Cardinals overmatched by Turks

The Front Royal Cardinals (4-1) were handed their first loss of the 2014 VBL season on Thursday night. The Cards were beaten handily 10-1 by the Harrisonburg Turks (2-3) at Bing Crosby Stadium in Front Royal.

            Beau Bowen (0-1), the Cardinals’ starter, surrendered the first run of the ballgame in the 3rd inning when Harrisonburg’s Eric Kalbfleish scored Turks’ 1st baseman Christopher Barr on a sacrifice fly to deep left field. The Cardinals then tied the game 1-1 in the bottom of the 3rd on an RBI double by shortstop Wardy Polanco. That was the only run surrendered by the Turks’ pitchers. The Turks then broke open the scoring in the 5th inning. After a leadoff walk to Christopher Barr, three wild pitches allowed him to cross the plate for the Turks. Then a walk, a double, and a single plated 2 more for the Turks. Bowen threw 5 innings and allowed 4 runs. Right-hander Logan Longwith then came on in relief for the Cardinals in the 6th and allowed 6 runs (only 2 were earned). The Turks jumped out to a 10-1 lead and were never caught. Turks’ starter Kevin Lewallyn (1-0) was pulled after 5.1 innings, and right-handed reliever Brett Morgan held the Cardinals hitless throughout the remaining 3.2 innings. Lewallyn received the win and Morgan earned a save. The Turks tallied 10 runs on 9 hits in the win. The Cardinals scored only once on 3 hits and also had 3 errors.

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2014 Front Royal Head Coach Announced

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Front Royal Cardinals Announce New Head Coach for 2014 Season

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Front Royal, VA, January 21, 2013 – The Front Royal Cardinals are excited to announce they’ve hired Brad Neffendorf as the new Head Coach for the 2014 season. He was introduced to the community on January 18th at Mom’s Country Kitchen, where fans gathered to meet the new coach and hear his philosophy for building the 2014 Front Royal Cardinal’s team.

Coach Neffendorf has a solid reputation for developing winning teams, achieved over his nine years of coaching experience. For the last 4 years, he has served as the Campbellsville University Tiger’s recruiting coordinator and pitching coach. In 2012, he helped lead the Tigers to their tenth straight NAIA play-off appearance, an NCAAA Regional Championship and a World Series berth. In 2011, he also joined the Valley Baseball League as a Pitching Coach for the Winchester Royals, where he helped coach the Royals to the Northern Division League title.

Speaking at the event, Coach Neffendorf said he is looking forward to the 2014 season and is putting together an energetic and competitive team. He believes this combination will ensure an exciting VBL season.

Coach Neffendorf brings that same high-energy excitement to his coaching staff. Joining Coach Neffendorf are assistant coaches, Jordan McCavitt, Jonathan Riddle and returning coach Keaton Neeb. McCavitt joins the team from his position as assistant coach/recruiting coordinator for the St. Catharine College Patriots in Kentucky. Before joining the staff at St. Catharine’s, Coach McCavitt was the pitching coach at Arizona Western College, where he directed a pitching staff that allowed the fewest walks in the ACCAC, while having team ERAs of 3.38 and 3.36. Coach Riddle joins the Front Royal Cardinals from Union College in Kentucky. Riddle was a five-year member of the Bulldogs as a catcher, where he achieved a .292 career batting average, threw out 17 would-be base stealers, and had a career fielding percentage of .984. Coach Neeb returns to the Cardinals this year from Campellsville University, where, as a catcher, he achieved a career batting average of .322 and fielding average of .983. Neeb is a local baseball standout, playing for Skyline High School, the Winchester Royals and the Front Royal Cardinals. During his baseball playing career, Neeb received 1st Team All-Conference honors in 2011 and 2012, and received 1st Team All-District, All-Region and All-State honors his senior year of high school.

With this level of proven success at the helm, Cardinals fans can look forward to the 2014 season with confidence.

For more information, please visit the Front Royal Cardinals website at http://www.frontroyalcardinals.org.

