Card's beat Woodlake for first ESL win

The good news for the Lindsay Cardinals (1-2, 5-5) baseball team is that Friday's 3-0 win over Woodlake was their first East Sequoia League win and got them back to .500.

The bad news is that it was just their first ESL win and in three league games, their offense has produced just seven runs.

After a combined three-hitter from Abel Gamboa and Bryan Rios wasn't enough to beat Dinuba in a 3-2 loss on March 23, Rios took the ball against Woodlake and pitched six innings of shutout baseball in Lindsay's 3-0 win.

Rios allowed just two hits and struck out four and Gamboa came in for the save and struck out two of the three batters he faced.

Todd Collier bounced back from a 0-for-3, two strike out performance against Dinuba, getting two hits and an RBI against Woodlake.

Michael Castanon and Bernardo Lemus each added one hit and an RBI.

Against Dinuba, Lindsay got eight hits but only managed two runs. Castanon, Noe Orosco and Tomas Cervantes each had two hits. Cervantes scored both of the teams runs in the loss.

Gamboa started the game on the mound and lasted 2 1/3 innings giving up two hits, three earned runs and hit two batters. Rios pitched a near perfect 3 2/3 innings of relief, surrendering just one hit, two walks and no runs.

As of press time the Cardinals ESL game against Exeter had yet to be played. Results from the game can be found in the April 7 issue of the Lindsay Gazette.

The Cardinals will be back on the field at 3:45 p.m. on Friday against Corcoran in Corcoran.

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