2010, 12:50 p.m.
The Canton Cardinals 10U travel baseball team showed signs it will be the team to beat in the KVBSA South Division this season when it handed the Plymouth-Canton-based Motor City Riversharks a 15-3 setback Tuesday night at the Canton Sports Center.
The game was the division opener for both teams.
The Cardinals, who won the South in 2009, received strong mound performances from Evan Good, who started and limited the Riversharks to two hits and one earned run in three innings. Good struck out four and didn't walk a batter.
Lou Baechler pitched strong in relief.
Pacing the Cardinals' hitting attack were Logan Dziadzio (2-for-3, two RBI), Good (2-for-3, three RBI), Billy Flohr (1-for-2, three RBI) and Danny Lanava, who went 1-for-3 with two RBI).
The Cardinals broke open a close game by pushing across seven runs in the third inning and six more in the fourth.
Ryan Young sparked the third-inning uprising when he led off with a double, stole third and scored on a Dziadzio single. Good, Ben Kandah, Flohr and Sam Brusca also delivered run-scoring hits in the frame.
Dziadzio, Jake Cain and Good ripped RBI hits in the fourth.
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Baechler pitched well in relief for the Canton Cardinals Tuesday night
(photo by Jim Young)