Cardinals salvage split with Fallon
June 25, 2003
It wasn’t a phone booth, but for the Carson Cardinals, the Carson High parking lot was just as good as far as Tony Teixeira is concerned.
Teixeira came straight from his job and played a key role to help the Cardinals salvage a split in their doubleheader against Fallon at Ron McNutt Field. The Cardinals won the nightcap 4-3 after losing the opener 14-7.
Teixeira, who didn’t play in the first game, arrived in the fourth inning of the second contest and changed into his uniform in the CHS parking lot. In the sixth inning, Teixeira threw out a runner trying to steal second.
In the bottom of the sixth after Mike Handley was hit by a pitch, Logan Parsley’s sacrifice bunt gave the Cardinals runners at second and third. Teixeira eventually came through with a sacrifice fly to make it 4-3.
With runners at first and second in the seventh, Teixeira picked off the runner at second from his catcher’s position to end the game.
The Cardinals scored two runs in the first, with the rally highlighted by Royal Good’s single and Murph Gardner’s RBI single. In the third, Ryan Henry singled and Gardner eventually came through with a sacrifice fly.
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Jason Alcasas pitched a complete game, striking out eight for the win.
The Cardinals couldn’t hold a 7-2 lead in the opener. The Cardinals scored six runs in the fourth to take a 7-2 lead. During the rally, Andrew James singled, Nick Shine belted a two-run double, Jeff Hurzel had an RBI single and Aaron Henry had an RBI triple.
But Fallon scored five runs in the fifth and two runs in the sixth to take a 9-7 lead.
Danny Rotter worked the first six innings for the Cardinals, allowing six earned runs. During one stretch, he retired 10 of 11 batters.
After Fallon broke the game open with five runs in the seventh, Wes Osmer came in to end the inning, retiring the two batters he faced, striking out one.
The Cardinals cut Fallon’s lead to 2-1 in the first on Ryan Henry’s sacrifice fly. Aaron Henry, who also doubled, and Shine each had two hits and Ryan Henry added a hit.
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