Clarinda cruised to an 11-1 win in five innings Tuesday, July 2, at Griswold to improve to 11-13 overall on the season.
Griswold pushed across the first run of the game in the bottom of the first inning. After tying the game in the second inning, the Cardinals exploded for eight runs in the fourth inning. Clarinda then ended the game by the 10-run rule with two runs in the fifth inning.
Nathan Lindsay sparked the offense with a triple and three runs batted in (RBIs). He also scored one run for the Cardinals.
Parker Rock delivered a double and two singles against the Tigers as he drove in two runs. He also collected one stolen base and scored twice.
Logan Green also plated two runs and had one hit. Cooper Neal finished with one single, one RBI and one run scored.
Wyatt Schmitt collected two hits and one run scored. Jon McCall and Michael Shull each reached on a pair of walks and came around to score twice. McCall also swiped one bag.
Jarod McNeese and William Shull each crossed home plate once to account for the other Clarinda runs.
Lindsay got the start and went three innings to secure the win. He held the Tigers to one earned run on three hits and two walks, while fanning six.
Kam Fulk pitched a scoreless inning of relief allowing no hits and one walk, while recording three strikeouts. Sy Young worked the final inning. He kept Griswold off the scoreboard as he allowed only one hit and punched out one hitter.
Clarinda was also in action Monday, July 1, as the Cardinals hosted Creston. The Panthers came away with a 10-6 victory.
The Panthers struck for three runs in the first inning and extended the lead to 4-0 in the top of the second. Clarinda got on the scoreboard in the bottom of the second inning and cut the deficit to 5-3 with a pair of runs in the home half of the third inning.
The Cardinals drew within one run, 5-4, in the fourth inning before Creston countered with one run in the fifth inning and tacked on two runs in each of the final two innings. The Cardinals attempted to rally in the bottom of the seventh inning as they pushed across two runs, but could get no closer.
Green plated three of the runs for Clarinda on a pair of hits. Fulk also turned in two hits as he drove home one run and scored once.
Schmitt added a single and one RBI. Young singled and scored twice, while Rock provided a double to go along with a stolen base and a run scored.
Neal and Lindsay each recorded one hit and one run scored. Lindsay was also credited with one stolen base, while Michael Shull singled and swiped a bag.
Tadyn Brown entered the game as a courtesy runner and recorded one stolen base. Clarinda finished with four steals as a team.
Schmitt was charged with the loss for Clarinda as he surrendered five earned runs on six hits and five walks. He also collected three strikeouts over four innings.
Neal came on to pitch the final three frames. He was charged with two earned runs on five hits and one walk, while fanning three.