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Cellar-Dwelling Cards Score Two Weekend Upsets

May 21, 2007 — In AA baseball action over the weekend, the last-place Cardinals began to turn things around with two upset victories.
Cardinals 15, Yankees 10
The Raphael Jackson AA baseball league’s last-place team, the Cardinals, looked like they may be turning things around after defeating two of the top teams over the weekend. On Saturday, the Cards knocked off the second-place Yankees 15-10 and then followed that up with a 7-4 stunner over the Monarchs on Sunday.
In Saturday’s game, the Cardinals got some sweet revenge against Yankee pitcher Scott Coffield, who was a couple of outs away from shutting them out in the teams’ last encounter. They rocked Coffield for 12 hits and 11 runs before his manager mercifully pulled him from the game.
Sylvester McIntosh came on in relief to pick up the win for the Cardinals in relief, while Scoffield got the loss for the Yankees.
Top hitters for the Cardinals were Joel Rodiguez, 4 for 5 with four RBIs; Norbert Pickering, 2 for 4 with two RBIs; and Cedric Joseph, 3 for 4 with one RBI. For the Yankees, Jose Morales went 2 for 3 with two RBIs while Carlos Morales went 1 for 3 with two RBIs.
Cardinals 7, Monarchs 4
In Sunday’s win, the Cardinals' ace, Irvin Simmons, scattered five hits over eight innings to beat the Monarchs 7-4. All four of the Monarchs' runs came in the top of the first inning. Simmons then pitched shutout ball the rest of the way to record his first win of the season. Vernon Cooke took the loss for the Monarchs.
Top hitters for the Cardinals were Kareem Dennis, 3 for 4, and Norbert Pickering and Clyde Gumbs both 1 for 3 with one RBI apiece. For the Monarchs, Rashan Foster went 2 for 3 with one RBI and Rogelio Laws went 1 for 4 with one RBI.
Vikings 10, Mets 7
In Sunday’s late game, the league-leading Vikings scored eight runs in the top of the eighth to pull out a come-from-behind 10-7 win in a time-shortened eight-inning contest. Reuben Garcia picked up the win in relief of Vikings starter Cantibol Encarnacion while Juan Santana took the loss for the Mets. Garcia also struck out nine hitters in his four-and-one-half innings of work.
The Viking attack was led by Osyan Gore, 3 for 4 with three RBIs, and Warren Brooks, 2 for 3 with two RBIs. For the Mets, Juan Isaac went 1 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs while Francisco Barone went 3 for 4 with one RBI and Edwin Derweer went 2 for 4 with one RBI.
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