Baseball: Cardinals declaw Tigers in shut out

Lindsay starting pitcher Eric Lemus throws a complete game shutout in 4-0 win over Woodlake

LINDSAY – Lindsay shutout Woodlake last week to stay two games ahead of the Tigers and gave the Cardinals sole possession of third place in the East Sequoia League. 

Lindsay starting pitcher Eric Lemus pitched a complete game shutout on April 22 as the Cardinals won 4-0 against the Tigers at home. He was backed up by a Cardinals infield that made spectacular plays to keep Woodlake runners off the bases. One play put their defense during the game on display. Cardinals’ catcher Johnatan Mosqueda whipped the ball to shortstop Gio Chavez who then tagged a runner in mid-air. 

“It feels good after the win, the team is looking better and stronger every game, but we are still improving,” Chavez said after the game.  

Chavez and his teammates were also patient at the plate, waiting for their pitch to put in play. Chavez scored the first run of the game and set the tone for the Cardinals. Woodlake wouldn’t give up but were unable to get anything going against Lindsay. 

The win gave Lindsay a sweep of Woodlake this year and improved their record to 4-2 in the East Sequoia League. The Cardinals traveled to Corcoran on Monday, April 26 but results were unavailable as of press time. Lindsay’s next game is today, April 27 against league-leading Sierra Pacific in Hanford. The Golden Bears enter the game with a 7-0 league record. 

Woodlake will try to rebound from the loss and snap a three-game losing streak when the Tigers return home to play Strathmore on Friday, April 29. The Spartans are tied for second place in league with a 5-2 record. 

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