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March 29, 2013

Smith delivers in 8th inning

No. 1-ranked Cardinals hold off Sequoyah, 7-6

SEQUOYAH — Verdigris center fielder Tanner Smith delivered a run scoring triple in the eighth inning, then slid home with the game-winner on a Sequoyah bunt, lifting the Class 3A top-ranked Cardinals to a wild 7-6 victory over the Eagles Tuesday at the Pope Athletic Complex.

With the game tied 5-5 after seven innings, winning pitcher Gabe Rodery drew a walk off Eagles reliever McKaine Foster.

Smith slapped a triple to right field, scoring Rodery with the go ahead run, then came home on Ryan Skalnik’s attempted bunt for a hit.

Skalnik was thrown out at first, but Smith raced to the plate and slid past the tag of catcher Jeff Harrison, giving Verdigris a 7-5 lead.

In the bottom of the eighth, Sequoyah loaded the bases and Logan Tacker scored when Yance McGill blooped a base hit to left with one away. Benny Sandecki was tagged out going to third on the play, then Dillon Lyons grounded to first, saving victory for the Cardinals (12-1).

Sequoyah outhit Verdigris 9-6 with Foster ripping a three-run homer in the third and Tacker punching two singles.

In addition to his triple, Smith collected a base hit for the Cardinals with Skalnik picking up a double and single.Verdigris used four pitchers with Rodery gaining the win.

The lead bounced back and forth in a game where rallies never seemed to end. Foster’s three-run blast over center field gave the Eagles a 3-2 lead before the Cardinals tied it in the sixth. Peyton Battenfield walked, was sacrificed to second and reached third on a fielder’s choice. He scored on a wild pitch.

In the bottom of the sixth, Tanner Helm walked, was sacrificed to second and put Sequoyah up 4-3 when Harrison singled through the middle.

Verdigris retaliated in the seventh, thanks to a pair of Eagles’ errors.

Kale Keith reached base on a Sequoyah bobble, then Mitch Hammock walked. Battenfield’s base hit to right drove in Helm and Hammock gave the Cardinals a 5-4 lead after right fielder Lyons allowed the ball to get by him.

The Eagles again tied the game in the bottom of the seventh. Lyons cracked a base hit to right and Rodery struck Helm to load the bases. Rodery walked Levi Lewis on a 3-2 pitch, forcing home pinch runner Clay Moreland and setting the stage for the decisive eighth inning.

 

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