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Loss Mitigation Rally in Sixth Inning to Top Shady Characters 7-6

21 May

Nate gave Loss Mitigation their first lead with a three-run homer in the fourth. He put them ahead for good with an RBI double in the top of the sixth.

Loss Mitigation came from behind multiple times in a 7-6 win in week 3, as Shady Characters just couldn’t put them away. After trailing 4-0 early, Loss Mitigation took the lead mid-game, then lost it, then pulled back ahead in the top of the sixth, when Bob tied the game with a solo homer, and Nate’s RBI double sealed the victory. The win gave Loss Mitigaton a winning record for the first time in 2018.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and after allowing a one-out double to Mike in the top of the first, he retired Nate to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Norris started for Loss Mitigation, and Shady Characters got to him early, taking a lead in the bottom of the first. Erich led off the game with his first career lead off homer, making the score 1-0. Two batters later, Tom W also homered, and Shady Characters led 2-0. Tom K followed with a single, and Erich’s second homer of the inning, a two-run shot to right-center, put Shady Characters ahead 4-0. Norris retired Dylan to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four runs.

Tom W connects on a solo homer in the top of the first.

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the top of the second. Norris led off with a single, and he moved from first to third on Bob’s double. With runners on second and third and no outs, Mike flew out to center, but Norris tagged and scored on the play, and the sacrifice fly cut the score to 4-1. Nate then singled, scoring Bob, and Loss Mitigation trailed 4-2. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning.

Tom W led off the bottom of the second with a single, but Norris avoided further damage, retiring Tom K and Erich to end the inning, and the score remained 4-2.

Bob had four hits in the game, including a single, two doubles, and the late, game-tying homer.

Tom K allowed a one-out single to Mike in the top of the third, but no runs. Norris rolled through the bottom of the third in order, and the score was 4-2 through three innings.

Loss Mitigation would take the lead for the first time in the game in the top of the fourth. Norris singled to start the inning, and Bob followed with a single to put runners on first and second. Two batters later, Nate hit a three-run homer, giving Loss Mitigation a 5-4 lead. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, and Shady Characters trailed by a run.

It wouldn’t take long for Shady Characters to reclaim the lead. Tom K started the bottom of the fourth with a double, and Erich drove him in with his third homer of the game. The two-run shot put Shady Characters ahead 6-5. Norris retired Dylan and Tom W to end the inning, and Shady Characters led by a run.

Erich led Shady Characters, hitting two homers in the first inning and a third bomb in the fourth. He drove in five of the six Shady Characters’ runs.

Bob started the top of the fifth with a double, but was caught out trying to extend the hit into a triple. Mike then singled, but Tom K got out of the inning, retiring Nate to strand the runner, and the score remained 6-5.

Norris retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Loss Mitigation trailed 6-5 heading into their final at-bat.

Lost Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Bob’s solo homer that tied the game in the top of the sixth.

Tom K retired Norris for the first out in the top of the sixth, and Shady Characters were one out way from victory. Bob came to the plate having reached base safely in three of five at-bats, but having been kept in the park after hitting three homers in his previous game. Tom K’s luck ran out, as Bob crunched a solo homer to right, tying the game at 6-6. Mike followed with a double, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position. Nate came through for the second time in the game for Loss Mitigation, once again giving them a lead. His one-out RBI double scored Mike from second, and Loss Mitigation led 7-6. Tom K retired Norris to end the inning, but after being one out away from victory, Shady Characters trailed Loss Mitigation by a run heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Norris made quick work of Shady Characters in the final frame, retiring Dylan and Tom W in order, giving Loss Mitigation a 7-6 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 3-2 on the season, and with the loss, Shady Characters dropped to 3-2.

W: Norris (2-1)
L: Tom K (2-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris earned the win for Loss Mitigation, allowing six runs on seven hits and striking out one in six innings pitched.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up seven runs on thirteen hits in six innings.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Erich led Shady Characters on the plate, going 3-for-5 with three home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.

Christian’s Walk-Off Homer in Extra Innings Caps Cheap Goats’ Incredible 11-10 Win Over Shady Characters

12 May

Down to their final out with the tying run on base, Christian hit a two-run walk-off home run to give Cheap Goats a highly improbable 11-10 win that will go down in the annals of EWL history.

