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Brett of Cheap Goats Voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 1

8 Jul

Brett went 13-for-14 across his first two career games, earning Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2020 season.

After turning in what may have been the most impressive debut week in EWL history, as well as one of the best weeks, period, in league history, Brett of Cheap Goats was voted the Wiffler of the Week for week 1 of the 2020 EWL season.

Brett led Cheap Goats to two victories, with his squad finishing week 1 in first place.

In his first career game, a win over Guacamol-yay, Brett went 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a home run, an RBI, and two runs scored.

In the second game, his performance was historic. He was on the doorstep of multiple single-game EWL records, and tied the single-game record for doubles, with five, which he hit in five consecutive at-bats. Overall, he went 9-for-10, hitting for the cycle with a single, five doubles, a triple, two home runs, eight RBI and seven runs scored, as Cheap Goats blew out Shady Characters 22-1.

This is Brett’s first time winning Wiffler of the Week.

Cheap Goats Crush Shady Characters 22-1

6 Jul

Brett went 9-for-10, tying the EWL single-game record for doubles with five, and hitting for the cycle, in his second career game

In a historically dominant offensive performance, Cheap Goats pummeled Shady Characters 22-2, tying and nearly breaking several offensive single-game records. Brett and Joey led Cheap Goats with nine hits each, Christian contributed seven hits, and Dinger pitched a complete game win, allowing only one run on seven hits.

Tom K started on the mound for Shady Characters, and he fell behind early. Joey led off the game with a double, and the next batter, Brett, hit a two-run homer to right center, giving Cheap Goats an immediate 2-0 lead. Christian followed with a single. Tom K struck out Dinger for the first out of the inning, and when the next batter, Joey, singled, Cheap Goats were caught with runners in between bases for the second out of the inning.

Tom K delivers a pitch to Joey early in the game, as the sun began to set on the Week 1 Wiffle Diamond

Dinger retired Shady Characters’ first batter Dylan, and after allowing a one-out single to Tom K, Lucas grounded out to center to end the inning.

Tom K retired Cheap Goats in order in the top of second, the last inning that Shady Characters would not allow a run.

Shady Characters threatened in the bottom of the second. Brad led off with a single, and Sam followed with a single, putting two runners on with no outs. The next batter, Ryan, also singled, but Shady Characters made a series of baserunning errors, leading to a double play that ended the inning, stranding all runners without scoring a run.

Dinger pitches to Dylan, getting him to fly out to the mound

Cheap Goats would add to their lead in the top of the third. Tom K retired Dinger for the first out of the inning, before allowing a triple to Joey. Brett followed with an RBI triple, scoring Joey to make the score 3-0. Christian then tripled, the third consecutive triple for Cheap Goats. The three-bagger scored Brett, extending the Cheap Goats lead to 4-0. Tom K then retired Dinger to end the inning, with Shady Characters trailing by four.

Cheap Goats celebrate at the plate as Brett scores one of seven that he registered in the game

Dinger rolled through the bottom of the third, sending Dylan and Tom K down consecutively.

Shady Characters turned to the bullpen in the top of the fourth, sending Lucas to the mound, and the game got out of hand. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Brett followed with a two-run shot, making the score 6-0. Christian then singled, and Dinger followed with a single to put runners on the corners. Joey flew out to the mound for the first out of the inning, but Brett followed with a two-run double, clearing the bases to put Cheat Goats ahead 8-0. Christian then singled, scoring Brett, and the score was 9-0. Dinger followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with one out. Joey cleared the bags with a three-run blast to left, and Cheap Goats led 12-0. Brett followed with a double and moved to third when Christian singled for the third time in the inning. Lucas finally escaped the inning, getting Dinger to fly out to the mound. Cheap Goats had scored eight runs in the inning, and had pulled out to a twelve run lead.

Joey connects on one of his nine hits in the game

Dinger continued to cruise in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Lucas and Brad in order.

