Cards narrowly defeat Warriors 8-7

Published 11:05 am Wednesday, June 9, 2010

What looked to be an easy victory for the Atmore Vision Center Cardinals turned into a close win as they defeated the Poarch Band of Creek Indians 8-7 in Cal Ripken Minor League action at Tom Byrne Park Monday night.

The Cardinals opened the game on a tear as they quickly took a 6-0 lead with Jaden Torres, Fred Rudolph, Jared Gibbs, Jaylen Black, LaDavid Hudson and Cortez Martin all scoring.

The Warriors responded in the bottom of the first with one run of their own as Jason Davis made his way around the basepath to cut the Cardinals’ lead to five runs.

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After each team went scoreless in the second and third innings, the Warriors jumped back into the game with five runs scoring in the bottom of the fourth as Colby Burkette, Jayce Sells, Jake Shivers, Jaylon Daughtry and Tanner Jackson all scored tying the game at six.

Neither team scored in the fifth or sixth innings, which set up a showdown for the win in the final inning.

The Cardinals took advantage of their time at the plate scoring two runs to take an 8-6 lead with Hudson and Martin each scoring their second run of the game.

The Warriors made an attempt at a win as Dawson Cox scored to cut the Cardinals’ lead to one, but there was not enough in the tank for the Warriors as they stranded the tying and winning runs on base to end the game.

Chiefs 7

White Sox 6

A four-run fourth inning helped the Poarch Band of Creek Indians Chiefs defeat the State Farm White Sox 7-6 in Cal Ripken Minor League action at Tom Byrne Park on Monday night.

The Chiefs started the game at the plate and scored one run with Billy Rolin making it around the basepath.

The White Sox took the lead 3-1 in the bottom of the inning as Chase Bell, Brandon Gulsby and Kameron Bowen all scored runs.

The Chiefs used the second and third innings to tie the game as Cameron Wynn scored in the second and Rolin tied the game with his second run in the third inning.

A huge four-run explosion in the top of the fourth helped the Chiefs take a 7-3 lead with Ian McGhee, Caleb Fullerton, Devin Wooten and Hunter Findley crossing the plate.

The White Sox cut the Chiefs lead to two runs in the bottom of the inning as Bowen and Jackson Bonner each scored.

One more run would be all the White Sox could tally though as Gulsby score din the bottom of the sixth to give the Chiefs a 7-6 win.

An Atmore VFW Rangers player throws out a runner at first base during a game earlier in the season. | Photo by Chandler Myers