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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.

Shady Characters Pull Away Late to Beat Cheap Goats 15-6

21 Jun

Tom had the best game of his wiffle career, going 7-for-8 with three doubles, two triples, and two homers and also pitching the complete game win to lead Shady Characters to victory

Dylan continued to swing a hot bat, hitting for the cycle, and Tom W had an incredible seven extra-base hits, as Shady Characters scored eight runs in the sixth inning en route to an easy 15-6 victory over Cheap Goats. Erich also contributed four extra-base hits, including two homers, and Tom K had a career day at the plate, going 6-for-8, as all four Shady Characters contributed to the win.

Dinger started on the mound for Cheap Goats, and Shady Characters got to him early. Dylan led off the game with a triple, and the next batter, Erich, crushed a two-run blast to right-center, giving Shady Characters a 2-0 lead. Tom W came up next, and he hit a solo homer to left-center, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 3-0 before an out had been record. Tom K followed with a double, and all four Shady Characters had reached base safely to start the game. It looked as if Shady Characters would blow the game open, but Dinger buckled down, retiring Dylan and Erich consecutively, stranding Tom K at second, and ending the inning.

Tom W took the ball for Shady Characters, and he was effective early. Joey doubled with one out, but Cheap Goats couldn’t plate him, as Tom retired Christian to strand the runner, ending the inning with the score 3-0.

Tom W led off the top of the second with a solo shot, his second homer of the game, and Shady Characters led 4-0. Dinger retired the next to batters to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by four runs.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after one of Tom W’s two homers in the game

Cheap Goats couldn’t rally in the second, as Tom W retired Dinger and Jordan in order.

Tom W tripled with one out in the top of the third, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 5-0. Dinger retired Dylan to end the inning, and Shady Characters had a five run lead.

Erich, who went 4-for-8 with a double, a triple, and two homers, waits for a pitch from Dinger

Cheap Goats finally got on the board in the bottom of the third. Joey led off the inning with a triple, and two batters later, Dinger singled, scoring Joey from third to make the score 5-1. Jordan followed with a triple, putting two runners on with one out. But Tom W escaped the jam, retiring Joey to strand both runners, ending the threat and the inning with the score 5-1.

Joey went 6-for-6 in the Cheap Goats loss, collecing three doubles, two triples, and a home run.

Erich tripled to start the top of the fourth, but for the first time, Dinger escaped the inning unscathed. He retired Tom W and Tom W, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by four runs.

Christian singled to start the bottom of the fourth, and after Tom W struck out Dinger, he gave up a two-run homer to Jordan. Joey followed with his second triple of the game, but Cheap Goats couldn’t drive him in. Tom W retired Christian, ending the inning, but Cheap Goats had cut the score to 5-3.

Jordan and his signature leg kick went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, and a two-run homer which pulled Cheap Goats closer to Shady Characters in the fourth.

Shady Characters made up the difference immediately in the top of the fifth. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, pushing the Shady Characters lead to 6-3. Two batters later, Tom W tripled for the second time in the game, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Shady Characters lead to 7-3. Dinger retired Dylan to end the inning, stranding Tom K at second, and Cheap Goats once again trailed by four runs.

Tom K also had the best offensive game of his EWL career, going 6-for-8 with two singles, three doubles, and a triple.

Cheap Goats bounced back in the bottom of the fifth, starting when Dinger led off the inning with a solo homer. Two batters later, Joey homered, and Cheap Goats had cut the score to 7-5. Tom W retired Christian to end the inning, and Shady Character saw their lead decreased to two runs.

