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Montgomery County Splits Doubleheader With Winfield

 

Montgomery County split its doubleheader with Winfield on Thursday, dropping the first contest 12-6 but taking the second at 13-2.

 

The Cardinals jumped out quickly in both games, but only in the second game did the offense persist. Davis Merrick got the start for Game 1, but the control issues that plagued the team against Bartlesville showed up once again. Merrick, Ryan Powell, and JoJo Walker would allow 10 free passes combined, many coming in the bottom of the second. This allowed Winfield to rack up the runs without having to make contact, something that they did struggle with most of the night. Montgomery County would outhit the Vikings 7 to 6, but the runs told a different story at 12-6.

 

For the second game, Merrick would get the start once again, and with the first game behind him, he shined. Merrick recorded 10 strikeouts, and no walks in what became a four-inning complete game. The Cardinals would score five runs in each of the first two innings, putting the game out of reach early. Winfield would push ahead one more run in the bottom of the fourth, but the game would be decided by the run rule.

 

Offensively, Merrick also put in work, going 3-3 in the first game and 2-3 in the second. He also stole 5 total bases between the two games. Meanwhile, Ian Oliver, Matthew Whitson, Hunter Watson, and Seth Martinez all recorded multi-RBI games. Montgomery County is now 1-3 on the season. They'll be back in action on Tuesday, hitting the road to take on Pittsburg.

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