and Luke to end the inning, preserving Jack Shack’s one run lead.

Tom K retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, sending Adam R and Dustin down consecutively.

Tom K approaches a fly ball along the first base line as the rest of the EWL watches on

Tom K singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but Shady Characters couldn’t advance him, as Dustin retired Dylan to end the inning, the score was 1-0 through four.

Jack Shack would extend their lead in the top of the fifth. Turbo led off with a double, and two batters later, Adam hit a two-run blast to right-center, putting Jack Shack ahead 3-0. Tom K retired Dustin to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by three.

Adam R swings at a pitch which he would connect on for a two-run homer. He led Jack Shack on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, double, home run, and three RBI.

Dustin continued to roll in the bottom of the fifth. Shady Characters failed to get a base runner, and Dustin retired the side in order.

Jack Shack added one insurance run in the top of the sixth. Josh doubled with one out, and Adam drove him in with an RBI single that extended their lead to 4-0. Dustin was retired to end the inning, and Shady Characters would have to score four runs in the bottom of the sixth to extend the game.

Tom K of Shady Characters takes a cut at a pitch from Dustin on another beautiful night at the Wiffle Diamond in Shadyside

Joe led off with a single in the bottom of the sixth, and Shady Characters had life. But it was extinguished quickly. Tom K hit a fly ball toward the first base line. Dustin caught it for an out and simultaneously stepped on first base while Joe was off the bag. The double play ended the inning and the game, giving Jack Shack a 4-0 win.

The win moved Jack Shack to 2-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-2.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam R led Jack Shack at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Tom K led Shady Characters on offense, going 2-for-4 with a single and a double.
– Dustin pitched the complete game shutout for Jack Shack, allowing no runs on six hits.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on eight hits in six innings pitched.

Tom W of Shady Characters Voted PBR Wiffler of the Week for Week 1

15 May

After going 5-for-8 two doubles, three homers, and seven RBI, Tom W was named the Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2019 EWL season.

Tom led Shady Characters to a 1-1 split in week 1, and he was the only player to hit more than one homer in the opening week of the season.

Tom W was Co-Rookie of the Year during the 2018 EWL season, and this is his first time being named Wiffler of the Week.

Cheap Goats Pull Away Late to Top Shady Characters 6-2

13 May

Joey, who led Cheap Goats on offense with four doubles, prepares to connect on a pitch from Dylan

Joey went 4-for-5 with four doubles, Dinger contributed four singles, and on the mound, he combined with Emily to allow only two runs on four hits, as Cheap Goats beat Shady Characters 6-2. Cheap Goats scored four runs in the final two innings to take a lead that Shady Characters couldn’t surpass, and the Goats finished week 1 as the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Dinger delivers a pitch to Tom W, who went 2-for-3 with a double and a homer, to lead Shady Characters

Dylan took the mound for Shady Characters, and he got off to a good start, retiring Jordan and Joey in order in the top of the first. He doubled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Dinger, Cheap Goats’ starter, retired Tom W to strand him at second, and the game was scoreless through an inning.

Dinger led off the top of the second with a single. The next batter, Emily, hit a line drive to Dylan, which he caught, retiring both Emily and Dinger for a double play. Dinger retired Shady Characters in order in the bottom of the second, and he had reached his innings limit for week 1.

Dinger and Jordan watch as Joey approaches a fly ball in center field

Cheap Goats got on the board in the top of the third. Dave led off with a double, and he moved from second to third when Jordan singled. With runners on the corners, Joey doubled, scoring Dave to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Dinger then singled, once again putting runners on the corners with no outs. Emily grounded out to right-center, but Joey scored on the play, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Dave returned to the plate with Dinger on second, but Dylan escaped further damage, getting him to fly out to left to end the inning.

Emily took the mound in the bottom of the third, making her first career EWL pitching appearance. She retired the side in order, and the score remained 2-0.

Dylan of Shady Characters snags a fly ball near second base

Joey doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, and he moved from second to third when Dinger followed with a single. Emily came to the plate with runners on the corners and one out, but Dylan struck her out, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Tom W led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Shady Characters couldn’t plate a run, as Emily retired Tom K and Mike to strand the runner at second, maintaining the two-run lead.

Dylan delivers a pitch to Emily with Joey and Dinger on base, as the sun sets over the week 1 wiffle diamond .

