Washington Evening Journal
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ELDON — Cardinal had no problem with Central Lee on the ball diamond Saturday night.
The Comets downed the Hawks 10-1, punching their ticket to the second round.
Cardinal jumped out to an early lead and never looked back.
After sitting down the Hawks in the top of the first, the Comets brought 12 batters to the plate, which turned into eight runs.
Over that period, the Comets tallied RBIs from Landon Becker, Tatem Telfer, Josh Courtney, Kaleb Figueroa and Blaine Bryant.
Following a scoreless second, Cardinal added another pair in the third, 10-0, as a slew of errors played into the Comets favor.
It would be the final runs scored by Cardinal, but that’s all they needed.
Central Lee put one on the board in the fourth to make it 10-1, but that’s as close as they would come as Telfer and Carson Kenney were dominant from the hill in the contest.
The duo allowed just four hits, two walks and ended with 13 strikeouts.
Cardinal ended with 10 total hits after all was said and done.
Courtney led the Comets in the box with three hits, including a pair of singles and a double. He also finished with one RBI.
Bryant and Gavin Ware each carded two hits in the win. Bryant finished with a two RBI triple as well.
Kenney, Telfer and Drake Durflinger all finished with a single hit. Kenney and Telfer each had an RBI. Kaleb Figueroa and Becker each finished with a pair of RBIs.
Cardinal will now face off with Mid-Prairie (15-10) in round two of the Class 2A Region 6 district. The Comets will play the Golden Hawks at Mediapolis on Tuesday at 5 p.m.