The wins just keep coming for Montgomery County. The Cardinals picked up two more on Sunday, defeating the Salina Hawks in a come-from-behind effort 5-4 and defeating the Ottawa A's for the fourth time this season 10-0.
Montgomery County, as they often have, struck first in Game 1, picking up 1 run after Shaun Sutton scored on a pop-out in foul territory. However, that would be all of the offense the Cardinals could muster for awhile, with Salina scoring the next 4 runs in the third inning. Montgomery County slowly chipped back at that lead, picking up 1 run in the fifth inning and two more in the sixth to finally tie it up. Neither team could get a decisive lead in the seventh, so the game would go to extras. After relief pitcher Jon Dutton held the Hawks scoreless in the top of the eighth, Hudson Baker would play the hero for the Cardinals. With runners on first and second, baker would put a ball over the left-center field fence for a ground rule double, scoring Seth Martinez and winning the game. Dutton, in his first appearance for Montgomery County, picked up the win on the mound.
The second game was a much less intense affair, with Montgomery County once again manhandling the Ottawa A's. Three runs would come in the first, and although the Cardinals were held scoreless in the second, the team would find 2 in the third and 5 more in the fourth to put the game out of reach quickly. Sutton, would started Game 2 on the mound, would throw all four innings and did not allow a hit, completing a no-hitter in the run-ruled game.
With their 8-game winning streak intact, Montgomery County now sits at 19-10 on the season. On Tuesday, the Cardinals will have a chance at revenge as they face the Iola Indians. The Indians took both games the last time the two teams met. Broadcast time is set for 6 pm on Sonshine 98.9, KQQF.