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2014 Schedule

Front Royal Cardinals 2014 Schedule

Date. Day Time Away Home
May 30 Fri 7:00 Aldie Front Royal
May 31 Sat 7:00 Front Royal Charles Town
June 1 Sun. 7:00 Front Royal Winchester
June 2 Mon. 7:15 VBL Meeting
June 3 Tues 7:00 Woodstock Front Royal
June 4 Wed Bye
June 5 Thur 7:00 Harrisonburg Front Royal
June 6 Fri. 7:30 Front Royal New Market
June 7 Sat. 7:00 Strasburg Front Royal
June 8 Sun. 7:30 Front Royal Staunton
June 9 Mon Rain Date
June 10 Tues 7:00 Waynesboro Front Royal
June 11 Wed Bye Front Royal Strasburg
June 12 Thur 7:30 Front Royal Aldie
June 13 Fri. 7:00 Charles Town Front Royal
June 14 Sat. 7:00 Winchester Front Royal
June 15 Sun 7:30 Front Royal Woodstock
June 16 Mon Rain Date
June 17 Tues 7:00 Covington Front Royal
June 18 Wed. 7:00 Harrisonburg Front Royal
June 19 Thur. 7:00 New Market Front Royal
June 20 Fri 7:00 Front Royal Strasburg
June 21 Sat 7:00 Staunton Front Royal
June 22 Sun Bye Front Royal
June 23 Mon Rain Date
June 24 Tues 7:00 Front Royal Waynesboro
June 25 Wed 7:00 Aldie Front Royal
June 26 Thur 7:00 Front Royal Charles Town
June 27 Fri 7:00 Front Royal Winchester
June 28 Sat. 7:00 Woodstock Front Royal
June 29 Sun 7:00 Strasburg Front Royal
June 30 Mon Rain Date
July 1 Tues 6:00 Front Royal Covington
8:00 Front Royal Covington
July 2 Wed 7:30 Front Royal Harrisonburg
July 3 Thur 7:30 Front Royal New Market
July 4 No Games Scheduled
July 5 Sat. 7:30 Front Royal Staunton
July 6 Sun 7:30 VBL All-Star Game
July 7 Mon All-Star Game Rain Date If Necessary
July 8 Tues Rain Date
July 9 Wed 7:00 Waynesboro Front Royal
July 10 Thur 7:00 Winchester Front Royal
July 11 Fri. Bye Front Royal
July 12 Sat 7:30 Front Royal Aldie
July 13 Sun 7:00 Charles Town Front Royal
July 14 Mon. 7:30 Front Royal Woodstock
July 15 Tues Rain Date
July 16 Wed 7:00 Covington Front Royal
July 17 Thur 7:00 Staunton Front Royal
July 18 Fri. 7:30 Front Royal Harrisonburg
July 19 Sat 7:00 New Market Front Royal
July 20 Sun. 7:00 Front Royal Strasburg
July 21 Mon Rain Date
July 22 Tues 7:00 Front Royal Waynesboro
July 23 Wed Bye Front Royal
July 24 Thur 7:00 Front Royal Winchester
July 25 Fri 7:00 Woodstock Front Royal
July 26 Sat. 7:00 Winchester Front Royal
July 27 Sun 7:30 Front Royal Woodstock
July 28 Mon 7:00 Harrisonburg Covington
July 29 Tues Round 1 (1 vs 8; 2 vs 7; 3 vs 6; 4 vs 5)
July 30 Wed Round 1 (1 vs 8; 2 vs 7; 3 vs 6; 4 vs 5)
July 31 Thur Round 1 (1 vs 8; 2 vs 7; 3 vs 6; 4 vs 5)
Aug 1 Fri Round 2
Aug 2 Sat Round 3
Aug 3 Sun Round 4
Aug 4 Mon Champ
Aug 5 Tues Champ
Aug 6 Wed Champ

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Bing Crosby Stadium

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Upcoming Games

Saturday, July 5 @ 7:30 PM
Away vs Staunton Braves

Monday, July 7 @ 7:30 PM
Away vs Harrisonburg Turks

Tuesday, July 8 @ 7:00 PM
Away vs Strasburg Express

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