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Cardinals Tame Cobras 8-3 in AA Baseball

March 30, 2009 — The Cardinals beat the Cobras 8-5 Sunday at the D.C. Canegata baseball field to move to 2-0 in the young Raphael Jackson double-A baseball season.
Miguel Rodriguez pitched four strong innings before getting into a bit of a jam in the fifth in getting the victory on the hill for the Cardinals. He held the Cobras scoreless over the first four innings, allowing just three hits in the span.
The Cardinals, meanwhile, got the scoring going in the bottom of the first with an unearned run to take the early lead. They added two more runs in the bottom of the third on a two-run home run off the bat of Juan Isaac to lead 3-0 after three innings.
The Cobras tied the game in the top of the fifth, scoring three runs on an RBI single by Lionel Farrington, an RBI ground out by Angel Torres and an unearned run. The Cardinals failed to score in their half of the inning.
After the Cobras failed to score in the top of the sixth, the Cardinals took the lead for good when they erupted for five runs in the bottom of the inning to lead 8-3 after six completed innings. They scored five runs on two-run, pinch-hit home run by Norbert Pickering, a two-run single by Edwin Derweer and an unearned run.
After the Cobras failed to score in the top of the seventh, the game was called due to time constraints.
Rodriguez pitched the win for the Cardinals, while Carlos Nieves got the loss for the Cobras. Top batters for the Cardinals were Derweer, 2 for 3 with two RBIs; Isaac, 2 for 4 with a home run and two RBIs; and Pickering, 1 for 1 with a home run and two RBIs. For the Cobras, Justino Navarro went 2 for 4, Farrington went 2 for 2 with an RBI, and Jose Guerra went 1 for 3 with an RBI.
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