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Bob Hits and Pitches Questionable Outfit Past Ham Slams 8-3

16 Jun

Bob and his defense continue to strand Ham Slams runners, and Bob and his offense put together two big innings, as Questionable Outfit beat the Ham Slams 8-1

Bob pitched a complete game, allowing three runs in six innings, and went 5-for-6 at the plate to lead Questionable Outfit to an 8-3 win over the Ham Slams. Questionable Outfit jumped out to a big lead over the first several innings of the game, and the Ham Slams dug themselves into a hole that they couldn’t climb out of. Dustin had one of his best games of the season in a losing effort, as the Questionable bats and defense were too strong, and Questionable Outfit extended their lead in the EWL standings.

Josh started on the mound for the Ham Slams, and he fell behind early. Bob led off the game with a single, and he moved to second when Tom followed with a single. Josh then got Rairigh to ground out for the first out of the inning, but Bob scored on the play, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 1-0. Miller followed with an RBI double, scoring Tom from second, and Questionable led 2-0. Bob then doubled, scoring Miller, and the score was 3-0. Tom singled for his second hit of the inning, scoring Bob from second, but Tom was caught trying to extend the hit into a double, ending the inning with the score 4-0.

Dan hit a one-out double off Bob in the bottom of the first, but the Ham Slams couldn’t drive him in, as Bob retired Josh for the second out of the inning, stranding the runner.

Josh and Steve converge on a fly ball for the Ham Slams

Josh pulled things together in the top of the second, retiring the Questionable side in order. Dustin doubled with one out in the bottom of the second, but Bob stranded the runner for the second consecutive inning, retiring Dan to end the inning with the score remaining 4-0.

Questionable Outfit would blow the game open in the top of the third, taking a commanding lead. Josh retired Bob to start the inning, but Questionable would pull together a series of hits with one out. Tom singled, and he scored when Mike followed with an RBI triple that made the score 5-0. Miller then hit an RBI double to score Rairigh, and Questionable led 6-0. Bob finished the run by hitting a two-run homer to right-center, putting Questionable Outfit in front 8-0. Josh finally retired Tom to end the inning, and the Ham Slams trailed by eight.

Mike gracefully pulls into third base for an RBI triple that put Questionable Outfit in front 5-0

Bob rolled through the bottom of the third, sending Josh and Steve down consecutively.

Josh matched Bob in the top of the fourth, retiring Mike and Miller in order.

Dustin singled to lead off the bottom of the fourth, but once again the Ham Slams couldn’t cut into the deficit. Bob retired Dan and Josh to strand the runner, and Questionable continued to lead 8-0.

Bob singled to start the top of the fifth, but Josh avoided further damage, getting Tom and Rairigh to each fly out, stranding Bob on base.

The Slams would finally get on the board in the bottom of the fifth. Steve started the inning with a triple, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI single that cut the score to 8-1. Bob would end the rally there, however, as Dan and Josh were sent down, stranding Dustin at first and ending the inning.

Bob doubled with one out in the top of the sixth, but Questionable wouldn’t add to their lead in the final inning, as Josh retired Tom to strand the runner, and the Ham Slams trailed by seven heading into their final at-bat.

Steve led off the bottom of the sixth with a double, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 8-2. Dan followed with a single to put runners on first and third with no outs. Josh hit a towering fly to center, which was caught by Tom, and Dustin tagged up to score on the sacrifice fly, reducing the deficit to 8-3. The Slams were down five with a runner on and one out, but Bob ended things there, getting Steve to fly out to center for the second out, ending the inning and the game.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 9-2 on the season, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 5-6.

W: Bob (4-0)
L: Josh (1-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Bob pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings pitched.
– Josh took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up eight runs on eleven hits in six innings.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 5-for-6 with two singles, two doubles, a home run, three runs scored, and three RBI.
– Dustin led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 4-for-5 with two singles, two doubles, a run scored, and two RBI.

Tom Quiets Cookies & Cream, Bob’s Bat Lifts Questionable Outfit to 5-1 Win

24 Jun
Tom pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing only a single run, a solo homer by Blose in the first inning.

Tom pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, allowing only a single run, a solo homer by Blose in the first inning.

Tom scattered four hits and only a single run in a complete game win for Questionable Outfit, and Bob added three hits, including a two-run homer, as Questionable beat Cookies & Cream 5-1 to remain atop the EWL standings after six weeks of play.

