Cardinals win battle over Chiefs 5-3

Published 10:36 am Monday, June 7, 2010

The Atmore Vision Center Cardinals survived a tough battle against the Poarch Creek Indians Chiefs winning 5-3 in Cal Ripken Minor League action at Tom Byrne Park Thursday night.

The Cardinals opened the game with a pep in their step scoring three runs as Jaden Torres, Jared Gibbs and LaDainian Dialey all crossed the plate.

Tucker Spence helped the Chiefs cut the Cardinals’ lead to two runs in the bottom of the first as he reached base on a double and scored on a single by Cole Wynn.

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Mitchell Faulk helped the Cardinals extend their lead in the top of the third inning as he ripped a single and scored on a single by Torres.

Spence again helped his team put together some offense in the bottom-half of the fourth innning with a huge homerun to make the score 4-2.

In the final inning, Cortez Martin proved to be valuable at the plate scoring a triple and scoring on Edward Willams’ single to put the Cardinals up 5-2.

Colton Peebles tried to start a comeback for the Chiefs as he made it aroundt he basepath, but his run was all the Chiefs could add as they fell 5-3.

White Sox 14

Rangers 12

The State Farm White Sox were able to overcome a comeback by the Atmore VFW Rangers and pick up a 14-12 victory in Cal Ripken Minor League action at Tom Byrne Park on Thursday night.

The White Sox struck first on the scoreboard in the bottom of the first scoring five runs with Chase Bell, Brandon Gulsby, Kameron Bowen, Jackson Bonner and Bubba McGowan all crossing the plate.

The Rangers took the lead with six runs of their own in the top of the second as Caleb Gregson, Bryant Quimby, Johnny Lopez, Tristan Kilpatrick, Wyatt Grims and Saviour Kilpatrick each making their way around the basepath.

The Rangers’ lead did not last long as the White Sox took over again 9-6 in the bottom of the second with Bell, Gulsby, Bowen and Jaylyn Lee scoring runs.

In the bottom of the fifth, the White Sox extended their lead as Gulsby, Bowen, Bonner, Charles Lambert and McGowan all scored runs putting the White Sox up 14-6.

The Rangers made a strong attempt at a comeback in the final inning, but could only score six runs with Luke Smith, Sam Smith, Joshua Hadley, Jabe Dawe, Austin Walker and Quimby all scoring runs.

A Poarch Creek Indians Warrior heads for first base after ripping a single during his team’s game against the Atmore Vision Center Cardinals last week. | Photo by Chandler Myers