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The Harmony Grove Cardinals scored three runs in the first, one in the second, six in the third and two in the fourth to defeat Cutter Morning Star 12-2 in five innings Tuesday afternoon.
Rex Furry pitched a one-hit shutout until the top of the fifth when he gave up a two-run single after walking two with one out. Furry finished the game allowing two runs on two hits with two walks.
He struck out 10.
â€śThis conference is pretty tough and nothing is given,â€ť coach Brandon Kelly said. â€śLast night we played a complete game. It always feels good to get a win.â€ť
Aaron Arzt was 3-3 with three singles, three runs scored and two RBIs. Ryan Roush was 3-3 with a double, two singles, and two runs scored. Bodie Harris was 2-3 with a double, single and a run scored.
Kody McClain was 2-3 with two singles and a run scored. Deven Stowe was 1-3 with a single and a run scored. Furry was 2-3 with a double, single, and a run scored.
Michael Cotten was 1-3 with a single and a run scored. Jonathan Lyman was 1-3 with a single and a run scored. Senior Tyler Smart was 0-2 with a run scored and was hit by a pitch.
Tuesdayâ€™s game against Cutter was Smartâ€™s first game back since he broke his pinky on his right hand nearly three weeks ago.
â€śWe practiced all week with him and he is still not 100 percent,â€ť Kelly said. â€śI played him because heâ€™s a senior and a captain. The sooner I can get him back, the better it will be.â€ť
Harmony Grove improves to 4-7 (1-2 5-3A) and will host Mayflower Friday.
â€śThey are tough,â€ť Kelly said. â€śCoach Allbritton does a fantastic job with them. Mayflower is a team that doesnâ€™t have one stand out. They are all fundamentally sound.â€ť
Harmony Grove was scheduled to play Thursday but it was cancelled so Kelly said they will spend the next two days â€śtightening up the screws.â€ť
â€śWe have to continue to put the bat on the ball,â€ť Kelly said.View more articles in: