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Cardinals fall to 4-7; 4-6 in Cornbelt

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 25th, 2013

The Flandreau Cardinals took part in three Cornbelt League battles last week, picking up an 11-6 win over Humboldt to start the week but falling, 5-0, to Harrisburg on Thursday and 9-6 to Dell Rapids PBR on Sunday.

Flandreau 11 – Humboldt 6

The Cardinals had their bats working Tuesday night when they took on the Humboldt Gamecocks at Flandreau City Park.

Flandreau took a lead early and held on thanks to big hitting performance from Herbie Koerner. Koerner finished the game with four singles and three RBI for the Cardinals. Tanner Harris, Rick Weber, Zach Weber, and Beau Severtson each picked up two hits for the Cardinals to help lead them to the victory.

Luke Gassman picked up his first win of the year on the mound, pitching seven innings, allowing six runs (three earned) on just seven hits and striking out nine Gamecock batters. Zach Weber picked up his second save of the year, pitching the final two innings, allowing no runs, no hits, and fanning four Humboldt hitters.

Harrisburg 5 – Flandreau 0

The Cardinals picked up seven hits on the night, two by Rick Weber, but all of them were singles leaving Flandreau with no runs in their 5-0 loss to Harrisburg.

Sam Schaapveld pitched seven strong innings, allowing five runs on 11 hits with no walks and striking out three Woodies’ batters.

Dells PBR 9 – Flandreau 6

After scoring four runs in the top of the eighth inning to tie the game at six a piece but PBR took advantage of a few Flandreau errors to plate three runs in the bottom half of the eighth off reliever Zach Weber to take the game, 9-6.

Brooks Cross led the Cardinals with three hits including a double. Beau Severtson added two singles each, while Bret Severtson and Tanner Harris each doubled for the Cardinals in the loss.

Nic Behrens pitched six innings for the Cardinals, giving up six runs on eight hits and striking out three in the no-decision.

Weber pitched the final two innings, giving up three unearned runs on just one hit and striking out three to drop his record to 1-1 on the season.

After the 2-1 performance last week, the Cardinals record falls to 4-7 overall and 4-6 in the Cornbelt League.

The Cardinals will play host to Salem tonight at 7:30 as well as Madison on Thursday at 7:30. They will also travel to Colman on Sunday (5:00) and host Canova next Tuesday (7:30).

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