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 Cardinals Flying High on Fender Morgan Home Runs

June 18, 2008 - Cameron Fender and Chance Morgan went on home run hitting sprees to lead the Elite Heating Cardinals to wins over the Butler Tool & Die Indians and the Locker Trucking Diamondbacks in recently boys minor league baseball action.

Fender hit a fourth inning three-run homer against the Indians in an 11-6 win for the Cardinals. Morgan blasted a two-run shot in the fourth inning during a 12-9 victory over the Diamondbacks.

The Cardinals whipped the Indians during Barry Elzey Day festivities Saturday, getting 14 hits during the 11-6 victory. Brett Day slapped three singles, while Fender had his home run to go along with two singles.

Jerrad Gulley, Bryan Newby and Lance Morgan each ripped a pair of singles. Chance Morgan, Carly Dick and Jayson Bowers also hit safely for the winners.

Jose Olivo rapped a double and added a single for the Indians. Also hitting safely were Dylan Hiner, Marcus Couch, Austin Campton, Justin Thomas, Dalton Atkinson and J.T. Butler.

Day came on to pitch in the sixth inning and struck out the side to preserve the win and improve the Cardinals to 5-2 on the season.


The White Flash Auto Parts Indians got a triple, single and three runs from Tyler Richardson in a 7-3 win over the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department Reds Monday night.

Kaleb Kinnaman doubled and scored two runs for the winners, who struck for four runs in the opening inning. Spencer Mattix and Luke Mattix also scored runs, while Jacob Bearhope and Jack Holder reached base twice but were stranded both times.

Travis Isaacs doubled and scored in the first inning for the Reds. Logan Whitaker and Max Rhinehart also plated runs in the second frame, but the Reds were unable to take advantage of scoring opportunities. Drew Jessup had two hits, but he and teammates Matt Warwick, Levi Jessup, Jared Waterman and Robert Huckeby were all left on base during the game. The Reds left seven runners stranded.


The Sunstar Hybrid Cubs knocked off the Knightstown Volunteer Fire Department Reds 6-5 Saturday, handing the boys minor league leaders their first setback of the season in another Barry Elzey Day game played Saturday.

The Reds had just beaten the Cubs 7-1 four days earlier to improve their record t 5-0. But the Cubs turned the tables in picking up the huge win Saturday.

Brandon Hyatt pitched superbly for the Cubs, and Brock Harding fanned three batters in relief to close out the game. Harding also went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and a run scored. Hyatt, Lane Parker, Mason Carmichael, Kasen Kinnaman and Ethan Yoder all had two hits for the winners. Colby Hunt, Lucas Haase, Jordan Messer and Jon Lukens also hit safely, with Kinnaman and Hunt both smacking doubles.

Tyler Burton, Jackson Lukens and Cameron Dennis all had three hits for the Reds. Cameron Jones had two hits, while Addison True doubled and singled. One of Burton’s three hits was a home run. He drove in two runs as well.


Chance Morgan’s two-run homer catapulted the Cardinals to the win over the Diamondbacks. The blast was a monster shot over the heads of the outfielders. It was Morgan’s first-ever home run.

Jerrad Gulley and Brett Day handled the pitching duties for the Cardinals, while Brady Ellis and Hunter Haines pitched for the first time for the Diamondbacks. Gabe Gosser and RW Locker also shared mound duties.

Day had three hits and Morgan also slapped a single. Fender had a double and single for the Cardinals.

The Diamondbacks were led by three hits apiece from Jared Wasson, Dakota Locker and Jackson Smith. Ellis had two RBIs, while Haines and RW Locker had two hits apiece. Andy Locker singled and doubled for the Diamondbacks.


In a warm-up for the Saturday game, the Reds disposed of the Cubs 7-1 last Tuesday.

Jackson Lukens had a double with two RBIs, while Addison True, Tyler Burton, Lucas Lewis, Cameron Dean and Kaleb Buchanan all had two hits apiece.

Jon Simmons and Cameron Dean also hit safely and A.J. Dalton had an RBI.

There were no individual results reported for the Cubs.


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