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Cardinals roll past Cougars for first win of season

Cardinals roll past Cougars for first win of season

HOWELL, Mich. -- The Saginaw Valley State University baseball team ran away from the Cleary University Cougars with a 13-2 victory on Tuesday afternoon in Howell, Mich. 

The Cardinals (1-4) used a big first inning to earn the victory, scoring seven runs.

Game Breakdown:

  • SVSU got the scoring started right away in the top of the first inning when a Cleary error made the score 1-0.
  • Martin Money and Maven Gordon made the score 3-0 with RBI singles.
  • A balk by the Cougars made it 4-0.
  • Jeffrey Reseigh drove in a run with a single to make it 5-0.
  • Reseigh later reached home when Colin Cornwell was hit by the pitch. 
  • Tucker Roe drove in the final run of the first inning for SVSU when he reached a fielders choice and Jaccar Watkins scored.
  • The Cougars got a run back in the bottom of the second, before a two-run home run by Cornwell in the top of the third extended the lead to 9-1.
  • An Andrew Burke RBI single made it 10-1 SVSU.
  • Cleary scored one more run in the bottom of the seventh.
  • A sacrifice fly by Nolan Raymond and an RBI triple by Watkins made it 13-2, and SVSU cruised to victory. 
  • Reed Raymond got the start on the mound for the Cardinals and earned the win, going 6.0 innings, allowing one run, five hits, and striking out seven batters.

Up next:

SVSU will make the trip to Florida for the RussMatt Invitational. The Cardinals will face Tiffin University at 11 am Friday in Auburndale, Fla.