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CARDINALS AND BARRACUDAS SPLIT SATURDAY AT THE HEERENSCHURLI

11.05.2010
The Cards, desperate for a split, looking to get back to .500 had to settle for a game one win, and a loss in game two's pitching duel.
Tobias Imboden went the distance for Bern, allowing only four hits along the way for his first shutout of the season. A five run first inning, thanks to three walks, and three hits; along with a two out error staking the visting Cardinals to an early lead. Imboden was only in trouble one inning along the way, working out of a no out, bases loaded jam by inducing a 1-2-3 double play ball to end the inning. Offensively Miro Bussmann continued his hot start to the season, going 3-5 with a double. Vitus Huber reached base all four times he stepped to the plate, and Angelo Rodriguez, Lexu Walchli, and Tinu Gygax chipped in two hits a piece to pace the offense in an 11-0 win.

Game two featured Americans Derek Bondo and John Baum. On this day, Bondo would get the better of Baum, going the distance with 10 K's and also coming through with the game winning hit. Baum took a one-hitter into the sixth inning when a two out error extending the inning. Baum then surrendered back-to-back hits, which scored two runs which ended up being the difference. In the top of the last inning, the Cards fought to put the tying run in scoring position with two out. Tinu Gygax shot up the middle was deflected by Bondo to his second baseman, ending the contest on a rare 1-4-3 putout.

The Cardinals road to .500 doesn't get any easier next weekend as the take on the undefeated Flyers on Saturday.