The Flandreau Cardinals traveled to Salem last night to play the Cubs, and it did not take long for the game to end. The Cardinals were able to end the game in the top of the fifth with a dominant fifth-inning.
After one inning, both teams were tied at one run apiece, before the Cardinals got another run in the top of the third, followed by two more in the fourth.
In the fifth-inning though, the runs came easy for the Cardinals, getting 12 runs in the inning. With the Cubs only having one run on the scoreboard, the Cardinals were able to end the game after the 12 run inning, putting the 15-run rule into effect and winning the game 16-1.
Every batter for Flandreau finished the game with either a run or a hit. Lead-off batter Jacob Peterson led the way for the Cardinals with 3 hits, 3 runs, and 2 RBI’s.
Keith Cutler, Aiden Ladd, Nate Kneebone, and John Gassman all had two hits for the Cardinals, while Cutler, Kneebone, Gassman, Mitch Foster, and Grant Heib had two runs each. Jordan Geisling, Michael Witte, and Dallas Schneiderman also brought in runs for the Cardinals.
Cole Cheeseman for the Cubs brought in their only run, while also registering a hit. Luke Loudenburg had two hits for the Cubs.
There won’t be any Cornbelt games this weekend with the Fourth of July holiday, but the league will return to action on Tuesday, July 5th. Salem Cubs will be hosting the Madison Broncos while the Flandreau Cardinals will host the Colman A’s. That game can be heard on 103.1 FM.