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Dan Homers Three Times, Drives in Eight, as Ham Slams Pound Eastbound & Dahn 15-8

4 Jul
Christian delivers a pitch to Josh, who hit for the cycle for the first time in his career in the Ham Slams win

Christian delivers a pitch to Josh, who hit for the cycle for the first time in his career in the Ham Slams win

The Ham Slams offensive, led by Dan, was in full throttle against Eastbound & Dahn, as the Slams went up big early and held off a late Eastbound rally to win 15-8. Josh pitched the complete game win and also hit for the cycle for the first time in his wiffle career.

Christian took the mound for Eastbound, and the Ham Slams jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first. With one out, Tim tripled, and the next batter, Dan, drove him in with an RBI double to make the score 1-0. Kessler followed with a single, and Dan scored from second to put the Slams ahead 2-0. Christian then retired Josh to end the inning.

With Tim on third after a triple, Dan hit an RBI double to put the Slams up 2-0 in the top of the first

With Tim on third after a triple, Dan hit an RBI double to put the Slams up 2-0 in the top of the first

The Ham Slams penciled in Josh as their starter, and he took care of business early, retiring Nate and Dustin in the bottom of the first.

Tim led off the top of the second with his second triple of the game, and he scored when Dan grounded out to left for the first out of the inning. Christian then retired Kessler to end the inning, and the Slams led 3-0.

Christian led off the bottom of the second with a single, but his team couldn’t help him with run support, as Josh retired Sandy Remo and Nate to strand the runner.

The Slams would add to their lead in the top of the third. Josh led off the inning with a solo homer, and two batters later, Dan hit a one-out solo shot to left, putting the Slams ahead 5-0. Kessler and Josh each singled to put runners on first and second, and Tim drove in a run with an RBI double, making the score 6-0. Dan followed with a single that scored Kessler, but Tim was called out trying to score from second on the play. One run scored, but two runners were stranded, and the Ham Slams led 7-0.

Dustin started the bottom of the third with a triple, but once again, Eastbound couldn’t plate a run, as Christian and Sandy Remo were both retired to strand the runner and end the inning with the Slams ahead seven runs.

Nate was busy in left field, as the Slams pounded Eastbound's pitchers throughout the game

Nate was busy in left field, as the Slams pounded Eastbound’s pitchers throughout the game

The Ham Slams blew the game open in the top of the fourth, piling on more runs. Christian had been hit hard, and Eastbound turned to Nate from the bullpen. Unfortunately, he was hit even harder. Kessler led off the inning with a solo homer, and the score was 8-0. Josh doubled, and he scored when Tim followed with an RBI double that pushed the lead to 9-0. Dan then came to the plate and crushed his second homer of the game, a two-run shot that gave the Ham Slams an 11-0 lead. Kessler then doubled and moved to third when Josh followed with a double. Nate got the first out of the inning by getting Tim to ground out to center, but Kessler scored from third on the play, making the score 12-0. With one out and a runner on third, Dan hit his second two-run blast of the inning, a towering bomb that gave the Ham Slams a 14-0 lead. Nate finally retired Kessler to end the inning, and the Slams had doubled their lead to make the score 14-0.

Down by a considerable margin, Eastbound showed some tenacity in the bottom of the fourth, cutting the deficit. Dustin led off the inning with a double and moved to third on a Christian single. Sandy Remo then singled, scoring Dustin to put Eastbound on the board, 14-1. Nate then doubled, scoring Christian, and the score was 14-2. Dustin followed with an RBI single that scored Sandy Remo, and Christian singled for the second time in the inning, scoring Nate, and the score was 14-4. Sandy then singled to load the bases, and just when it looked like Eastbound had Josh on the ropes, he retired Nate to strand three runners and end the inning.

Christian delivers a pitch with Tim on second after one of his two doubles

Christian delivers a pitch with Tim on second after one of his two doubles

Josh started the top of the fifth with a single, and two batters later Dan hit a one-out single to put runners on the corners. Nate avoided trouble, however, retiring Kessler to strand both runners, and the score remained 14-4.

