The new team format was used this week, marking a significant date in GBC history.
David Lankford got things started early, homering on the first pitch of the game. He stayed hot, hitting two more home runs, his first three of the year. The A's were off to a solid start, tallying a 4-0 lead heading into the bottom of the second. However, a 3-run HR from Corey Knisley sparked a rally that led to 6 unanswered runs from the Cardinals. Tony Henricks hit his first career HR with the GBC, and it was a big one. It put the Cardinals up 6-4, a lead they would hold for the rest of the game. Tyler McCann pitched 4 solid innings, with Corey coming in to close in the 5th. The A's didn't go down without a fight, as Lankford would hit his 3rd HR of the game in the final inning. Despite his efforts, the Cardinals defeated the A's, 6-5.
Alex Henricks made his debut this afternoon, as a reserve for the Athletics.
Corey Knisley hit his 30th career home run.
Lankford (3), T. Henricks, C. Knisley