The Harmony Grove Cardinals jumped out to an early lead on Episcopal and captured an 11-1 victory on Friday at Harmony Grove.
The game was decided quickly as the Cardinals exerted their will early with six runs in the first three innings.
An error, a wild pitch, and a groundout by Caleb Wood in the first inning and a sacrifice fly by Brinson Cornwell during the second inning fueled the Cardinals’ offense early.
The Cardinals’ Dakota Rains was perfect at the dish, going 3-3. He singled in the second, third, and fifth innings.
Brandon Williams shut down Episcopal while he was on the rubber. Episcopal managed just one hit off of Williams, who allowed one earned run, walked four and struck out six during his five innings of work.
Winning took the loss for Episcopal. He allowed six runs in three innings, walked two and struck out three.
The Cardinals tacked on another two runs in the third. A sacrifice fly scored Jordan Jones to get the Cardinals on the board in the inning. That was followed up by Rains’ single, scoring Alec Shilling.
The Cardinals answered Episcopal’s top inning with four runs of their own in the fifth. The Cardinals scored on an RBI single by Braden Carman, a two-run single by Cody Icenhower, a two-run single by Icenhower, and an RBI double by Wood.