Lady Cardinals finish first round with two ESL losses

By Andrea Camarena

The Lady Cardinals dropped their league record to 2-3 last week after going 0-2 against CVC and Parlier.

Lindsay opened the week with a 10-6 home field loss to the Cavaliers on Tuesday, March 27. The Cardinals took a 6-5 win over the Cavaliers in a non-league contest at the Strathmore Tournament on March 10 but the Cardinals couldn't pull out the win in the league contest.

Lindsay pitcher Cassie Manning started and recorded the loss after giving up seven earned runs, two hits, eight walks and striking out five batters.

Hayley Kendig relieved Manning in the fifth inning and in three innings, she allowed two earned runs, four hits, walked two and struck out three.

Lindsay tied the game 2-2 at the bottom of the first inning but couldn't match the Cavaliers as they added two more in the second.

The Cardinals brought in two more runs in the fourth inning but still trailed 8-4. Lindsay stayed in the game, but two runs in the bottom of the seventh weren't enough to catch up.

Geraldine Perez was Lindsay's top hitter, going three for four with an RBI single. She recorded one stolen base but was left on base three times.

Jeshea Garcia went two for four and was batted in twice.

On defense, Lindsay made only two errors while the Cavaliers recorded four.

The Cavaliers and Cardinals will face each other in the second round of East Sequoia League play at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 19 at CVC.

Against Parlier, Lindsay fought to the end, making a big comeback effort. The Cardinals scored six runs in the last two innings but eventually fell 12-13 on Thursday, March 29 in Parlier to complete the first round of league play with a loss.

The Cardinals showed up at the plate with 10 hits after falling behind 0-4 in the second inning. Lindsay came back to take a 3-2 lead in the third inning but gave up four runs in the bottom of the fourth giving the game back to the Panthers. The Panthers stretched their lead in the fifth inning, outscoring the Cardinals 3-5.

Lisa Rodriguez was Lindsay's top hitter for the night going two for three with two RBI and a triple.

Perez crossed the plate three times and reached first on two walks and was hit by a pitch.

The Cardinals got another chance to tune up for league at the Fowler Easter Classic from March 31 to April 3.

The results will appear in the next issue of the Sun-Gazette.

The Cardinals return home to host the Woodlake Tigers in the second round of league at 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.

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