Cards win MTBL Playoffs...Tony Davis brings home Outstanding Pitcher trophy...pitches ten scoreless innings, allowing four hits and one walk, while striking out eleven and winning two games. Carl Huber pitched eleven innings, winning the other two games.

The Cards ended their season, finishing second to Columbia, the 12 year old MTBL Champion in the Manchester tournament.



June 24 - The Cards lost to their nemesis Hurricanes on Thursday 15-7. Two Cards jumped out to a 4-0 lead, but could not hold on. Two big innings did them in. The Hurricanes scored six and five runs in the second and third innings respectively. Walks and sloppy fielding were the culprits as they allowed eight free passes and committed seven errors in those two innings alone. Corey Overholtzer and Matt Deadrick accounted for three hits each for the offense.

June 22 - The Cardinals exploded for 24 hits on Tuesday night en route to a 25-4 victory over neighboring MAYAA. All eleven Cardinals had a hit and scored a run in the contest. Michael Hall and Steve Anderson had four hits apiece, while Corey Overholtzer, Matt Deadrick and John Sweadner added three each. Among the numerous extra basehits were homeruns from Carl Huber, John Sweadner and Anderson, who ended his homer drought with a grand slam.

June 20 - With predictable results, the Cards took on the Hacopian Baseball Academy team again. Although the team settled down and played very well the final four innings, the shaky first and second yielded a 15-6 loss. Cardinal pitching allowed nine walks in those two innings, playing in a steady light rain. Corey Overholtzer banged out two doubles for the offense, while Greg Price contributed three outstanding defensive plays.

In a scary moment, pitcher Tony Davis was struck in the back of the head by a relay throw from close range. Tony left the game and was taken to the hospital for observation. The doctor says he will be fine after his headache goes away.

May 16 - The Cards evened their non-league record with an 11-4 victory over the Urbana Jr. Hawks. An eight run second inning put the game out of reach early. Tony Davis, Michael Hall, and Paul Rhoads knocked in two runs apiece.

May 2 - The Cards were over-matched in this non-league contest against a 12 year-old all-star squad, Hacopian Baseball Academy 25-5. Hacopian scored a minimum of three runs in every inning. The bright spot for the Cards was Steve Anderson's fourth homer in four consective games.

MTBL (9-0)

The Cardinals finish the regular season undefeated and in first place.


June 26 (Game 1) - The Cards opened with a 15-3 shellacking of Damascus 1. Matt Deadrick led the charge with three hits, three runs and three RBI.

June 26 (Game 2) - The Cards broke open a scoreless game in the third inning with four straight singles by Brad Thompson, Greg Price, Corey Overholtzer and Michael Hall respectively. All four scored and the Cards defense held on for a 5-4 victory over Columbia.

June 27 (Game 3) - In the most exciting game of the tournament, the Cards came from behind for a ten inning 3-2 victory over Severna Park. B J Karner held the Cardinal offense scoreless for five innings (helping B J win MVP honors). The Hornets led 2-0 after five innings, as Carl Huber (3 innings) and Matt Deadrick (2 innings) nearly matched Karner's effort. Tony Davis came on in the sixth to shut down Severna Park completely. In the bottom of the sixth the Cards got their first run on two singles by Carl Huber and Brad Thompson and a ground ball by Greg Price that got through the third baseman's legs for an error. In the seventh, the Cards tied the game as Matt Deadrick was hit by a pitch, stole second and easily scored on a Tony Davis single. The game remained tied until the bottom of the tenth. Michael Hall singled and stole second. Matt Deadrick singled, with Hall moving to third. Deadrick promptly stole second, putting runners at second and third with no outs. Coach Anderson gambled with no outs, sending Hall home on a Tony Davis grounder to first with the infield playing in. Although the throw beat Hall, it was in the dirt and Michael's slide disallowed the catcher from any chance of holding on to the low throw. And the Cards moved to the Championship game.

