THIS EVENING'S GAME POSTPONED
June 26, 2017 – 01:05 PM
DUE TO A FIELD CONFLICT WITH THE LEGION TEAM THIS EVENING'S GAME AT SHIPPENSBURG HAS BEEN POSTPONED. A NEW DATE WILL BE ANNOUNCED LATER.
IN OTHER NEWS A MAKEUP HOME GAME WITH NEW CUMBERLAND WILL BE PLAYED THURSDAY AT 6 P.M. AT RICKENBACH-SHIRLEY FIELD.
Crater, Eppley blank Enola
June 25, 2017 – 08:19 PM
Cardinals pitching enjoyed a balmy Sunday afternoon shutting out the Enola Express, 10-0, at Rickenbach-Shirley Field. Sam Crater worked five innings allowing two hits while Ben Eppley closed it out allowing just one hit in the final two.
Crater finished allowing no walks while hitting two batters and fanning four. Eppley struck out three and hit one. It was the second win in as many for the Cards over the Express.
Joe DeBernardis had a single and two walks, scored two runs and drove in two. Teed Wertz had a double in two at bats, scored two runs and drove in one. Kyle Gable delivered a pair of singles, scored a run and drove in one. Eppley walked three times, scored twice and drove in a run.
Cards rally to upend Enola
June 21, 2017 – 10:17 PM
Down 3-0 after three innings, the Cardinals rallied over the next three and posted a 5-3 triumph over the Enola Express Wednesday evening at East Pennsboro High School.
It made a winner of Travis Miller, who last week fired a no-hitter against Dillsburg. This effort was a shade more difficult for the fireballing righthander. This time he was touched for a run in the first inning and two more in the third before Miller settled down and blanked the Express over the final four innings.
The Cardinals finally got started in the fourth inning when Joe DeBernardis got the inning off to a fast start belting a towering double deep to the fence in left field. He scored moments later when Ben Eppley's high pop fly to short left fell in the middle of a trio of Enola defenders for a double that allowed DeBernardis to score.
Braydon Lackey opened the fifth with a single to left field. He promptly stole second, stopped at third on a Teed Wertz single to right and raced home on a hit by Shane Dressler. Both runners were stranded as the middle of the order couldn't get the job done.
The bottom of the lineup started the winning rally in the sixth. Josh Herring belted a double to deep left field and Kyle Gable walked. Lackey chased Herring home with a two-base shot to left. Gable stopped at third then moments later scored on a wild pitch
Miller closed out the game fanning three of the last six hitters and getting the others on infield grounders. He struck out eight and walked one in the complete game effort.
Next up for the Cards is New Cumberland. The Tigers come to Rickenbach-Shirley Field Friday for a 6 p.m. battle.
Cards fall to last place Stars
June 20, 2017 – 09:13 PM
It was not a pretty sight at Rickenbach-Shirley Field Tuesday evening. The Shippensburg Stars came to town and handed the Cardinals a 7-2 setback. The Stars carried a 1-11 last place record in the West Shore Twilight League.
The contest was tied 2-2 going into the seventh inning when the Stars exploded for five runs on three hits, two walks and a hit batter, then retired the Cards in order in the bottom of the seventh.
Scoreless through two, the Cardinals struck for a pair of runs in the bottom of the third. Codi Shatzer ignited the rally with a single to left. He was forced at second by Braydon Lackey. Hunter Breon followed with a single to left, Lackey stopping at second. Then the pair pulled off a double steal. When the catcher's throw trying to nail Lackey at third the ball sailed into left field allowing Lackey to score. Breon crossed the plate when Shane Dressler slapped a double to right.
After the Cards loaded the bases with none out in fourth and failed to score, Teagan Staver, starting on the mound for the visitors, retired 12 in a row to wrap up the victory.
