Abbotsford Cardinals run streak to six straight wins

With two blowout wins on Saturday and two more victories on Sunday, the Abbotsford Cardinals ran their winning streak to six straight games.

Abbotsford Cardinals celebrate a run at home plate in their win over the Victoria Eagles.

Abbotsford Cardinals celebrate a run at home plate in their win over the Victoria Eagles.

With two blowout wins on Saturday and two more victories in tight one-run games on Sunday, the Abbotsford Cardinals ran their winning streak to six straight games.

Abby bats were smoking hot on Saturday, much to the detriment of the Parksville Royals, who found themselves on the wrong side of 10-3 and 13-3 scores.

Cleanup hitter Riley Salter led the offensive outburst, as he went six-for-seven at the plate over the two games, drove in six runs and scored four more.

On Sunday the Cards played a completely different style of double header against the Victoria Eagles, but still got results: 1-0 and 3-2 victories.

Pitchers Carter Williams and Matt Forsythe combined for the shutout win, while starter Kurtis Kostuk allowed just one run over five innings in the second contest.

“Our pitchers really stepped up over the weekend, I can’t say enough about how they competed for us.

It allowed our two horses to work out of the bullpen instead of starting this weekend,” said coach Corey Eckstein.

Leadoff hitter Tyler Krahn smacked two doubles in three at bats, scored a run and had an RBI in the 3-2 win.

“Its a hungry group of players right now. There’s a different feel in our dugout. Our staff has been patient but persistent with this group after a slow start.”

The Cards improved their record to 14-12 with the run. They will be looking to better that when they visit Vancouver Island for double headers in Parksville and Nanaimo this weekend. Their next home game will be on June 17 at 11 a.m. for a double header against the Victoria Mariners.