With a runner at third

With a runner at third

Cardinals go 3-2 in busy week of baseball

The Abbotsford Cardinals played five games in five days, including two double-headers against the Royals and the Tritons.

The Abbotsford Cardinals played five games in five days, including two double-headers against the Parksville Royals and the White Rock Tritons.

Abbotsford managed a tight 1-0 win last Friday against the third-place Langley Blaze, and was much-needed, as the Cardinals remain in the hunt for an eighth playoff spot with just nine games left in the season.

The one Cardinals run was notched in the first inning off a hit by outfielder Nick Laflamme.

On Saturday, Abbotsford won the first half of the double-header against the Royals after a six-run third inning that put the game away early. The Royals managed one run in the fifth for a 6-1 final. Jereymi Longpre batted in three of the runs.

In game two, the Royals snapped back, holding the Cardinals scoreless through seven. Corey Jackson was on the mound for Abbotsford. He gave up two runs in five innings pitched.

On Tuesday night, the ‘Cards wrapped up their five-game stretch by splitting a doubleheader against the Tritons,.

Abbotsford snapped up the first game 3-0. All runs were scored in the first inning on hits by Konnor Piotto-Cook and Cade Smith. In game two, Abbotsford fell 6-2, allowing five runs in the first two innings.

Abbotsford currently sits ninth in their BC Premier Baseball League division. The Cardinals don’t see action again until a July 11 double-header on the road against the North Shore Twins.