PLATTSBURGH — The Fourth Ward A’s committed two of their four errors in the seventh inning Thursday.
They proved costly.
After back-to-back throwing errors, Tom Neale scored the game-winning run to give the Fourth Ward Cardinals a 4-3 victory in Champlain Valley Baseball League play at Lefty Wilson Field.
Tied at 3-all, Neale opened the bottom half of the seventh with a hit and advanced to second base on a throwing error.
Eric Dwyer’s bunt advanced Neale to third, but another overthrow to first base allowed Neale to score.
“Gus Terry, who started for the A’s, came out and competed,” Cardinals managers Gary Duquette said. “He battled again, and he did a really good job of keeping the A’s in the game. He held us to three runs and finished with four strikeouts.”
After three scoreless innings, the Cardinals struck with two runs in the fourth.
Brian Latulippe tagged a two-RBI single before Kristian Sherman drove in another Cardinals run in the fifth, scoring Dwyer.
Sherman got the ball for the Cardinals, allowing three earned runs in six innings of work.
“Kristian helped us maintain a 3-1 lead,” Duquette said. “In fact, he pitched one heck of a game. After consecutive walks to lead off the seventh, we brought in C.J. Worley.”
Worley surrendered two unearned runs but kept an A’s runner stranded at third base. He was also credited as the winning pitcher.
CVBL play will resume Sunday with three doubleheaders.
The Fourth Ward Timberjaxx will challenge the Lyon Mountain in Lyon Mountain, while the Fourth Ward Cardinals will take on the Peabody’s Padres in Saranac.
The Fourth Ward A’s and the Adam’s Glass Dodgers will also compete in a twinbill.
“(Thursday’s) game was one of four weekday games under the lights this season,” Duquette said. “With about 100 people in attendance, we had a pretty decent showing at Lefty Wilson Field.”
Fourth Ward Cardinals 4, Fourth Ward A’s 3
Fourth Ward A’s 000 001 2 — 3 4 4
Fourth Ward Cards 000 210 1 — 4 8 1
Terry, Richards (7) and Macintosh. Sherman, Worley (7) and Worley, Weightman (7). WP- Worley. LP- Richards. 2B- Worley (FWC), Bosley (FWC).