Shady Characters blew the game open in the top of the sixth, extending their two-run lead to a ten-run lead with an eight-run explosion. Dinger retired Erich to start the inning, and then the wheels fell off. Tom W doubled, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI triple, making the score 8-5. Dylan followed with a single, scoring Tom K, and the score was 9-5. Erich then doubled, putting runners on second and third. Tom W cleared the bases with an RBI double, and Shady Characters led 11-5. Tom K once again doubled, scoring Tom W to extend the Shady Characters lead to 12-5. Dylan followed with a double, scoring Tom K, which made the score 13-5. Erich then blasted a two-run shot to right, his second homer of the game, and Shady Characters had scored eight consecutive runs with one out, pushing the score to 15-4. Cheap Goats removed Dinger from the game, turning to Christian from the bullpen. The first batter he faced, Tom W, doubled for the third time in the inning. He moved to third when Tom K singled, putting runners on the corners. It looked as if Shady Characters would continue to pummel Cheap Goats, but Christian finally got out of the inning, retiring Dylan to strand two runners. Shady Characters had scored eight runs, all with one out, to take a 15-5 lead heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dylan connects on one his four hits. He went 4-for-9, hitting for the cycle.

Cheap Goats showed a little heart in their last at-bat, but it was too little too late. Jordan doubled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 15-6. The rally would end there, however, as Tom K retired Christian for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Shady Characters a 15-6 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to 6-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-8.

W: Tom W (1-1)
L: Dinger (1-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom W pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing six runs on twelve hits while striking out one.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up fifteen runs on twenty hits in 5.5 innings pitched.
– Christian pitched a half inning of relief, allowing one hit and no runs.
– Tom W led Shady Characters on offense, going 7-for-8 with seven extra-base hits, including three doubles, two triples, two home runs, six runs scored, and four RBI.
– Dylan hit for the cycle for Shady Characters, going 4-for-9 with a single, a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, and three RBI.
– Erich went 4-for-8, with a double, a triple, two home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.
– Finally, Tom K went 6-for-8 for Shady Characters, with two singles, three doubles, a triple, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats on offense, going 6-for-6 with three doubles, two triples, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI in the loss.

Dylan Dominates, Erich Cycles as Shady Characters Beat Porkswords 9-5

19 Jun

Dylan had the best game of his wiffle career, going 6-for-7 with a single, three doubles, two home runs, four runs scored, and four RBI

Josh started on the mound for the Porkswords, and the first batter he faced, Dylan, singled. Erich followed with an RBI double, scoring Dylan to put Shady Characters ahead 1-0. Josh retired the next two batters, including striking out Tom K, to end the inning.

Josh bounced back in the bottom of the first, leading off with a solo homer, ​which tied the game at 1-1. John would later single with one out, but Shady Characters starter, Tom K, retired Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Shady Characters would jump out to a lead in the top of the second. Dylan led off the inning with a solo homer, and Erich followed with a homer. The back-to-back jacks gave Shady Characters a 3-1 lead. Later in the inning, Dylan hit his second solo homer, extending the lead to 4-1. Josh retired Erich to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by three.

For the second consecutive inning, Josh started things off with a solo homer. His second blast of the game cut the deficit to 4-2. Tom K retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Dylan not only had a monster game at the plate, he was defecated on by a bird while playing the outfield

Josh retired the side in order in the top of the third, and the Porkswords were behind by two runs.

Bob tripled to lead off the bottom of the third, but the Porkswords couldn’t capitalize. Tom K retired Josh and Adam, stranding the runner and maintaining the two run lead.

Shady Characters pulled further ahead in the to of the fourth. Dylan led off the inning with a double, and he moved to third when Erich followed with a single. Tom W then singled, scoring Dylan to extend the Shady Characters lead to 5-2. After Josh struck out Tom K for the second time in the game, Dylan doubled, clearing the bases, and putting Shady Characters ahead 7-2. Josh retired Erich to end the inning, and the Shady Characters led by five runs.

Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on ten hits, and keeping all of the Porkswords, except Josh, in check

Bob doubled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, but he was stranded for the second consecutive inning, as Tom K retired Josh to end the inning, and the score remained 7-2.

Shady Characters added a few insurance runs in the top of the fifth. Tom W led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 8-2. Two batters later, Dylan doubled with one out, and Erich drove him in with an RBI triple that put Shady Characters ahead 9-2. Tom W followed with a single, but Josh stranded two runners, retiring Tom K to end the inning.

