Cardinals let three of four get past

Published 12:00 am Thursday, June 8, 2000

Sports Editor

The Dixie Majors Cardinals fought it out with two Luverne teams in another four-game set recently and came out on the short end of a 1-3 showing.

The Cardinals salvaged the day with a 9-8 come-from-behind victory over the Luverne Braves in the final game of the day.

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The win ended the Cardinals’ four-game losing streak as they tied the game in the sixth on an 2-RBI double by Blake Wise and went on to score the winning run in the seventh on a hit by Jay Money with runners on.

Nic Barbaree replaced Bubba Ash on the mound in the fourth inning to get the win over the Braves.

Money led the way at the plate with a 2-for-3 showing notching two doubles and three RBI’s. Jeremy Barbaree also went 2-for-3 while Michael Phillips, Timothy Roundtree, Barbaree, John Money and Ash all had hits.

The Cardinals lost their first three games with a 7-0 shutout and a 9-3 loss, both to the Luverne Marlins. Then, they dropped a 5-2 loss to the Braves in the first game of their series.

Nic Barbaree and Michael Phillips had the only hits in the first game against the Marlins with Barbaree going 2-for-2.

In the second game the Cards got hits from Timothy Roundtree, David Doty, Barbaree, Phillips and a home run out of Robert Maldon.

Against the Braves in the first game Barbaree again went 2-for-2 with an RBI and Roundtree also notched a hit.

The Cardinals are 4-4 on the season with two games against the Troy Angels Tuesday at Troy State with the first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m.