The Norris City-Omaha-Enfield Fighting Cardinal baseball team wrapped up their regular season play by playing host to the Wayne City Indians Monday afternoon in a non conference matchup.
First inning action was full of offense and excitement as both teams were able to push three runs across the plate to find the game knotted at 3-all. This tie quickly ended in the top of the second inning when the Indians erupted for a five-run inning to take the lead at 8-3. This score stood until the bottom of the third inning when NCOE came alive again on the offensive side and scored three more runs to cut into the Wayne City lead, 8-6. Both teams would play even in the fourth inning as each added a run to their total to keep the game at a two run difference. From this point on, the NCOE offense would go stagnant and not be able to score another run allowing Wayne City to go on and claim the 12-7 victory.
Ty Lane led the Fighting Cardinal offense with a team high two hits followed by one hit each from Brandon Skaggs, Trey Simmons, Jack Riggs, Lucas Browning, and Nathaniel Wilson. Those credited with RBI’s were Riggs (2), Simmons (1), Browning (1), and Wilson (1). Brandon Skaggs, Trey Simmons, and Jack Riggs each scored two runs a piece to lead the way for NCOE followed by one run from Lucas Browning.
Starting pitcher, Wade Sauls pitched the first 1 2/3 innings allowing eight runs on seven hits and striking out one before giving way to Nathaniel Wilson Wilson hurled the next 3 1/3 innings allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits and collecting two strikeouts. Ty Lane would take over for Wilson in the sixth inning to close the game allowing one unearned run on three hits while striking out two.
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