The Montgomery County Cardinals took two games off of Chanute on Tuesday, improving to 13-10 on the season and gaining momentum into Thursday.
The first contest saw the Cardinals go down early, with Chanute scoring 6 runs in the first two innings and taking a 6-1 lead. However, Montgomery County would quickly start its comeback bid in the top of the third, picking up 4 runs and getting back in the game. The Cardinals would tie the game in the sixth, but that game state wouldn't last long as Israel Rodriguez picked up an RBI single to drive-in the go-ahead run. Two more runs in the seventh would only further secure the victory. Hudson Baker showed a good performance, going 3-3 while Ian Oliver picked up 2 RBIs on 2-3 hitting. Rodriguez, who also started the game on the mound for Montgomery County, was pulled early for Mason Siegel. He went the rest of the distance to pick up the win.
The second game was a much less tense affair, with Montgomery County immediately jumping on Chanute. The first five batters would all come around to score in the first inning, and although Chanute would add a run here and there, the Cardinals would add runs in every inning of the game. The game was decided by run-rule at 13-3 after four innings, with starting pitcher Ryan Powell earning the win. Easton O'Kane went 2-2 at the plate, while Kyle Jackson batted in two runs. Seven different Cardinals accounted for the 8 RBIs.
Montgomery County improves their record to 13-10 with the two wins. The Cardinals and Chanute will meet once again on Thursday, this time from Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville. Game time is scheduled for 6 pm.