Cards Top Pine Valley At Doubleday Field
COOPERSTOWN – Sophomore Austin Mitchell laid down a perfect suicide squeeze bunt in the bottom of the sixth inning that scored the eventual winning run to lift Randolph to a 3-2 non-league victory over Pine Valley in a baseball game played at Doubleday Field on Monday afternoon.
The two local schools both toured the Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum during their brief visit and capped it with a pitcher’s duel.
Cardinals’ starter Mitchell Maycock worked the first 5 innings and yielded two runs, three hits and three walks while striking out eight. Andrew Hvizdzak came on in relief and earned the victory, yielding no hits and fanning two in 1 innings.
Thomas Raiport was the starter for Pine Valley, surrendering three hits and three runs to go along with 10 strikeouts. Winfred Nelson pitched the final inning.
Randolph broke a scoreless tie in the bottom of the fourth when Maycock singled in a run. The Panthers took the lead with two runs in the top of the fifth, highlighted by Alex Kelly’s RBI single. But the Cardinals (6-8) pushed across the tying and winning runs in the bottom of the sixth courtesy of a bases-loaded walk and Mitchell’s perfect squeeze bunt.