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Josh K of Guacamol-Yay Voted Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for Week 2

22 May

In a quiet week for offense, Josh K of Guacamol-yay was voted the Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for week 2 of the 2019 EWL season.

Josh went 4-for-5 with three singles, a double, three runs scored, and two RBI, including a three-for-three performance in Guacamol-yay’s first win in franchise history, a 7-4 victory over Shady Characters. Josh also pitched six innings in a losing effort, and recorded eleven combined put-outs in both week 2 games.

As a rookie in only his second week in the league, this is Josh’s first time winning Wiffler of the Week.

Norris and Christian Quiet Jack Shack Bats in 6-1 Cheap Goats Victory

20 May

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched scored innings of relief to lead Cheap Goats in a 6-1 win

Norris went 3-for-4 with two doubles and a triple and pitched four innings of relief as Cheap Goats went up early and held Jack Shack to a single run in a 6-1 victory. Joey, Dave, and Christian each contributed two hits, and Cheap Goats remained undefeated at 4-0 after two weeks of the EWL season.

After pitching a complete game win in the first game of week 2, Christian started on the mound again for Cheap Goats in their second game of the week. He retired Josh and Adam R in order for a scoreless inning in the top of the first.

Norris connects on one of his three hits in the contest

Cheap Goats jumped out to an early lead in the bottom of the first. Joey tripled with one out off Jack Shack’s starter, Adam R, and Norris drove him in with an RBI double, making the score 1-0. Christian then singled, scoring Norris from second, and Cheap Goats led 2-0. Adam then retired Ryan to strand Christian, ending the inning.

Christian continued to roll in the top of the second, sending Dustin and Turbo down in order. Adam R matched him in the bottom of the second, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively.

Christian picked up his second win of the season and week, pitching two scoreless innings to start the game

Christian had reached his innings limit for the week, and Cheap Goats turned to Norris on the mound. The first batter he faced, Josh, tripled. Adam R then hit a sacrifice fly to center, and Josh nearly crossed home to beat the throw, cutting the score to 2-1. Norris then retired Dustin to end the inning.

Dustin leaps to catch a fly ball in left field for Jack Shack

Cheap Goats opened up a big lead in the bottom of the third. Norris doubled, and Christian followed with an RBI single to score him from second, making the score 3-1. Ryan then singled, moving Christian to second. Dave hit an RBI double, scoring Norris to put Cheap Goats ahead 4-1. Adam R got Joey to ground out to center for the first out of the inning, but Christian scored on the play, and the score was 5-1. Norris then tripled for his third extra-base hit of the game, scoring Dave, and Cheap Goats led 6-1. Adam retired Christian to end the inning, and Jack Shack had fallen behind by five runs.

Joey deliberates over a pitch as his teammate Christian watches

Norris rolled in the top of the fourth, retiring Turbo and striking out Josh.

Dave rips one down the line for one of his two hits in the game. He went 2-for-4 with a single and a double.

Dave singled with one out in the bottom of the fourth, and Joey followed with a double, but Dave was caught in between second and third for the second out of the inning, and Jack Shack avoided further damage.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Jack Shack couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Turbo to strand the runner and end the inning.

Adam retired Norris and Christian in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Jack Shack trailed by five heading into the final inning.

Adam pitched the complete game for Jack Shack, taking the loss after allowing six runs on ten hits

Josh started the top of the sixth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Adam followed with a double. Jack Shack had two runners in scoring position with no outs, and needed a rally. Dustin hit a high fly ball to shallow center, which Joey caught for an out, and Josh did not test Joey’s arm in attempt to score on a sacrifice. Norris then retired Turbo to strand both runners, ending the inning and the game, as Cheap Goats won 6-1.

Norris was strong on the mound in his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, giving up only one run on four hits in four innings

Dustin makes contact with a pitch. He went 1-4 with a double.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 4-0 on the season, and the loss dropped Jack Shack to 2-2.

W: Christian (2-0)
L: Adam R (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris led Cheap Goats on offense, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, two runs scored, and two RBI.
– Dave, Christian, and Joey each had two hits for Cheap Goats. Dave had a single and a double, Joey had a double and a triple, and Christian had two RBI singles.
– Josh was the only Jack Shack player with more than one hit. He went 2-for-4 with a single, a triple, and a run scored.
– Christian started the game for Cheap Goats and picked up the win. He pitched two scoreless innings without giving up a hit or a run.
– Norris pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, allowing one run and four hits.
– Adam R took the loss for Jack Shack, giving up six runs on ten hits.

