The Orange County Cardinals put on an impressive offensive display in their opening game of the Connie Mack World Series Saturday in Farmington, N.M.
The Cardinals beat Detroit, 12-2, in a game shortened to five innings because of the mercy rule.
Tommy Louie, a graduate of Irvine High, had two hits, including a home run, and drove in four runs for the Cardinals (30-5).
Orange County has outscored opponents, 57-19, in its last five games.
Derek Baker, a graduate of Tustin High, added two hits and two runs batted in also for the Cardinals, who scored six runs in the third to break a 2-2 tie. The Cardinals scored another run in the fourth and three in the fifth.
Pete Zamora, a graduate of Capistrano Valley High, gave up three hits and two runs in the first inning but didn't allow a hit over the next three innings to get the victory. He had seven strikeouts.
The Cardinals play host Farmington on Monday.