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Porkswords Pull Away in Extra Innings to Beat Cheap Goats 7-4 in Darkness Delayed Game

17 Jun

In what may be the last game of an illustrious wiffle career, Steve went 3-for-5 with a single, a double, and a two-run homer to help lead the Porkswords to victory.

The Porkswords and Cheap Goats were tied at 3-3 after seven innings, with both teams going four consecutive innings without scoring, when the matchup was postponed due to darkness. When the game was resumed in the eighth two weeks later (due to a rain delayed week), the Porkswords scored four runs in the top half of the inning, and the Cheap Goats couldn’t match them. Josh led the Porkswords with three hits, and his triple to lead off the top of the eighth sparked the rally that led to the victory.

Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and after allowing a one-out double to Stove in the top of the first, he retired Savage Love to end the inning.

Cheap Goats would get on the board early in the bottom of the inning. Jordan doubled off the Porkswords starter, Adam, and Joey followed with a two-run shot to left, putting Cheap Goats ahead 2-0. Christian followed with a single, but Adam avoided further damage, retiring Dinger and striking out Bob to strand the runner and end the inning.

The Porkswords bounced back in the top of the second. Adam led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 2-1. Josh followed with a triple, and Steve drove him in with a two-run blast that gave the Porkswords a 3-2 lead. Christian retired Savage and Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run.

Jordan doubled to start the bottom of the second, and Joey followed with a single, putting two runners in scoring position with no outs. It looked as if Cheap Goats would rally to tie or take the lead, but Adam buckled down. He retired Christian and Dinger to strand both runners, ending the inning and preserving the Porkswords one run lead.

Christian had met his innings limit, and Cheap Goats turned to Dinger from the bullpen in the top of the third. He retired the side in order, sending Josh and Steve down consecutively.

Cheap Goats would even things up in the bottom of the third. With one out, Jordan hit a solo homer to left-center, tying the game at 3-3. Adam then retired Joey to end the inning.

Dinger continued to roll in the top of the fourth, pitching his second consecutive perfect frame. Adam matched him in the bottom of the fourth, sending Christian and Dinger down in order.

Steve singled with one out in the top of the fifth, but the Porkswords couldn’t advance him, as Dinger retired Savage to strand the runner and end the inning. Adam once again rolled in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Bob and Jordan, and the game was tied at 3-3 heading into the sixth.

Jordan went 4-for-5 with three doubles and a home run for the Cheap Goats in a losing effort.

Adam doubled to lead off the top of the sixth, putting the go-ahead run in scoring position with no outs. But the Porkswords couldn’t capitalize, as Dinger got both Josh and Steve to fly out to Joey in center, stranding the runner and ending the inning.

Cheap Goats needed only a run to win the game, but they didn’t threaten in the bottom of the sixth, as Joey and Christian were both retired by Adam, sending the game to extra innings.

As darkness settled in, the Porkswords went in order in the top of the seventh. Dinger retired Savage and Adam in order, and Cheap Goats had another chance to walk off with a win.

Adam continued to pitch effectively in the bottom half of the inning, retiring Dinger and Bob, and the game remained tied at 3-3 through seven innings.

The game was postponed due to darkness, and was scheduled to be resumed to begin week 6. Week 6 was postponed entirely due to rain, so the game picked up two weeks later in the top of the eighth.

John’s RBI double in the top of the eight plated the first of four runs in the extra frame.

The Porkswords came back from the two week layoff swinging hot bats, and they took advantage of multiple fielding errors on the part of Cheap Goats. Josh led off the resumed game with a triple, and John, who had substituted for Steve, drove him in with an RBI double that put the Porkswords ahead 4-3. Adam then doubled, scoring John to make the score 5-3. Savage followed with another double, scoring Adam, and the Porkswords led 6-3. Josh got his second hit of the inning, an RBI single that scored Savage, and the Porkswords had scored four consecutive runs to take a 7-3 lead. Dinger finally escaped the inning, retiring John and Adam, and Cheap Goats would need four runs in the bottom of the eighth to extend the game.

Jordan doubled for the third time in the game to lead off the bottom of the inning, and two batters later, Christian hit an RBI single to score him, cutting the deficit to 7-4. But the Cheap Goats rally would end there, as Adam retired Dinger for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving the Porkswords the 7-4 extra-innings victory.

