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Late Runs Give Twins 7-2 Win over Johnson City

July 12, 2018 - Appalachian League (ApL) - Johnson City Cardinals News Release

JOHNSON CITY, TN - The Johnson City Cardinals were defeated by the Elizabethton Twins on Thursday night 7-2. With this loss, the Cardinals are now 2-4 during their seven-game homestand and are now 9-12 on the season.

Colin Schmid got the start for the Cardinals, his first of the season. In his first start, he went four innings, gave up four hits, and allowed one earned run. With this start from Schmid, he lowered his season ERA from 11.37 to 7.84.

Elizabethton got the scoring started early by scoring one in the first. The Cardinals were shut out until the top of the fourth when Kevin Woodall hit an RBI double to tie the game at 1.

Elizabethton added four more runs in the fifth inning and one in the sixth inning to make the score 6-1. Johnson City was shut out after the fourth inning and Elizabethton added one run in the eighth to make the score 7-1.

Johnson City tried to make a comeback, scoring one in the ninth to make it 7-2 on a flyball to left from Michael Perri, which allowed Kevin Woodall to score from second.

The Cardinals used three relievers, Michael Brettell, Juan Alvarez, and Edwar Ramirez. Brettell took the loss, his first of the season. He pitched two innings, gave up seven hits, five earned runs, and struck out two hitters.

Juan Alvarez, the third pitcher used by Johnson City, went two innings, giving up four hits, and one earned run.

Edwar Ramirez, the final pitcher used by Johnson City, pitched one inning, and gave up one hit.

The seven game homestand ends tomorrow for Johnson City with a bang, post-game fireworks and a Jordan Hicks Jersey Shirt Giveaway. Saturday, July 14th begins a roadtrip for the Cardinals at Burlington and a five day break from TVA Credit Union Ballpark until July 18th for a home series against Bluefield.

The full schedule for the season and information regarding tickets, and promotion days can be found at jccardinals.com or by calling the Cardinals Office at (423) 461- 4866.

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