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Cards fall short at Bluefield

June 20th, 2014 11:21 pm by Staff Report

Cards fall short at Bluefield

BLUEFIELD, Va. — Bluefield scored three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and it proved to be enough in a 4-1 Appalachian League win over visiting Johnson City on Friday night.

The Cardinals (1-1) managed six hits against Bluefield’s pitchers, but were 0-for-7 with runners in scoring position.

Conor Fisk picked up the win for the Blue Jays with no hits and no walks over two innings. Chase Mallard added three more no-hit innings to pick up the save.

Johnson City’s Steven Farinaro was saddled with the loss after giving up seven hits and four runs (two earned) in 42?3 innings.

Rowdy Tellez had a sacrifice fly to center field to score Josh Almonte to give the Bluefield a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the fourth.

The Cardinals tied the game in the top of the fifth when Casey Turgeon scored on a fielding error. However, the Blue Jays regained command in the bottom of the inning with Almonte’s two-run single. Tellez added a line drive to right field to score Almonte for a second time and a 4-1 advantage.

Turgeon went 2-for-3 and lead-off Anthony Ray was 2-for-4 to lead the Cardinals offensively.

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