CARDS WIN SEMI-FINAL GAME AND ADVANCE TO THE TP MOSQUITO CHAMPIONSHIP GAME AGAINST THE CUBS; CARDINAL PLAYER HITS DRAMATIC THREE-RUN HOMER
The Cardinals-Giants game was a well played affair by both teams as the game moved along at a brisk pace. In fact, three and half innings were completed only 55 minutes after the 6:00 p.m. start time.
Runs were at a premium in a game where pitching and defense dominated. The Cardinals led the Giants 3-2 after the first inning and the score remained that way until the bottom of the fourth when the Giants cashed in on some offensive opportunities to pull ahead 4-3.
However, the Cardinals dramatically rallied with four runs in the top half of the fifth to go ahead 7-4. It was lead the Cards would not surrender as Davey (5) closed the door on any Giants comeback by pitching a 1-2-3 bottom of the fifth.
Kudos to Davey (5) of the Cardinals for his dramatic three-run homer in the top half of the first inning. His home run over the left centrefield fence not only staked the Cardinals to 3-0 lead, but it also charged up and inspired his teammates in the dugout. In the end, the Cardinals victory was a total team effort.
Davey’s home run was also the fourth homer hit at Diamond # 2 during the 2010 TP Tournament.
The Cardinals and Cubs will play in the TP Mosquito Championship Game on Thursday, September 16 at Diamond # 2 (6:00 p.m.)