Cardinal baseball walks off against Holy Trinity
The Cardinal baseball team made easy work of Winfield-Mt. Union Friday, winning by a score of 16-1 in five innings. Earlier in the week, the Comets lost to Davis County and defeated Holy Trinity in thrilling walk-off fashion.
COMETS 16, WOLVES 1
Cardinal got out of the gate with five runs in the first. The Comets added one in the second, five in the third and another five-spot in the fourth. Winfield-Mount Union scored a single run in the bottom of the fourth.
Perhaps the most unusual statistic of the night was the Comets were able to score 16 runs with only one extra-base hit, Brandon Eklofe’s double. Eklofe went 1-3 with two RBIs and two runs.
Cody Streeby was 3-3 with four runs and two RBIs. Tyler Albert went 1-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Tyler Albert was 1-3 with two runs and two RBIs. Adam Giltner went 1-1 with two RBIs. Brennon Elder was 1-3 with a run and an RBI.
Cole Campbell went 1-3 with two runs and an RBI.
Dakota Showman surrendered only two hits and a walk in four innings on the mound. The run he allowed was unearned. He struck out one hitter.
“We had a very balanced effort tonight,” said Cardinal head coach Tom Hallgren. “We made good defensive plays, and finally hit the ball like we’re capable. This is a great team performance as we head down the stretch.”
MUSTANGS 11, COMETS 4
The Comets didn’t have quite the same luck against the Mustangs of Davis County when they played Tuesday. The Comets scored a few runs late but not enough to overcome the Mustangs’ offensive onslaught as they fell 11-4.
The Comets scored one in the first, two in the fifth and one in the sixth. The Mustangs scored three in the second, one in the third, three in the fourth, one in the fifth and three in the seventh.
Conner McElderry went 2-3 with a double and two RBIs. Dakota Showman was 2-4 with a run. Eklofe went 2-4 with a run and an RBI. Streeby had two hits and one run batted in.
The Comets used four pitchers on the night. Taylor Blunt started and took the loss. Blunt pitched two innings and allowed three runs, none earned, on four hits and one walk.
Quinn Honomichl went 2.2 innings and surrendered four runs, three earned, on four hits and four walks with one strikeout. Kyle Kent pitched two innings, allowing four runs, three earned, on four hits and three walks with four punchouts. Streeby pitched 0.1 innings and did not allow a hit or a walk.
COMETS 5, WARRIORS 4
Cardinal’s home game against Holy Trinity July 1 was one for the ages. Cardinal built a 3-1 lead going into the sixth inning. Holy Trinity scored two in the top of the sixth to tie the game. Cardinal responded with one run to go ahead 4-3.
The Warriors wouldn’t quit as they tied the game at 4-4 with a run in the top of the seventh. Streeby stepped up to the plate and drove in the game winning run, scoring Showman in the bottom of the seventh.
Showman led off the inning with a single then stole second. Eklofe sacrificed Showman to third, to set the stage for Streeby’s game-winning single.
“We played tense,” Hallgren said. “It was a game we knew we should win, and guys were tentative and seemed afraid to make a mistake. We just need to get back to fundamental baseball.”
Streeby finished with a 1-4 night, including a run and an RBI. Kyle Kent was 1-1 with an RBI. McElderry doubled and scored twice. Showman was 1-3 with a run and a steal. Campbell went 1-2 with a run and a steal. Charlie Rachford was 1-2 with two RBIs and two steals.
McElderry pitched most of the game but got a no-decision. He allowed three runs, one earned, on five hits and two walks with five strikeouts in 5.1 innings. Showman pitched the final 1.2 innings to get the “W,” surrendering one unearned run on one hit and three walks with three punchouts.
Cardinal is now 14-9. The Comets play at Wapello at 5:30 p.m. today.