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NLA CARDS REMAIN AT .500 AFTER SURPRISE SPLIT WITH FROGS

06.07.2010
Tobias Imboden was once again stellar on the mound for the Cards,  
working a complete game for the victory. Imboden allowed nine hits in  
the game, but only one earned run on his way to the win. The Cardinals  
found themselves in an early 2-0 deficit, thanks to two early errors,  
but responded in the third and fourth innings for a combined five  
runs. The four run third inning was highlighted by John Baum's homerun  
to right center, which tied the game at 2-2 before the Cards grabbed a  
lead later in the inning they would not let go of. A single run for  
the Frogs in the seventh, and one for the Cards in the eighth would  
finish the scoring at 6-3 for the home team Cardinals.

Game two once again proved dificult for Baum to win. He would allow a  
season high ten hits to the Frogs, and a three run fourth inning  
giving the visitors from Sissach a 4-0 advantage. The Cards scrapped  
back a run in the fifth innning as Imboden doubled to start the  
innning, and scored on a Miro Bussmann double with two outs. The Frogs  
turned to player/coach Gabe Bonfanti to close the game in the sixth  
inning. Bonfanti held the Cards scoreless in his first inning, but ran  
into control problems in the seventh and last inning. A lead off  
strikeout that wasn't handled by the catcher started the rally. Two  
consecutive walks loaded the bases before a wild pitch sent the Cards  
second run across the plate. With runners on second and third, the top  
of the Cards order was unable to produce the big hit, as the runners  
remained where they were, and the game finished with a 4-2 Frog victory.

The Cards are in action for the sixth consecutive weekend Saturday in  
Lausanne. After this weekend they will have a much needed two week  
hiatus. During this time, Vitus Huber returns to full time action,  
along with the return of American catcher Seth Suplin. Lexu Walchli  
also returns shortly after this pause...the Cards are looking forward  
to reuniting the whole team, and making a push to the playoffs and  
beyond!