Cardinals outshine, pound Braves 17-9

Published 9:13 am Wednesday, May 12, 2010

First National Bank & Trust Athletics’ player Ryan Johnson hits a pitch during Monday’s game against the PCI Arrows. | Photo by Chandler Myers

Devon Robinson pitched a complete game of four innings sending 10 batters down on strikes as the Atmore Lions Club Cardinals crushed the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Braves 17-9 in Cal Ripken Major League action Monday night.

Robinson’s defensive performance was backed up by his offense as he led the Cardinals with three runs scored in the win.

The beginning of the game looked as if it would be easy for the Braves as they scored three runs in the top of the first as Antonio Wall (0-for-2), Josh Baker (1-for-2) and Desmond Bishop (0-for-2) all made it around the basepath.

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The Cardinals cut the lead to two runs in the bottom of the inning as Robinson scored his first run of the game.

The Braves extended their lead to seven runs in the top of the second with Hunter Nobles (0-for-1), Wyatt Rutherford (0-for-1), Wall, Baker and Bishop scoring runs.

With an eight-run second inning, the Cardinals grabbed the lead 9-8 and never looked back with Evan Tatum (1-of-3), Fred Flavors (0-for-2), Danny Crenshaw (0-for-1), Lashaun Robinson (0-for-1), Devante Dailey (0-for-2), Robinson, Brandon Cummings (2-for-2) and Randy Johnson (0-for-2) scoring.

Robinson stepped up in the top of the third as he shutdown the Braves with three easy strikeouts.

The scoring continued for the Cardinals in the bottomof the third as Robinson, Demetrius Crenshaw, Dee Dee Poole, Dailey, Robinosn, Cummings, Johnson, Tatum and Danny Crenshaw helped give their team a nine run lead.

Coming into the final inning, the Braves were looking for a miracle, but could only get one run across the plate as Ty Riley scored.

Following Riley’s run, Robinson took charge on the mound again as he struck out the next three Braves batters.

A’s 6

Arrows 2

Ryan Johnson hit 3-for-3 with two runs scored as he led the First United Bank & Trust Athletics to a 6-2 victory over the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Arrows Monday in a battle of Cal Ripken Major League teams.

It was all Athletics to begin the game as they shut down the Arrows three up and three down in the first three innings.

At the plate, the A’s were able to score two runs in the first inning and one in the second inning as they slowly pulled away from the Arrows.

Johnson and Eric Williams scored in the bottom of the first with Jamaya Frye (1-for-1) scoring in the bottom of the second.

The Arrows were finally able to get on the board in the top of the fourth as Dakota Rolin and Tanner Guidry scooted their way around the basepath to pull with in one run of the A’s.

The Athletics would put the final touches on their win in the bottom of the inning though as Dakota Boatwright (1-for-2), Frye and Johnson all scored to push past the Arrows 6-2.

A’s 5

Warriors 3

Eric Willliams led the First National Bank & Trust Athletics to a 5-3 victory over the United Bank Warriors Saturday in a battle of Cal Ripken Major League teams.

Williams hit 2-for-3 with two runs scored in the victory.

The Warriors and A’s battled back-and-forth throughout the game as neither could gain any ground in their tun at the plate.

Heading into the bottom of the fifth, the score was 3-2 in favor of the Warriors, but an offensive explosion by Williams, Ryan Johnson (2-for-3) and Nytorious Cooler helping the A’s defeat the Warriors 5-3.