Eastbound continued to chip away at the Ham Slams lead in the bottom of the fifth. With one out, Christian singled, and Sandy Remo followed with a single to put runners on first and third. Nate then hit a single, and both runners raced around to score, cutting the Ham Slams lead to 14-6. Dustin then singled to put runners on the corners, and Christian hit an RBI double, emptying the bases, and the score was 14-8. Josh then retired Sandy to end the inning, and Eastbound trailed by six runs.

Dan, who had 2 singles, 3 homers, and a double, stands on second

Dan, who had 2 singles, 3 homers, and a double, stands on second

The Slams would add an insurance run in the top of the sixth. Josh tripled to complete the cycle, and Tim drove him in with an RBI single that made the score 15-8. Nate retired the next two batters to end the inning, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by seven runs.

After allowing eight runs over the past two innings, Josh buckled down in the bottom of the sixth. He retired Nate and Dustin in order to end the inning and the game, giving the Ham Slams the 15-8 win.

The win moved the Slams back to .500 at 7-7 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-13.

W: Josh (4-1)
L: Christian (0-7)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Josh pitched the complete game win for the Ham Slams, allowing 8 runs on 14 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 7 runs on 10 hits in 3 innings pitched.
– Nate pitched 3 innings of relief for Eastbound, and he allowed 8 runs on 11 hits.
– Dan led the Ham Slams on offense, going 6-for-8 with 2 singles, a double, 3 homers, 4 runs scored, and 8 RBI.
– Josh also went 6-for-8 for the Slams, hitting for the cycle with 2 singles, 2 doubles, a triple, a homer, 5 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Christian led Eastbound & Dahn on at the plate, going 5-for-6 with 4 singles, a double, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.

Guthrie and Blose Homer Twice Each, Joey Keeps Questionable Outfit Bats at Bay in 7-4 Cookies & Cream Win

27 Jun
Guthrie homered twice and drove in three runs to help carry Cookies & Cream past Questionable Outfit 7-4

Guthrie homered twice and drove in three runs to help carry Cookies & Cream past Questionable Outfit 7-4

Cookies & Cream took an early lead behind homers from Guthrie and Blose, and Joey avoided allowing big innings to the Questionable Outfit offense, as Cookies won 7-4 and moved closer to Questionable in the standings.

Bob led off the top of the first with a single, and he moved to second on a Tom single. With no outs and two runners on, Joey looked to be in trouble, but he escaped the jam, retiring Mike and Nate to strand both runners and end the inning.

Questionable sent Bob to the mound in what was only his second start of the season. He retired Guthrie to start the inning, but Blose followed with a deep solo homer to center field, and Cookies led 1-0. Joey followed with a double, but Bob avoided further damage, retiring Jordan to strand the runner and end the inning.

Bob provided his own run support in the top of the second, tying the game at 1-1 when he led off with a solo homer to right-center. Tom followed with a double, but Joey stranded him, retiring Mike and Nate to end the inning.

Cookies had a big inning in the bottom of the second. Guthrie led off with a solo homer to make the score 2-1, and Blose followed with his second homer in as many at-bats. The back-to-back homers put Cookies ahead 3-1. Joey then tripled, and he scored when Jordan followed with an RBI double. Cookies led 4-1, and Bob was removed from the game. Questionable turned to Tom, who retired the first batter he faced, Guthrie. With one out, Blose doubled, scoring Jordan and putting Cookies ahead 5-1. Tom then retired Joey to end the inning, and Cookies had pulled ahead by four runs.

For the second consecutive inning, Bob led off the top of the third with a solo homer, and the blast cut the Cookies lead to 5-2. Joey then retired Tom and Mike to end the inning and maintain a three-run lead.

Jordan started the bottom of the third with a double, and Guthrie followed with a two-run shot, his second homer of the game. Tom retired Blose and Joey to end the inning, but Cookies had extended their lead to 7-2.

Joey retired the side in order in the top of the fourth, and the score remained 7-2. Jordan led off the bottom of the fourth with a single, but he was caught out trying to extend the hit into a double. Tom then retired Guthrie to end the inning.

Down five, Tom led off the top of the fifth with a solo homer, and the score was cut to 7-3. Two batters later, Nate hit a solo shot to left, and Questionable trailed 7-4. Bob followed with a single, but Joey limited the damage to two runs, retiring Tom to end the inning.

Tom retired the side in order in the bottom of the fifth, and Questionable trailed by three runs heading into the sixth.

Cookies & Cream turned to the bullpen, bringing Blose in for the save in his first pitching appearance of the 2016 season. He retired Mike and Nate in order, earning the save and ending the game, giving Cookies & Cream a 7-4 win.

W: Joey (3-0)
L: Bob (1-1)
S: Blose (1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Joey earned the win for Cookies & Cream, allowing 4 runs on 8 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose pitched one inning of perfect relief, and he earned the first save for any pitcher in 2016.
– Bob took the loss for Questionable Outfit, giving up 5 runs on 6 hits in a single inning pitched.
– Tom pitched 4 innings of relief, allowing 2 runs on 4 hits.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream on offense, going 3-for-5 with a double, 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Guthrie also homered twice for Cookies, going 2-for-5 with 2 runs scored and 3 RBI.
– Bob led Questionable Outfit at the plate, going 4-for-5 with 2 singles, 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.

Guthrie and Blose Lead Cookies & Cream to 5-3 Comeback Win Over Eastbound & Dahn

27 Jun
Blose went 2-for-4 with 2 solo homers to lead Cookies & Cream on offense

Blose went 2-for-4 with 2 solo homers to lead Cookies & Cream on offense

Blose homered twice, and he and Guthrie each homered in the bottom of the fourth inning to help propel Cookies & Cream to a 5-3 come from behind win over Eastbound & Dahn.

Guthrie took the mound for Cookies & Cream, and he avoided trouble in the top of the first. Nate led off the game with a double, but Guthrie stranded him, retiring Dustin and Tom Shark, who was filling in for a depleted Eastbound roster.

Christian got the start for Eastbound, and he cruised through the bottom of the first, retiring Guthrie and Blose in order.

Eastbound would jump out to an early lead in the top of the second. Nate doubled with one out, and Dustin drove him in with an RBI double that made the score 1-0. Shark then singled, scoring Dustin from second to put Eastbound ahead 2-0. Christian followed with a double to put runners on second and third, but Guthrie avoided further damage, retiring Nate to strand both runners.

Christian allowed a leadoff double to Joey to start the bottom of the second, but he maintained the Eastbound lead, retiring Jordan and Guthrie to strand the runner at second.

Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a single, a run scored, and he drove in a run

Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with 2 doubles, a single, a run scored, and he drove in a run

Eastbound added to their lead in the top of the third. Shark tripled with one out, and Christian drove him in with an RBI single. Guthrie retired Nate to end the inning, and Eastbound led 3-0.

Cookies & Cream got on the board in the bottom of the third and reduced the deficit. Blose led off the inning with a solo shot, making the score 3-1. Joey singled, and two batters later, Guthrie singled, scoring Joey from first to cut the score to 3-2. Christian then retired Blose, maintaining a one run lead.

Dustin led off the top of the fourth with a single, but Eastbound couldn’t add to their lead, as Guthrie retired the next two batters to end the inning.

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Dustin

Guthrie delivers a pitch to Dustin

Cookies would pull ahead in the bottom of the fourth with big hits from Guthrie and Blose. Joey led off the inning with a double, and two batters later, Guthrie launched a two-run blast to left-center, and Cookies led 4-3. Blose followed with his second solo homer of the game, and the back-to-back jacks put Cookies ahead 5-3. Christian then got Joey to fly out to end the inning, but Eastbound now trailed by two runs.

Dustin doubled with one out in the top of the fifth, but Eastbound couldn’t rally, as Guthrie retired Shark to end the inning and strand the runner.

Guthrie pitched the complete game win and his 2-run homer in the fourth inning put Cookies ahead

Guthrie pitched the complete game win and his 2-run homer in the fourth inning put Cookies ahead

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

Guthrie remained in the game to close things out, and he was efficient in doing so. He retired Christian and Nate consecutively, and after allowing three runs early, pitched three scoreless innings to end the game and give Cookies & Cream the 5-3 win.

The victory moved Cookies & Cream to 8-5 on the season, and the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 1-12.

