The Yorkton Mosquito AA Cardinals continued their preparations for their season ending tournament in Melville with more home action for the ballclub. After hosting action on Friday the club hosted Melville at the JC Beach ball diamonds for some doubleheader action.
Hot weather made the doubleheader an exhausting affair for the two ballclubs who got valuable game action in before both clubs look forward to tournament play at the Melville Mosquito AA tournament.
The Cardinals once again showed signs of solid baseball, but just couldn’t piece together six innings worth of winning baseball in their opening game against the Millionaires on Sunday as the Melville squad used plate discipline and advantageous baserunning to load the bases and score runs on walks throughout the game’s final innings. Yorkton had a very solid fifth inning where they put Melville on their heels, causing a pitching change before the Mils closer shut the door on the Cardinals fifth inning rally attempt. From there the Mils took advantage of multiple drawn walks in the top of the sixth, getting key hits that extinguished what was a well fought rally effort from the Mosquito Cards.
The Cardinals will now look to continue to prepare for their season ending tournament in Melville after a weekend filled with game experience.