Shady Characters turned to Sam on the mound, and Joey led off the top of the fifth with a solo homer, putting Cheap Goats ahead 13-0. Brett followed with a double, but Cheap Goats couldn’t put together consecutive monster innings. Lucas struck out Christian, and then retired Dinger to strand Brett at second, ending the inning.

Shady Characters finally got on the board in the bottom of the fifth when Sam led off the inning with a solo homer to right-center. Dinger retired Ryan, and after allowing a one-out single to Dylan, got Tom K to fly out to the mound, ending the inning with the score 13-1.

Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only one run, while his offense provided twenty-two runs of support

The game went from a blowout to a historically one-sided game in the top of the sixth. Joey led off the inning with a double, and Brett drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 14-1. Christian then singled, putting runners on the corners with no outs. Dinger singled, scoring Brett from third, and the score was 15-1. Joey followed with a three run homer, his second three-run shot of the game, and Cheap Goats led 18-1. Brett followed with a double, for the fifth consecutive at-bat, which tied the EWL single-game record for doubles. Sam finally recorded the first out of the inning, getting Christian to groundout to right, but Dinger followed with an RBI single, scoring Brett to make the score 19-1. Joey then followed with a two-run homer, his second of the inning and fourth of the game, and the score was 21-1. Brett then singled, and Christian drove him in with an RBI triple, his second triple of the game. Sam and Shady Characters finally got out of the inning when Dinger flew out the left. Cheap Goats had scored 9 runs in the inning and led 22-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Joey went 9-for-10 with four home runs, nine RBI, and hit for the cycle in Cheap Goats’ blowout win over Shady Characters

Shady Characters couldn’t put together a legendary rally, or any rally, in the bottom of the sixth. Lucas struck out for the first out of the inning, and after Brad his a one-out single, Dinger ended the game by getting Sam to fly out to the mound.

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

W: Dinger (1-0)
L: Tom K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dinger pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing a single run on seven hits, striking out one.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one in three innings.
– Lucas pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, allowing eight runs on ten hits.
– Sam pitched two innings of relief for Shady Characters, giving up ten runs on twelve hits, striking out one.
– Joey and Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, both going 9-for-10, and both hitting for the cycle. Joey had a single, three doubles, a triple, four home runs, eight runs scored, and nine RBI. Brett had a single (in his final at-bat), five doubles, a triple, two home runs, seven runs scored, and eight RBI.
– Joey hit for the cycle for the sixth time in his career, and first time since 2017.
– Brett hit for the cycle for the first time in his career, in only his second career game.
– Christian also contributed seven hits for Cheap Goats, going 7-for-10 with five singles, two triples, three runs, and three RBI.
– Brad was the only Shady Characters player with multiple hits, going 2-for-3 with two singles.

Guacamol-yay Hold Off Late Jack Shack Rally in 7-4 Win

5 Jul

Sean, playing in his second career EWL game, helped lead Guacamol-yay to victory, going 3-for-6 with three extra-base hits and four RBI

Guacamol-yay picked up their first win of the 2020 season in a 7-4 win over defending champions Jack Shack. Jan, Jude, and rookie Sean each had three hits, and Josh K and Jan’s combined effort on the mound kept the Jack Shack bats in check.

Dustin started on the mound for Jack Shack, and he got into trouble early. Jan singled to lead off the game, and two batters later, Jude singled, putting runners on the corners with one out. Sean followed with a bases-clearing triple, and Guacamol-yay led 2-0. Dustin then retired Jan to end the inning.

June went 3-for-5 with two singles and a double

Josh K took the mound for Guacamol-yay, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam and Brian in order.

Dustin matched him in the top of the second, retiring the side in order. Josh K then sent Dustin and Turbo down consecutively in the bottom of the second.

Sean connects on a pitch as teammate Jan looks on

Guacamol-yay would open up a big lead in the top of the third. Sean led off the inning with a double, but was caught out attempting to extend the hit to a triple. Guacamol-yay wasn’t phased, however, and started a one-out rally. Jan doubled, and two batters later, Josh K crushed a two-run blast to left-center, making the score 4-0. June then doubled, and Sean hit Guacamol-yay’s second two-run homer of the inning, extending the lead to 6-0. Dustin retired Jan for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by six.

