Montgomery County couldn't avoid giving up the big inning, dropping both games in Tuesday's doubleheader 12-1 and 6-1.
For the first two innings of the first game, both teams struggled to get much of anything. Pittsburg would come alive in the third, however, racking up a 6-run inning ousing 3 hits and 3 walks. With the score at 6-0, the Cardinals found a consolation run on an RBI single to left field. However, the Patriots stayed hot, adding 3 in the fourth inning, and finally 3 in the fifth to reach the run rule at 12-1. Matthew Whitson got the start for Montgomery County, and pitched fairly well, going 2 innings and giving up just 1 earned run.
The second game played much like the first, although Pittsburg did strike first after a couple of Cardinal errors allowed a run to score without a hit. After a few more scoreless halves, Pittsburg would find a 6-hit, two-out rally to increase their lead to 5-0. After the Patriots put another run across in the bottom of the fourth, Montgomery County would at least find 1 run, an RBI single for Hunter Watson. However, with pitching at a premium, the game was called after the end of the inning at 6-1.
The Cardinals are now 1-5 on the season, and will be back in action on Thursday against Iola. For the first time this season, Montgomery County will play at Walter Johnson Park in Coffeyville, but you can still listen in on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF. First pitch is scheduled for 6:00 pm.