June 27 (Championship) - Severna Park battled back through the loser's bracket for a rematch with the Cardinals for the title. The Cards put this one away early with a six run second inning. That took the noisy Severna Park crowd out of the game and Cardinal pitching did the rest. Carl Huber (3 innings), Michael Hall (3 innings) and Steve Anderson ( 1 inning) held Severna Park scoreless. The Cards finished with an 8-0 Championship victory.

June 13 - Stellar pitching and solid defense keep Cardinals undefeated in MTBL play with a 12-0 victory over Severna Park. Tony Davis and Carl Huber combined on a three-hit shutout. Corey Overholtzer led the offense with three hits, including a double and three RBI. Michael Hall and Matt Deadrick each added two hits and two RBI.

June 5 - The long ride to Crownsville must have lulled the Cardinal bats to sleep as they only held a 3-0 lead after two and a half innings. Three errors in the bottom of the third allowed the Generals to tie the score. The fourth inning was scoreless and a Cardinal defensive gem seemed to wake up the bats. With a runner on first, the Crownsville batter lofted a fly ball to the left-centerfield gap. Corey Overholtzer glided over from left, caught the fly, then fired a perfect strike to Steve Anderson at first to complete a double play. In the top of the fifth, the Cardinals sent 22 batters to the plate, scoring 17 runs off of 15 hits. In all, the Cards banged out 24 hits for a 22-3 victory. Matt Deadrick led the attack with four hits, including a triple and a home-run. Michael Hall and Steve Anderson added three hits each. Tony Davis pitched three innings, allowing no earned runs on one hit. Carl Huber pitched three innings of no-hit, scoreless relief. And Corey Nicholson pitched a scoreless seventh to close out the game.

May 23 - Cards hang on for tough 13-11 victory over Reisterstown. The pitchers had trouble finding the plate, resulting in a 5-0 deficit before the Cards came to bat. The comeback got started right away as Corey Overholtzer deposited the third pitch from the Reisterstown starter into the trees in right field for a lead-off home-run. Down 7-3 in the bottom of the third, the Cards erupted for 5 runs and an 8-7 lead. The big blow was a two-out two-run single by Paul Rhoads. Matt Parkhill contributed a fine middle relief job, holding Reisterstown scoreless in the fourth and fifth innings. The two teams traded runs over the last two innings, but the Cardinals hung on for the win.

May 22 - Tony Davis and Carl Huber held Severna Park to one run on two hits and the Cardinal bats plated thirteen for a 13-1 victory. Davis and Matt Deadrick each had three hits. Steve Anderson doubled, tripled and drove in three runs.

May 16 - Cardinals remain undefeated with an 18-7 thumping of Western Howard County. Tony Davis had four hits in four at-bats and Carl Huber knocked in four runs for the victors.

May 8 - The Cards scored in every inning but one as they defeated Crownsville 14-5. Michael Hall, Matt Deadrick and Tony Davis did most of the damage with three hits apiece. Team defense was outstanding as the cards turned two pitcher-to-catcher-to-first double plays. Bradley Thompson joined the double play parade by throwing out a runner at third from right field after catching a fly ball.

May 2 - The Cards broke open a close game with six runs in the bottom of the sixth against Atholton for a 10-6 win. The game was variously tied and see-sawed back and forth with Atholton up 5-4 after five and a half. Corey Overholtzer got things started with a ground-rule double. Michael Hall quickly singled Overholtzer home to tie the score. Matt Deadrick followed that with line drive over the right-center field fence for a two-run homer. Several more hits, including Matt Parkhill and Carl Huber run-scoring doubles put the game out of reach.

April 25 - The Cards outslugged Columbia 18-8 as Steve Anderson nearly hit for the cycle. Steve homered, singled and tripled in his first three at bats. Needing only a double to accomplish the feat, Anderson lined a rope single to right-center in his last at-bat, only to be cut down by a strong throw to second. Matt Deadrick contributed a three-run blast in the Cards 8-run fifth inning. Carl Huber and Bradley Thompson each added two hits.

