Cards rally to earn split with A’s

The Abbotsford Cardinals split a home doubleheader vs. the Okanagan Athletics on Sunday.

The Abbotsford Cardinals split a home doubleheader vs. the Okanagan Athletics on Sunday.

The A’s won the opener 1-0, as pitcher Trevor Lofstrom turned in six and one-third innings of shutout baseball to out-duel Abby’s Alex Gibbons, who surrendered just the one run over seven innings.

In the second game of the day, the Cards staged a rally in the top of the seventh inning to salvage a split. Trailing 2-0, they racked up four runs, highlighted by a Jae Kim single to drive in the two go-ahead runs.

The Cardinals (4-1) are off to a terrific start to the B.C. Premier Baseball League season, and their next home game is Thursday (7 p.m., DeLair Park) vs. the Vancouver Cannons.