Jeff Allen pitched exceptionally well for four innings allowing only one infield hit while recording nine strike outs. The offense had scored the runs In the third inning to take the early lead. But Allen was touched for two runs in the top of the fifth and the offense totally let him down thereafter. Allen finished with 13 strikeouts,
The Cardinal take to the road for a game against Enola at East Pennsboro High School starting at 6 p.m.
Tigers chew up Cardinals
June 14, 2017 – 09:10 PM
What a difference an evening makes. From dealing no runs and no hits Tuesday, the Cardinals were dealt 11 runs and 12 hits Wednesday evening. The New Cumberland Tigers romped over the Cards, 11-0, at Rickenbach-Shirley Field. The loss halted a five-game winning streak.
Stephen McKee's grand slam home run in the Tigers' 10-run third was the highlight of the 12-hit attack. Miles Campbell knocked out three hits, scored three runs and drove in a pair to help the cause. Brent Lawson also drove in three runs with a pair of hits.
Sam Crater had two of the Cardinals' six singles.
Hagerstown returns to Rickenbach-Shirley Field Friday evening for a 6 o'clock game.
DeBernardis, Wertz big in 13-2 romp
June 16, 2017 – 10:33 PM
Joe DeBernardis sparked the offense while Teed Wertz flashed a gold glove game on defense as the Cardinals romped over the Hagerstown Braves, 13-2, Friday evening at Rickenbach-Shirley Field. The win made up for the 11-0 setback the suffered Wednesday evening.
DeBernardis rapped out three doubles and was prominent is the big 10-run fifth inning when drilled two of his doubles, scored twice and drove in a pair. The Cards collected five hits, drew five walks and took advantage of two errors in the frame.
Meanwhile, Sam Crater singled and walked, drove in two runs, and scored a pair to add his help to the rally as did Shane Dressler who drew two walks and scored twice during the inning.
The entire lineup had at least one hit to back Crater's work on the mound. The talented right-hander scattered seven hits, walked a pair and fanned eight.
Defensively, Wertz had a big game at shortstop. He was ranging to his right to make diving stops in the hole then throwing out runners. He threw out six on ground balls, gloved a pop up and snagged a line drive. In addition, he singled, drove in a run and scored one during that fifth in blast.
Monday the Cardinals travel to Dillsburg to battle the Wolfpack at Northern High School. Game time is 6 p.m.
Miller no-hits Wolfpack
June 13, 2017 – 09:21 PM
Flashing his usual youthful form Travis Miller needed only 87 pitches to throw a brilliant no-hitter at the Dillsburg Wolfpack Tuesday evening and walked off with a 4-0 triumph at Rickenbach-Shirley Field.
Only two Wolfpack batters managed to reach base. Jamie Eshelman was hit by a pitch leading off the game. The other reached on a throwing error. Miller got the side in order five times and, in fact, retired the last 13 batters he faced. He struck ot five along the way.
The Cardinals took control of the game in the fourth inning. Ben Eppley drilled a single to center, stole second and raced home on a single to left by Hunter Breon who took second on the throw, stopped at third on a Teed Wertz single to left and scored on Braydon Lackey's sac fly.
An inning later the Cards plated their other two runs. Sam Crater laced a one-out double down the left field line. He scored on Eppley's single to right, Eppley stopped at second on Eric Dressler's hit to left and romped home on Breon's double to right.
Breon had a big game with a single and double in three trips. He scored a run and drove in two. Eppley was 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one driven in. Crater was 2-for-3 with a run scored.
The Cardinals host New Cumberland Wednesday evening at 6 o'clock
Locate team's league statistics
May 29, 2016 – 07:53 PM
The team's stats in league games can be found by clicking on "Teams/Rosters on the left side of the screen. Then click on West Shore Twilight League 2016, then click on Mechanicsburg. Hitting and pitching stats are included.
April 8, 2017 – 01:19 PM
The 2017 schedule is listed. Click on schedules and click on 2017 West Shore Twilight League.
Weather wipes out Friday's game
June 23, 2017 – 03:40 PM
Weather wipes out Friday's game
June 23, 2017 – 03:40 PM