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Cards keep slate clean after two lackluster win vs. Eagles

John Baum 12.05.2009
The Bern Cardinals (9-0) played host to the last place Eagles on Sunday at the allmend, and nearly saw their perfect season end in game one. Chris Beyeler    (4-0)tossed eight innings allowing three runs, only one of which was earned. His defense committed big back-to-back errors in the seventh inning, allowing the Eagles to take a 3-2 lead. This was the first time the Cards had trailed this season, but they responded swiftly in the bottom of the inning tying the game on a Fabrizio Pessina RBI single. In the bottom of the next frame, pinch hitter Vitus Huber would lead off with a single, John Baum would then give his team the 5-3 lead as he lifted a homerun to left. The home team would tack on one more run as Ronnie Zimmermann doubled, and scored on a laser to center from Tobias Imboden. In the ninth, Imboden took over for Beyeler on the hill, converting the save, and pushing his teams record to 8-0.

Game two was a much more one-sided affair, as the Cards jumped out early, and scored often in winning the game 11-4. Imboden would start the game on the bump for the Cards, pitching three quality innings, allowing no hits and no runs. Baum would then go to his bullpen in preperation for the June qualifier tourney in Austria. Zimmermann; one inning, two K's, no runs: Johnny Perigos; two innings, one run, one hit: and Samuel Paulino; one inning, three runs, two hits. Vitus Huber would complete his perfect day at the plate, overall Vitus was 5-5, one HBP, 4 runs, 3 RBI. Rudy Vargas hit his first homer as a Card in game two, a three-run shot to deep center. Paulino was 3-5 in game two.