Trailing by a run and down to their final out, Cheap Goats came from behind in remarkable fashion, as Christian’s two-run walk-off homer in the bottom of the 8th inning ended the best game of the 2018 EWL season thus far. As darkness began to fall on the Wiffle Diamond, both teams kept battling, and Cheap Goats ultimately prevailed 11-10 in extra innings, handing Shady Characters their first loss the year.

With Dinger out for week 2, Andrew made his first career start for Cheap Goats, and he fell behind early. Tom W led off the game with a single, and he scored from first on a Tom K RBI single that put Shady Characters ahead 1-0. Andrew retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Andrew, who pitched six innings for Cheap Goats, delivers a pitch to Tom K of Shady Characters

Tom K made his second consecutive start for Shady Characters, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Jordan and Joey in order.

Shady Characters would add to their lead in the top of the second. Tom W once again singled to start the inning, and he moved from first to third on another Tom K single. With runners on the corners, Dylan grounded out, but Tom W scored on the play, and Shady Characters led 2-0.

Tom K continued to roll in the bottom of the second, again retiring the side in order to maintain a two-run lead.

Andrew send Tom W and Tom K down consecutively in the top of the third, and Cheap Goats would pull ahead in the bottom of the third.

With Tom K at his innings limit for week 2, Shady Characters turned to Dylan from the bullpen, and he retired the first batter he faced, Jordan. With one out, Joey hit a solo homer to deep left, cutting the score to 2-1. Andrew followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back home runs tied the game at 2-2. Christian then doubled, and Jordan drove him in with a two-run homer to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 4-2. Dylan had given up four runs and three home runs, and Shady Characters removed him from the mound, and Tom W made his first career pitching appearance in relief. He allowed a single to Joey, but then retired Andrew for the second out, ending the inning with the score 4-2.

Dylan, who got hit hard in 0.5 innings of relief, delivers a pitch to Joey

Cheap Goats had taken the lead, but it wouldn’t last long, as Shady Characters bounced back immediately. Cheap Goats inserted Christian into the game, and he was hit hard. The first batter he faced, Dylan, launched a solo homer to center, narrowing the deficit to 4-3. Erich followed with a double, and he scored from second on Tom W’s RBI double, tying the game at 4-4. Two batters later, Dylan crushed his second homer of the inning, a two-run blast that put Shady Characters ahead 6-4. Erich followed with a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks extended the Shady Characters lead to 7-4. Tom W then doubled, and it looked as if Shady Characters would blow the game wide open. Christian buckled down, however, retiring Tom K for the second out of the inning. Shady Characters had scored five runs to take a three-run lead.

Erich went 4-for-7 with a single, two doubles, a home run, and four runs scored, continuing his hot start to the 2018 season.

Tom W retired the Cheap Goats in order in the bottom of the fourth, and the score remained 7-4.

Erich singled with one out in the top of the fifth, and Tom W drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 8-4. Tom K followed with a single, but Tom W was caught out trying to score on the play, ending the inning.

Joey connects on one of his four hits in the contest

Joey led off the bottom of the fifth with a solo homer, his second of the game, cutting the Shady Characters lead to 8-5. Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, however, as Tom W retired Andrew and Christian to end the inning.

Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate after one of Joey’s two home runs in the game

Cheap Goats returned Andrew to the mound in the top of the sixth. Erich doubled with one out, and for the second consecutive inning, Tom W drove him in, this time with another RBI double. Andrew retired Tom K to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 9-5 heading into their final at-bat.

With their backs against the wall and facing a three game losing streak, Cheap Goats rallied. Jordan started the rally with a solo homer, his second blast of the game, which cut the score to 9-6. Joey then singled, and Andrew followed with another single, putting the tying run at the plate. Christian flew out to right, and Tom W was one out away from securing the win. Jordan came to the plate and saved the day for Cheap Goats. He crushed a three-run homer to left, his second of the inning and third of the game, tying the game at 9-9. Tom W then had to face Joey, who had reached base safely in his past four at-bats. Joey couldn’t come through, however, and flew out to center to end the inning. Cheap Goats had scored four runs, three with one out, to tie the game and force extra innings.

Jordan hit three homers, including an epic three-run blast that tied the game in the bottom of the sixth inning, forcing extra innings.

Andrew remained on the mound for Cheap Goats, and he retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the 7th.

Christian singled with one out in the bottom of the seventh, putting the winning run on base, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Jordan, who had carried Cheap Goats back into the game, couldn’t come through this time, as Tom W got him to fly out to center, ending the inning.

Andrew went 3-for-7 with two singles and a home run. He also scored three runs and drove one in.

