The Exeter Cardinals City County baseball team picked up a pair of wins over the weekend of May 19 and 20, and two more the following week.On Saturday, May 19, the Cardinals plated six runs in the top of the first inning which launched them to an 11-3 victory over the Bally Bearcats.
Third baseman Joe Blanchard and Devon Campbell led the Exeter offense. Blanchard contributed two hits, two RBIs and two runs scored, while Campbell went 3-for-4 with three RBIs and a run scored.
First baseman Mark Brown helped the cause with a pair of doubles, three RBIs and a run scored.
On the mound, Nate Hummel, Nick Feeney and Ryan Fisher allowed a combined six hits over seven innings of work.
On Sunday, May 20, the Cardinals defeated the defending Lebanon County Junior League champions, the Conrad Weiser Junior Legion team, 7-4.
Blanchard was the winning pitcher, allowing no runs in six innings of work and fanning nine batters. Tony Sanna pitched 3 1/3 innings of two-hit relief, allowing only one earned run.
Blanchard also led the offene for the winners with three hits including a home run, a run scored and three RBIs. Second baseman Brent Hayes helped the cause, going 1-for-1 including a hit-by-pitch, two walks, two runs scored and one RBI.
Ryan Fisher and Josh Sherman each contributed and hit and one RBI off the bench.
On Wednesday, May 23, the Cardinals blanked the Reading Indians, 2-0. Devon Campbell and Zach Angstadt pitched a combined no-hitter. Campbell struck out nine batters in four innings and Angstadt pitched three innings of scoreless relief while striking out two.
Locked in a scoreless tie going into the bottom of the fifth inning, catcher Nate Hummel led off with a single, advanced to second on a wild pitch, got to third on a ground-out by second baseman Taylor Bertolet, and was suicide squeezed home by shortstop Darrin Erb.
In the bottom of the sixth, third baseman Ryan Fisher drew a leadoff walk and was and Joe Blanchard came in as a pinch runner. He advanced to second on a wild pitch, then stole third, and scored the insurance run on a wild pitch.
Angstadt then pitched a perfect top of the seventh to record his first pitching victory for the Exeter Cardinals.
On Thursday, May 24, the Exeter Cardinals crushed the Daniel Boone White Sox, 14-5.
The Cardinals survived a shaky start of the game after surrendering five earned runs in the top of the first inning by starter Ryan Fisher.
However, the Cardinals responded by pounding out 14 unanswered runs through six innings of play. Pitcher Nick Feeney picked up his second win as an Exeter Cardinal while pitching four innings of scoreless relief. He fanned five batters.
Leading the charge offensively was starting pitcher Ryan Fisher who went 2-for-3 with a double, four RBIs and a run scored. Third baseman Devon Campbell went 2-for-2 with a double, three RBIs and a run scored. Designated Hitter Joe Blanchard was 2-for-3 with two RBIs and a run scored. Taylor Bertolet, Nick Feeney, Zach Angstadt, Ricky Grey and Nate Hummel all had one hit each with an RBI to lead the Exeter Cardinals City County team.
They are now 7-0 on the season.