Cardinals Defeat Rebels 8-5 in Thursday Night Action


Photo by Nicole Bradford.

The Front Royal Cardinals got back in the winning column Thursday night when they welcomed the New Market Rebels to town and won 8-5.


Kevin Warunek got the start for the Cardinals and had his best game of the season. He gave up just seven hits and two earned runs in six innings of work. Warunek added nine strikeouts as well. I’m summer ball when teams are playing five games a week it is crucial to get good innings from your pitchers and Warunek did just that.


Offensively the Cardinals got a lot of production from the entire lineup. Seven different Cardinals recorded a hit and three of those had multiple hits as well. Trent Jeffcoat had three hits to go with one RBI while JoJo Jackson and Drew Camp both recorded two hits along with one RBI. Dallas Hite had two RBI as well.


The Cardinals bats heated up Thursday and hope to continue that when they travel to Woodstock Friday evening and then return to to Bing Crosby Stadium Saturday to host Woodstock.