April 16 - The Cardinals opened their MTBL season with a 12-4 victory over Reisterstown. Michael Hall, Carl Huber, Matt Parkhill, Corey Nicholson and Corey Overholtzer combined on a 2 hit 2 earned run effort. At the plate the Cards banged out 12 hits and stole 15 bases. Corey Overholtzer led the attack with three hits. Extra base hits included a Matt Deadrick double and a Matt Parkhill triple.

The Cardinals ended the PONY season in second place in their division at 10-2, behind the undefeated Hurricanes. The Cards elected to not participate in the playoffs in favor of the MTBL playoffs which were scheduled at the same time.

June 10 - Wolfsville broke on top 2-0 thanks to a Bobby Riggs home run, but the Cards soared back with a vengeance. The offense banged out 26 hits en route to a 29-2 victory. Matt Deadrick and Corey Nicholson each had four hits in four trips. Matt currently has ten consecutive hits over the last three games. Nicholson also drove in five runs. Michael Hall, Steve Anderson and Matt Parkhill added three hits each.

June 7 - The Cardinals were flying high tonight as they soared past Braddock 41-1. Every Cardinal batter scored at least three times. Although each batter contributed significantly, the cards were led by Matt Deadrick and Paul Rhoads. Each banged out five hits in five trips. Deadrick's night included two homers and six RBI. Rhoads added a double, a triple, three RBI and four stolen bases.

May 25 - Solid pitching, defense yield 8-1 victory over Middletown (Pazdersky). The bats were held relatively in check by the slender, Middletown lefty with the tailing fastball, who had the Cards hitters off balance all night. The Cards managed to plate a run or two in nearly every inning, but could not quite get things rolling. Brad Thompson, Steve Anderson, Corey Nicholson and Paul Rhoads combined on the two-hitter.

May 17 - Winning ways returned in a big fashion as the Cards soared past the Urbana Jr. Hawks 17-1. The Cards broke open a 3-1 pitcher's duel with an eight-run third inning. The game featured a rare steal of home by Matt Parkhill. Matt Deadrick and Greg Price combined on the three-hit victory, allowing only one unearned run.

May 13 - Cards come back falls short in 8-5 loss to hurricanes. Down 7-1 after four, the Cards rallied for two runs in each of the fifth and sixth innings. But Steve Smith, who pitched another complete game, buckled down and retired the Cards easily in the seventh to preserve the victory. Tony Davis had two hits and two RBI for the Cards.

May 10 - Cardinals soar to 28-4 victory over Urbana(Garland). The offense banged out 22 hits, including 6 doubles and 4 triples.

May 6 - Cards continue march through PONY league with a 25-0 drubbing of Carroll Manor (Naille). Steve Anderson, who's streak of consecutive games with first at-bat homers was stopped at four on Sunday afternoon, made up the difference with two three-run blasts to spark the offense. Corey Nicholson, Carl Huber and Greg Price combined on the one hit shut-out.

May 3 - Cards continue to dominate PONY pitching with a 23-4 triumph over Urbana(Edmunds). Bradley Thompson started and went three innings for the win. Thompson's appearance means that all twelve players have pitched this year. This will be a big asset come tournament time.

May 1 - Steve Anderson lengthened his streak of first inning homers to three games with a three-run blast to ignite a 23-1 Cardinal victory over Carroll Manor. Every player scored as the Cards benefitted from 14 walks. Paul Rhoads pitched a scoreless inning to bring the number of Cardinal pitchers to eleven.

April 29 - Cards erupt for nine runs in the first, then cruise to 13-2 victory over Urbana(Abraham). Tony Davis led the attack with four hits in four at-bats, then added five stolen bases. Steve Anderson smashed his second homer in as many games. And Corey Overholtzer contributed two triples. The Cards unveiled three new pitchers as Anderson, John Sweadner and Greg Price combined for the win.