Sean celebrates with teammates at the plate after his first career home run

Guacamol-yay turned to Jan, calling him from the bullpen to relieve Josh K. The first batter he faced, Doc, doubled, but Jack Shack couldn’t capitalize. Jan retired Adam and Brian, stranding the runner, and ending the inning.

Dustin fanned Josh K for the first out in the top of the fourth, and after Jude hit a one out single, he retired Sean to end the inning.

Jack Shack got on the board in the bottom of the fourth. Dustin provided his own run support, leading off the inning with a solo homer, cutting the score to 6-1. Jack Shack couldn’t mount an extended rally, however, as Jan retired Turbo and Doc to end the inning.

Josh K’s two run homer in the top of the first extended Guacamol-yay’s lead

Jack Shack turned to Adam, who relieved Dustin on the mound, and Guacamol-yay got a run back in the top of the fifth. Jan tripled to lead off the inning, and when the next batter, Josh K, grounded out, Jan scored on the play, making the score 7-1. Adam then retired Jude to end the inning, and Jack Shack trailed by six.

Jack Shack cut the Guacamol-yay lead in half in the bottom of the fifth. Adam doubled to lead off the inning, and Brian drove him in with an RBI double, cutting the score to 7-2. Dustin then hit his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that made the score 7-4. Turbo followed with a double, and it looked like Jack Shack was going to have a big inning. Jan buckled down, however, striking out Doc and retiring Adam to strand Turbo at second, ending the inning.

Jude snags a fly ball for an out in shallow right field

Adam cruised through the top of the sixth, striking out Sean and retiring Jan. Jack Shack trailed by three runs heading into their final at-bat.

Jan remained on the mount to close things out for Guacamol-yay. After retiring Brian, the first batter of the inning, Dustin his a one-out double. Jack Shack couldn’t mount a rally however, as Jan retired Turbo to strand the runner, ending the inning, and giving Guacamol-yay a 7-4 win.

Adam puts a pitch from Jan into play

The win moved Guacamol-yay to 1-1 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 1-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh K earned the win for Guacamol-yay, pitching two perfect innings to start the game.
– Jan pitched four innings of relief for Guacamol-yay, allowing four runs on seven hits, striking out one.
– Dustin took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on nine hits and striking out one in four innings.
– Adam pitched two innings of relief for Jack Shack, allowing one run on one hit and striking out one.
– Sean led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, a triple, a home run, a run scored, and four RBI.
– Jude and Jan also contributed three hits apiece for Guacamol-yay. Jan went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a triple, and three runs scored. Jude went 3-for-5 with two singles, a double, and two runs scored.
– Dustin led Jack Shack at the plate, going 3-for-4 with a double, two home runs, two runs scored, and three RBI.

Brett Shines in First Career EWL Game, Going 4-for-4 to Carry Cheap Goats to 6-5 Win Over Guacamol-yay

3 Jul

In his EWL debut, Brett went 4-for-4 for Cheap Goats, and his solo homer in the bottom of the fifth was the decisive run

In his first game on the Wiffle Diamond, Brett went a perfect 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles, and a solo homer, that turned out to be the winning run in Cheap Goats’ 6-5 season opening win over Guacamol-yay. Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, scattering five runs in six innings.

Guacamol-yay took advantage of early questionable fielding by Cheap Goats, pulling ahead in the top of the first. Josh K singled with one out, and he advanced to third when Jude followed with a ground rule double. With one out and two runners in scoring position, Guacamol-yay’s rookie, Sean, tripled, clearing the bases to make the score 2-0. Christian then retired Jan to end the inning.

