Cards trounced in doubleheader

Visiting Fort McMurray in WCBL

It was anything but a holiday for the Yorkton Cardinals as they played a doubleheader in Fort McMurray Monday.

The game one of the Western Canadian Baseball League the hometown Giants thoroughly trounced the visitors from Yorkton.

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After a scoreless first inning the Giants put up runs in each of the next seven.

The damages started with Fort McMurray scoring five runs in the second, two in the third, then three in each of the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh inning, then adding a final run in the eighth for a 20-run night.

The Cardinal offence never got rolling being shut-out in the 20-0 final.

Eric Meyer had six runs batted in for the Giants, thanks to a home run, a triple and a double, and a single to complete hitting for the cycle.

Keith Manby had the win. He went six innings, allowing only four hits and striking out five.

Yorkton starter Zach Goulden-Maddin took the loss, on three innings of work, allowing 10 hits, and 10 runs, eight of those earned.

The teams went at it again Monday evening with only a slightly better result.

The Prospects scored one in the first inning for an early 1-0, but the Cardinals got that back, and took the lead with two in the second inning.

In the third the Prospects added nine, then added four in the fourth and two in the fifth for a 16-2 lead.

Yorkton added one in the seventh to round out a 16-3 win.

Will Langford was the winning pitcher. He went a complete seven innings scattering eight hits and three runs, only two of those earned.

Hut Smith was tagged with the loss. He started the game and went three innings allowing 12 hits and 10 runs, all of those earned.

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