In the win column: Cards beat Redfield DQ
Jesse Brown scattered five hits over seven innings as the Mobridge Cardinals broke through with their first win of the season, edging Redfield DQ 2-1 at Legion Memorial Field on Sunday.
Brown grew stronger as the game went on. He gave up all five hits and his only walk over the first four innings, allowing just one unearned run. He was lights out after that, setting down the last 10 Redfield DQ batters, including three straight 1-2-3 innings. Brown struck out three Redfield hitters.
The Cardinal offense did not do much, but did just enough off Redfield DQ pitcher Justin Downes. Downes gave up only five hits and one earned run in seven innings. He struck out 10 and walked three.
Justin Kappes reached on an error and came around to score on a Greg Heyne RBI groundout.
After Redfield DQ tied the game at 1-1 in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals scored the eventual winning run in the bottom of the frame. Greg Heyne led off the inning with a single and scored three batters later on a single by Scott Heyne.
No player for either team had a multi-hit game. The Cardinals had five singles with Heyne, Heyne, Kappes, Andrew Overland and Colton Good Shield collecting the base knocks.
Chris Stover of Redfield DQ had a double for the game’s only extra base hit. Chad McNeely scored his team’s lone run.
The Cardinal pitchers could not find the plate in game two, leading to a 17-1, three-inning drubbing. Cordell Good Shield struggled in his first outing of the season, walking four, hitting two and giving up a hit in seven batters faced. Things did not change much when Tyler Stenberg took over. Stenberg gave up eight more runs on four walks and four base hits.
Mobridge did not get many chances to get back the game. The Cardinals had just 12 plate appearances in the game. Overland doubled and scored on a Stenberg RBI knock for the team’s only run. Cordell Good Shield added a second-inning single.
Downes led the Redfield DQ offense with a single, double and four RBIs. Six players score two runs in the first inning.
The Cardinals had a chance at that tough-to-earn first win of season in the opener against the Redfield Pheasants at Legion Memorial Field on Friday. Mobridge led 5-4 before the Pheasants tied the game in the sixth and went on to win 8-5 in eight innings.
Redfield jumped on Cardinal starter Greg Heyne for three runs in the first inning, but Heyne tightened up after that and only allowed two runs over the next four innings.
The Cardinals answered back with two runs in the first and solo runs in the second, fourth and fifth to take their 5-4 lead.
Heyne ran out of gas in his eighth inning of work. Redfield picked up four hits in the inning, including a two-RBI double by Eric Felderman.
Overland led the Cardinal offense with a pair of doubles and a pair of runs knocked in. Five other players had one hit each. Five different players crossed home plate.
Felderman led Redfield with three hits, two runs scored and two RBIs. Randall Waldner had two hits and two RBIs. Christian Christianson picked up the win after throwing three and a third innings of hitless ball. He walked two batters and hit another.
The Pheasants scored in each of the first six innings to post a 12-8 win in the nightcap.
The visitors jumped on Cardinal starter Ryan Kemnitz for three runs in the each of the first two innings and never looked back.
The Cardinals tried to keep pace, but could not put up crooked numbers. After scoring the three in the first, the Bridge City nine scored one run in each of the next three innings. The Cards rallied with two runs in the seventh, but that left them two runs short.
Spencer Frank, Cole Resynske and Kemnitz had RBIs during the Cards’ three run first. Dan Zeller had the team’s only extra base hit. He doubled and scored in the fourth.
Felderman pitched Redfield to the win, while having a second straight big offensive outing. Felderman threw six innings, giving up six runs on seven hits. He was 2-3 with the bat, reaching base four times (walk, hit by pitch), scored two runs, and stole three bases. Dickaut scored three times, while reaching base on two walks, two hit by pitches and a Cardinal error.
The Cardinals will take the weekend off before heading to Redfield for a rematch with the Dairy Queen squad on Sunday.