The win moved the Porkswords to .500 at 5-5 on the year, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to last place in the EWL standings at 4-6.

W: Adam (1-0)
L: Dinger (1-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Adam pitched the complete game win for the Porkswords, pitching all eight innings, allowing four runs on eight hits and striking out one.
– Dinger took the loss for Cheap Goats. He pitched six innings of relief, giving up four runs on seven hits.
– Christian earned a no-decision, pitching two innings for Cheap Goats while allowing three runs on four hits.
– Josh led the Porkswords on offense, going 3-for-7 with a single, two triples, and two runs scored.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats at the plate, going 4-for-5 with three doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and an 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.

Norris Pitches Gem as Loss Mitigation Storms Past Cheap Goats 9-2

4 Jun

Norris pitched the complete game win, and also went 3-for-5 at the plate with three doubles.

Norris allowed only two runs and scattered seven hits and had three extra-base hits at the plate, as Loss Mitigation rolled past Cheap Goats 9-2. Bob and Mike helped put Loss Mitigation ahead early, and Norris secured the victory late, as Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense rolling as they were soundly defeated.

Loss Mitigation celebrates at the plate after Mike’s two-run homer in the first inning

With two innings of eligibility left in week 5, Christian took the mound for Cheap Goats, and he was hit hard. Bob led off the game with a solo homer, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 1-0 immediately. Mike followed with a single, and after striking out Nate for the first out of the inning, Christian allowed a one-out double to Norris. Mike scored from first, and Loss Mitigation led 2-0. Bob followed with an RBI single, scoring Norris to put Loss Mitigation ahead 3-0, and Mike followed with a two-run blast, clearing the bases. Christian struck out Nate for the second time in the inning, ending the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 5-0.

Norris started for Loss Migitation, and he was effective throughout the contest. Joey doubled with one out in the bottom of the first, but Cheap Goats couldn’t rally, as Norris retired Christian to strand the runner and end the inning with the score 5-0.

Joey catches a fly ball in center for Cheap Goats, as Jordan watches

Christian regained command in the top of the second, retiring Norris and Bob in order, and he had reached his eight innings of eligibility for the week. Norris cruised through the bottom of the second, retiring Cheap Goats in order, and the score remained 5-0.

Christian delivers a pitch to Mike, who went 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a home run, three runs scored, and two RBI.

Cheap Goats inserted Dinger to relieve Christian, and Loss Mitigation would get to him as well. The first batter he faced, Mike, doubled, and Nate drove him in with an RBI double that extended the Cheap Goats deficit to 6-0. Norris then doubled, scoring Nate, and Loss Mitigation led 7-0. The next batter, Bob, also doubled, making four consecutive doubles for Loss Mitigation. However, Bob was caught out in between second and third on the play, and Norris was also caught trying to score. The double play ended the inning, and Loss Mitigation led by seven runs.

Jordan singled to start the bottom of the third, but once again, Cheap Goats couldn’t get their offense going. Norris retired Joey and Christian to strand the runner, and the score was 7-0 through three innings.

Bob and Nate converge on a fly ball in center field

Dinger struck out Mike to start the top of the fourth, and after allowing a triple to Nate, he retired Norris to strand the runner, ending the inning. Norris matched him in the bottom of the fourth, retiring the side in order.

Dinger of Cheap Goats reaches out for a fly ball as Norris of Loss Mitigation heads into first base

Loss Mitigation would add another insurance run in the top of the fifth when Bob led off the inning with his second homer of the game. Dinger retired Mike and Nate to end the inning, and Loss Mitigation was ahead 8-0.

Cheap Goats finally got on the board in the fifth inning. Jordan doubled to start the inning, and two batters later, Christian drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 8-1.

Jordan went 3-for-4 to lead Cheap Goats, with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored

Loss Mitigation made up for the run in the top of the sixth, when Norris led off the inning with a solo homer. Dinger retired Bob and Mike to end the inning, and Cheap Goats trailed 9-1 heading into the bottom of the sixth.

