The Front Royal Cardinals welcomed the Woodstock River Bandits into town Saturday evening, but struggled to get anything going and eventually would lose 11-3.
Tyler Greenleaf got the start for the Cardinals, but when he was hit on his pitching hand in the top of the first inning, he was forced to come out leaving a tough spot for coach Clint Marsh. Marsh turned to Chase Stanhope in relief. Stanhope was steady but struggled throwing strikes. Coltrane Rubner, a two way player for the Cardinals, was next in line and went three innings giving up just one hit and striking out five, but also struggled giving up eight walks.
Sean Means had the longest outing Saturday night going four innings giving up just four hits and two earned runs while also striking out seven.
Carlton Harper recorded two hits for front Royal Saturday night including an RBI as well. Connor Frost and Drew Camp also recorded a hit as well.
The Cardinals look to bounce back as they host Covington Sunday night for a Father’s Day double header.