Clarinda ran its winning streak to six games with an 11-1 home win over East Mills Saturday, June 16, during Baseball Day.
On the strength of the winning streak, the Cardinals improved to 8-7 overall on the season.
The Cardinals wasted no time Saturday as they struck for five runs in the bottom of the first inning. After extending the lead to 7-0 in the second inning, Clarinda tacked on three more runs in the third.
East Mills broke up the shutout with a run in the top of the fifth inning to extend the game. However, Clarinda plated a run in the bottom of the sixth inning to end the game in accordance with the 10-run rule.
Nathan Lindsay started the game on the mound and earned the win. He pitched four and two-thirds innings allowing one earned run on two hits. He also struck out six and walked four.
Michael Shull tossed the final one and one-third innings. He held the Wolverines scoreless, while recording three of the four outs on strikes.
At the plate, Cooper Neal turned in a single and double as he drove in three runs. He also scored three times.
Sy Young added a double and two runs batted in (RBIs). Parker Rock delivered a single, a double, three runs scored and on stolen base.
Kam Fulk posted a double, one RBI and one run scored. Logan Green followed with one hit, one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base.
Lindsay helped his cause with three stolen bases, two runs scored and one hit. Tadyn Brown picked up one hit, one RBI and one stolen base.
Jon McCall and Wyatt Schmitt accounted for the other two Clarinda hits in the game. McCall was also credited with one RBI. Michael Shull added one RBI, one run scored and one stolen base.
The Cardinals started their streak with a 4-2 win Friday, June 7, at Council Bluffs. St. Albert. Clarinda then made it back-to-back wins Monday, June 10, with an 8-4 home win over Shenandoah.
Clarinda pushed across four runs in the bottom of the sixth inning to down the Mustangs. The Cardinals scored the first run of the night in the home half of the first, but Shenandoah responded with three runs in the top of the second inning.
Shenandoah tacked on a run in the third to extend the lead to 4-1. However, Clarinda battled back a single run in the bottom of the third and duplicated that feat in the next two innings to tie the game at 4 after five innings.
Fulk and Schmitt each turned in one hit and drove in two runs to pace Clarinda. Rock followed with a double, one RBI and one run scored. Rock also accounted for two of the nine stolen bases the Cardinals had in the game.
Michael Shull led Clarinda with three stolen bases to go along with two base hits and two runs scored. Neal delivered two stolen bases, two runs scored, one hit and one RBI.
Young added two hits and two runs scored. Jakob Childs was credited with the other Clarinda hit, while Brown provided one stolen base and one run scored.
Young started the game and tossed the first five innings. He limited Shenandoah to one earned run on four hits and four walks, while striking out five.
Neal came on to pitch two shutout innings to pick up the win. He held the Mustangs hitless, issued no walks and tallied one strikeout.
Clarinda then traveled to Southwest Valley Wednesday, June 12, and posted a 14-8 win over the Timberwolves.
The Cardinals built a 3-0 lead heading to the home half of the fourth inning, but Southwest Valley struck for four runs in the frame. Clarinda managed to tie the game at four with a lone run in the top of the fifth inning.
The Cardinals then went in front for good with four runs in the top of the sixth inning and erupted for six more in the seventh. The Timberwolves kept the game interesting with a pair of runs in each of the final two innings of play.
William Shull anchored the Clarinda attack with four RBIs on the strength of a single and a double. He also scored three runs.
Rock collected four hits, drove in three runs and came around to score four times in the contest. He also wrecked havoc on the base paths with six steals.
Fulk joined in on the fun with three hits, two RBIs and one run scored. Michael Shull chipped in with two hits, two runs scored and one RBI.
Young recorded one hit and one run scored. Childs and Schmitt were also credited with driving in one run apiece.
Neal reached on three walks, stole two bases and came around to score two runs. Nathan Lindsay also walked and scored against the Timberwolves.
Michael Shull pitched the final two-thirds of an inning to pick up the win. He allowed two earned runs on two hits and three walks while striking out one batter.
Fulk got the start on the hill and lasted four innings. He was charged with four earned runs on five hits and two walks, while notching three strikeouts.
Schmitt came on to toss one and one-third innings. He gave up two unearned runs on one hit to go along with one walk and one strikeout.
Jon McCall worked one scoreless inning. He did not allow a hit, but did issue one walk. He also fanned one.
Clarinda returned home for Senior Night Thursday, June 13, and held off Atlantic 5-3.
The Cardinals drew first blood with two runs in the bottom of the third inning. Clarinda then pushed the advantage to 4-0 in the fourth inning.
The Trojans cut the deficit to 4-3 with three runs in the top of the fifth inning. However, the Cardinals responded with an insurance run in the bottom of the sixth inning before retiring Atlantic in the top of the seventh to seal the victory.
Brown drove in three of the five Clarinda runs, while Young plated the other two runs. Young also collected a single and a stolen base against the Trojans.
Fulk and Green each turned in a single and a double in the contest. Fulk also scored once.
Rock provided a single, a double, a stolen base and one run scored. Michael Shull recorded a double and a run scored.
McCall and Schmitt scored the other two Clarinda runs. Schmitt also swiped one bag.
Childs was credited with the victory as he limited Atlantic to three unearned runs on one hit over five innings of work. He also struck out seven Trojans and walked only one.
Neal tossed the final two innings to preserve the win. He held Atlantic scoreless on one hit and fanned three.
Clarinda kept the momentum going Friday, June 14, with a 5-1 home win over Kuemper Catholic.
The Cardinals pushed across one run in the bottom of the first inning and then seized control of the contest with four runs in the bottom of the third inning. The Knights avoided the shutout by producing a lone run in the top of the sixth inning
Schmitt silenced the Knights over six innings to claim the win. He allowed one earned run on four hits and one walk, while notching seven strikeouts.
Neal pitched the final inning. He held Kuemper Catholic scoreless on one hit and struck out one.
Fulk contributed one hit and two RBIs for the Cardinals at the plate. Young added one hit, one RBI and one run scored.
Green was also credited with one RBI to go with one hit. Neal chipped in with two hits and one run scored, while Brown was credited with one hit and one run scored. Brown also had one stolen base in the game.
Michael Shull accounted for the other Clarinda steal in the game to go along with one hit. Rock also crossed the plate twice against the Knights.