Palm Beach powers way past Daytona

By Andrew Miller / Palm Beach Cardinals | April 8, 2019 9:26 PM

The Palm Beach Cardinals scored all their runs on Monday night via the home run in a 3-0 victory over the Daytona Tortugas in the series opener. 

In the first inning, outfielder Chase Pinder knocked his first homer of the season, making it a 2-0 game in favor of the Beach Birds.

That's all Cardinals starter Angel Rondon and company would need as the pitching staff held the Tortugas to just four hits all night. 

Rondon, in his first start of the season, threw five strong scoreless innings, striking out six and earned his first victory of the season. 

Out of the 'pen, C.J. Saylor (1 2/3 inn), Kodi Whitley (1 1/3 inn) and Ronnie Williams (1 inn) all recorded scoreless outings. Williams earned his first save of the season after shutting Daytona down for good in the ninth. This season, the Palm Beach bullpen has allowed just three earned runs in 22 2/3 innings. 

Nick Plummer hit a solo home run in the fourth inning, his first with Palm Beach this season, making it a 3-0 score. 

The teams will meet for game two of the series on Tuesday at 6:30 PM from Roger Dean Chevrolet Stadium. Tickets and more information can be found at

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