Shady Characters would pull ahead again in the top of the 8th. Tom W, who had doubled in his last four at-bats, started the inning with a solo homer to left-center, and Shady Characters took the lead, 10-9. Andrew retired the next two batters, Tom K and Dylan, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats once again had their backs against the wall.

Joey started the inning, and he hit a high fly ball to right-center that was caught for the first out of the inning. Down to their last out, Cheap Goats stayed alive when Andrew singled, putting the tying run on base. Christian came to the plate with hopes to extend the game. Instead, he ended it, when he launched a towering blast to right field, which cleared the fence. The two-run walk-off homer ended the extra innings instant classic between Cheap Goats and Shady Characters, giving Cheap Goats an 11-10 victory.

Christian awaits a pitch in extra innings. He had hits in both the seventh and eighth innings, including the game-winning walk-off homer.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 2-2 on the season, and Shady Characters dropped to 3-1.

W: Andrew (1-0)
L: Tom W (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey and Jordan led Cheap Goats on offense. Joey went 4-for-7 with two singles, two home runs, three runs scored, and two RBI. Jordan went 3-for-7 with three homers, three runs scored, and six RBI.
– Tom W led Shady Characters at the plate, going 7-for-8 with two singles, four doubles, a home run, four runs scored, and five RBI.
– Andrew earned the win for Cheap Goats, allowing four runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Christian pitched two innings of relief for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on nine hits.
– Tom W took the loss for Shady Characters. He allowed seven runs on nine hits in five innings of relief.
– Tom K started the game for Shady Characters and earned a no decision, allowing no runs or hits in two innings.
– Dylan also pitched 0.5 innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on four hits.

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

11 May

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Box Score

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

Led by Dylan, Shady Characters Hang On to Beat Cheap Goats 6-5

6 May

Dylan had four hits, including two home runs, and pitched the complete game win as Shady Characters moved to 2-0 on the season

Dylan pitched the complete game and added two homers as Shady Characters took a late lead against Cheap Goats and held off a sixth inning rally to win 6-5, moving to 2-0 on the season. Dylan went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two homers, and he scored four of the Shady Characters’ six runs. Erich’s two-run homer in the bottom of the fifth put Shady Characters ahead for good, and after one week, the Characters stand as the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Cheap Goats got on the board early in the top of the first. Jordan started the game with a single and moved from first to third when Joey followed with a single. Andrew then doubled, scoring Jordan, and Cheap Goats led 1-0. Cheap Goats had two runners in scoring position and no outs, but Dylan avoided further damage, striking out Christian and retiring Dinger to end the inning.

Dinger took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a one-out single to Tom K, he retired Tom W to strand the runner and end the inning.

Dylan cruised through the top of the second, and he provided his own run support in the bottom half of the inning, tying the game. With one out, he hit a solo homer, making the score 1-1.

Dylan continued to roll in the top of the third, retiring Andrew and Christian in order, and Shady Characters took the lead in the bottom of the third. Tom W led off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 2-1. Erich and Dylan each followed with singles, but Dinger cracked down, retiring Tom K to strand both runners and end the inning.

Cheap Goats bounced back in the top of the fourth to take the lead. Dinger led off with a single, and two batters later, Joey hit a two-run homer to left. Andrew followed with a single, but Cheap Goats couldn’t extend the lead. Dylan struck out Christian for the second time in the game, and the score was 3-2.

Shady Characters celebrate at the plate after Tom W’s solo homer in the third.

Shady Characters pulled even in the bottom of the fourth. Dylan doubled with one out, and Tom K drove him in with an RBI single that tied the game at 3-3. Tom followed with a double to put runners on second and third, and Cheap Goats utilized the intentional walk, putting Erich on first to load the bases for Dylan. The maneuver paid off, as Dylan flew out to right-center, stranding three runners and ending the inning.

Dinger singled to start the bottom of the fifth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t pull ahead, as Dylan retired Jordan and Joey to end the inning, and the game remained tied at 3-3.

Tom K led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, and two batters later, Erich crushed a two-run bomb to right, putting Shady Characters ahead 5-3. Dylan added an insurance run, hitting his second homer of the game, extending the Shady Characters lead to 6-3. Dinger retired Tom K to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by three heading into the sixth.