Dinger took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he escaped the first inning without damage. He gave up a one-out double to Tom, but he stranded the runner, retiring Mike to end the inning.

Cookies would jump ahead early in the bottom of the first, when Blose hit a one-out solo shot off Tom, putting Cookies ahead 1-0. Tom then retired Joey to end the inning.

Questionable Outfit bounced right back in the top of the second. Nate doubled to start the inning, and Bob followed with a two-run blast to right-center, giving Questionable a 2-1 lead. Dinger retired the next two Questionable batters, and Cookies trailed by a run.

Tom helped to provide his own run support, going 3-for-6 with a single and 2 doubles.

Tom helped to provide his own run support, going 3-for-6 with a single and 2 doubles.

Dinger led off the bottom of the second with a single, but Cookies couldn’t drive him in, as Tom retired Jordan and Guthrie to end the inning, stranding the runner.

Questionable would add more run support in the top of the third. Nate led off with a triple, and he scored on a Bob RBI double which made the score 3-1. Tom then singled to put runners on first and third, and Bob scored when Mike grounded out for the first out of the inning. Dinger then retired Nate to end the inning, and Questionable led 4-1.

Tom continued to cruise in the bottom of the third, sending Blose and Joey down in order. Dinger matched him in the top of the fourth, retiring the side without allowing a run.

Tom retired his fifth and sixth consecutive batters in the bottom of the fourth, sending Dinger and Jordan down consecutively.

Mike started the top of the fifth with a single, and two batters later he moved from first to third on a one-out single by Bob. Tom then doubled, scoring Mike to make the score 5-1. Questionable had runners on second and third, but Dinger avoided a big inning, retiring Mike and Nate to end the inning.

Guthrie led off the bottom of the fifth with a double, but the next batter, Blose, flew out to the mound, and Guthrie was doubled up on the play to end the inning.

Nate watches the ball soar as he connects on a double off the fence. He went 2-for-5 in the game with a double, a triple, and two runs scored.

Nate watches the ball soar as he connects on a double off the fence. He went 2-for-5 in the game with a double, a triple, and two runs scored.

Dinger retired the side in order in the top of the sixth, and Cookies came to the plate trailing by four runs in the bottom of the sixth.

Dinger hit a one-out single, but Cookies couldn’t rally, as Tom retired Jordan to end the inning, giving Questionable Outfit the 5-1 win.

The win moved Questionable to 10-2 on the season, while Cookies dropped to 7-5, three games behind Questionable in the standings.

W: Tom (4-0)
L: Dinger (2-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Tom pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, scattering 4 hits and one earned run in 6 innings pitched.
– Dinger took the loss for Cookies & Cream, allowing 5 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-6 with a single, a double, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Blose’s solo homer in the bottom of the first provided Cookies & Cream only scoring. He was 1-for-3.

Nate Throws First Perfect Game in EWL Regular Season History, Questionable Outfit Tops Ham Slams 15-0

24 Jun
Nate retired all 12 batters he faced against the Ham Slams, completing the first regular season no hitter/perfect game in EWL history.

Nate retired all 12 batters he faced against the Ham Slams, completing the first regular season no hitter/perfect game in EWL history.

Nate of Questionable Outfit made history against the Ham Slams, retiring all twelve batters that he faced, becoming the first pitcher in EWL regular season history to throw a perfect game. Nate joins Guthrie and Bob as the only two pitchers to throw no-hitters. The previous two no-nos were throws in the playoffs, and after 222 regular season games over 6 years, Nate became the first to achieve perfection.

Nate had three factors working in his favor for his historic start; the Ham Slams were playing with two players making their debut, Dave and Dan, they were playing without two of their best hitters, Dan and Kessler, and the wind was blowing hard. Nonetheless, Nate took full advantage, and he retired the side in order in the top of the first.

Questionable would provide all the run support that he would need in the bottom of the first. Bob led off the inning with a single and moved from first to third on a Tom double. Mike cleared the bases with an RBI single, and Questionable led 2-0. Nate then singled to put runners on first and third, and Mike scored when Bob grounded out for the first out of the inning, making the score 3-0. Tom followed with a two-run blast, and Questionable was ahead 5-0. Tim, the Ham Slams starter, finally retired Mike to end the inning, and the Slams trailed by five through an inning.

Nate rolled through the top of the second, sending Dan and Tim down consecutively.

Josh and the Ham Slams defense were chasing balls all night. Here he launches one into the pitcher with a few Ham Slams fans behind him looking on.

