The Yorkton Cardinals were in the game against Swift Current tonight, at least until the ninth inning.
Zach Maddin, a local hurler in his first Western Canadian Baseball League game, started for the Cardinals and went seven innings. He scattered five hits, allowing three runs, two of those earned, while walking five and striking out five.
Maddin left the contest trailing 3-1, the Cardinal run coming in the third inning as the runner from third scored as the 57s recorded an out at first on a bunt.
Garrett Houston came into the game in relief for Yorkton. The Melville-born pitcher went two innings allowing four hits and giving up five runs, all of them earned in the ninth.
Tyler Murphy started, and went the distance for Swift Current. He handled the Cardinal batters to the point of allowing only three hits and the one run. It was earned. Murphy did not walk a better, while striking out nine.
The 57s improved their season record to 24-15, while the Cardinals fell to 3-33.