The Yorkton Cardinals kept their slim playoff dreams alive with two wins over the Swift Current Indians in doubleheader action after Mondayís game was postponed due to rain. The Cardinals bounced back from a losing weekend to earn 3-1 and 11-4 wins over their out of division opponents.
Game oneís story was pitching as Travis Donahoo went the distance in the seven inning affair pitching a one run outing and giving the Cardinals the victory heading into the tail end of the doubleheader. Pitching was not needed in the second half of the doubleheader as a grand slam and five RBIís from Tory Bell gave the Cardinals an 11-4 win after going down 3-0 in the top of the first inning.
The Cardinals benefited from a seven run first as well as a triple, two stolen bases, and three RBIís from Brayon Colley as the Cardinals bounced back from a down weekend to earn two very important wins that keep their playoff hopes alive even as division rivals continue to win. The Weyburn Beavers, the team the Cardinals were chasing for the final playoff spot are now on a four game win streak and are well ahead of the 11-26 Cardinals, leading them by six games with only twelve days left in the WMBL regular season.
The Cardinals next home action is this weekend as they host Medicine Hat on Saturday and Sunday before hosting the Saskatoon Yellow Jackets, all games at seven p.m. at Jubilee Park.