Josh and the Ham Slams defense were chasing balls all night. Here he launches one into the pitcher with a few Ham Slams fans behind him looking on.

Nate started the bottom of the second with a single and moved to third on a Bob single. Tom emptied the bases with an RBI double, and Questionable led 7-0. Mike then doubled to score Tom, pushing the Questionable Outfit lead to 8-0. Tim buckled down, retiring Nate and Bob to end the inning, and the Slams were down by eight runs.

Dave and Josh were retired in order in the top of the third, and Nate was perfect through three innings.

Tom doubled to lead off the bottom of the third, and he advanced to third on a Mike sacrifice fly, but Tim was able to escape the inning without allowing a run by retiring Nate for the second out.

Dan and Tim went down in the top of the fourth, and Nate had retired the first eight batters that he had faced.

Bob and the Questionable Outfit defense were tight behind Nate. Bob collected 9 putouts, including the final 7 of the game.

Bob and the Questionable Outfit defense were tight behind Nate. Bob collected 9 putouts, including the final 7 of the game.

Bob started the bottom of the fourth with a triple, and he scored on a Tom RBI single that made the score 9-0. Mike singled to put runners on first and second, and Nate pushed the runners to second and third with a single, but was caught out rounding first. Bob cleared the bases with an RBI triple, putting Questionable Outfit ahead 11-0. Tom then tripled, scoring Bob to make the score 12-0. Tim ended the inning by getting Mike to fly out to the mound, and the Ham Slams were down by a dozen.

The fifth inning came and went quickly as Nate retired Dave and Josh, and he was an inning away from history.

Questionable would add a few more insurance runs in the bottom of the fifth, adding insult to injury. Nate singled, and he scored from first on a Bob RBI double that made the score 13-0. Tom then doubled, scoring Bob, and the score was 14-0. Mike followed with an RBI single, scoring Tom, and Questionable Outfit pulled ahead 15-0. Nate then singled to put runners on first and second, but Tim avoided a colossal collapse, retiring Bob and Tom to end the inning.

Nate with the ball used to record the final out of his historic perfect game

Nate with the ball used to record the final out of his historic perfect game

Down fifteen runs and two outs away from history, the Ham Slams were unable to respond. Nate got Dan and Tim to each groundout to Bob in right field, and Questionable Outfit had made history. Nate retired all twelve batters that he faced without allowing a hit, and he had completed the first regular season perfect game the EWL had ever seen.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 9-2 on the year, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to .500 at 6-6.

W: Nate (4-1)
L: Tim (2-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate completed the perfect game by getting 11 of the 12 hitters to groundout, and one batter flew out on a towering fly ball to right, which Bob secured.
– Tim took the loss for the Slams, allowing 15 runs on 20 hits in 6 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, hitting for the cycle and going 7-for-8 with a single, 3 doubles, a triple, and a homer. He scored 5 runs and had 7 RBI.

Guthrie Pitches One-Hitter as Cookies & Cream Top Eastbound & Dahn 3-1

24 Jun
Guthrie was dominant on the mound, allowing only a single hit in the complete game win

Guthrie was dominant on the mound, allowing only a single hit in the complete game win

Guthrie allowed only one hit, a solo homer, and faced only one more than the minimum number of batters, as Cookies & Cream edged Eastbound & Dahn 3-1 in a pitcher’s duel.

After picking up their first win of 2016, Eastbound looked to start a winning streak in their second matchup of week 6. The momentum didn’t carry over directly, as Guthrie retired Ivan and Nate in order in the top of the first.

Christian took the mound for Eastbound, and he got into trouble early. Blose singled with one out, and Joey drove him in with an RBI double, putting Cookies ahead 1-0. Dinger then singled, scoring Joey from second, and the score was 2-0. Jordan followed with a single, and Guthrie came to the plate with runners on first and third. Christian buckled down, however, and retired Guthrie, stranding both runners and ending the inning.

Joey rounds third to score on a Dinger single in the bottom of the first

Joey rounds third to score on a Dinger single in the bottom of the first

Guthrie cruised through the top of the second, retiring the side in order. Christian got into a groove in the bottom of the second, retiring Blose and Joey in order, and the score remained 2-0.

Eastbound continued to struggle in the top of the third, as Ivan and Nate were sent down consecutively. Christian allowed a one-out single to Jordan in the bottom of the third, but he stranded the runner, ending the inning.

Guthrie retired Christian and BK in the top of the fourth, and he was perfect through four innings, having retired the first eight batters than he had faced.

Cookies added an insurance run in the bottom of the fourth. Blose led off with a double, and he scored when Joey grounded out to deep left, making the score 3-0. Christian then retired Dinger to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by three runs.

Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense with two extra base hits, and he scored two of the three Cookies runs

Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense with two extra base hits, and he scored two of the three Cookies runs

The perfect game bid ended in the top of the fifth, when Ivan led off the inning with a deep solo homer to right field. Guthrie would retire Nate and Christian to avoid further damage, and Eastbound had cut the deficit to 3-1.

Christian send the side down in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by two runs.

Guthrie fanned BK for the first out in the top of the sixth, and he got Ivan to ground out to right for the second out, completing the one-hitter and giving Cookies & Cream the 3-1 win.

The win moved Cookies & Cream to to 7-4 on the season, and Eastbound & Dahn dropped to 1-11.

W: Guthrie (3-2)
L: Christian (0-5)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game for Cookies & Cream, allowing on a single hit and one earned run while striking out one.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up 3 runs on 6 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 2-for-3 with a double, a triple, and 2 runs scored.
– Ivan had the only hit for Eastbound & Dahn. He went 1-for-4 with a solo homer.

Ivan’s Return to the Wiffle Diamond Powers Eastbound & Dahn to First Win of Season

24 Jun
Ivan's dramatic guest appearance on the wiffle diamond carried Eastbound to their first win of 2016

Ivan’s dramatic guest appearance on the wiffle diamond carried Eastbound to their first win of 2016

After completing the worst first half of an EWL season in league history, Eastbound & Dahn picked up their first win of 2016 as their former star Ivan made a guest appearance on the wiffle diamond. He went 4-for-5 and scored three runs, as Eastbound topped the Ham Slams 7-3 and finally earned a tally in the win column.

BK started on the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and the Ham Slams would get on the board in the top of the first. Josh singled with one out, and he moved to second when Dave, making his first EWL appearance, followed with a single. Tim then singled, scoring Josh to make the score 1-0. The Ham Slams had two runners on, but BK retired Dan to strand them both and end the inning.

Ivan, who was a cornerstone of the Eastbound lineup for years, took the leadoff position in the Eastbound lineup while he was in town from Chicago. He singled in his first at-bat of the season, and moved to second when Nate followed with a sacrifice fly. Christian then hit an RBI triple, and Eastbound had manufactured a run in a way that they had previously been unable to in 2016. The Ham Slams starter, Dan, retired BK to end the inning, and the game was tied at 1-1.

Dave would single with one out in the top of the second, but BK retired Tim to strand the runner, and the game remained tied.

Eastbound would jump out to a lead in the bottom of the second. Nate doubled with one out, and he moved to third on a Christian single. With one down and runners on the corners, BK doubled off the fence, scoring both runners to put Eastbound ahead 3-1. Ivan then followed with an RBI triple, scoring BK, and Eastbound led 4-1. Dan then retired Nate to end the inning, and the Slams trailed by three.

Nate stands on second base after one of his two doubles

Nate stands on second base after one of his two doubles

Josh would single with one out in the top of the third, but BK continued to strand Ham Slams runners, sending Dave down to maintain the three run lead.

Dan got back to form in the bottom of the third, retiring Christian and BK in order. BK matched him in the top of the fourth, sending Tim and Dan down consecutively.

Eastbound extended their lead in the bottom of the fourth. Ivan led off with a single and moved to third on a Nate double. Christian then grounded out for the first out of the inning, but Ivan scored on the play, putting Eastbound ahead 5-1. Dan avoided further damage, retiring BK to strand Nate and end the inning.

The Slams would cut into the deficit in the top of the fifth. Dave doubled with one out, and Tim drove him in with an RBI double to make the score 5-2. On the play, however, Tim was caught trying to extend the double into a triple, and he was retired for the second out of the inning.

BK pitched the complete game win and drove in two runs with an RBI double in the bottom of the second

BK pitched the complete game win and drove in two runs with an RBI double in the bottom of the second

Eastbound would make up for the runs in the bottom of the fifth. Ivan started the inning with a single, and Nate followed with a two-run blast to left-center. Dan retired Christian and BK to avoid a big rally, but Eastbound led 7-2 heading into the final frame.