The Porkswords would make a small dent in the Shady Characters lead in the bottom of the fifth. Adam led off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 9-3. Two batters later, Bob singled, and Josh followed with a single to put runners on the corners. It looked as if the Porkswords would rally, but with one out and two runners on, Tom K got Adam to fly out to right field, stranding both runners to end the inning.

Erich squares up a pitch, as teammate Tom W watches. Erich was 4-for-7 in the game, hitting for the cycle with a single, double, triple, and home run.


Dylan went 6-for-7 with five extra-base hits and four RBI, and Erich went 4-for-7, hitting for the cycle, as Shady Characters topped the Porkswords 9-5. Josh went deep three times for the Porkswords, but it wasn’t enough, as Dylan and Erich combined to score seven runs and drive in seven as well in the Shady Characters win.

Josh retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the sixth, and the Porkswords trailed by six runs heading into their final at-bat.

Josh crushes a pitch to right for one of his three homers in the game. He went 4-for-6 with a single, three homers, three runs scored, and four RBI in the Porkswords loss.

John started the inning with a single, and two batters later, Josh hit his third homer of the game, a two-run shot to right that made the score 9-5. Tom K ended the rally there, however, retiring Adam to end the inning and the game, giving Shady Characters the 9-5 victory.

The win moved Shady Characters to .500 at 5-5 on the season, and the loss dropped the Porkswords to 5-6.

W: Tom K (4-2)
L: Josh (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, giving up five runs on ten hits in six innings.
– Josh took the loss for the Porkswords, allowing nine runs on fourteen hits while striking out two in six innings.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 6-for-7 with a single, three doubles, two home runs, five runs scored, and four RBI.
– Erich also had a strong game at the plate for Shady Characters, going 4-for-7, hitting for the cycle with a single, a double, a triple, a solo homer, two runs scored, and four RBI.
– Josh led the Porkswords, going 4-for-6 with a single, three home runs, three runs scored, and four RBI.

Porkswords Hang on to Narrowly Defeat Shady Characters 9-8

5 Jun

The Porkswords celebrate at the plate after Adam’s solo homer in the fifth inning.

After trailing late, the Porkswords pulled ahead in the top of the sixth with a rally led by Josh and Steve, and held on to beat Shady Characters 9-8. Josh, Steve, and Adam homered and contributed three hits each, and Steve’s two-run homer put the Porkswords ahead for good in the sixth inning.

Tom K started for Shady Characters with two innings of eligibility remaining in week 5. He fell behind early, as the Porkswords jumped out to a lead in the top of the first. Josh led off the game with a double, and two batters later, Rair Smokers, making his debut for the Porkswords, drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Adam then tripled, scoring Rair, and the Porkswords led 2-0. Tom K retired Josh to end the inning, and his offense would bounce back in the bottom of the first.

Josh took the mound for the Porkswords, and the first batter he faced, Dylan, hit a solo homer to right-center, cutting the score to 2-1. Erich followed with a double, and he scored when Tom K drove him in with an RBI triple that tied the game at 2-2. Josh got Levi Sanders to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Tom K scored on the play, putting Shady Characters ahead 3-2. Dylan followed with a double, but the Shady Characters inning would end there, as Josh retired Erich to strand the runner at second and end the inning.

The Porkswords bounced back in the top of the second to tie the game when Steve led off the inning with a solo homer. Tom K retired the next two batters to end the inning, and the score was tied at 3-3.

Levi singled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Shady Characters couldn’t regain the lead, as Josh retired Dylan to strand the runner, ending the inning with the game tied.

Josh of the Porkswords delivers a pitch to Dylan, who went 4-for-6 with a double and three homers to lead Shady Characters on offense

The Porkswords pulled back ahead in the top of the third. With Tom K at his innings limit for the week, Dylan entered the game, and the first batter he faced, Josh, hit a solo homer to right. Steve followed with a triple, and two batters later, Adam hit an RBI double to drive him in, putting the Porkswords ahead 5-3.

Tom K singled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Josh stranded a Shady Characters runner for the second consecutive inning, retiring Levi to end the inning and the Porkswords maintained a two run lead.