Cheap Goats added to their lead in the top of the fifth when Jordan hit a powerful one-out solo homer to left, making the score 3-0. Joey followed with a double, but Dylan stranded him, retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Down three runs, Shady Characters finally showed signs of life in the bottom of the fifth. Joe led off with a double, and two batters later, Tom W crushed a two-run blast to right-center, cutting the deficit to 3-2. Emily retired Tom K to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by a run heading into the final frame.

Cheap Goats provided Emily with some insurance runs in the top of the sixth. Emily singled and moved to second when Dave followed with a single. Two batters later, Joey hit a bases-clearing double, and the two RBIs put Cheap Goats ahead 5-2. Dinger followed with his fourth single of the game, scoring Joey from second to make the score 6-2. Dylan retired Emily to end the inning, and Shady Characters now trailed by four runs.

Emily picked up a save in her first career EWL pitching performance. She kept Shady Characters in check, allowing only two runs on three hits in four innings of relief.

Emily made quick work of Shady Characters in the bottom of the sixth, sending Mike and Joe down in order, giving Cheap Goats a 6-2 win.

The victory moved Cheap Goats record to 2-0 on the year, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 1-1.

W: Dinger (2-0)
L: Dylan (0-1)
S: Emily (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with four doubles, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Dinger also went 4-for-5 for Cheap Goats, with four singles and an RBI.
– Tom W was the only member of Shady Characters with multiple hits. He went 2-for-3 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and two RBI.
– Dinger earned the win for Cheap Goats, pitching two innings and allowing no runs on one hit.
– Emily picked up the first save of the 2019 EWL season, allowing two runs on three hits in four innings of relief.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on thirteen hits and striking out one.

Tom W’s Bat and Tom K’s Arm Carry Shady Characters to 8-1 Win Over Guacamol-yay

9 May

Tom W. started the 2019 season hot, with extra-base hits in his first three at-bats. He went 3-for-5 with a double and two homers to lead Shady Characters to an 8-1 win in their season opener.

In their first game since falling to Loss Mitigation in the 2018 Wiffle Series, Shady Characters dusted off their bats and arms and handed Guacamol-yay a loss in the new squad’s first game as an EWL franchise. Tom W led Shady Characters on offense, going 3-for-5, with two homers a double, and five RBI, and Tom K was dominant on the mount, allowing only one run on three hits in a complete game win.

EWL rookie, Jude, took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he fell behind early as Shady Characters jumped out to a lead in the top of the first. Joe, also a rookie, led off with a single in his first career at-bat. Two batters later, Tom W hit a towering two-run blast to left, putting Shady Characters up 2-0.

Tom K, a finalist for EWL Pitch King during his 2018 rookie season, retired Guacamol-yay in order in the bottom of the first.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after Tom W’s two-run homer in the top of the second

Shady Characters would add to their lead in the top of the second. Mike singled in his first career EWL at-bat, and two batters later, Dylan drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 3-0. Tom W then hit a towering fly that was misplayed, and after several throwing errors, Tom raced around the bases for an inside-the-park two-run homer that extended the Shady Characters lead to 5-0. Tom K singled for his first hit of the 2019 season, but Jude escaped further damage, retiring Mike to end the inning.

Dylan, who went 2-for-5, connects on an RBI double in the top of the second

Josh singled in his first career at-bat for Guacamol-yay, but his squad couldn’t rally. Tom K retired Jude and Ben in order to strand the runner, ending the second inning.

Shady Characters continued to hit Jude in the top of the third. Joe singled, and two batters later, Tom hit an RBI double, making the score 6-0. Tom K then singled, scoring Tom W from second, and the lead extended to 7-0. Jude retired Mike to end the inning, and it would be the last batter he faced in the game.

Joe, standing on first after a single, went 3-for-5 in his EWL debut for Shady Characters

Tom K continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring Adam and fanning Cody to maintain the seven run lead.

Guacamol-yay turned to bullpen by committee in the top of the fourth. Josh made his first career pitching appearance, and after giving up a one-out double to Dylan, he retired Tom W to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Jude got hit hard on the mound and took the loss for Guacamol-yay. He also went 1-for-3 with an RBI double in his first EWL game.

Guacamol-yay threatened and showed signs of life in the bottom of the fourth. Josh singled, and Jude drove him in with an RBI double, putting Guacamol-yay on the board and cutting the score to 7-1. The rally ended there, however, as Tom K retired Ben and Adam to strand Jude, ending the inning.

Cory made his first career pitching appearance in the top of the fifth. He gave up a one-out double to Mike, and Joe drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 8-1. Cory then retired Dylan to end the inning.