Josh started the top of the sixth with a single, and he moved to third on a Dave double. Tim then followed with an RBI single, scoring Josh, but Dave was caught out trying to score on the play. BK then retired Dan for the second out of the inning, and Eastbound held on to win 7-3.

The win moved Eastbound to 1-10 on the season, and the loss dropped the Ham Slams to 6-5.

W: BK (1-4)
L: Dan (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– BK pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, allowing 3 runs on 11 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Dan took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 5 innings.
– Ivan led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 4-for-5 with 3 singles, a triple, 3 runs scored, and an RBI.
– Nate also went 3-for-5 for Eastbound with 2 doubles, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– In his first EWL appearance, Dave led the Ham Slams at the plate, going 4-for-5 with 2 singles, 2 doubles, and a run scored.

Cookies & Cream’s Nine-Run Inning Lift Them to 10-7 Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

15 Jun
Joey, who earned the win for Cookies, delivers a pitch to Helal who went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 4 RBI

Joey, who earned the win for Cookies, delivers a pitch to Helal who went 3-for-4 with 2 homers and 4 RBI

Cookies & Cream pulled back into a tie for second place in the season standings by defeating Eastbound & Dahn 10-7, thanks in large part to a nine-run bottom of the third on 8 consecutive hits that created an insurmountable deficit for Eastbound.

With Guthrie remaining out of the lineup, Joey started for Cookies & Cream, and he gave up an early lead to Eastbound. After retiring Christian to start the game, he gave up an inside-the-park homer to Nate, as Eastbound jumped ahead 1-0. Joey then retired Morrison to end the inning.

Cookies would even things up in the bottom of the first. Joey led off the game with a triple off Eastbound’s starter, Helal, and scored on a Blose ground-out to tie the game at 1-1. Helal then retired Dinger to avoid further damage, and the game was tied through the first inning.

Tim led off the top of the second with a double, but Joey was able to strand him, retiring the next two batters to end the inning. Helal retired Cookies in order in the bottom of the second, and the score remained 1-1.

Eastbound pulled ahead in the top of the third with the help of some Cookies & Cream fielding errors. Joey retired Nate to start the inning, but the next two batters, Morrison and Tim, each singled to put runners on first and second with one out. Helal came to the plate and launched a three-run blast to right field, and Eastbound led 4-1.

Ahead by three runs, Helal and Eastbound were looking good until Cookies unleashed a nine-run onslaught in the bottom of the third. Blose led off the inning with a solo homer, making the score 4-2. Dinger singled, and Helal retired the next batter, Dustin, for the first out of the inning. Cookies would then string together eight consecutive hits before Helal retired his next batter. Joey singled to put runners on first and third, and BLose hit a bases-clearing triple to tie the game at 4-4. Dinger followed with a single, and Dustin got his first career EWL hit and homer, a three-run bomb that put Cookies & Cream ahead 7-4. Joey followed with a homer, and the back-to-back jacks made the score 8-4. Blose doubled for the second time in the inning, and Dinger followed with an RBI double, extending the Cookies lead to 9-4. Dustin then tripled, scoring Blose to make the score 10-4. Helal finally retired Joey to end the inning, but Cookies went from trailing by three runs to leading by six through three innings.

Dustin, playing in his second career game, had a three-run homer and a triple, and 4 RBI in Cookies 9-run bottom of the third

Dustin, playing in his second career game, had a three-run homer and a triple, and 4 RBI in Cookies 9-run bottom of the third

Eastbound made up some ground in the top of the fourth, starting when Nate led off the inning with a solo shot to cut the score to 10-5. Two batters later, Tim launched a homer to right-center, and the score was 10-6. Helal followed with a single, but Joey stranded him to end the inning.

Nate had two solo homers in the game, but his rally cap wasn't effective

Nate had two solo homers in the game, but his rally cap wasn’t effective

An inning after getting pummeled, Helal returned to form, pitching a scoreless bottom of the fourth.

Dinger had three singles a double, an RBI and scored 3 runs in the Cookies & Cream win

Dinger had three singles a double, an RBI and scored 3 runs in the Cookies & Cream win

Morrison hit a one-out double in the top of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t cut into the four-run deficit, as Joey stranded the runner to end the inning. Blose hit a one-out double in the bottom of the fifth, but Helal matched Joey, stranding the runner.

