FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE CARDS PREVAIL OVER THE MIGHTY GIANTS AT CHRISTIE PITS
Game Post composed with file from Bill Evans, Derek Ryan and Mike Pett
Playing under the lights at Christie Pits Diamond 2 on the final day of Spring, the Cardinals defeated the Giants 15-4 in four innings of Mosquito Division action,
Firing on all cylinders, the Red Birds used a combination of solid pitching and an opportune offense to prevail over the Mighty Giants.
In a postgame media scrum, Cardinals Head Coach Derek Ryan was effusive in his praise of his team’s performance, “All in all, a great team effort by the Cardinals.”
Here are the highlights:
- The Cardinals victory was predicated on stellar pitching performances from Jonathan (4) and Charles (8), who both pitched shut out innings against the Giants.
- Cardinals closer Zenon (10) sealed the deal in the bottom of the fourth.
- Four Cardinals pitchers combined to no hit the Mighty Giants offensive machine over the course of four innings.
- Francis (13) powered the Cardinals offense with a single and his first triple of the season.
- Jonathan of the Cardinals also helped his team shut down the Giants in the bottom of the fourth with a spectacular Gold Glove shoestring catch in the outfield. Jonathan also had the baseball wherewithal to make a quick throw to first base to nab a wayfaring Giants base runner to execute a beautiful double play to end the game
- Alex (6) of the Cards had a double and Charles (8) and Solomon (11) each had singles for the Red Birds.
- Giants pitchers Laine (14), Lachlan (7), Alex and Emmett all pitched great over the course of four innings against the Cardinals.
- Giants catchers Lachlan, Cooper and Piper combined to put in a solid effort behind the dish.
- Giants catcher Piper made a great throw to third baseman Cameron at third to nail a Cardinals runner attempting a steal.
- With one out and one runner on base in the bottom of the fourth inning, Harris (15) hit a line drive to right field to preserve a late Giants rally.
- Cards shortstop Emmett made a nice grab on a grounder and made a quick relay throw to second baseman Emma at second, who narrowly missed recording the out on a speedy Cardinal base runner.