Tom K went 2-for-5 at the plate with two singles.

Tom K got back on track in the bottom of the fifth, sending Cory and Josh down in order, and the score remained 8-1.

Guacamol-yay turned to Adam in the top of the sixth, and he was effective, sending Tom W and Tom K down consecutively.

Tom K remained in the game to close things out in the bottom of the sixth, and he did so quickly. Jude and Ben each grounded out, securing the 8-1 win for Shady Characters.

Tom K. was in control on the mound, allowing only three hits and one run in the complete game win.

The win moved Shady Characters to 1-0 on the season, and Guacamol-yay dropped to 0-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom W led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Joe also had three hits for Shady Characters. In his first career game, he went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Josh was the only player with multiple hits for Guacamol-yay. He went 2-for-3 with two singles and a run scored.
– Tom K earned the complete game win for Shady Characters. He allowed one run on three hits, and struck out one.
– Jude took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up seven runs on nine hits in three innings.
– Josh, Cory, and Adam each pitched one inning of relief for Guacamol-yay. Josh allowed one hit and no runs, Cory gave up one run on two hits, and Adam did not allow a run or hit.

Joey Leads Cheap Goats to 6-4 Victory in Game 1 of First Round Matchup with Shady Characters

30 Jul

Tom K pitches to Joey, who set the pace for Cheap Goats, going 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, and a solo homer.

Joey went 5-for-6, with four extra-base hits, and Christian was effective on the mound, as Cheap Goats upset Shady Characters 6-4 in game one of the best-of-five first round series. Christian allowed only four runs on eight hits, and he also homered in the game, as Cheap Goats took an early lead in the series.

Tom K, who had been diagnosed with a torn labrum, started on the mound for Shady Characters. He allowed a double to Joey in the top of the first, but stranded him, retiring Christian to end the inning.

Christian started for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a leadoff double to Dylan to start the bottom of the first, he retired Tom W and Erich to end the inning with the game scoreless.

Cheap Goats got on the board in the top of the second. Jordan doubled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. The next batter, Christian, hit a two-run blast to right field, and Cheap Goats led 3-0. Dinger followed with a single, but Tom K escaped the inning, retiring Jordan for the second out.

Christian and Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate after his two-run homer in the top of the second put his squad ahead 3-0.

Shady Characters bounced right back in the bottom of the second. Jason led off the inning with a single, and he moved from first to third on Dylan’s second double of the game. Christian fanned Tom W for the first out of the inning, but the next batter, Erich, crushed a three-run homer to right field, and the game was tied at 3-3. Christian then retired Jason to end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch to Erich, who went 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a three-run homer, and an intentional walk for Shady Characters

Cheap Goats pulled back ahead in the top of the third when Joey led off the inning with a solo homer. Tom K retired Christian and Dinger to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed 4-3.

Christian retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, and the score remained 4-3. Tom K matched him in the top of the fourth, as he sent Jordan and Joey down in order.

Dinger, who went 3-for-5 with three singles, awaits a pitch from Tom K.

Shady Characters evened the score in the bottom of the fourth. Erich led off with a triple, and he scored from third when Jason grounded out for the first out of the inning. Christian retired Dylan for the second out, and the score was 4-4.

Christian led off the top of the fifth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Dinger followed with a single. Tom K retired Jordan for the first out of the inning, but Joey followed with an RBI single, scoring Christian to make the score 5-4. Tom K then retired Christian to strand Joey and Dinger on base, ending the inning.

Erich doubled with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Christian stranded him, retiring Jason to end the inning, maintaining Cheap Goats’ one-run lead.

Cheap Goats added an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Dinger led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Joey hit a one-out double, scoring Dinger to put Cheap Goats ahead 6-4. Tom K retired Christian to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by two runs heading into the final frame.

Christian remained on the mound for Cheap Goats to close out the game. He retired Dylan for the first out of the inning, and Tom W followed with a one-out double, putting the tying runner at the plate. Erich, who had extra-base hits in his previous three at-bats, was intentionally walked, putting the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate. Jason came up with runners on first and second and one out, but he couldn’t deliver. Christian got him to ground out to center, stranding both runners, and ending the inning and the game.

Cheap Goats had held on to win 6-4, taking a 1-0 lead in the best-of-five first round series with Shady Characters.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on eight hits with one strikeout and one walk in six innings.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 5-for-6 with a single, three doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, three RBI, and an intentional walk.