By Tom Price jr.
For the second time in three meetings, Orosi (4-7, 8-11) got the best of the Lindsay Cardinals (6-5, 13-9). On April 30, Orosi had an offensive explosion in a 14-6 rout of Lindsay, who scored all of their runs in a third-inning rally.
Bryan Rios started the game for Lindsay but lasted only three innings, giving up five runs on three hits and seven walks. Francisco Diaz didn't do much better in relief surrendering six runs on four hits and two walks.
Lindsay was led by Bernardo Lemus who had two hits and an RBI in the game, Todd Collier, Francisco Diaz, Damian Leon, Memo Orozco and Anthony Sanchez each added one hit.
Lindsay finished with eight hits compared to Orosi's nine, but 10 walks and four errors prevented them from staying in the game.
On April 27. Abel Gamboa took the mound for Lindsay and dominated the Corcoran Panthers. Gamboa pitched six innings of scoreless baseball in the Cardinal's 8-1 win. He had five strikeouts and allowed just five hits in the complete game.
Offensively, Gamboa was one of three hitters with two hits; Noe Orosco and Rios joined him. Anthony Sanchez added two RBI with his 1-for-3 performance.
The Cardinals broke the game open with four runs in the third inning and padded their 6-0 lead in the sixth with two more runs.
The Cardinals, who are currently in a tie for second place with Dinuba will take the field at 4 p.m. on Friday against Woodlake in Woodlake.