April 11, 2005 - JUPITER, FL – Led by the bat of Ty Parker and a solid performance by the bullpen, the Palm Beach Cardinals beat the Vero Beach Dodgers 5-4 on Monday night at Roger Dean Stadium.
Trailing 3-0 after the top of the first, the Cards manufactured a run in the bottom of the frame without the benefit of a hit. Calvin Hayes led off with a walk and promptly advanced to second on a wild pitch. After moving to third on a sacrifice fly by shortstop Brendan Ryan, Hayes scored on a groundout to shortstop by left fielder Cody Haerther.
The score remained 3-1 until the bottom of the 4th, when Ty Parker connected on his first home run of the year, a two-run shot to left that caromed off the light tower. Palm Beach broke the tie in the bottom of the 5th. Hayes led off with a single, followed by a walk by Ryan. Haerther and DH Brian Martin followed with RBI singles to give the Cardinals the lead for good.
Palm Beach starting pitcher Stuart Pomeranz (1-0) gave up three runs in the first inning, but settled down after that to earn the win. The Cardinals bullpen performed exceptionally, combining for only one earned run in four innings of relief.
Chin-lung Hu and Anthony Raglani had three hits apiece for Vero Beach.
Third baseman Matt Dryer and first baseman John Santor each had two hits for the Cardinals.