HIT IT HARD — Dallas VanLuchene takes a swing at an old hearse on Wednesday during the Summer Market Festival which was held at the Conrad Lions Swimming Pool Park.This was a fun, fundraiser for the Babe Ruth Baseball team. I-O Photo by Pat Lee
By Adam Jerome, I-O Reporter
In a slow week of action for the Tri-County Cardinals the team hosted the Great Falls Electrics for a double-header on July 11.
The Electrics came to town and managed a sweep of Tri-County.In the first game the Cardinals lost a close contest 12-8.
Kyle Schmidt got the start on the mound and took the loss.He tossed three innings and gave up seven earned runs on seven hits and five walks.
Schmidt didn’t receive much help from his defense as errors kept innings alive and allowed the Electrics to capitalize for the victory.
Tanner Coen came on in relief of Schmidt and allowed three more runs on eight hits.
From the plate, Tristan Tubbs was 2-4 and Clark Judisch was 3-4 with two doubles and two RBIs.Ryan Clark also drove in two runs.
Assistant Coach Tyson Anderson commented, “We struggled to have shut down innings after we scored runs.”
After a close first game the Cardinals were trounced in the second contest 23-8.The game was called after five innings.
Tri-County was out of the game after the first inning when they were down 10-0.
Clark started the game and took the loss.He was pulled in the first inning without recording an out as he walked three batters, hit two more and gave up five runs.
Judisch came in and pitched four innings of relief.He struggled with the Electric hitters and was hit around the park for six earned runs on nine hits and five walks.
Tubbs was next in line from the pitcher’s mound and threw the last inning.He was tagged for five runs on three hits.
Kyle Wanner was 1-2 and knocked in a run.Judisch was 1-3 with a double and Tyler Tharp went 1-2 with two RBIs.
Anderson talked about the game, “Our pitchers struggled with command and we dug ourselves too big of a hole early.”
The Cardinals finish up the regular season this week with home games against Vauxhall, Lethbridge and Medicine Hat on July 17, 20 and 21 respectively.
Editor’s note: The Cardinals split a doubleheader with Havre on July 15. Full coverage will be in next week’s edition.