Cardinals win with big inning

Much like the Carson Capitols always seem to do, the Carson Cardinals used a big scoring inning to separate themselves from their opponent.

The Cardinals (3-1) scored six-runs in the third as they beat the Mammoth Dragons (0-3) 11-1 in the second game of a doubleheader Saturday at Governor's Field.

In their first game, the Pierce County Saints (3-0) scored four-runs in the first and led throughout as they beat the Cardinals 10-6.

The Saints were led by Jonathon Lester, who went 4-for-4 with 3 RBIs.

Against the Dragons, the Cards took an early 2-0 after Nick Gitthens RBI double.

In the fourth, the Dragon's only answer for the Cardinals third-inning rally was the team's only run of the game thanks to Shane Van Zant's RBI double.

Dragon pitcher Chris Honang got his team into more trouble in the fifth when he walked three batters and hit another, and walked in a run that made the score 9-1. The Cards added two more runs in the inning that ended the game due to the ten-run rule.

Pitcher Steve Weyrick, who allowed only three hits, picked up the win for the Cardinals.

"Weyrick pitched real well," Cardinals coach Blaine Eaton said."I'm happy in the position we're in right now."

The Cardinals finish round-robin play tonight against Yosemite, Calif. at 7:30 p.m.

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