Dinzger delivers a pitcher to Bob, who went 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI, leading Loss Mitigation

Jordan tripled with one out in the bottom of the sixth, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double that cut the score to 9-2. The rally would end there, however, as Norris retired Christian for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Loss Mitigation the 9-2 win.

The win moved Loss Mitigation to 6-3 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats under .500 to 4-5 for the year.

W: Norris (3-2)
L: Christian (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Norris pitched the complete game win for Loss Mitigation, allowing two runs on seven hits in six innings.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap goats, giving up five runs on five hits and striking out two in two innings pitched.
– Dinger pitched four innings of relief for Cheap Goats, giving up four runs on seven hits and striking out one.
– Christian struck out the side in the first inning, only the sixth time in EWL history that a pitcher had accomplished the feat. It was Christian’s second time striking out the side this season, and of the six instances in league history, he is responsible for three of them.
– Bob led Loss Mitigation on offense, going 4-for-6 with a single, a double, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Norris went 3-for-5 at the plate, with two doubles, a home run, two runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jordan led Cheap Goats, going 3-for-4 with a single, a double, a triple, and two runs scored.

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.

Josh Leads Porkswords to 8-7 Win Over Cheap Goats, Miller Falls to Injury

3 Jun

Miller, the 2017 EWL Pitch King with Questionable Outfit, went 2-for-4 with an RBI sac fly, double, homer, and three RBI before leaving the game with a season-ending injury.

Despite losing their team captain, Miller, to what later was diagnosed as the worst injury in the history of the EWL, the Porkswords beat Cheap Goats 8-7 led by Josh, who went 6-for-6 with two home runs. Miller came up lame after making an approach toward a fly ball in foul territory and immediately left the game. He was later diagnosed with a ruptured achilles tendon, the a season-ending injury that became the most severe wiffle injury the league has seen. Josh’s six hits and Steve’s three extra-base hits helped the Porkswords pick up a narrow victory, moving them closer to the rest of the league in the EWL standings.

Miller started on the mound for the Porkswords, and the first batter he faced, Jordan, hit a towering solo homer to left-center, putting Cheap Goats ahead 1-0. Miller retired the next two batters, Joey and Christian, to end the inning.

Cheap Goats sent Christian to the mound, and he was effective in the first inning. Josh started the inning with a single, but Christian stranded him, retiring Steve and Miller as the score remained 1-0.

Miller would fall further behind in the top of the second. Dinger led off the inning with a single, and he moved from first to third on a Bob double. With no outs and two runners in scoring position, Jordan homered for the second time in as many at-bats, and his three-run shot put Cheap Goats ahead 4-0. Miller retired Joey and Christian to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by four.

Jordan homered in the first and second inning, and finished 5-for-5 with a single, two doubles, three runs scored, and he drove in six of Cheap Goats seven runs

Miller would get run support from his offense in the bottom of the second, as the Porkswords would draw even. Adam led off the inning with a solo homer, putting the Porkswords on the board 4-1. Josh followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers had cut the score to 4-2. Steve then tripled, and he scored on Miller’s sac fly, and the score was 4-3. Adam tripled, and Josh drove him in with an RBI single that tied the game at 4-4. Christian finally escaped the inning by retiring Steve for the second out, and the Porkswords had scored four runs to even the game at 4-4.

Cheap Goats pulled ahead again in the top of the third. Dinger doubled, and two batters later, Jordan drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 5-4. Joey then singled, putting runner on first and second with one out. Christian singled to right, scoring Dinger, and Cheap Goats led 6-4. Miller retired Dinger to end the inning, and the Porkswords trailed by two runs.

Once again, the Porkswords would fight back in the bottom of the third. Miller provided his own run support, leading off the inning with a solo homer to right-center which made the score 6-5. Two batters later, with one out, Josh homered for the second time in the game, and his solo shot tied the game at 6-6. Steve followed with a double, but Christian escaped further damage, retiring Miller to end the inning with the game tied at 6-6.

Jordan doubled with one out in the top of the fourth, but Cheap Goats couldn’t regain the lead, as Miller retired Joey to strand the runner and end the inning.