Erich of Shady Characters makes a play in the field.

Dylan retired the Porkswords in order in the top of the fourth, and Shady Characters would take the lead with a big inning in the bottom of the fourth.

Dylan started the inning by providing his own run support, hitting a solo homer to right, which cut the score to 5-4. Erich followed with a solo shot, and Tom K also followed with a homer, his first career round-tripper. Shady Characters had hit three consecutive home runs, and Levi completed the rare feat of a team going 1-through-4 in the lineup with four consecutive homers when he crushed a solo shot to right. Shady Characters had hit four consecutive solo homers to start the inning, and had taken a 7-5 lead without recording an out. Dylan had a chance to tie the EWL record of five consecutive homers, but Josh got him to fly out to right-center for the first out of the inning. Josh then retired Erich for the second out to end the inning, but Shady Characters had gone from trailing by two runs to taking a two-run lead heading into the fifth.

The Porkswords cut into the deficit in the top of the fifth when Adam led off the inning with a solo homer. Dylan retired Josh and Steve to end the inning, and Shady Characters led 7-6.

Josh retired Shady Characters in order in the bottom of the fifth, and the Porkswords trailed by a run heading into their final at-bat.

Rair doubled to start the top of the sixth, and he moved from second to third on Adam’s sacrifice fly. The Porkswords were down to their last out with the tying run on third, when Josh hit a single, scoring Rair to tie the game at 7-7. Steve came to the plate with Josh on first and crushed a solo bomb to right-center, and the Porkswords now led 9-7. Dylan retired Rair to end the inning, but Shady Characters one-run lead had turned into a two-run deficit in the sixth.

Steve’s two run homer in the top of the sixth put the Porkswords ahead 9-7.

Down two, Dylan helped himself out in the bottom of the sixth, leading off the inning with his third homer of the game. The solo shot cut the Porkswords lead to one, and the score was 9-8. The next batter, Erich, went down on strikes, and Shady Characters were down to their final out. Tom K singled, putting the tying run on base, but Josh buckled down and retired Levi for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving the Porkswords a dramatic 9-8 win.

The win, the Porkswords’ third straight, moved their record to 4-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 4-5.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Porkswords, allowing eight runs on twelve hits and striking out one in six innings.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up six runs on seven hits in four innings of relief.
– Tom K started the game for Shady Characters, and earned a no decision. He allowed three runs on four hits in two innings.
– Steve and Josh each went 3-for-6 for the Porkswords. Josh had a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI. Steve had a triple, two homers, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Adam also went 3-for-4 for the Porkswords with a sacrifice fly, a double, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, three home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.

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

4 Jun

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Box Score

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

Joey Drives in Eight Runs as Cheap Goats Top Shady Characters 10-7

27 May

Joey went 4-for-6 with two home runs and two doubles and drove in eight of Cheap Goats’ ten runs as the Goats beat Shady Characters 10-7, pulling even with them in the standings a half game behind Loss Mitigation. Jordan and Bob also contributed four hits each, and Christian pitched the complete game win, as Cheap Goats led early and maintained an insurmountable lead throughout the game.

Dylan took the mound for Shady Characters, the Cheap Goats hit him hard early. Jordan led off the game with a double, and Joey immediately put Cheap Goats on the board with a two-run homer that made the score 2-0. Christian followed with a single, and two batters later, he moved from first to third on Jordan’s one out double. Joey followed with his second blast of the inning, this time a three-run shot that extended the Cheap Goats lead to 5-0. Dylan retired Christian to end the inning, and Shady Characters were in a big hole after half an inning.

Christian started for Cheap Goats, and he retired Dylan, the first batter he faced, for the first out of the inning. Erich followed with a single, and Shady Characters scored when Tom W followed with an RBI double that cut the deficit to 5-1. Tom K then singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. The Shady Characters rally would end there, however, as Christian got Dylan to groundout to left, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Bob singled to start the top of the second, and he moved from first to third when Jordan followed with a single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Joey flew out to deep left field, but Bob was able to tag and score on the play, and the sacrifice fly made the score 6-1. Dylan retired Christian to strand Jordan at second, ending the inning.

