Cardinals over Reds 3-1

Game Played on 5/7/2017 2:30 PM at Cool 3
Results were reported on 5/8/2017 4:28 PM
GameID: 12305

Pitching for Cardinals Pitching for Reds
NameAgePitch Count
John St Pierre950
Patrick O'Toole933
Colin Marques923
Owen Parry-Cruwys98
NameAgePitch Count
Liam Lawlor944
Nathan Duerden850
Owen Mongeon924

The home team Cardinals sent first time pitcher Jack St. Pierre to the mound to start the game and the Reds came out swinging, Anthony Manolakos led off the game with a base hit, Liam Lawlor followed that up with a hit of his own before Jack settled down and struck out the next batter.  Nate Duerden stepped up to the plate with runners on first and second and drilled a grounder to third baseman Ribhav Chand who calmly fielded the ball and stepped on third for the second out of the inning.  It was a great hit and a great defensive play.  Two more walks pushed a run across the plate but Jack got out of the inning by way of the K.

The Cardinals came to the plate swinging the bats also but Reds Shortstop Anthony Manolakos fielded two straight grounders and gunned the runners down at first base.  Jack St. Pierre got a base hit and stole second to get into scoring position.  The next two Cardinals hitters, Patrick O’Toole and Parker Kauffman earned walks to load the bases but Liam Lawlor, the Reds starting pitcher, got out of the inning without surrendering any runs. End of the 1ST:  Reds 1, Cardinals 0

 

The game turned into a real pitching duel beginning in the second inning.  Jack St. Pierre struck out all three batters he faced in the inning which ended his pitching debut having surrendered only a single run.  Well done Jack.

Not to be outdone, Liam Lawlor returned to the mound for his second inning of work and struck out the three batters that he faced.  Well done Liam.  End of the 2NDReds 1, Cardinals 0

Patrick O’Toole was on in relief for the Cardinals and the pitching craziness continued.  Patrick faced four batters in the inning, striking out the side around a solid base hit by Owen Mongeon.

The Cardinals got things going in their half of the third, Colin Marques singled and advanced to second on an overthrow.  Owen Parry Cruwys advanced the runner to third but was out at first base.  Jack St Pierre stepped up to the plate and got his second hit of the game which scored the first Cardinals run of the game.  Patrick O’Toole followed with a base hit of his own but the inning ended before any more damage could be done.   End of the 3rd:  Reds 1, Cardinals 1

 

Patrick O’Toole came out for the fourth inning and picked up right where he left off as he put the Reds hitters down in order by way of the K.

Again, not to be outdone, Reds relief pitcher Nate Duerden struck out the side in his half of the inning, only surrendering a single walk to Cardinals hitter Ben Miller.  End of the 4th: Reds 1, Cardinals 1.

The Cardinals brought in veteran righty Colin Marques to start the fifth inning and he made quick work of the Reds hitters.  Colin faced three, struck out two and gloved a line drive back to the mound off the bat of Elijah Dilone.

The Cardinals got things cooking in their half of the fifth inning.  Ryan Mealey singled, Colin Marques singled, Owen Parry-Cruwys singled and Patrick O’Toole singled resulting in two runs scored.  Owen Mongeon came on in relief and shut the Cardinals hitters down by way of the K and kept his team within striking distance going into the sixth inning.  End of the 5th: Cardinals 3, Reds 1.

 

Reds hitter Anthony Manolakos came out swinging and hit a grounder back to the mound which Colin Marques gloved and made the play to first base.  The next two Reds hitters (Liam Lawlor and Owen Mongeon) earned walks.  Veteran reliever Owen Parry-Cruwys stepped on the mound and was firing strikes.  Owen struck out the last two hitters of the inning.  End of the game: Cardinals 3, Reds 1.

This was a well-played game with timely hitting, great pitching and great defense.  Good luck to both teams the rest of the season and into the playoffs.