Yosemite's Jeff Easley hit a three-run homer in the sixth as the Colts got revenge on Carson City by beating the Cardinals 6-3 Sunday during U-18 United States Amateur Baseball Association World Series action at Governor's Field.
With the loss, the Cardinals are now in the loser's bracket after finishing first in the Desert Division. They will be facing elimination today at 1 p.m. against Fresno, Calif., who finished second in the Mountain Division.
"We're OK," said Cardinal coach Blaine Eaton, who mentioned that he doesn't know much about Central Cal. "We're mentally prepared to come back tommorrow."
On Sunday, the Cards beat the Colts in a spirited game that included four ejections. But on Monday, Mikela Olson made sure his team didn't lose again. Olsen scored the first run of the game and allowed only four hits to help his team advance into a winner's bracket game tonight against the Ridgecrest Desert Dawgs.
In the fifth, the Cardinals took the lead after Sean Hornback's two-run single that scored Pete McGuiness and Brian Gonzales. But the lead was short-lived as Easley's blast in the next inning made the score 5-3.
In the sixth, the Colts added another run after Travis Trettin's RBI double that finished the scoring at 6-3.
"We were a little bit flat in tonight's game and the better team won,"Eaton said.