Game played Saturday, September 11.
After dropping Game 2 Friday night
In the home third, Jermaine Curtis' RBI single scored Daryl Jones to bring the Cardinals within a run. Pete Kozma then singled to load the bases and chase NWA starter John Lamb from the game. Reliever Rowdy Hardy allowed a Matt Carpenter sacrifice fly scoring Nick Derba to tie the game at two.
In the fourth, Derba singled down
the left field line with the bases loaded, driving in Chris Swauger and Xavier Scruggs as the Cards took their first lead, 4-2. With runners on the corners, Curtis
reached on a fielder's choice allowing Jones to score from third. New reliever Brandon Sisk allowed an RBI
single to Carpenter and a bases loaded walk to Andrew Brown to increase the
Broderick scattered just three hits after allowing Hosmer's home run while striking out five over his six solid innings of work. Thomas Eager relieved, allowing a two run home run to Anthony Seratelli to cut the Cardinals lead to 12-4 in the seventh.
The Cardinals added another run in the bottom of the inning as Carpenter reached on a two-base error before Brown lined a double into the left field corner to score Carpenter.
The ninth was not a good inning for the home club. Jason Buursma allowed six hits including an RBI double, an RBI single, a two-run double and another RBI single to make the score 13-9. Buursma then hit the next batter to put the potential tying run in the on-deck circle. Manager Pop Warner had to call on closer Blake King, who struck out Tim Smith to end the game.
Brian Broderick: 6 IP, 5 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR, win
Blake King: 1/3 IP, 1 K, save
Jermaine Curtis: 2-for-5, BB, 2 R, 2 RBI, K
Matt Carpenter: 2-for-4, 2B, 2 R, 3 RBI
Andrew Brown: 2-for-3, 2B, 2 BB, R, 2 RBI
Chris Swauger: 2-for-5, R, K
Xavier Scruggs: 2-for-5, 3B, R, 3 RBI, 3 K
Daryl Jones: 2-for-5, 2B, 2 R
Nick Derba: 2-for-3, 2 BB, 3 R, 2 RBI
Thomas Eager: 2 IP, 1 H, 2 R/ER, 1 BB, 3 K, 1 HR, WP
Jason Buursma: 2/3 IP, 6 H, 5 R/ER, 0 BB, 0 K
Pete Kozma: 1-for-4, R, 3 K
Aaron Luna: 1-for-5, RBI, K
Game 4 vs. NW Arkansas Sunday afternoon:
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