Jupiter, FL - The Palm Beach Cardinals (58-79, 26-43) got a 3-1 victory on the last game of the season against the Charlotte Stone Crabs (64-71, 31-35).
Jacob Evans (4-7, 3.73 ERA) took the ball for the Cardinals in their final home game of the season. He ended up on the winning side of things as he tossed five innings of three hit, shutout baseball. He walked one batter and struck out three. He got out of two bases loaded jams in his five innings of work.
The Cardinals took the lead in the fourth inning as Andrew Brodbeck and Steve Bean both hit singles. With two outs in the inning Oscar Mercado came to the plate and hit a ball to the right that the second baseman misplayed allowing Brodbeck to score from third.
Palm Beach extended their lead in the fifth to make it a 2-0 game. Danny Diekroeger got the inning started after getting hit by a pitch and getting to third on a Dylan Tice single to right. Brodbeck then hit a ball to first and they could not turn the double play allowing Diekroeger to come in to score.
Charlotte got one back in the seventh as Will Anderson was tossing his second inning of work. Tomas Milone hit a one out, bunt single and Andrew Velazquez walked to put two on with one away. Nick Ciuffo singled to center to make it a one run game.
Cardinals got the run back in the bottom of the eighth. Steve Bean singled with two outs and Jose Fernandez drew a walk to bring up Mercado. Mercado laced a double to left allowing Bean to come around and score to give the Beach Birds the insurance run.
Landon Beck came in the game in the ninth to close it out and got a scoreless inning to hold on to the 3-1 victory over the Stone Crabs on the final day of the season.
Stat of the Game
3 - Cardinals notched three doubles in today's contest.
- Mercado doubled for the 23nd time today.
- Daniel Bard recorded his first hold of the season.
- Landon Beck notched his seventh save of the season.
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