The A's picked up three runs in the second inning highlighted by a double belted into right field by Sam that knocked in Trevor who had led off the inning with a single.
Four more runs were added in the third inning. With one out Trevor
reached first base safely on a fielding error. Corbin then doubled to
center scoring Trevor. Sam followed with his second hit and RBI of the
game as Corbin crossed the plate. Brian came up next and bounced a
single up the middle driving home Sam. Chris added the fourth hit of the
inning and eventually scored on a ground out by Kyle.
The score now stood at 7-0 with the Cards coming to bat in the bottom of
the third. Sean had pitched a scoreless first two innings, but the
Cardinals bats came alive as five runs were scored tightening up the
A new pitcher entered the game for the Cards in the top of the fourth
and proceeded to shut down the A's bats for the remainder of the game.
Matt came in to pitch for the A's in the bottom of the fourth and the
Cards pushed one more run across the plate making the score 7-6 in the
A's favor. Matt held the Cards scoreless in the fifth, and then the
drama started in the bottom of the sixth.
Starting the inning with the one run lead Matt walked the lead off
hitter. The next batter hit a grounder to Benji at second who fielded
the ball cleanly, flipped it to the short stop Kyle who caught it,
stepped on second and fired to Beau at first to complete a beautiful
double play. With two down Matt walked the next batter. The Cards number
three hitter came to the plate and hit a grounder that snuck through
infield and rolled into the outfield. With the tying run on third and
winning run standing at second Matt struck out the Cardinals cleanup
hitter to end the game.
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