GIRL POWER RALLY FALLS SHORT FOR SECOND STRAIGHT DAY
Wonderboy jumped out to an early lead and held on to top Girl Power for the second straight game. Steve Nebraska pitched 8 strong innings as Wonderboy did just enough offensively to come away with a 4-3 victory. Benjamin Rodriguez “The Jet” singled to lead off the 1st inning. Two groundouts later he was on third base and scored on an error by Peyton Royce as she could not handle a grounder off the bat of Lou Collins. Tanner Boyle hit a solo HR in the 2nd inning and Collins and Davis Birch both had RBI hits in the third inning all off starter Becky Lynch.
Lynch then went on to pitch 5 straight scoreless innings to hold Wonderboy down. Charlotte Flair hit a solo HR in the 4th inning to get Girl Power on the board. Sasha Banks led off the top of the 9th inning with a solo HR of Nebraska who was then replaced by Wonderboy closer Jim Bowers. Mandy Rose singled and after Charlotte struck out things got really interesting. Nia Jax walked and Carmella reached on a error by Jack Elliott to load the bases with one out.
Sarah Logan singled driving in Rose to cut the Wonderboys lead to 4-3. Bowers then settled down and struck out Royce and pinch hitter Nikki Cross flied out to left to end the game.
As usual after the game Girl Power manager was front and center. “I am getting tired of talking to you guys about the same thing. We played really good the last 2 days. Our pitching kept us in the game. It’s frustrating but we will put this all together.” Added Lynch, “I hate losing. We are so close. We never get a break. Everyone is pulling for each other. But we need to start winning games.”
Wonderboy goes for the sweep tomorrow with Rigo Sanchez pitching against Sonya Deville.
JERICHO PUTS BROTHERHOOD ON THE LIST WITH A 5-3 VICTORY
Chris Jericho pitched 7.2 innings to outduel Robert Roode in route to a 5-3 Legendary victory over the Brotherhood. This was a hotly contested game with each team having 8 hits and both pitchers going late into the game.
Brotherhood struck first in the top of the second inning on a RBI double by Jey Uso knocking in Roman Reigns however Big W was thrown out at home trying to score by Triple H. The Heart Break Kid Shawn Michaels tied the game with a RBI single in the bottom of the third to drive in Randy Savage. One inning later Savage stroked a 2 run double plating Hacksaw Jim Duggan and Triple H. Michaels hit a solo HR in the 5th to make the score 4-1 Legendary.
Brotherhood came back with an RBI single by Reigns that scored Aleister Black. In the 7th inning with Ricochet now on the mound Duggan’s run scoring double knocked in Batista. Jericho got into trouble in the 8th with Kofi Kingston hitting a 2 out single. After a walk to The Big Show Reigns drove in his second run of the game to make it a 5-3 game. Jericho was replaced by the Perfect Closer Curt Henning who cleaned up the mess then pitched a scoreless 9th inning picking up his third save in as many chances. Legendary goes for the sweep tomorrow sending Rowdy Roddy Piper to the hill. Brotherhood trouts out Finn Balor.
We caught up with Legendary manager Michael PS Hayes after the game. “To win when Andre goes 0-4 is big. Jericho had it working tonight. Shawn and Hunter were in the middle of all the offensive rallies tonight. We are more than just Andre.” Brotherhood skipper Titus O’Neill had this to say. “Roode wasn’t sharp tonight. We need to pick up our pitching better when we have these kinds of days.”
OUTLAWS KEEP THAT MCMENTUM GOING WITH 8-1 VICTORY
It looks like the closed door tantrums by Co Besties Vince and Shane McMahon is just what was needed. Randy Orton pitched 8 strong innings and the Outlaws bats pounded out 14 hits and cruised to an 8-2 victory over Wild Things. This game was over after the first inning when the Outlaws batted around and scored four runs keyed by Luke Harper’s 2 run blast. Sami Zayn drew a bases load walk and Sammy Zayn had a RBI hit to give the Outlaws a 4-0 lead.
Orton responded by shutting down Wild Things until tiring in the 8th inning. Outlaws also put up a three spot in the 4th inning via an Elias RBI single and a 2 run HR by Drew McIntyre. Kelly Leak’s solo HR put Wild Things on the board in the 8th inning but it was all for naught. Sammy Bodeen lasted only 3.2 innings giving up 7 runs and making this a laugher for the Outlaws. Wild Things will try to salvage the series tomorrow with Steve Jackson. Outlaws counter with Sheamus.
Outlaws manager Shane McMahon is still not allowing the press into the clubhouse. You can bet the league will start to fine Shane and the Outlaw organization.
Wild Things manager Lou Brown was obviously disappointed after the game. “Sammy was awful today. Not acceptable. As a team we just can’t throw our gear on the field and expect to win without working.”