Cardinals Power Shocks Washington Adventist

Farrow drove in 7 runs, inculding hitting a homerun, while picking up a 6 inning shutout in helping Stratford earn the sweep
Farrow drove in 7 runs, inculding hitting a homerun, while picking up a 6 inning shutout in helping Stratford earn the sweep

The weather might have slowed the Stratford offense on Sunday, as the doubleheader scheduled between Stratford and Washington Adventist was postponed, but it could not stop the Cardinal offense on Monday, as the Cardinals earned the road doubleheader sweep, winning game 1, 11-3 and the taking game 2, 18-0.  The Cardinal offense collected nine extra base hits, including three line drive homeruns, and Cardinal pitchers only allowed four hits in the twelve combined innings to earn the sweep.

Game 1

The Cardinals trailed 1-0 after an inning of play, but that was the last real threat they would face on the day.  Karla Martinez collected three hits, including a double, while Brooke Olsavicky, Katie Farrow, Bella Garibaldi and Shy Cansler each picked up two hits, as Garibaldi and Farrow each doubled and Farrow rounded out the scoring with a two run homerun in the top of the sixth inning.  Farrow drove in five runs, while Garibaldi and Hayley Winfree each drove home to Cardinals.  

Veronica Acevedo moved to 2-1 on the season in the circle, as she threw six innings, allowed only three hits and gave up up three runs.  

Game 2

Six different Stratford hitters collect multi hit games in the nightcap and Winfree and Sadie Sly led the way with three hits a piece, Winfree had two doubles, while Sly added a double and grandslam, which aided in her game high five RBI.  Julia Conner, Martinez, Farrow and Cansler each had two hits, with Conner added three RBI and Martinez and Farrow each driving home two runs, Martinez also blasted a homerun.  Olsavicky added two RBI in the win as well. 

Farrow not only did in at the plate, but in the circle she dominated the Shock hitters, by pitching six innings of scoreless softball, while allowing only one hit and striking out four hitters to move to 2-1 on the year.

Stratford improves to 4-2 on the year and returns to action on Saturday and Sunday as they host Penn St. Scranton in doubleheaders each day at Ceaser Tarrant Middle School.