Blose makes a leaping catch in the field. He had 3 dboules, a homer, 4 RBI, and earned the save for Cookies

Blose makes a leaping catch in the field. He had 3 dboules, a homer, 4 RBI, and earned the save for Cookies

Down 10-6, Helal provided his own run support in the top of the sixth. He led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game, which cut the score to 10-7. Cookies removed Joey from the mound and turned to their closer, Blose, to collect the final two outs. He struck out the first batter he faced, Christian, and followed by getting Nate to hit a lazy fly ball to the mound for the second out of the inning. Cookies & Cream held on to win 10-7, drawing them even with Eastbound at 7-5 in second place in the standings.

W: Joey (4-1)
L: Helal (4-2)
S: Blose (3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey earned the win for Cookies & Cream, giving up 7 earned runs on 10 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose pitched one inning of scoreless and hitless relief, striking out one and collecting his third save of the season.
– Helal took the loss for Eastbound, allowing 10 runs on 13 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose led Cookies at the plate, going 4-for-6 with 3 doubles, a home run, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Helal led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-4 with a single, 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI.

Christian Helps Eastbound & Dahn Hold Off Late Questionable Outfit Rally in 5-4 Win

15 Jun
Christian was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, and 2 RBI to lead Eastbound in the win

Christian was perfect at the plate, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, and 2 RBI to lead Eastbound in the win

Christian went 3-for-3 and was a double short of the cycle as Eastbound & Dahn put out a late Questionable Outfit comeback attempt to win 5-4 and move closer to Questionable in the season standings.

Nate took the mound for Eastbound & Dahn, and he was very effective early, retiring Bob and Tom in order in the top of the first.

Mike started for Questionable Outfit, and he matched Nate’s top of the first with a perfect frame in the bottom of the inning, as the game was scoreless through one.

Reilly led off the top of the second with a double, but Nate stranded him, retiring the next two batters to maintain the scoreless tie.

Eastbound got to work in the bottom of the second, providing Nate with run support and taking an early lead. Christian led off the inning with a single and moved to second when Helal followed with a single, and both runners advanced a base when Nate grounded out for the first out of the inning. The next batter, Morrison, crushed a three-run bomb to left, and Eastbound & Dahn led 3-0. Mike retired the next batter to end the inning, and Questionable trailed by three runs.

Morrison went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer

Morrison went 2-for-4 with a double and a three-run homer

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After retiring Tom for the first out in the top of the third, Nate gave up a solo homer to Reilly, and the score was 3-1. Mike followed with a single, but Nate stranded him to end the inning, holding on to a two-run lead.

Eastbound immediately made up for the run in the bottom of the third when Christian led off with a solo homer to right, putting Eastbound ahead 4-1. Mike then retired Helal and fanned Nate to end the inning.

Nate pitched a scoreless inning in the top of the fourth, and Eastbound would add a little more run support in the bottom of the inning. Morrison led off the inning with a double, and Christian later followed with an RBI triple, scoring Morrison to make the score 5-1. Reilly retired Helal to strand Christian at third, and Eastbound led by four runs heading into the fifth.

Nate kept the potent Questionable Outfit offense in check, scattering 4 runs on 7 hits in a complete game win

Nate kept the potent Questionable Outfit offense in check, scattering 4 runs on 7 hits in a complete game win

Questionable finally got their bats out in the top of the fifth, cutting into the Eastbound lead. Mike led off the inning with a single, and Bob followed with a two-run bomb, cutting the deficit to 5-3. Tom followed with a solo shot, and the score was 5-4. It looked as if Questionable would rally and take the lead, however, Nate was able to escape the inning without further damage, maintaining a narrow lead.

Reilly retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Questionable trailed 5-4 heading into the top of the sixth.

A game after rallying in their final at-bat to tie the game and later win in extras, Questionable couldn’t summon the same magic against Eastbound. Nate retired Tom and Reilly consecutively to end the inning and the game, and Eastbound held on to win 5-4.

The win moved Eastbound & Dahn to 7-4 on the year, and the loss dropped Questionable Outfit to 8-4 with a half-game lead atop the season standings.

W: Nate (2-0)
L: Mike (3-3)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, giving up 4 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings.
– Mike suffered the loss for Questionable, allowing 5 runs on 6 hits while striking out one in 5 innings.
– Christian led Eastbound on offense, going 3-for-3 with a single, a triple, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Morrison also went 2-for-4 with a double, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Mike led Questionable Outfit on offense, going 3-for-4 with 3 singles and a run scored.
– Bob, Tom and Reilly each hit a home run for Questionable.