June 24, 2013

Neale, LaFountain shut down Timberjaxx in lone CVBL game on rainy Sunday.

Cardinal hurlers combine on one-hitter

PLATTSBURGH — For the second week in a row, Mother Nature caused havoc in the Champlain Valley Baseball League.

Only one of six scheduled games was played on Sunday, with the Fourth Ward Cardinals recording a 9-0 victory over the Fourth Ward Timberjaxx at Lefty Wilson Field.

With three weather delays in the first game, the second contest was postponed due to the threat of more problems.

The other two doubleheaders, featuring the Peabody’s Padres at the Lyon Mountain Miners and Fourth A’s versus the Meron’s Expos at South Acres Field, were washed out. The games will be made up at a date yet to be announced.


Tom Neale and Alex LaFountain combined on a one-hitter for the Cardinals (6-5). Neale, the winning pitcher, struck out nine in five innings and LaFountain fanned two in two innings.

The only hit for the Timberjaxx (3-8) was a third-inning single by Andrew Price.

The Cardinals scored two runs in the first inning and three more in the third for a 5-0 lead off losing pitcher Russell Merrill.

Brian Latulipe led the Cardinals offensively with three singles. Joe Tolosky also had a major impact with a double, single and three RBI. C.J. Worley and LaFountain added two hits each, with Worley getting a double.

The Cardinals rapped out 13 hits in all.

Cardinals 9, Timberjaxx 0

Cardinals       203 101 2 — 9 13 0

Timberjaxx      000 000 0 — 0 1 3

Neale, LaFountain (6) and Bujold. Merrill, Barber (4), Bisonette (7) and Bisonette, Bradish (7). WP- Neale. LP- Merrill. 2B- Worley (C), Neale (C), Jo. Tolosky (C), Legacy (C).

CVBL standings

Team        W-L

Lyon Mountain Miners 8-2

Fourth Ward Cardinals 6-5

Meron’s Expos 5-5

Fourth Ward A’s 5-6

Peabody’s Padres 5-6

Fourth Ward Timberjaxx 3-8

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