Cardinals over White Sox 11-7

Game Played on 5/9/2017 5:30 PM at Cool 2
Results were reported on 5/10/2017 2:00 PM
GameID: 12324

Pitching for Cardinals Pitching for White Sox
NameAgePitch Count
Luke MacRae831
Benjamin Lane735
Patrick O'Toole935
Colin Marques920
Owen Parry-Cruwys913
NameAgePitch Count
Joseph Morris974
Amanda Kelmer967
Eric Hamelin828

Pitcher Joe Morris started things off for the White Sox in the White Sox/Cardinals makeup game.  The Cardinals hitters were patient; Colin Marques, Owen Parry-Cruwys, Patrick O’Toole and Luke Macrae all earned walks and managed to push a run across the plate in their half of the inning.

The Cardinals sent first time pitcher Luke Macrae to the mound to start the bottom half of the first inning and the White Sox hitters were just as patient.  Amanda Kelmer and Jack Wharton earned walks then Joe Morris hit a single to load the bases.  A walk to Kyle Dodge tied the game at 1.  The White Sox hitters continued to have good patient at-bats, Eric Hamelin and Cayden Maloney earned walks scoring two more runs before the Cardinals got out of the inning. End of the 1ST:  White Sox 3, Cardinals 1

 

Joe Morris was finding his comfort zone in the second inning as he struck out two Cardinals hitters and getting a popup to first baseman Jack Wharton who made a nice sliding catch in foul territory for the final out.

Ben Lane was on the mound for the Cardinals in the bottom half of the inning and with one on and one out Jack Wharton hit a triple to score another White Sox run.  A single by Kyle Dodge scored a second run for the White Sox before the Cardinals ended the inning by way of the K.  End of the 2nd: White Sox 5, Cardinals 1

 

The Cardinals got it going in the third, Owen Parry-Cruwys walked and stole second and was then hit home by a Jack St Pierre double to left field.  The next three Cardinals hitters (Patrick O’Toole, Ben Lane and Luke Macrae walked scoring another run.  One more Walk to Ryan Mealey pushed a third run across the plate before relief pitcher Amanda Kelmer put a stop to the Cardinals rally with three strikeouts.

Patrick O’Toole had a quick third inning for the Cardinals.  After hitting White Sox hitter Gavin Perduta, Patrick managed to strike out the next three White Sox hitters.  End of the 3rd: White Sox 5, Cardinals 4.

 

Parker Kauffman led off the fourth with a walk for the Cardinals, then Colin Marques singled, Owen Parry-Cruwys singled, Jack St Pierre walked and Patrick O’Toole walked scoring two more runs for the Cardinals.  A fielder’s choice by the White Sox third baseman of the bat of Ben Lane scored another run.  Amanda Kelmer kept grinding and ended the inning with two more strikeouts.

Amanda Kelmer led off the bottom of the fourth inning with a walk for the White Sox which was followed up by a Jack Wharton double (a great day at the plate for Jack).  Patrick O’Toole managed a strikeout to end his day on the mound.  The White Sox hitters weren’t done though, a single by Kyle Dodge tied the game at 7 (a huge hit considering the game was going to end after 4 due to the time limit).  The White Sox did load the bases with earned walks by Eric Hamelin and Gavin Perduta but reliever Owen Parry-Cruwys was able to end the inning with a K.  End of the 4th: White Sox 7, Cardinals 7.

 

New White Sox pitcher Eric Hamelin started things off great with two quick strikeouts but the Cardinals were staying competitive at the plate.  Parker Kauffman, Colin Marques, Owen Parry-Cruwys and Jack St Pierre all reached base which resulted in a run scored.  With the based loaded Patrick O’Toole hit a base clearing triple to score three more runs which is where the inning ended for the Cardinals.

Owen Parry-Cruwys was back on the mound for the Cardinals and struck out the side to end the game.  End of the game: Cardinals 11, White Sox 7.

 

This was a well-played competitive game.  Good luck to both teams the rest of the season and into the playoffs.