April 22 - Cards come up short in pitching duel with Hurricanes. The Cards' Tony Davis and the Hurricanes' Steve Smith dueled to a scoreless tie through five innings, each allowing just four hits. The Cards broke on top in the sixth with a Corey Overholtzer lead-off double and a Matt Deadrick bloop single. The lead was short-lived as the Hurricanes answered with four runs in their half of the inning. The Cards tallied once more in the seventh, but came up short 4-2.

April 20 - The Cards opened the PONY season with a 12-9 victory over the Urbana Jr. Hawks. Corey Overholtzer had three hits, while Steve Anderson contributed two doubles and four RBI. Carl Huber pitched four innings for the win and Matt Parkhill closed out the final three innings.

Memorial Day Weekend Tournament

May 28, 29, 30

Cards lose first game to 12 year old HCYP Raiders 15-6. The Cards left their gloves at home as they committed four errors in the first inning, allowing six unearned runs. It took the bats a while too, as they were held hitless through three innings. The Cards erupted for five runs in the fourth to cut the deficit to 9-6, but the raiders answered with three in their half. Tony Davis had two hits and Greg Price tripled in a run.

Game two brought similar results. Although the Cards jumped out to a 2-0 lead, they gave five back in the bottom of the first. This time their gloves didn't do them in. The pitching yielded five walks and a bases loaded triple. The Mud Hens scored seven more in the second off of six hits and a couple of errors. Meanwhile, the Cardinal bats were relatively silent except for a five run outburst in the fifth that was too little and too late as the Cards lost 18-9. Tony Davis and Corey Nicholson had two hits each for the Cards.

Although the outcome was the same, the Cardinals finally put it all together in game three and played like they can. A strong performance by Carl Huber on the mound held the Maryland Cardinals to one run on one hit through three innings and the bats provided a 3-1 cushion. Three more runs in the fourth staked the Cards to a 6-1 lead. A two-out miscue yielded two unearned runs in the bottom of the inning, leaving the Cards still on top 6-3. A solo run in the fifth upped the lead to 7-3, but the bottom fell out in the Maryland Cardinals half. A bases loaded triple contributed to a five run outburst that put the Cards down 8-7. Pitching settled down and the score remained the same for the final two innings. Corey Overholtzer, Michael Hall, and Matt Deadrick had three hits apiece to lead the offense.

Cardinals win the Myersville Tournament !!!

April 17 & 18

The Cardinals opened the tournament with a 13-0 thrashing of Myersville 1. Tony Davis hurled a complete game two-hit shutout, striking out six and facing only two batters over the minimum. Davis and Matt Deadrick paced the hitting attack with three hits apiece.

In game two, the Cardinals defeated the Urbana Jr. Hawks 13-7. Michael Hall, Carl Huber and Corey Overholtzer combined for the win, yielding only two earned runs. Several batters contributed key hits, but the big blow was a Greg Price three-run homer in the sixth. His rocket blast into the teeth of a strong wind put the game out of reach.

Cardinal bats exploded in game three to the tune of a 19-4 victory over Myersville 3. Matt Deadrick and Matt Parkhill combined for the win, allowing no earned runs. Carl Huber led the attack with three hits and four RBI. John Sweadner contributed two doubles and three RBI. Matt Deadrick had two hits and four RBI, including a towering two-run blast just to the right of straight-away center field.

In game four, the championship, the Cardinals faced their neighbors, the Kemptown Hurricanes. The Cards erupted for four runs in the top of the first in what would turn out to be all they needed. Tournament Ace, Tony Davis, hurled another gem, going five innings, allowing three runs (two earned). Michael Hall pitched a scoreless sixth to preserve the victory. Matt Deadrick had three hits, while Davis, Steve Anderson and John Sweadner each contributed two. Davis also knocked in three runs to help his cause in the 8-3 win.

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