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Cards get back to winning ways with sweep of last place Eagles

John Baum 07.07.2009
In game one the visting Cardinals jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first inning. Vitus Huber led off the game with a double, and after two errors and a single from Samuel Paulino, both he and Ronnie Zimmermann would score. Chris Beyeler kept the Eagles off the board the first six innings of the game, allowing only five total hits, losing his shutout bid in the seventh and last inning, giving up two runs. Tobias Imboden got the Cards another run in the fourth inning, blasting a solo shot off the right fielders glove for his second homerun of the season. With the score at 3-0 in the the fifth, the visitors got their offense rolling, five consecutive singles from Fabri Pessina, Huber, Zimmermann, Rudi Vargas, and Jhonny Perigos helping to score four runs and extend the lead to 7-0. Six runs in the next inning would put the game far out of reach for the Eagles, sloppy defense and timely hitting pushing the total to 13-0. After the two runs in the bottom of the seventh, the Eagles would lose game one 13-2 by mercy-rule in the seventh inning. Vitus Huber: 2-3, 2B, 3 Runs. Rudi Vargas: 3 RBI. Tobias Imboden: 2-4, HR, 2 Runs, 2 RBI.

Game two started much like game one, with the Cards crossing the plate twice in the top of the first. Huber once again led off on base, this time with a walk, as he an Perigos would score the first runs of the game. Tobias Imboden was the starting pitcher for the Cardinals. Imboden would go the distance, registering his second shutout of the year, striking out nine, and allowing only five hits. In the second, three more runs scored for the Bern team, on two hits, moving the score to 5-0. Ronnie Zimmermann collecting his second hit in the first two innings after an RBI single in the first. The Cards would get back in the scoring column in the fourth, as two more runs scored, along with three more in the fifth. Doubles from Paulino, Miseal Guerrero, and Alex Cruz Tifa doing most of the damage. With the score now sitting at 10-0, the Cardinals put the hammer down in the seventh, sending fourteen men to the plate, eight of them scoring on four hits, and four walks. The final score of 18-0 reflected the dominance on the day by the Bern Cardinals. Cruz Tifa: 3-6, 2 2B, 4 RBI.
Huber: 4 Runs.