The Porkswords would pull ahead for the first time in the game in the bottom of the fourth. Josh singled with one out, and Steve drove him in with an RBI triple, putting the Porkswords in front 7-6. Miller then doubled, scoring Steve, and the score was 8-6. Christian retired Adam to end the inning, and Cheap Goats had fallen behind by two runs.

Josh was a perfect 6-for-6 at the plate, with four singles, two homers, three runs scored, and two RBI

Christian led off the top of the fifth with a single, and Miller’s season would end on the next at-bat. Dinger came to the plate and hit a seemingly meaningless fly ball in foul territory along the third base line. As Miller came off the mound to approach the ball, he felt a snap, and immediately left the game. After visiting Shadyside hospital, he was later diagnosed with a ruptured achilles tendon, ending his season.

After Miller’s injury, the Porkswords rallied, picking up Red Dick, who had played with them earlier in the season. Adam took the mound, and he retired Dinger for the first out of the inning. Bob followed with a single, putting runners on the corners with one out. Jordan doubled, scoring Christian to make the score 8-7. Bob attempted to score on the play, but was caught out in between third and home, ending the inning, and the Porkswords maintained a one-run lead.

Christian of Cheap Coats delivers a pitch to Josh of the Porkswords as the rest of the league looks on

Josh singled to start the bottom of the fifth, his sixth consecutive hit. But the Porkswords couldn’t add any insurance runs, as Christian retired the next two batters to strand the runner, and Cheap Goats trailed by a run heading into the sixth.

Adam remained in the game to close things out, and he made quick work of Cheap Goats in the top of the sixth. Joey grounded out to the mound, and Christian flew out to right-center, ending the game and giving the Porkswords an 8-7 victory.

The win moved the Porkswords to 3-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Cheap Goats to 4-4.

W: Miller (1-3)
L: Christian (2-4)
S: Adam (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Miller earned the win for the Porkswords, allowing seven runs on ten hits in four innings.
– Adam earned the first save of the 2018 season, and did not give up a run on two hits in two innings of relief.
– Christian took the loss for Cheap Goats, allowing eight runs on thirteen hits in five innings.
– Josh led the Porkswords at the plate, going a perfect 6-for-6 with four singles, two home runs, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Jordan also was perfect for Cheap Goats, leading them on offense by going 5-for-5 with a single, two doubles, two home runs, three runs scored, and six RBI.

Dustin and Dan Lead Ham Slams Past Eastbound & Dahn 5-1

13 Jun

Dustin pitched the complete game for the Ham Slams, allowing only one run on four hits.

Dustin was effective on the mound, allowing only one run on four hits, and also homered as the Ham Slams moved into a tie with Cookies & Cream in the standings at the season’s halfway point. Dan also went 3-for-4 to help lead the Ham Slams on offense, with two doubles, a triple, and three runs scored.

Dustin retired the Eastbound side in order in the top of the first, and the opposing pitcher, Nate O, did the same in the bottom half of the inning, sending Dan and Dustin of the Ham Slams down in order.

Eastbound would take the lead in the top of the second when Nate C led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Nate O drove him in with an RBI double. Dustin retired Christian for the second out of the inning, and Eastbound led 1-0.

Dustin’s second inning two-run homer put the Ham Slams ahead for good

Nate O continued to pitch well in the bottom of the second, retiring Josh and then striking out Steve to end the inning.

Nate C singled to lead off the top of the third and two batters later, when Nat O doubled with one out, Nate C was caught trying to score on the play, ending the inning.

The Ham Slams bounced back in the bottom of the third, taking the lead. Dan started the inning with a double, and Dustin put the Slams ahead with a two-run homer to left-center. Nate O retired the next to Ham Slams hitters, but Eastbound now trailed 2-1.

Dustin rolled through the top of the fourth, sending Christian and Nate C down in order.

The Slams would add to their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Dan led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Josh hit a two-run homer, and the Slams led 4-1. Steve followed with a triple, but was caught out trying to make the hit an inside-the-park homer, ending the inning.

Dan, who just scooped up a ground ball in left, went 3-for-4 with three extra-base hits to lead the Ham Slams on offense.

Dustin continued to stymie Eastbound, retiring the side in order in the top of the fifth. The Slams would add one additional insurance run in the bottom half of the inning.

