Clarinda held off a late charge at Glenwood Wednesday, June 19, to secure its ninth win of the season and earn a doubleheader split against the Rams.
The Cardinals won the second game of the twin bill 8-6. The Cardinals seized the upper hand with seven runs in the top of the third inning. Glenwood came back with one run in the bottom of the inning.
Clarinda extended the lead to 8-1 with a run in the fourth inning. However, the Rams cut the deficit to 8-3 in the sixth inning. Then, in the bottom of the seventh inning, Glenwood pushed across three runs before the Cardinals ended the threat.
William Shull plated three of the Clarinda runs on the strength of a single and a double. Cooper Neal had one run batted in (RBI) on one hit and scored two runs.
Parker Rock also turned in a single to go along with one RBI and one run scored. Kam Fulk was also credited with one RBI.
Michael Shull collected two hits, one stolen base and one run scored. Wyatt Schmitt turned in the other Clarinda hit. He also provided one steal and scored once.
Jakob Childs and Jon McCall each tallied one stolen base and one run scored. Nathan Lindsay also scored once, while Sy Young recorded two steals.
Fulk was on the hill to start the game and was credited with the win. He tossed five and two-thirds innings allowing two earned runs on three runs and three hits, while fanning five.
Neal pitched the final one and one-third innings. He was charged with three earned runs on four hits and three walks. He added one strikeout.
In the first game of the doubleheader, Glenwood rolled to a 9-0 win. The doubleheader resulted from a rainout in Clarinda earlier in the season. As a result, the Cardinals were the home team in the first game.
The Rams struck for four runs in the top of the first inning. After tacking on one run in the second inning, Glenwood pushed the lead to 7-0 in the third inning. The Rams added two final insurance runs in the seventh inning.
Clarinda was limited to two hits in the contest. Both of those hits were singles off the bat of Michael Shull.
Childs started the game, but only lasted two innings as he was charged with the loss. Childs issued five walks and one hit leading to three earned runs. He also managed two strikeouts.
McCall came on to work the final five innings. He allowed two earned runs on six walks and five hits, while fanning two.
Clarinda headed to Creston Monday, June 17, on a six game winning streak. However, the Panthers snapped the streak with an 8-2 win.
The Cardinals took a quick 1-0 lead in the first inning, but Creston answered with four runs in the bottom of the second. The Panthers extended the lead to 7-1 in the fourth inning and added a final run in the sixth inning. Clarinda managed to pick up a single run in the seventh inning.
Rock helped pace Clarinda with two hits, one RBI and one run scored. Childs also delivered a double and a single to go along with one run scored.
Fulk was credited with the other Clarinda hit and plated one of the two Clarinda runs. The Cardinals also received one stolen base apiece from Lindsay and Michael Shull.
Young took the loss as he pitched four innings at Creston. He was charged with seven runs, but only two were earned, on six hits and five walks. Young also notched six strikeouts.
Michael Shull tossed the final two innings. He held Creston to one unearned run on one hit and one walk. He also picked up four strikeouts.
Clarinda traveled to Council Bluffs Thursday, June 20, and was edged 5-3 by Lewis Central.
The Titans jumped out to a 3-0 lead in the first inning, but the Cardinals cut the margin to 3-1 in the top of the second. After Lewis Central added a pair of runs in the fourth inning, the Cardinals produced single runs in the fifth and seventh innings.
Logan Green drove in two of the three Clarinda runs on a pair of base hits. Young was also credited with one RBI.
Fulk and Michael Shull each collected a single and a run scored. Michael Shull also had one stolen base.
Tadyn Brown and Schmitt provided the other two Clarinda hits on the night. William Shull reached base on two walks and scored the other Clarinda run.
Schmitt suffered the loss as he allowed five earned runs in four innings. Schmitt was touched up for eight hits and three walks. He also set down two on strikes.
Rock pitched the final two innings. He shut out the Titans on two hits, while walking one and striking out one.