By Zachary Yoon-Kim
The Orioles faced the Cardinals Tuesday (9/8) in a tight matchup that was close, down to the last out. The Orioles got the scoring started early when Jack Johnson batted both Spencer Thompson and Noah Harley home. In the bottom of the first, the Orioles only allowed one hit.
After a scoreless second inning, Orioles Noah Harley sent a long shot to right field, for an RBI triple and then scored off a Ben Adams single. The Cardinals responded with three runs of their own in the bottom of the third. Teddy Angell, Louis Garciano, and Adam Krogmeier all scored in the third inning. In the fourth, Peter Alexopoulos scored to stretch the lead to 2 for the Orioles.
In the bottom of the fourth, the Cardinals took the lead with 4 runs from William Beech, Kai Napadow, Teddy Angell, and Louis Garciano. In the top of the fifth inning, three straight scores for Spencer Thompson, Noah Harley, and Jack Johnson gave the lead back to the Orioles. Unable to score in the fifth, the Cardinals had to play great defense to keep the deficit at one. They did, and no runs were scored by the Orioles in the sixth.
The bottom of the sixth was a nail biter. Down one, the Cardinals had the chance to win the game with a man on base and only one out. However, strong pitching by Josh Sardinha and solid fielding sealed the victory the Orioles the victory.