Dan started the bottom of the fifth with a triple, and when Dustin grounded out to right for the first out of the inning, Dan scored from third. Nate O then retired Josh for the second out, and Eastbound trailed by four heading into their final at-bat.

Eastbound couldn’t rally in the top of the sixth, as Dustin sent Christian and Nate C down in order, the fifth and sixth consecutive batters that he had retired.

The 5-1 win moved the Ham Slams to 5-5 on the season, tied for second with Cookies & Cream. The loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 2-8.

W: Dustin (2-2)
L: Nate O (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Dustin pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing one run on four hits in six innings.
– Nate O took the loss for Eastbound, giving up five runs on six hits and striking out one in five innings pitched.
– Dan led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 3-for-4 with two doubles, a triple, and three runs scored.
– The Nates led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, each going 2-for-4 with a single and a double. Nate O had the only Eastbound RBI, and Nate C scored the only run.

Bob Leads Questionable Outfit to 7-2 Win Over Cookies & Cream, Extend First Place Lead

13 Jun

Bob retired eleven of the first thirteen Cookies & Cream batters he faced, earning the complete game win for Questionable Outfit. He also had three extra-base hits in the game.

Questionable Outfit tightened their grip on first place in the EWL standings with a 7-2 win over Cookies & Cream in week 5. Bob pitched the complete game win, allowing only two runs on four hits, and also went 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, and a home run. Tom and Miller also homered for Questionable Outfit, and the loss pushed Cookies & Cream back to .500 and into a tie for second with the Ham Slams.

Jordan took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and the very first batter he faced, Bob, blasted a solo homer to right, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 1-0. Jordan wasn’t phased, however, as he then retired Tom and Rairigh to end the inning without allowing further damage.

Bob allowed a one-out double to Guthrie in the bottom of the first, but Cookies couldn’t tie the game, as Erich was retired for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner at second.

Jordan rolled through the top of the second, retiring Miller and Bob in order. Bob matched him in the bottom half of the inning, as he sent down Joey and Jordan consecutively.

Questionable would add a run to their lead in the top of the third. Rairigh doubled with one out, and he scored from second on a Miller RBI single that put Questionable ahead 2-0. Bob followed with a double, putting runners on second and third with one out, but Jordan retired Tom, stranding two runners and ending the inning.

Bob continued to mow through Cookies in the bottom of the third, retiring Guthrie and Erich in order.

Jordan pitched another solid frame in the top of the fourth, retiring Rairigh and Miller consecutively. Bob did the same in the bottom of the fourth, retiring Joey and Jordan, making it eight out of the first nine hitters that he had faced.

Up 2-0, Questionable added another insurance run in the top of the fifth. With one out, Tom crushed a solo homer to left, and Questionable had pulled ahead 3-0. Jordan then retired Rairigh to end the inning.

Rairigh makes a leaping catch in left field. He had seven putouts in addition to two doubles and two runs scored.

Erich would single with one out in the bottom of the fifth, but Cookies couldn’t advance him, as Bob retired Joey to strand the runner at first and end the inning.

Up 3-0, Questionable would take a commanding lead in the top of the sixth. Bob tripled with one out, and he scored when Tom followed with an RBI double, making the score 4-0. Rairigh then doubled to score Tom, and Questionable led 5-0. Miller followed with a two-run home run, and Questionable had pulled ahead 7-0. Jordan ended the inning by retiring Bob, and Cookies trailed by seven runs heading into their final at-bat.

Cookies had only reached base safely twice through the first five innings, but they showed some life in the bottom of the sixth. Guthrie homered with one out to make the score 7-1, and Erich followed with a solo shot, so that the back-to-back homers had cut the Questionable lead to 7-2. The rally would end short of a miracle, however, as Bob buckled down, retiring Joey for the second out of the inning, ending the game.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 8-2 on the year, and the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to 5-5.

W: Bob (3-0)
L: Jordan (2-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing two runs on four hits in six innings.
– Jordan earned the loss for Cookies & Cream, giving up seven runs on nine hits in six innings.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 3-for-6 with a double, a triple, a home run, two runs scored, and an RBI.
– Guthrie led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 2-for-4 with a double, a home run, a run scored, and an RBI.