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March 31, 2014

Cardinals fly past Bobcats, 16-3

ORANGEFIELD — The Bridge City Cardinals remained perfect in District 21-3A play by toppling Orange County rival Orangefield 16-3 at Cormier Park Monday evening.

The Cardinals (16-2, 6-0) picked up 13 hits off Bobcat pitching. The Cardinals racked up nine of their runs in the sixth inning to help down the Bobcats (4-13, 0-5).

The Cardinals scored three runs in the top of the second.

Ashton Hunter walked and scored after Sage Elmore reached on an error. Blaine McElduff drew a walk and Trevor Gunn slapped a RBI single. Hunter Uzzle plated the third run with a sacrifice fly.

The Cardinals scored a run in the top half of the third when Hunter and McElduff roped doubles.

The Bobcats were able to trim the margin to 4-2 in the bottom of the third.

The Cardinals tacked on a pair of runs in the fourth. Chase Shugart had a single and Kyle Bergeron brought him home with a towering double. Bergeron was able to score on a wild pitch.

The Bobcats trimmed it to 6-3 when Dylan Anthony belted a solo home run.

BC added a run in the fifth when Gunn singled and scored off a Keaton Langston double.

The Cardinals took advantage of six walks to aid their cause in the nine-run sixth.

Gunn slapped a two-run single. Langston had a RBI single. McElduff and Uzzle both had bases-loaded walks that were good for RBI. Blaine Huff had a RBI single and Bryce Cary finished it up with a two-run single.

Bryson McFarland picked up the win on the hill for the Cardinals while Bergeron also pitched. Orangefield finished with four hits.

Westin Crain absorbed the loss for the Bobcats after he worked the first five innings.

The Bobcats will visit Buna Tuesday before hosting Silsbee Friday while the Cardinals travel to Buna Friday.



 

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