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Cardinals split home doubleheader with Kingman

HOISINGTON— The Hoisington Cardinals moved their record to 5-9 with a split with the Kingman Eagles Friday at Hoisington.

In game one, the Cardinals relied on the bat and the arm of Hunter Hanzlick.  Hanzlick racked up three RBI’s on one hit.  He hit a 2 RBI homer in the fifth inning. Braedan Crites recorded the only other hit in game one, singling in the bottom of the first.

Hanzlick got it done on the mound as well. He went seven innings in the complete game win allowing two earned runs, five hits and two walks while striking out five.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to three lead changes in the game.  The Cardinals took the lead in the fifth and held on for the victory.

Tal Hartley took the loss for the Kingman Eagles. He went six innings, walked four, struck out six, and allowed three runs.

In game two the Eagles came out hot. They did not relinquish the lead after scoring four runs in the first inning when they scored on two singles by Tanner Krueger and Jacob Lampe.
They scored one run in the second, two in the fourth, and six runs in the fifth.

Offensively the Cardinals could not get anything going at the plate. Crites went 2-3. Hunter Ingham recorded a single in the third for the only other Cardinal hit in the game. Hoisington’s lone run came in the fifth inning when Brad Reif scored on a wild pitch.

Collin Schlochtermeier took the loss for the Cardinals. He allowed seven runs, five earned, walked two and struck out one in his three innings of work.  Crites shut down the Eagles while he was on the mound in the fourth. He held them hitless, allowed no earned runs, walked one, and struck out none.

Tanner Krueger got the win for Kingman.  He allowed one run over five innings. He struck out four, walked one, and surrendered three hits.