Goodman, Cardinals take down Jasper

Published 8:31 am Friday, March 17, 2017

By Caleb Adams


BRIDGE CITY — The Bridge City Cardinals topped the Jasper Bulldogs Wednesday night with a final of 5-1 in Bridge City. It was spring break for the Cardinals in school, but they showed they aren’t ready for a break on the field yet.

Starting pitcher Jacob Goodman lasted all seven innings while throwing about 80 pitches on the night. Goodman had four strikeouts on the night, but only gave up four hits. Goodman found success in forcing groundball outs, trusting his team behind him to make the plays. Goodman came into some rough patches late but relied on his ability to force hitters into a ground ball out. The hits that did go through were mostly dinkers into the shallow outfield.

Catcher for the Cards, Schuyler Thibodeaux went 2-for-3 on the night with two singles and a run scored.

The Cardinals came out hot with the first four hitters all making it on base, that led to a strong four-run first inning for Bridge City. Caleb Dubois, Kevin Gordon, and Jackson Tims all had runs batted in the inning accounting for all four runs. The Bulldogs were forced to pull their starting pitcher in the first inning, but the damage had been done.

Jasper would try to respond in the second inning scoring just one off of a Reese Durand single that drove in a run. That would be the only notable offense for the Bulldogs all night.

The Cardinals fell to Lake Charles Sam Houston 12-2 in non-district play Tuesday.

Brady Coulter had two hits for the Cardinals and also had a RBI.