FIRING ON ALL CYLINDERS, THE CUBBIES GROUND THE CARDS AT CHRISTIE PITS DIAMOND 3
Beneath warm summer skies this evening, the Cubs defeated the Cardinals 16-4 in four innings of Mosquito Division action at Christie Pits Diamond 3.
In the final regular season game for both teams before the annual TP Baseball Tournament, the Cubbies were firing on all cylinders as they took care of business against the Cards.
Here are the highlights:
- Cubs starter Max (7) needed only ten pitches to record three strikeouts in the first inning.
- Jake (14) of the Cubs went 2 for 2 at the plate.
- Angus (1), Adam (2), and (15) delivered doubles in the Cubs offensive surge.
- Fatima (8) of the Cubs had a great game at the dish, with a hit, walk, and 2 RBI’s. Fatima also stole home to score a run.
- Iliana (12) of the Cubs made the defensive play of the game with a spectacular “Gold Glove” catch of a deep fly ball to left field in the fourth inning.
- Xavier (8) of the Cardinals made his Mosquito Division pitching debut and struck out the first batter in his pitching career.
- Cardinals catcher Brian (5) made a great throw to third baseman Dean (13), who adroitly applied the tag on a Cubs baserunner attempting steal third to record the out.
- Jack (4) of the Cards made a great catch for a force out at second in his return to the Cardinals lineup after an extended summer absence.