Sean, playing in his first career game, went 2-for-6 with a single, a triple, and three RBI

Cheap Goats bounced back in the bottom of the first. Barilar led off the inning with a single, but pulled up lame with an upper leg injury. Two batters later, Christian hit a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Dinger followed with an RBI single, clearing the bases of the Barilars, tying the score at 2-2. Brett singled in his first career at-bat, but was stranded at first when the hobbled Barilar flew out for the second out of the inning. He would leave the game to ice his leg with a Coors light.

Dinger connects on an RBI single in the bottom of the second

Jude tripled with one out in the top of the second, but Christian stranded him at third, retiring Sean to end the inning, and the score remained 2-2.

Jude connects on one of his four hits for Guacamol-yay

Josh K rolled through the bottom of the second, retiring Joey and fanning Christian, maintaining the 2-2 tie.

Josh delivers a pitch for Guacamol-yay

Jan tripled to start the top of the third, and two batters later, Jude singled. Jan couldn’t score on the play, and Guacamol-yay had runners on the corners with one out. Christian escaped the jam, getting Sean to fly out to center, ending the inning.

Joey snags a fly ball in centerfield

Brett doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, but Josh K stranded him, retiring Joey for the second out of the inning.

Guacamol-yay pulled back ahead in the top of the fourth. Jan led off the inning with a solo shot, making the score 3-2. Josh K then hit a ground rule double, and two batters later, Sean hit a one-out RBI single to score Josh K from second, putting Guacamol-yay ahead 4-2. Jan then singled, putting two runners on with one out, but Guacamol-yay couldn’t extend the rally. Christian retired Josh K for the second out of the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by two runs.

Jan went 4-for-6 with two singles, a triple, a home run, and an RBI to lead Guacamol-yay on offense

The Goats bounced back in the bottom of the fourth. Josh K struck out Christian to start the inning, but then got into trouble. Dinger singled, and he moved from first to third when Brett followed with a double. With one out and two on, Joey hit a three-run blast to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 5-4. Josh K retired Christian to end the inning, but had surrendered the lead heading into the fifth.

Christian retired the site in order in the top of the fifth, sending Jude and Sean down consecutively.

Cheap Goats would add an insurance run in the bottom of the fifth. Josh K struck out Dinger to start the inning, tying the EWL single-game record for pitching strikeouts, with three. But the next batter, Brett, hit a solo homer to right-center, extending the Cheap Goats lead to 6-4. Josh K then retired Joey to end the inning.

With a two-run lead, Christian remained on the mount to close things out for Cheap Goats in the top of the sixth. Jan singled to start the inning, and he moved from first to second on a Josh K sacrifice fly. Jude followed with a one-out single, scoring Jan from second, cutting the deficit to 6-5. Guacamol-yay had the tying run on first and the go-ahead run at the plate, but the rally ended there. Christian retired Sean for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner and giving Cheap Goats the 6-5 win.

Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing five runs in six innings

The win moved Cheap Goats to 1-0 on the season. The loss dropped Guacamol-yay to 0-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing five runs on twelve hits.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up six runs on nine hits and striking out three in five innings.
– Josh K tied the single-game record for pitching strikeouts, with three. He tied many pitchers who have accomplished this.
– Brett led Cheap Goats on offense, going 4-for-4 with a single, two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Jan led Guacamol-yay on offense, going 4-for-6 with two singles, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Jude also had four hits for Guacamol-yay, going 4-for-6 with two singles, a double, a triple, a run scored, and an RBI.

Adam Leads Jack Shack to 9-7 Win Over Shady Characters in Season Opener

2 Jul

Adam led Jack Shack, starting the season with a leadoff homer and going five-for-five in the season opening win.

Adam went 5-for-5 with four runs scored, leading 2019 EWL champions Jack Shack to a 9-7 win over Shady Characters in the first game of the 2020 season. Brian pitched the complete game win, and Dustin and Turbo each contributed three hits for Jack Shack.

Dylan led off the top of the first with a single for Shady Characters, but Brian retired the next two hitters, Tom K and Lucas, ending the inning.

