Cardinals starting pitcher Emilio Foden threw six strong innings in the opener of a doubleheader vs. the Coquitlam Reds on Sunday

Cardinals starting pitcher Emilio Foden threw six strong innings in the opener of a doubleheader vs. the Coquitlam Reds on Sunday

Cards’ offence sputters as Reds sweep doubleheader

The Abbotsford Cardinals received typically solid performances from their starting pitchers, but the offence let them down.

The Abbotsford Cardinals received a pair of typically solid performances from their starting pitchers in a doubleheader last Sunday vs. the Coquitlam Reds, but the offence let them down.

The Reds swept the Cardinals by scores of 2-0 and 2-1 at DeLair Park, as the home side just couldn’t get the bats going.

Coquitlam starter Curtis Taylor limited the Cards to three hits over seven innings in the first game of the day, nullifying a nice outing from Emilio Foden, who struck out five over six innings.

It was much the same story in the second game, as Abby starter Jesse McGowen surrendered just two runs (one earned) over five and two-thirds innings. But he was outdueled by the Reds’ Ryan Mose, who went the distance and struck out seven.

Matt Strother was a bright spot offensively for the Cards, going 3-for-3 at the dish to account for half of the home team’s hits, and Brett Walker drove in the lone Abby run in the bottom of the seventh.

The Cardinals (11-7) now sit third in the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings.