The Klamath Falls Cardinals — the Single-A American Legion team — won its third straight game Tuesday, beating Cascade Christian in a doubleheader with a 16-10 win followed by doubling up CC with a 16-8 win.
Three wins in a row have been the best stretch for Cardinals this summer. Their record, 6-10, inches closer to .500 after starting the season winning only three of its first 13 games of the year.
The sudden resurgence from the Cardinals can be credited to an offense that touched home plate at an accelerated rate. In the three wins — two wins against Cascade Christian and win over Phoenix on Wednesday, June 26 — Klamath Falls has totaled 43 runs, an average of over 14 a game.
Through the first 13 games, the Cardinal offense managed just over five runs a game.
Jacob Cook, Dylan Tobias and Bjorn Erickson have helped Klamath Falls find its groove offensively.
In the two wins over Cascade Christian, Cook collected seven hits (two going for extra bases), drove in eight runs and touched home six times. During the winning streak, Tobias scored four runs, reached safely on six hits (two extra bases) and drove in four runs. While Bjorn Erickson scored seven runs in three games for the Erickson.