Brian snags a fly ball for a Jack Shack out.

Jack Shack jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first, when the Co-MVP of the 2019 Wiffle Series, Adam, led off the game with a homer, his second career lead-off home run. Shady Characters’ starter, Tom K, fanned Turbo for the first out of the inning, and after giving up a one-out triple to Dustin, retired Brian to strand the runner, and Jack Shack led 1-0.

Brian struck out Sam for the first out of the second inning, then retired Ryan to end the inning with the score 1-0.

Brian delivers a pitch to EWL rookie Sam.

Jack Shack extended their lead in the bottom of the second. Doc singled in his first career EWL at-bat, and he moved to second when Adam followed with a single. Turbo then hit an inside-the-park homer, taking advantage of Shady Characters’ fielding and throwing errors, putting Jack Shack ahead 4-0. Tom K avoided further damage, retiring Dustin and Brian to end the inning.

Brad makes a common rookie error on a fly ball in left field.

Shady Characters got on the board and cut into the deficit in the top of the third. Brad led off the inning with a single, and two batters later, Tom K hit a one-out single to put two runners on. Lucas then doubled, scoring Brad, and the score was 4-1. Sam followed with a single, clearing the bases and cutting the Jack Shack lead to 4-3. Brian escaped the inning, retiring Ryan for the second out of the inning.

EWL rookie Brad connects on a pitch for Shady Characters. He went 2-for-4 with a single and a home run.

Adam doubled with one out in the bottom of the third, and Turbo drove him in with an RBI single, making the score 5-3. Turbo was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, ending the inning.

Shady Characters drew even in the top of the fourth. Dylan singled with one out, and the next batter, Tom K, hit a two-run shot to right, tying the game at 5-5. Brian then retired Lucas to end the inning.

Tom K and Lucas connect at the plate after Tom K’s two run blast in the fourth.

Jack Shack would take a big lead in the bottom of the fourth. Dustin led off the inning with his second triple of the game, and scored when Brian hit an RBI double, making the score 6-3. Doc then singled, but was caught in between bases when the next batter, Adam, also singled. With one-out and runners on the corners, Turbo doubled, scoring Brian, and the score was 7-3. Dustin then followed with an RBI single, clearing the bases, putting Jack Shack ahead 9-5. Tom K then retired Brian to end the inning, but Jack Shack led by four runs.

Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, double, and a home run, and drove in five of the nine Jack Shack runs.

Brian retired the side in order in the top of the fifth, including striking out Ryan to end the inning.

Shady Characters put Dylan on the mound in the bottom of the fifth. He struck out Doc for the first out of the inning, and after giving up a one-out double to Adam, he retired Turbo to strand the runner, ending the inning.

Down four, Shady Characters would rally in the top of the sixth. Brad led off the inning with his first career homer, and the solo shot cut the score to 9-6. Dylan then singled, and moved from first to third when Tom K followed with a single. Lucas also singled, scoring Dylan, and the score was 9-7. With no outs and runners on the corners, Sam also singled, the fourth consecutive Shady Characters batter to single. No runners scored on the play, but the bases were loaded with no outs. Brian and Jack Shack were reeling, but he buckled down, retiring Ryan and Brad consecutively, as Shady Characters left the bases loaded, and Jack Shack held on to win 9-7.

The win moved Jack Shack to 1-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Shady Characters to 0-1.

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

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Brian pitched the complete game win for Jack Shack, allowing seven runs on twelve hits and striking out two.
– Tom K took the loss for Shady Characters, giving up nine runs on twelve hits and striking out one in five innings.
– Dylan pitched one inning of relief for Shady Characters, allowing no runs and one hit, striking out one.
– Adam led Jack Shack on offense, going 5-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, a home run, four runs scored, and an RBI.
– Dustin and Turbo each had three hits for Jack Shack. Dustin went 3-for-4 with a single, two triples, a run scored, and two RBI. Turbo went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, a homer, and five RBI.
– Tom K led Shady Characters at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two singles, a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI.