NUKE OUTDUELS BAYLEY IN A CLASSIC PITCHERS DUEL
Nuke Laloosh outdueled Bayley leading Wonderboy to a 3-2 victory in the opener of the series. Nuke retired the first 14 batters of the game before giving up a 2 out double to Lacey Evans in the top of the 5th inning. Bayley was matching Nuke for three innings until she allowed a lead-off single to Bobby Rayburn and a double by Davis Birch. After striking out Lou Collins and Jack Elliott back to back, Pat Corning hit a 2 run single to give Wonderboy a 2-0 lead.
The game remained 2-0 until the top of the 8th inning when Evans reached 3rd as Rayburn booted a fly ball. Two batters later Peyton Royce clubbed a 2 run HR to tie the game at 2. The Girl Power dugout erupted as Royce rounded the bases. Paige left Bayley in the game for the 8th inning and despite retiring the first 2 batters, Elliott took her deep giving Wonderboy the 3-2 lead. Nuke retired the side in order in the 9th to secure the win.
This was an emotional game to lose but you have to look for positives says Paige. “Bayley pitcher her heart out and before you say it she deserved to keep pitching. Nuke is a great pitcher and we almost got him tonight. We will learn from this.”
Pop Fisher on Nuke. “My god. He has had 1 bad pitch in 2 games. That Girl Power team does not quit.”
Tomorrow has Becky Lynch against Steve Nebraska.
BRETT HART TOSSES SHUTOUT, ANDRE ASSAULT CONTINUES
Bret “The Hitman” Hart tossed a 5 hit shutout and Andre The Giant smacked a pair of solo HR’s in leading Legendary to a 4-0 victory over The Brotherhood in the opening game of the series. Andre is white hot as he has now hit 8 HR’s in his last 4 games. Andre gave Legendary the lead in the bottom of the first inning with an RBI single. The second run of the inning scored on a groundball double play off the bat of Hacksaw Jim Duggan. Andre then hit his solo HR’s in the 5th and 7th innings.
Meanwhile Hart was in complete control the whole game. Brotherhood never got a runner past second base as Hart scattered 5 hits while only walking one.
Michael Hayes commented after the game. “Andre is Andre. I have never seen a player do this before. It’s expected. I am more pumped on the shutout by Brett.”
“Brett was amazing today,” said Titus O’Neill. “IF we don’t figure out how to get Andre out this is going to be a long series.”
Tomorrow’s matchup is Bobby Roode vs Chris Jericho
DREW TELLS WILD THINGS TO TAKE A WALK
Drew McIntyre hit a 2 run walk off HR off The Duke giving the Outlaws a much needed victory 4-3 over Wild Things.
Much of this game was dominated by the Outlaws. Daniel Bryan held Wild Things scoreless for six innings on 4 hits. Elias dove in the Miz who singled and stole second in the bottom of the first to give the Outlaws an early 1-0 lead. Lio Rush’s run scoring groundout drove in Rusev making it 2-0 after 5 innings.
Things got interesting in the top of the 7th. With one out Pedro Cerrano singled and Roger Dorn doubled him to third. Next up Billy Bevins drove in Cerrano with a single advancing Dorn to third. Sami Zayn’s error allowed Dorn to score and pushed Alvarado to second. Kelly Leak’s RBI single with two outs gave Wild Things a 3-2 lead. Bryan settled down and ended the inning.
Eddie Harris got into a groove retiring 13 straight batters into the 9th inning. After a double by Luke Harper with one out in the 9th Lou Brown went to his closer The Duke. McIntyre then hit the first pitch from The Duke for a two run walk off HR. Mojo Rawley pitched two scoreless innings for the win.
Lou Brown was asked about the decision to lift Harris in the 9th inning. “I believe in Eddie and I believe in the Duke. You don’t always make the right decision and tonight it didn’t work out for us.”
Shane McMahon although pleased with the victory had no comment and the clubhouse was closed to the media.
Tomorrow it’s Randy Orton vs Sammy Bodeen.