Junior Cards split with Mariners

The Abbotsford Junior Cardinals are perched comfortably in fourth place in the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League.

The Abbotsford Junior Cardinals are perched comfortably in fourth place in the B.C. Junior Premier Baseball League after splitting a doubleheader with the Victoria Junior Mariners last Saturday.

The Mariners won the opener 1-0 in an extra-innings thriller, getting to Abbotsford starter Alex Gibbons for the game’s lone run in the top of the ninth. It was a tremendous outing from Gibbons, though, as he went the distance while striking out four and surrendering just five hits.

The Junior Cards bounced back with a 6-3 win. Cam Wiens and Sheldon Poirier had three hits apiece, and Poirier and Jereymi Longpre each drove in two runs. The victory boosted the Junior Cards’ record to 9-6 on the season.