Cardinals offensive slump continues in loss to Lakeland

By Andrew Miller / Palm Beach Cardinals | June 5, 2019 5:02 PM

In the fifth inning, Palm Beach finally scored a run after going unsuccessful in the previous 23 innings, however that run combined with one other they scored was not enough in a 3-2 loss to Lakeland.


Starter Perry DellaValle allowed a leadoff homerun that traveled just 337 feet down the left field line which would turn out to be his only blemish on the hill. Although lasting just five innings due to a high pitch count, the right-hander was effective allowing just that one run and four hits while striking out five batters.


With two outs in the sixth, Tigers' Joey Morgan hit a two-out RBI single to make it a 2-0 game.


Chase Pinder and Luken Baker led off the sixth with a single and double respectively putting runners on second and third with no one out. After an RBI groundout from Yariel Gonzalez left Baker on third and one out, the Cardinals were unsuccessful in scoring the tying run due to a groundout and strikeout by the next two batters.


In the seventh though, Palm Beach would tie the game at two with a two-out RBI single from Chase Pinder.


In the final frame, just as the loss on Monday, Lakeland had a two out RBI base hit to pull ahead. With a runner on first base, Brock Deatherage hit a double down the line to score Dayton Dugas and put Lakeland up 3-2 heading into the home half of the ninth.


Palm Beach had runners on the corners with two outs but a deep flyout off the bat of Julio Rodriguez ended any last chance comeback.


The Cardinals left nine runners on base all night and were just 1-8 with runners in scoring position.


Chase Pinder and Zach Gahagan were the only Palm Beach hitter with a multi-hit game with two base knocks apiece.


The teams will play on Wednesday night with first pitch scheduled for 6:30 PM. Tickets and more information can be found at

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