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  • ON TARGET - John Spaans of the St. Albert Senior Cardinals aims for the strike zone against the Edmonton Blues in the Alberta West Central Baseball Association on Monday at Legion Memorial Park. The Cardinals won 10-2. Joel Tauber belted a three-run inside-the-park home run and Dave Edwards tossed four shutout innings for the save. Wednesday the Cardinals (3-1) host the Edmonton Expos at 6:45 p.m.
    ON TARGET - John Spaans of the St. Albert Senior Cardinals aims for the strike zone against the Edmonton Blues in the Alberta West Central Baseball Association on Monday at Legion Memorial Park. The Cardinals won 10-2. Joel Tauber belted a three-run inside-the-park home run and Dave Edwards tossed four shutout innings for the save. Wednesday the Cardinals (3-1) host the Edmonton Expos at 6:45 p.m.
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  • STRETCH FOR THE CATCH - St. Albert Cardinals first basemen Eric Sabrowski dives for a pop fly in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Spruce Grove White Sox in the NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League. The White Sox rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to end the Cardinals' eight-game winning streak.
    STRETCH FOR THE CATCH - St. Albert Cardinals first basemen Eric Sabrowski dives for a pop fly in Wednesday's 4-3 loss to the Spruce Grove White Sox in the NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League. The White Sox rallied for three runs in the top of the seventh to end the Cardinals' eight-game winning streak.
  • PLAYING THE FIELD - Cory Teed of the Edmonton Blues fields the ball as Darren Milne of the St. Albert Senior Cardinals charges to second base in Monday's Alberta West Central Baseball Association game at Legion Memorial Park. Backing up the play is Teed's son, Everitt. The Cardinals won 10-2.
    PLAYING THE FIELD - Cory Teed of the Edmonton Blues fields the ball as Darren Milne of the St. Albert Senior Cardinals charges to second base in Monday's Alberta West Central Baseball Association game at Legion Memorial Park. Backing up the play is Teed's son, Everitt. The Cardinals won 10-2.
  • FLYING OBJECT - Mat Brisson of the St. Albert Cardinals fires a strike against the Spruce Grove White Sox in Wednesday's NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League game at Legion Memorial Park. The Cardinals let a 3-1 lead slip away in the seventh inning and lost 4-3.
    FLYING OBJECT - Mat Brisson of the St. Albert Cardinals fires a strike against the Spruce Grove White Sox in Wednesday's NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League game at Legion Memorial Park. The Cardinals let a 3-1 lead slip away in the seventh inning and lost 4-3.

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NorWest games

The St. Albert Cardinals play Okotoks Dawgs White in a pair of NorWest Midget AAA Baseball League doubleheaders today and Sunday at Legion Memorial Park.

Game times at 1 and 4 p.m. both days.

The Cardinals are ranked second in league play at 18-3 after Wednesday’s 4-3 loss to the Spruce Grove White Sox (9-6) in St. Albert snapped an eight-game winning streak. Okotoks is 8-9.

The White Sox scored three runs in the top of the seventh to lead by one.

The Cardinals outhit the visitors 5-2 but committed four errors.

Mat Brisson (3-1, 1.47 ERA) went the distance for the Cardinals and was tagged for two earned runs. He struck-out one and walked two.

Jake Fischer slugged his second homer of the season for his team-leading 18th RBI.

Tuesday the Cardinals host the Sherwood Park Dukes (15-4) at 7 p.m.

Next weekend the Cardinals are in Spokane for a tournament.

Last year’s Tier 1 provincial finalists and Western Canadian gold medallists are also entered in the annual Tigers Baseball Association tournament July 11 to 13 at Legion park.

Last weekend the Cardinal finished 5-0 at the annual Peter DeVries Invitational Tournament in Edmonton.

Bantam AAA

The St. Albert Cardinals are in Okotoks this weekend for a Canada Day bantam AAA tournament.

The Cardinals play the Regina Buffalos, Saskatoon Blue Jays and Muenster Red Sox in the preliminary round.

The Cardinals are undefeated 12 games, 14-3 in the Baseball Alberta provincial round and 17-11 overall after defeating SEEBA 10-6 Tuesday at Legion Memorial Park.

Greg Student’s line-drive triple to right centre-field scored two runs to seal the deal. He also drove home a run in the third.

Zach Froment and Tylor Jans batted in two runs apiece.

Southpaw Ross Supruniuk allowed four earned runs in 5-2/3 innings while fanning four. Isaiah Gionet closed out the victory.

Thursday the Cardinals visit the Spruce Grove White Sox at 7 p.m.


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