Travis McClain slides into second in the home game against Dos Pueblos.

Cards beat Dos Pueblos in home opener

March 26, 2003
Santa Paula News
The Cardinal varsity, led by six solid innings of pitching by Mike Ferguson, defeated Dos Pueblos Tuesday, 4-2. The varsity game was moved to Tom Moore Field at Harding Park, because school officials are apparently concerned about the lack of a tall fence on Sixth Street at the high school, to protect the homes there. JV games are now back at the high school field until further notice.Ferguson, team co-captain, started for Santa Paula and pitched six innings of two-hit ball. “Fergy pitched a great game,” said Coach Gerry Sandoval. “I was extremely proud of his command today. Mike threw a lot of strikes and our defense played well again.” John Ramirez was on the mound for the final inning for his first save of the year. Ramirez also belted out a two-run home run in the second inning and then hit a double in the fourth.Dos Pueblos started out hot. A triple in the top of the first inning led to a sacrifice fly and the first run of the game. The Chargers had a hard time after their big start. A couple of runners got on base in the next inning, but they couldn’t manage to bring them home.Ramirez slammed his two-run homer in the bottom of the second inning. The Cardinals scored again the bottom of the third when the catcher let a pitch get by him and a runner scored from third. Santa Paula got their final run of the game in the bottom of the fourth when Ferguson scored on a sacrifice fly by Mark Castaneda.
Dos Pueblos scored their final run in the top of the seventh inning.The Cards travel to Bishop Diego Tuesday for a 3:30 game.

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