In a close game throughout, the Cardinals plated three runs in each of the 5th and 6th innings which proved to be the difference in the 9-7 Flandreau win over the other local team, the Colman A’s.
After Drew Weber hit his post wedding wall with one out in the 5th inning, Zach Weber came in for the win with 2.2 innings of relief. He allowed two runs, one earned, and struck out five A’s batters without issuing a walk. Drew Weber surrendered four runs, three of which were earned, struck out two, and walked five. Bret Severtson pitched the final two frames to earn the save, allowing no runs and striking out two.
Ben Ihrke and Jake Patterson led the way offensively for the home team with three hits apiece and both scoring two times. One of Irhke’s hits was a double to go along with a hit by pitch and RBI. Behind the first and second batters production in the lineup, the three, four, and five hitters for Flandreau all had two hit games with a double each. Keith Cutler scored twice off of his hits, Aiden Ladd scored twice and drove in two, and Bret Severtson drove in a trio of runs. Jordan Gesling had the other hit with Derick Veldkamp’s production coming from a hit by pitch, two walks, and a run batted in.
Vs. DR Mudcats
Jordan Gesling earned the win on the mound for Flandreau, 8-3 over the Dell Rapids Mudcats, cruising through five innings before having to labor to finish the 6th. He allowed three earned runs, struck out three, and walked four Mudcat batters. Bret Severtson came in with two on and no outs in the 7th to wiggle out of the jam. He pitched two scoreless innings of relief with two strikeouts before giving way to Zach Weber who pitched a a scoreless 9th with a pair of strikeouts.
Gesling, Beau Severtson, and Tanner Harris all had a pair of hits offensively. Gesling scored once and was also hit by a pitch with Severtson hitting a double and scoring twice. Harris drove in and scored a run to go along with his double that hit just off the top of the left field fence. Derick Veldkamp and John Gassman each had a hit to combine with two and one runs batted in respectively.
Kasen Grengs set the tone on the mound for the well rounded Flandreau victory in which the Cardinals won in eight inning, 12-1.
Pounding the strike zone all evening, he worked eight solid innings to earn the win. He allowed one run and issued only one walk in his complete game effort.
Ben Ihrke, Bret Severtson, and Derick Veldkamp all had three hit days for the Cardinals. Ihrke scored twice and drove in three. Severtson scored twice and drove in three off of his single, double, and home run. Aiden Ladd and Michael Witte also filled up the offensive box score with two hits apiece. Ladd scored a run and drove himself in off of a solo shot home run and also walked and stole a base. Witte scored twice, stole a base, and drove in one. He reached on a bunt single and a double.
In their final home game of the season, the Cardinals host the Canova Gang on Thursday at 7:30 before traveling to Salem for a 2:00 first pitch in their final regular season game.
The Cardinals would like to thank everybody who came out and supported their fundraiser golf tournament this past Saturday.