Mathews-Dickey Lady Cardinals RBI Softball Team Advance to World Series Championship Game
Mathews-Dickey Lady Cardinals RBI Softball Team Advance to World Series Championship Games
“We’re very proud of these outstanding Scholar-Athletes…Several of our girls are headed to college immediately following the World Series on scholarships”
– Wendell Covington, Jr., president and CEO
The Mathews-Dickey Lady Cardinals softball team beat Nobu Yamauchi of Hawaii this morning in Cincinnati to advance to the Reviving Baseball in the Inner-City (RBI) World Series Finals. St. Louis takes on Atlanta, the rival whom they tied 5-5 in round one, at 8:30 a.m. CT, Friday, Aug. 11 at P&G Cincinnati MLB Youth Academy.
This year, the silver anniversary of the RBI Program, St. Louis is looking for its very first World Series title. The perennial Central Region champions have won that title six out of the last seven years, and this represents the girls’ first appearance in the World Series Championship Game.
“We’re very proud of these outstanding Scholar-Athletes,” said Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club (MDBGC) President & CEO Wendell Covington, Jr. “Several of our girls are headed to college immediately following the World Series on scholarships…further evidence that the Lady Cardinals are winners on the fields and in the classrooms.”
On the road to the championship game, the Lady Cardinals beat Cleveland RBI 2-1 in the quarter final game and have amassed an overall record of 3 wins, 2 loses and 1 tie.
Game 1 | MDBGC RBI 5 and Atlanta 5
Game 2 | Puerto Rico RBI 13 and MDBGC RBI 5
Game 3 | MDBGC RBI 10 and Hoboken RBI 1
Game 4 | Cleveland RBI 5 and MDBGC RBI 4
Game 5 | MDBGC RBI 2 and Cleveland RBI 1
Game 6 | MDBGC RBI 9 and Nobu Yamuchi 1
Reviving Baseball in the Inner-City (RBI)
The Reviving Baseball in the Inner-City (RBI) Program is operated by the Mathews-Dickey Boys’ & Girls’ Club through Cardinals Care, the official non-profit arm of the St. Louis Cardinals. Mathews-Dickey produces well-educated, physically active and hopeful youth with family at the center of its efforts.