Winlock netted its first win of the season by splitting a road doubleheader with Wahkiakum on Tuesday, snapping a nine-game losing skid to start the season.
It didn’t look good at the start for the Cardinals, who were one-hit in a 14-0 loss in four innings in Game 1.
Kyrin Meehan collected the Cards’ lone hit, going 1 for 2 at the plate. Winlock’s four pitchers in the game allowed just three combined hits but also combined for nine walks and seven hit batters.
In Game 2, the Cardinals bats got going, collecting six hits in an 8-6 win in five innings.
Winlock starting pitcher Cole Fray-Parmantier battled back after giving up four runs in the first inning, and worked his way out of a couple jams, recording five strikeouts during his three innings of work on the mound.
Offensively, Winlock took advantage of working free bases and a couple timely hits in the fourth inning by Chris Heikkila (2 for 4) and Kyrin Meehan (1 for 2). The Cardinals scored four runs in the fourth and drew seven total walks for the game.
Meehan took over duties on the mound in the 4th inning, pitching a total of two innings and giving up one earned run and recording four Ks.
Winlock (1-9) heads to Toledo for a 4 p.m. matchup on Thursday.