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Cardinals stay perfect...sweep Lausanne 13-1, 7-6.

John Baum 05.05.2009
In a match-up of the first and second place teams Sunday, the Bern Cardinals   (7-0) keep their slate clean of losses after taking two from the Lausanne Indians (4-3). Game one featured a fine pitching performance from Tobias Imboden, as he limited the mighty Indian bats to only five hits while striking out five batters. The Cards offense scored early, jumping out to a 4-0 lead after two innings. Indians starter Nic Jaquemet would then settle down, keeping the Cardinals bats quiet over the next three innings, allowing only one more run to score. Meanwhile, Imoboden would continue to cruise, allowing his only run of the game in the third inning. The Cards eventually put the game out of reach with four runs in the seventh, and four runs in the eighth. In the last inning the visitors connected on three homeruns, John Baum and Johnny Perigos going back to back, and Ronnie Zimmermann following them two batters later. After Imboden set the Indians down in the eighth, the Cards secured the run-rule victory by a score of 13-1. Johnny Perigos added two doubles to his 3rd homer of the season, going 3-5, 2RBI, 3 Runs. Baum; 2-4, HR, 3RBI, 2 Runs: Zimmermann; 3-5, HR, 3 RBI: Rudy Vargas; 3-5, 3 RBI. The Cards once again scored in the first inning to take a lead against Indians starter Matt White. Two RBI groundouts scoring Vitus Huber and Samuel Paulino. The Indians would get one of those runs back quickly in the bottom of the innings as Jay Casimiro would leave the yard against Cards starter John Baum. In the top of the second, the visting Cardinals got that run back to extend their lead to 3-1. In the fourth inning the Indians once again cut into the lead, scoring one time to make it a one run game. The back and forth affair would continue in the fifth inning as the Cardinals scored four times to take a commanding 7-2 lead. The big hit coming off the bat of Baum, as he plated two runs with a double. The Indians however would not roll over, and countered in the bottom of the inning with three runs of their own to make it a two run game. Baum would set the Indians down in order in the sixth, but a one out walk in the seventh that would eventually score on a wild pitch strike three, would cut the lead to one. With the tying run now on second after a stolen base, Baum induced a pop out to third to end the game.
The sweep puts the Cardinals overall record of 7-0. The Indians drop back to third place with an overall record of 4-3. The Cardinals play their next game May 10th at the allmend. Come out to support your team as they look to go to 9-0!