Cards stave off Orioles in 6-5 victory
Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 13, 2000
From Special Reports
The Wallace Pump and Supply Cardinals were only a run away from tarnishing what has been a spotless season so far, but the Murphree Bridge Corporation Orioles could only score one run in the sixth in a tight 6-5 win by the Cards.
After jumping out to a slim 3-2 lead on the Cardinals, the Orioles allowed two runs in the third and one run in both the fourth and fifth innings as the game went nip and tuck down to the wire.
Justin Cope, pitching for the Orioles and Jim Wallace for the Cards both saw good days on the mound with Wallace picking up the win and Cope taking the hard-fought loss.
Jerad Loftin led the charge at the plate for the Cardinals with a 2-for-2 showing and scoring twice while Zack Ethridge and Jeffrey Davis both had a pair of hits as well, Davis getting two RBI’s.
Cope finished with a 2-for-3 day while Darion Wilson, Cooper Nichols and Adrian Gillis all had hits for the Orioles.
Cardinals 16, Dodgers 5
The Cards capped their 16th win of their current undefeated season with a 16-5 drumming of the Kohn Motor Co. Dodgers on Saturday.
In a very offensive affair, the Cards scored in every inning finally knocking the Dodgers out of striking distance with seven runs in the top of the fifth. Andrew Powell picked up the win for the Cards as the two teams combined for 25 hits on the day.
Jim Wallace had a great day at the plate going 4-for-4 on the day while Chris Welch went 3-for-3 and Davis, Percy Lee, Jordan and Powell all added two hits apiece. Ethridge had a hit as well.
The Dodgers were led by Brent Kohn and Jeffrey Nelson who both finished with a 2-for-2 day. Justin West, Jacob Halsey, Jerrett Sewell, Carter Montgomery and Daniel Grooms all had hits for the Dodgers.
Orioles 16, Reds 5
With a 10-run third inning, the Orioles blasted the Lyncoach Reds last Thurday ending the game in only four innings and allowing only five runs.
Darion Wilson got the win on the mound for the O’s as Sam Campbell was only a double away from the cycle at the plate hitting a single, a triple and an inside-the-park home run. Tripp Cash had a pair of singles, Adrian Gillis had a double, and Wilson, Cope Eddie Burton and Jason Adams all had singles.
Chase McGowin led the Reds with a pair of singles, Shawn McClure, Thomas Green and Mike Pouncey all had doubles and Tony Gillo, Styron Foster and Jeffery Ennis all had singles.