Cardinals sweep Barracudas to move to 3-0 on the Season20.04.2009
The Cards welcomed the 'Cudas to the allmend Sunday, and sent them home unhappy. Game 1: Chris Beyeler tossed 8 innings of 5 hit baseball for the win. It was Chris' second win in two starts this season. Beyeler struck out eight Barracudas in eight innings of work. Along the way he allowed only three runs, one of those being earned. Nderim Coma started on the hill for the Barracudas, and wasn't nearly as affective as as the Cards starter. Coma's defense didn't help him, but he also gave up seven hits in 4 innings of work. When he left the game, his team was behind 6-2. Frank Berchtold relieved Coma, and had his own troubles with control problems. He would allow four hits, and eight runs, in five innings. Berchtold walked eight and hit two, which was the cause of most of his problems. The Cards would eventually win the game by a score of 14-4. Offensively the Cardinals were led by Tobias Imboden: 3-4, 2 triples, 3 runs scored. John Baum (3-3), reached base all 5 plate appearances. Game 2: Game 2 started scoreless for the first two innings. John Baum for the Cards and Benni Montag for the 'Cudas, keeping their opponent of the board. The Cardinals would be the first to bust loose in the third inning, three doubles in the inning from Miseal Guerrero, Samuel Paulino, and Johnny Perigos doing the damage. The Cards would end up tacking on one run in each of the next two innings, pushing their lead to 5-0 in the fifth inning. John Baum continued to cruise, running into very little trouble, allowing only two hits and one unearned run in a complete game victory. Baum struck out nine along the way, in helping his team achieve a 5-1 victory. The two wins push the Cards '09 record to 3-0. They resume play next week at home, Sunday 26th of April against the Sissach Frogs. Thanks for coming out to opening weekend and celebrating two good wins with us. Hope to see you next week as we try to move to 5-0!