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June 10, 2014

Clutch defense leads to Cardinal victory

DONNELLSON — The Cardinal baseball team eked out a 4-3 victory over Central Lee Monday in SEISC-South conference.

Conner McElderry went 2-for-4 with an RBI to help Comets pull out the win. The last inning of the game didn't suffer from a deficit of drama. Tyler Albert gunned down The Hawks' Rich Galle, who represented the tying run of the game, in the bottom of the sixth to help secure the win for Cardinal.

Trevor Albert scored the decisive fourth run on a double steal in the top of the fifth. In addition, Cody Streeby drove in Tyler Albert with a double in the top of third and then went on to score himself on a McElderry base hit.

"We came out flat tonight. We left opportunities to score on the board, and also seemed flat defensively," Cardinal coach Thomas Hallgren said. "We will need to improve and be more consistent as we go through the season. The boys had to reach down and compete to get this win. It's always good to get conference wins on the road, however."

Cardinal (4-3, and 4-2) plays at New London Thursday.

Cardinal 4, Central Lee 3

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Cent 100 100 1	3 10 2

Cardinal Battery: Conner McElderry (W, 1-1) 7IP, 10H, 3R, 3ER, 1BB, 4K, Cody Streeby catching

2B: Streeby

Hitting: McElderry 2-4, Chase Courtney 1-3, Streeby 1-4, Brennon Elder 1-1

RBI: Streeby, McElderry

Runs: Tyler Albert, Streeby, Elder, Trevor Albert

Tri-County prevails over Sigourney

THORNBURG — The Tri-County baseball team used the powerful hitting of Nick Watts and Tyler Lally to prevail over Sigourney 5-3 Monday in South Iowa Cedar League action.

Watts doubled and drove in two runs and Lally blasted a sole home run for the Trojans. Jake Brumbaugh got the win on the hill for Tri-County. He allowed two runs on five hits while striking out a whopping 11 batters in six-plus innings of work. All of the Savages runs came in the top of the seventh inning.

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