Erich led off the bottom of the second with a single, and two batters later, Tom K hit a chopper for a single, and Erich raced from first to score on the play, making the score 6-2. Christian then retired Dylan to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by four.

Bob started the top of the third with a single, but Cheap Goats wouldn’t add to their lead this inning, as Dylan retired Jordan and Joey to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-2.

Shady Characters would nearly pull even in the bottom of the third. Erich led off the inning with a triple, and when Christian retired Tom W, Erich scored from the third to make the score 6-3. Tom K then hit a one-out triple, and Dylan drove him in with an RBI triple that cut the Cheap Goats lead to 6-4. Erich followed with a double, scoring Dylan from third, and Shady Characters trailed 6-5. Christian finally escaped the inning by retiring Tom W, but the Cheap Goats lead had been cut from four to a single run.

Christian would get some more run support in the top of the fourth. He led off the inning with a single, and he moved from first to third when Bob doubled, putting runners on second and third with no outs. Jordan followed with a high fly to left, which Erich caught for the first out of the inning. Christian tagged and attempted to score on the play, and Erich gunned the ball into Dylan. The throw was on time, but Shady Characters couldn’t secure the ball on the mound, and Christian scored, pushing the Cheap Goats lead to 7-5. Joey came to the plate with one out and Bob on second, and he drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 8-5. The unusual play continued with the next at-bat, when Christian singled on a blooper to left. He thought Tom W caught the ball for an out, but he had not, and he was stranded in between first and second when Tom W tagged him out to end the inning.

Shady Characters continued to show resiliency in the bottom of the fourth. Tom K started the inning with a single, his fourth hit of the game. Two batters later, Erich crushed a two-run blast to right, cutting the Shady Characters deficit to 8-7. Christian retired Tom W to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by one.

Cheap Goats responded in the top of the fifth. Bob singled, and two batters later, Joey hit a one-out RBI double to left-center, scoring Bob, and the score was 9-7. Dylan retired Christian to end the inning, and Cheap Goats led by two.

After reaching base safely on his first four at-bats, Tom K struck out for the first out in the bottom of the fifth. Dylan followed with his second triple of the game, but Christian completed the rare feat of striking out the side, fanning Erich for the second out of the inning to strand the runner at third and maintain the two run lead.

Dylan retired Bob to start the top of the sixth, but Jordan followed with a solo homer to left-center, putting Cheap Goats in front 10-7. Dylan retired Joey to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by three heading into their final at-bat.

Christian remained in the game, and he retired Tom W for the first out in the bottom of the sixth. Tom K followed with a single, giving him a career high five hits in the game. But the Shady Characters couldn’t rally, as Christian got Dylan to fly out to shallow right field for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Cheap Goats the 10-7 win.

Cheap Goats moved to 4-3 on the season with the win, and Shady Characters fell to 4-3 with the loss.

Note: No photos of this game were captured due to wet, rainy conditions.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing seven runs on thirteen hits and striking out two in six innings.
– Christian struck out the side in the fifth, marking only the fifth time in EWL history that a pitcher had accomplished the feat. The others were Guthrie in 2011, Holly in 2012, Dinger in 2015, and Christian had previously struck out the side in 2015, the last pitcher to do so.
– Dylan took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up ten runs on fifteen hits in six innings.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-6 with two doubles, two home runs, two runs scored, a sacrifice fly, and eight RBI.
– Bob and Jordan each had four hits for Cheap Goats as well. Jordan went 4-for-7 with a single, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI. Bob went 4-for-6 with three singles, a double, and three runs scored.
– Erich led Shady Characters on offense, going 5-for-6 with two singles, a double, a triple, a home run, four runs scored, three RBI, and he became the second player this year to hit for the cycle. It was the fourth time in Erich’s career that he has hit for the cycle, with all three of the other instances occurring during his rookie season in 2016.

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.