Tom K went 3-for-6 with three singles and scored two runs in the Shady Characters win

Cheap Goats got to work in the top of the sixth, starting when Andrew led off the inning with a solo homer that cut the deficit to 6-4. Christian followed with a double, and two batters later, Jordan singled to put the tying runs in scoring position with Joey at the plate. Joey hit the ball to left, and Christian scored on the play. It looked like Shady Characters were in trouble, but Joey and Jordan got tied up on the bases, as Joey overran Jordan, who got caught between second and third. Tom W made the heads up play, tagging Jordan for the second out of the inning. Cheap Goats stranded the tying and go-ahead run, and Shady Characters held on to win 6-5.

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

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dylan led Shady Characters on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two homers, three runs scored, and two RBI.
– Joey led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a home run, a run scored, and three RBI.
– Dylan pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eleven hits in six innings, and striking out two.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats, giving up six runs on eleven hits in five innings.

Erich Homers Twice, Powers Shady Characters Past Loss Mitigation 7-5 in EWL Season Opener

3 May

Erich led his new team to a victory with an MVP performance, going 3-for-5 with three extra-base hits

2017 EWL MVP Erich picked up where he left off, starting the 2018 season with two home runs and five runs batted in, carrying his new team, Shady Characters, to a 10-3 Opening Day win over Loss Mitigation, led by 2013, ’14, ’15, and ’16 MVP Bob. Tom W, one of Shady Characters’ three rookies also went 3-for-5 in the game, and Tom K, also a rookie, pitched the complete game win.

Norris, who has made several sporadic appearances for Questionable Outfit in the past, started on the mound for Loss Mitigation. Dylan, making his EWL debut for Shady Characters, singled in his first career at-bat in the top of the first, and two batters later, Tom W drove him in with his first career hit, an RBI triple that made the score 1-0.

Tom K took the mound for Shady Characters, and after giving up a leadoff single to Bob, he retired the next two batters, ending the inning.

Norris retired Shady Characters in order in the top of the second, and Tom K matched him in the bottom of the second, as the score remained 1-0.

Shady Characters extended their lead in the top of the third when Tom W led off with a double, and the next batter, Erich, crushed a two-run blast to right field, making the score 3-0.

Tom W went 3-for-5 in his EWL debut

Loss Mitigation got on the board in the bottom of the third. Mike led off with a single and moved to third on a Nate double, putting two runners in scoring position. Norris grounded out to left for the first out of the inning, but Mike scored on the play, cutting the Shady Characters lead to 3-1. Tom K then retired Bob to strand Nate at third, ending the inning.

Shady Characters made up the run in the top of the fourth. Erich doubled with one out, and he scored from second on Dylan’s RBI single that made the score 4-1.

Mike led off the bottom of the fourth with a double, but Tom K stranded him at second, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

2017 EWL Batting Champion Mike went 5-for-6 in the Loss Mitigation loss

Norris retired the Shady Characters side in order in the top of the fifth. and Loss Mitigation narrowed the deficit in the bottom half of the inning. Bob led off with a solo homer, and Mike followed with a solo shot. The back-to-back homers cut the score to 4-3 and pulled Loss Mitigation within a run. Two batters later, Norris hit a one-out double to put the tying run in scoring position, but Tom K maintained the lead, retiring Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

Norris of Loss Mitigation delivers a pitch to Tom K of Shady Characters in the opening game of the 2018 EWL season

Up a run heading into the final frame, Shady Characters added a few insurance runs and increased their lead. Each of the Toms singled with one out, putting two runners on for Erich, who crushed a three-run bomb, making the score 7-3. Norris retired Dylan to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation trailed by four.

Loss Mitigation made a run in the bottom of the sixth, starting with Mike, who singled to lead off. Nate, known for being one of the most clutch hitters in league history, hit a two-run homer to make the score 7-5. Norris followed with a single, and two batters later, Mike hit a single to put runners on the corners with the tying run on base and the winning run at the plate. Nate came to the plate with a chance to drive in five runs in the inning on two homers, including a walk-off, but he couldn’t repeat the magic. Tom K retired him to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game with Shady Characters holding on to win 7-5.

Tom K earned a victory in his first career start, pitching a complete game for Shady Characters

The win moved Shady Characters to 1-0 on the season, and Loss Mitigation dropped to 0-1 with the loss.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Erich led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-5 with a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and five RBI.
– Tom W also went 3-for-5 for Shady Characters, with a single, a double, a triple, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Mike led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 5-for-6 with three singles, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and an RBI.
– Tom K pitched the complete game win for Shady Characters, allowing five runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Norris took the loss for Loss Mitigation, giving up seven runs on nine hits in six innings.