W: Guthrie (4-2)
L: Christian (0-6)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Guthrie pitched the complete game win for Cookies & Cream, allowing 3 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings.
– Christian took the loss for Eastbound, giving up 5 runs on 7 hits in 5 innings pitched.
– Blose led Cookies & Cream at the plate, going 2-for-4 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Joey also went 3-for-4 for Cookies & Cream with a single, 2 doubles, and 2 runs scored.
– Dustin led Eastbound & Dahn on offense, going 3-for-5 with a single, 2 doubles, a run scored, and an RBI.

Bob’s Three-Run Homer Caps Questionable Outfit Comeback in 8-7 Win Over Ham Slams

27 Jun
Bob's three-run homer in the fourth put Questionable Outfit ahead for good, as they held on to beat the Ham Slams 8-7

Bob’s three-run homer in the fourth put Questionable Outfit ahead for good, as they held on to beat the Ham Slams 8-7

The Ham Slams brought their bats against Questionable Outfit, and they led early before Bob and the Questionable Outfit stormed back to steal an 8-7 win. Bob’s three-run homer in the bottom of the fourth put Questionable ahead for good, as Nate closed out the win for Questionable in relief.

Questionable Outfit sent Mike to the mound as their starting pitcher, and he avoided trouble early. Tim hit a one-out triple, and it looked as if the Ham Slams would jump ahead, but Mike retired Dan to strand the runner and end the inning.

In the bottom of the first, Questionable got to the Ham Slams starter, Tim, to take an early lead. Bob singled and moved from first to third on a Tom double. With two runners in scoring position, Mike grounded out, scoring Bob to put Questionable ahead 1-0. Nate then hit an RBI single to score Tom, and Questionable led 2-0. Tim avoided further damage, retiring Bob to end the inning, and the Slams trailed by two runs.

Kessler homered twice two help the Ham Slams jump out to an early lead

Kessler homered twice two help the Ham Slams jump out to an early lead

The Ham Slams bounced back in the top of the second to tie the game. Kessler singled, and he scored on an RBI triple by Josh that made the score 2-1. Tim then grounded out to right, but Josh scored on the play, and the game was tied at 2-2. Mike then retired Dan to end the inning with the game tied.

Questionable, as usual, came storming back in the bottom of the second. Tom led off the inning with a solo homer to left-center, making the score 3-2. Mike followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back jacks gave Questionable Outfit a 4-2 lead. Two batters later, Bob hit a one-out double, and Tom drove him in with an RBI single that extended the Questionable lead to 5-2. Tim retired Mike for the second out of the inning, and Questionable had taken a three run lead.

Nate reaches to make a spectacular catch against the fence

Nate reaches to make a spectacular catch against the fence

Showing resiliency, the Slams punched right back in the top of the third. They started a one-out rally when Josh hit a double, and he scored when Tim followed with an RBI triple that made the score 5-3. Dan then tripled, scoring Tim, to cut the score to 5-4. Kessler stepped to the plate and launched a deep two-run homer to left, and in four swings the Ham Slams had reclaimed the lead at 6-5. Josh followed with a double, and just when it looked like the Slams would extend their lead, Mike retired Tim for the second out, ending the inning.

Tim cruised through the bottom of the third, retiring Nate and Bob in order, maintaining the one-run lead.

Questionable removed Mike from the mound and turned to their staff ace, Nate, for relief. He retired Dan, the first batter he faced, the but the next batter, Kessler, launched a solo shot, his second homer in as many at-bats. Josh followed with a triple, and the Slams looked to extend their lead, but Nate retired Tim to end the inning, and the Slams led 7-5.

Tim retired Tom to start the bottom of the fourth, and then Questionable Outfit began their rally. Mike singled, and Nate followed with a single to put runners on first and second with one out. Bob came up to bat and crushed a three-run bomb to right field, putting Questionable ahead 8-7. Tom followed with a line drive off the fence. A series of fielding errors led him to attempt an inside-the-park homer, but he was caught in between third and home for the second out of the inning.

Questionable had pulled back in front 8-7, and the Slams couldn’t rally in the top of the fifth. Nate retired Dan, and then fanned the red hot Kessler to end the inning.

Tim sent Mike and Nate down consecutively in the bottom of the fifth, and the Slams would come to the plate in the top of the sixth trailing by only a run.

Nate remained in the game, and he struck out the first batter he faced, Josh. Down to their last out, the Slams couldn’t rally, as Nate retired Tim to end the inning and the game, giving Questionable Outfit the 8-7 win.

The win moved Questionable Outfit to 11-2 on the season, and the Ham Slams dropped to 6-7.

W: Nate (5-1)
L: Tim (2-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Nate earned the win for Questionable Outfit, allowing 2 hits and one run in 3 innings of relief, striking out two.
– Tom started the game for Questionable and got the no decision, allowing 6 runs on 8 hits in 3 innings.
– Tim took the loss for the Ham Slams, giving up 8 runs on 11 hits in 5 innings.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit on offense, hitting for the cycle and going 4-for-5 with a single, a double, a triple, a homer, 2 runs scored, and 2 RBI.
– Bob also went 3-for-6 for Questionable, with a single, a double, a homer, 3 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Josh led the Ham Slams on offense, going 4-for-6 with 2 doubles, 2 triples, 2 runs scored, and an RBI.

Bob Ties Single-Game Record with Five Home Runs as Questionable Outfit Stomp Cookies & Cream 12-3

10 Jul
Bob drove in 7 of the 12 Questionable Outfit runs while tying the record for most homers in a regular season game by going deep in his final five at-bats

Bob drove in 7 of the 12 Questionable Outfit runs while tying the record for most homers in a regular season game by going deep in his final five at-bats

Bob homered in his last five at-bats, tying the single-game record, as Questionable Outfit easily defeated Cookies & Cream 12-3.

Joey started Cookies & Cream, and Questionable Outfit battered him in what would be his worst outing of the 2015 season. He got off to a decent start, however, by pitching a scoreless first inning. Bob led off the game with a single, and Joey retired the next two batters to strand him.

Reilly started for Questionable Outfit, and he was near perfect for the first five innings of the game. Joey led off the bottom of the first with a double, but Reilly stranded him, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

Questionable would jump out to a lead in the top of the second. Mike started the inning with a single, and two batters later, Tom hit a two-run blast to make the score 2-0. Reilly pitched a scoreless frame in the bottom of the second, maintaining the lead.

Bob hit the first of his homers in the top of the third, when he blasted a solo shot to left with one out, putting Questionable ahead 3-0. Reilly continued to roll in the bottom of the third, retiring the side in order.

Questionable continued to add to their lead in the top of the fourth. Reilly doubled to start the inning and moved to third on a Mike single. With no outs and runners on the corners, Bob hit his second homer, a three-run bomb to make the score 6-0. Tom followed with a single, but Joey retired the next two batters to strand him. Reilly pitched another scoreless inning in the bottom of the fourth, and Questionable remained ahead 6-0.

The wheels fell off for Joey and Cookies & Cream in the top of the fifth, as Questionable Outfit would continue their offensive barrage, putting the game away. Bob led off the inning with his third homer, a solo shot, to make the score 7-0. Tom and Reilly each also followed with solo home runs, and the back-to-back-to-back homers gave Questionable Outfit a 9-0 lead. Joey removed himself from the mound, and Cookies turned to their closer, Blose, who came in to pitch relief. He retired the first batter he faced, but Bob followed with his second homer of the inning and his fourth of the game, making the score 10-0. Tom then singled, but Blose got Reilly to fly out to end the inning.

Blose led off the bottom of the fifth with a single, but Reilly stranded him by retiring the next two batters to end the inning. Through five innings, Reilly had retired 10 of the 12 batters he faced with only one Cookies base runner getting past first base.

Questionable added two more runs in the top of the sixth, as Bob would etch his name into the record books yet again. Mike started the inning with a solo homer, making the score 11-0. Bob then came to the plate having homered in his past four at-bats. He continued his dominant and historic performance, crushing a solo homer to deep right field for his fifth home run of the game. The fifth blast tied the previous record held by Ivan, Joey, and Blose. The back-to-back homers put Questionable Outfit ahead 12-0.

Cookies & Cream got on the board in the bottom of the sixth, but it was far too little too late. Blose hit a one-out solo homer, and after a Dinger single, Vassallo hit a two-run bomb to make the score 12-3. Joey and Blose each followed with singles, but Reilly retired Dinger for the second out of the inning, ending the game and giving Questionable Outfit a 12-3 win.

The win moved Questionable into sole possession of first place at 9-5, and the loss dropped Cookies & Cream to .500 at 7-7.

W: Reilly (6-1)
L: Joey (4-2)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Reilly pitched the complete game win for Questionable Outfit, giving up 3 runs on 7 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Joey took the loss for Cookies & Cream, allowing 8 runs on 10 hits in 4 innings. Blose pitched 2 innings of relief, allowing 4 runs on 5 hits.
– Bob’s historic performance led the way for Questionable Outfit, as he went 6-for-7 with a single, 5 home runs, 5 runs scored, and 7 RBI.
– Blose led Cookies at the plate, going 3-for-5 with 2 singles, a homer, a run scored, and an RBI.

Tim Leads Ham Slams to Third Consecutive Win in 10-6 Victory Over Eastbound & Dahn

10 Jul
Tim connects for one of his four hits in the game. He went 4-for-6 with a double, two triples, and a homer to lead the Ham Slams to their third consecutive win.

Tim connects for one of his four hits in the game. He went 4-for-6 with a double, two triples, and a homer to lead the Ham Slams to their third consecutive win.

Tim went 4-for-6 with four extra-base hits as the Ham Slams completed their first 2-0 week of the 2015 season and earned their third consecutive victory in a 10-6 win over Eastbound & Dahn.

Charlie started for the Ham Slams, and Eastbound & Dahn jumped out to an early lead in the top of the first. Nate led off the game with a double, and the next batter, Morrison, crushed a two-run homer, putting Eastbound ahead 2-0. Helal would later double with one out, and he scored when Nate hit an RBI single to make the score 3-0. Morrison singled to put runners on first and third, and Christian also followed with a single, driving in Nate to put Eastbound ahead 4-0. Helal then came to the plate with runners on first and third and a chance to open up a huge lead, but Charlie retired him, stranding both runners and ending the threat.

Eastbound surprised the EWL by starting Morrison on the mound in a rare pitching appearance. He retired the first batter he faced, Tim, but then the Ham Slams got out their bats. Dan hit a solo homer to cut the score to 4-1, and Alan and Steve each followed with singles. With one out and two on base, Tim hit a triple, clearing the bases and making the score 4-3. Dan followed with an RBI single to score Tim, and the Ham Slams had erased the early deficit to tie the game at 4-4.

Nate led off the top of the second with a triple, but made a base running error and was caught out trying to complete an inside-the-park homer. Charlie then retired Morrison for a scoreless inning.

The Slams would add two more off Morrison in the bottom of the second. Tim hit a one-out double, and Dan followed with an RBI triple to make the score 5-4. Alan then singled, and Dan scored from second, extending the Slams lead to 6-4.

Charlie allowed a one-out single to Helal in the top of the third, but stranded him, maintaining the Slams three-run lead.

The Slams added another run in the bottom of the third. Tim tripled to start the inning, and he scored when Dan grounded out to left, making the score 7-4.

Eastbound cut into the Slams lead in the top of the fourth when Christian hit a one-out solo homer. Helal followed with a double, but Charlie retired Nate to strand him, and the score was 7-5.

Morrison retired the side in order in the bottom of the fourth, striking out Tim to end the inning.

Eastbound chipped away at the Ham Slams lead again in the top of fifth when Morrison led off the inning with a solo homer, his second of the game. Christian followed with a single, and the tying run was at the plate, but Charlie stranded another Eastbound runner to end the inning with the score 7-6.

Eastbound had slowly been making things interesting over the past several innings, but the Ham Slams would put the game away in the bottom of the fifth. Alan hit a one-out single, and Steve followed with a two-run bomb, making the score 9-6. Tim followed with a solo shot, and the back-to-back homers put the Slams ahead by four runs, 10-6. Morrison then retired Dan to end the inning and escape further damage.

Charlie remained in the game to close things out in the top of the sixth, and he did just that, retiring the side in order to end the game. The Slams survived an early deficit and held off a late Eastbound rally to win their third consecutive game.

The win moved the Slams to 4-10 on the year, while the loss dropped Eastbound & Dahn to 8-6.

W: Charlie (2-7)
L: Morrison (0-1)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Charlie pitched the complete game win for the Slams, allowing 6 runs while scattering 12 hits over 6 innings pitched.
– Morrison earned the loss for Eastbound & Dahn, giving up 10 runs on 12 hits while striking out one in 5 innings.
– Tim led the Ham Slams on offense, going 4-for-6 with a double, 2 triples, a homer, 4 runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– Morrison carried Eastbound & Dahn, going 3-for-6 with a single, two home runs, two runs scored, and 3 RBI.
– All four Eastbound & Dahn players had 3 hits in the loss.

Nate’s Three-Run Walk Off Homer Lifts Eastbound to Dramatic 7-6 Win Over Questionable Outfit

10 Jul
Nate crushed a three-run game-winning walk-off homer off Mike and Questionable Outfit to lift Eastbound & Dahn into a tie for first in the standings

Nate crushed a three-run game-winning walk-off homer off Mike and Questionable Outfit to lift Eastbound & Dahn into a tie for first in the standings

Eastbound trailed 6-3 heading into the bottom of the sixth before stringing together four consecutive hits, including Nate’s three-run walk-off blast, to stun Questionable Outfit 7-6 in the most exciting conclusion to a game this season to date.

Helal started for Eastbound & Dahn, and Questionable would jump out to an early lead in the top of the first. Bob led off the game with a triple, and Tom followed with an RBI single to make the score 1-0. Helal escaped further damage, retiring the next two batters to end the inning.

Mike took the mound for Questionable Outfit, and he rolled through the bottom of the first, retiring Nate and Morrison in order.

Helal kept Questionable Outfit in check in the top of the second, and Eastbound would bounce back to take the lead in the bottom half of the inning. Mike fanned Helal for the first out, but Christian followed with a solo shot to right, tying the game at 1-1. The next batter, Nate, crushed a solo homer, and the back-to-back jacks put Eastbound ahead 2-1. Mike then retired Morrison to end the inning.

Questionable eliminated the Eastbound lead in the top of the third. Mike started the inning with a single, and he scored from first on a throwing error after Bob grounded out for the first out of the inning. Helal then retired Tom, and the game was tied at 2-2. Mike retired the side in order in the bottom of the third, maintaining the tie.

Mike provided his own run support in the top of the fourth. With one out, he hit a solo bomb to left, putting Questionable ahead 3-2. Eastbound answered in the bottom of the fourth, as Morrison hit a one-out solo homer, tying the game at 3-3.

Tom led off the top of the fifth with a single, and he moved from first to third when Reilly followed with a single. Mike then hit a towering fly to left-center, Tom tagged and scored from third, and the sacrifice fly put Questionable Outfit back on top 4-3. Helal retired Bob to strand Reilly to end the inning.

Down a run, Eastbound couldn’t draw even again in the bottom of the fifth, as Mike retired the side in order.

Questionable would add to their lead in the top of the sixth. Tom started the inning with a triple, and Reilly followed with a two-run blast, putting Questionable ahead 6-3. Helal retired Mike and Bob to end the inning, and Eastbound would head into their final at-bat trailing by three runs.

Mike remained in the game in the bottom of the sixth, and the Eastbound rally started when Morrison led off the inning with his second homer of the game, a solo blast that cut the deficit to 6-4. Helal followed with a single, and Christian also singled, putting runners on first and second with no outs and the winning run at the plate. Nate came to the plate, and with one swing of his bat, he erased the Questionable Outfit deficit and put Eastbound & Dahn in celebration mode. His three-run bomb to deep left-center gave Eastbound a stunning 7-6 win and their second consecutive one-run win over Questionable Outfit.

The win moved Eastbound & Dahn to 8-5 on the season, tied with Questionable Outfit, who dropped to 8-5, for first place in the standings.

W: Helal (5-2)
L: Mike (3-4)

Box Score

Game Notes:
– Helal pitched the complete game win for Eastbound, giving up 6 runs on 9 hits in 6 innings pitched.
– Mike was credited with the loss for Questionable, as he allowed 7 runs on 7 hits and striking out one in 5 innings pitched.
– Nate led Eastbound at the plate, going 2-for-5 with 2 homers, 2 runs scored, and 4 RBI, including the game-winning walk-off home run.
– Morrison also had two home runs for Eastbound.
– Tom led Questionable Outfit, going 4-for-5 with 3 singles, a triple, 2 runs scored, and an RBI in the loss.