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It wasn’t the best day for the Cardinals baseball team on Friday afternoon in Melvindale. The Cardinals started freshman Koby Boynton after many of their starters weren’t available in their third game of the season. Boynton only threw 21 pitches in the first inning, walking the first five batters en route to an eight-run inning, and a 13-1 loss to the Marauders.

“We started a freshman. It was his first time, he was extremely nervous. It wasn’t unexpected. You’re hoping for better. That kind of set the stage, but really if you only score one run, you can’t expect to win,” said Melvindale Coach Merle Shephard

“This was the worst I’ve seen them play the last two-three years. Fielding, and just little mental errors have just been killing us. It’s kind of frustrating and a coach because we’ve gone through it many times, and they’re just not executing.”

Carlson’s eight runs in the first, followed by a four-run third, and a four-run fourth capped the scoring. Five players scored at least two runs for the Marauders, followed and everyone else that started scored at least one.

“They gave us 15 freebies, and our kids took advantage. Good for our kids, doing what they’re supposed to, taking advantage of the freebies that you’re given,” said Carlson Coach Chad Liptow

“A game like that gave us an opportunity to get everybody in, get everyone some swings, and get ready tomorrow. Drew (Coleman) did a nice job starting the game. Our top four were off the shelf today.

Leading the way for the Marauders was Mike Harvey, who reached all five times, scored twice, and went 3-for-4, with a walk and two runs scored.

Last Updated: 4/19/2014 4:32:39 PM EST