Cardinals hold off Reds 18-14
by Tony McGuire
On the final day of the little league regular season, the Cardinals and the Reds finished the day. The Cardinals took a big early lead, but had to hold off a late Reds’ charge for the win.
The Reds took the 1-0 lead in the first inning, but gave up six runs to the Cardinals in the second inning. By the time the second frame was over, the Cardinals held the 6-4 advantage.
A 5-1 advantage in the third inning put the Cardinals on top 11-5. by the time the fourth inning ended, the Cardinals’ lead had grown to 14-7.
The Reds put together the game’s biggest inning in the fifth, scoring seven times. However, a four-run half by the Cardinals left them with the 18-14 lead.
The Reds could only muster a pair of runs in the final frame, giving the Cardinals the 18-16 win.
Cardinals (18) Kenton Noble 1 hit and 3 runs, Mason Collins 1 hit and 3 runs, Jacob Woolum 2 hits and 4 runs, Spencer Robinson 2 hits (HR) and 4 runs, Jordan Caudill 2 hits and 3 runs, Jarrett Napier 1 hit, and Kris Neace 2 hits and 1 run.
Reds (14) Trajon Campbell 3 hits and 4 runs, Parker Estep 2 hits, Kaden Hillman 1 hit, Jacob Frazier 1 hit and 2 runs, Dawson Kersey 1 run, Braden Amburgey 1 hit and 3 runs, Dylan Adams 1 hit and 4 runs, and Jaron Centers 1 run.
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