Jupiter, FL - The Palm Beach Cardinals (7-5) took a 3-1 victory from the Tampa Yankees (7-5) on Monday evening.
Jake Woodford pitched six brilliant innings in his start on Monday night for the Cardinals. He had his stuff working early and got early run support that led to a 3-1 victory. He pitched six innings in the start, giving up one run on six hits, walking none and striking out four.
The Cardinals got on the board first in the first inning to get the early 1-0 lead. Edmundo Sosa hit a rocket, one-out double to left field. Casey Turgeon came up to the plate and smacked a single to center to drive in Sosa and get the 1-0 lead after one.
Tampa got the run back in the top of the second. Matt Snyder stepped to the plate and gave a 2-1 pitch a ride over the left field wall to tie the game. Tampa would get two more single in the inning, but Woodford settled down and got out of the inning.
In the bottom of the third the Beach Birds put two more runs up to grab a 3-1 lead that they would not relinquish. Darren Seferina began the frame with a double and Sosa followed up with a single to put runners on the corners. Turgeon stepped up once again to score Seferina and give the Cardinals the lead. Jeremy Martinez then plated Sosa on a single to give Woodford and the pitching staff a little bit of a cushion.
Woodford pitched through the sixth giving up only two hits in the third through sixth innings. Jacob Evans came on in relief in the seventh and pitched a flawless eighth and ninth inning while also striking out two batters. Tyler Bray pitched the ninth inning to get his first save of the season as he struck out the side.
Stat of the Game
3 - For the first time this season, the Cardinals hit three doubles in a game, one each from Sosa, Seferina and Randy Arozarena.
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