Cardinals split weekend games


Playing as the Home team in Madison, the Flandreau bats exploded for 16 hits and 15 runs in the rescheduled game due to weather. They won 15-7.
They were led at the plate by Keith Cutler and Beau Severtson’s three hit games with Jake Patterson, Jordan Gesling, Derick Veldkamp, and Michael Witte all adding two hits apiece. Ben Ihrke added a solo home run and scored two runs with Patterson, Cutler, and Tanner Harris all scoring multiple times. Veldkamp drove in five runs with his two hits going for doubles.
Drew Weber was solid on the mound earning the win after his six inning start. He allowed six runs, four earned, struck out three and walked one. A few Cardinal errors forced Weber into longer innings throughout his time on the mound. Zach Weber threw three innings of solid relief, allowing one unearned run with a strikeout and a walk.
Flandreau - 4 Lennox 9
Free bases from the pitcher’s mound and defensively saw Flandreau lose a game, 14-9,  in which they out hit Lennox, 11-4. Only one of Lennox’s four hits reached the outfield, yet saw them manage nine runs offensively.
Jordan Gesling was the pitcher of record. After cruising through the first two innings and retiring the first six batters, a combination of base on balls, hit batters, and untimely errors led to eight runs between the 3rd and 4th innings. John Gassman had a nice night in relief, throwing 4.2 innings, allowing one run, and striking out 5.
Bret Severtson had a three hit game with Jake Patterson and Gesling having two apiece. Patterson scored and drove himself in with a home run over the left field wall while Gesling had a double to go along with his single.
The Cardinals are to Colman on Tuesday night at 7:30, Dell Rapids Mudcats on Thursday at 7:30, before traveling to Humboldt on Sunday for a 5:00 first pitch.

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