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NACBL Update (07/25/2014) - Cardinals soar over Atlantics

By Matt Turner (photos by Matt Turner), 07/25/14, 11:30PM EDT

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Friday July 25, 2014

Cardinals 12 – Atlantics 2

The Cardinals got out to a lead in grand fashion, plating five runs in the first inning – four of which came on a Lucas Valles (American International) grand slam. Scoring came easy for the Cardinals as all but two starters scored at least once and four scored multiple times. Valles went 3-for-3 with six RBIs. Rob Calabrese (Illinois-Chicago) had two hits, two runs, and three RBIs. Robert Burns (Adelphi) drove in two and scored once. Louis Matarazzo (Catawba Valley), Robert Vani (Adelphi), and Nicholas Lobello (Queens) all scored at least twice. Starter Sam Gaitan pitched five innings and struck out six.

Winning pitcher – Cardinals – Sam Gaitan (1-0)
Losing pitcher – Atlantics – Thomas Burke (1-2)