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.

Christian and Cheap Goats Blank Guacamol-yay 2-0

15 May

Christian threw a two-hit shutout in his first appearance of 2019, keeping the Guacamol-yay bats silent in a 2-0 Cheap Goats win

In his first pitching appearance of the 2019 season, Christian pitched a complete game shutout for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits and striking out one in a 2-0 victory over Guacamol-yay. Josh K was effective on the mound for Guacamol-yay, but Cheap Goats scored two runs in the top of the fifth after four scoreless innings, and it was enough to secure a win for Cheap Goats, as they remained the only undefeated team in the EWL.

Dave singled to lead off the top of the first for Cheap Goats, but he wouldn’t advance beyond first, as Josh retired Joey and Norris (making his first appearance of the 2019 season) to end the inning.

Dave singled to lead off the game in the top of the first

Christian cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Adam R and Corey in order.

Josh matched him in the top of the second, sending Christian and Ryan (making his first career EWL appearance) down in order to end the inning.

Christian leaves the mound to snag a fly ball for an out

Josh led off the bottom of the second with a single. Christian struck out Jude, and Allie followed with a single, putting runners on first and second with one out. Guacamol-yay was threatening, but Christian escaped the jam, retiring Jan for the second out of the inning, stranding both runners.

Josh continued to roll in the top of the third, retiring Dave and Joey consecutively. Christian matched him in the bottom of the third, and the game was scoreless through three innings.

Corey catches a fly ball in center field to retire Joey

Norris doubled for his first hit of 2019 to lead off the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t capitalize. Christian and Ryan were retired, and Josh escaped the inning without damage.

Josh was effective on the mound, limiting Cheap Goats to two runs on five hits, but didn’t get run support from his offense

Christian pitched another scoreless frame in the bottom of the fourth, and through four innings the teams had combined for no runs and four hits.

Joey’s triple in the fifth inning ignited the only scoring for either team, as Cheap Goats jumped out to a 2-0 lead

Cheap Goats finally broke the scoreless tie in the top of the fifth. Joey tripled with one out, and Norris followed with an RBI double, scoring Joey to put Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Christian then hit an RBI single, and Norris scored from second to give Cheap Goats a 2-0 lead. Josh retired Ryan to end the inning, and Guacamol-yay trailed by two runs.

Norris ropes one of his two doubles down the left field line. He went 2-for-3 in his first appearance of the 2019 season.

Christian retired Jude and Allie in order in the bottom of the fifth, maintaining Cheap Goats two-run lead.

Josh retired Dave and Joey consecutively in the top of the sixth, and Guacamol-yay would need two runs in the bottom of the inning to extend the game.

Christian’s RBI single put Cheap Goats up 2-0

Christian remained on the mound to close things out, and he ended the game quickly, sending Jan and Del down to end the game, giving Cheap Goats a 2-0 win.

The win moved Cheap Goats to 3-0 on the season, and Guacamol-yay remained winless at 0-3.

W: Christian (1-0)
L: Josh K (0-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris, making his 2019 debut and his first appearance with Cheap Goats, went 2-for-3 to lead his squad at the plate. He had two doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.
– Josh and Allie each had singles in the second inning, the only hits for Guacamol-yay in the contest.
– Christian pitched the complete game win for Cheap Goats, allowing only two hits in the shutout, striking out one.
– Josh K took the loss for Guacamol-yay, giving up two runs on five hits.

Mike of Loss Mitigation Doubles Up: Wins PBR Wiffler of the Week for Second Consecutive Week

16 May

Mike, seen here eating a bag of Doritos, was named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for the second consecutive week.

Mike of Loss Mitigation became the third player in league history to be named Pabst Blue Ribbon Wiffler of the Week for both of the first two weeks of the regular season. He joins Guthrie, who was named Wiffler of the Week for week 1 and week 2 in 2016, and Bob, who accomplished the feat in 2014.

Mike led Loss Mitigation to two wins in week 2, going 8-for-11 with with two triples and an incredible six homers, maintaining his place atop the EWL League Leaders. His bat was nearly unstoppable as he crushed opposing pitchers inning after inning. He also continued to dominate defensively, coming through with big plays in the field, recording critical putouts for Loss Mitigation.

This is Mike’s ninth PBR Wiffler of the Week Award. He was named Wiffer of the Week in weeks two and three of the 2013 season, the only time he has previously won in consecutive weeks.

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.