Carlyle Cardinals remain Harbourne Memorial Champions

            The Carlyle Cardinals remain the Saskota Baseball Leagues's champions, as the team once again captured the Jack Harbourne Memorial championship trophy Monday, July 27 at Lions Park in Carlyle with a final 8-2 victory over the Kenosee Cubs.

            Both teams played their way to the final over six other teams-the Arcola Threshers, the Carnduff Astros, the Estevan Tower Wolves, the Lampman Pirates, the Oxbow Chiefs and the Redvers A's- at the Saskota League's end-of-season tournament July 24-26. The annual eight-team tournament should have concluded at Kenosee Ball Park on Sunday, July 26. However, rain and lightning significantly delayed play on Sunday, and as a result, the final game was a Monday night match in Carlyle.

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            Monday's final was played under a weather watch with heavy clouds overhead and increasing winds, which didn't deter fans from both communities from attending. During the sixth and final inning, lightning was spotted in the distance and after a hard-fought game, the Cardinals walked away the victors.

            Cardinals' coach and team captain David Lemieux said of his team: “ I'm just so proud of the guys. They just played hard and I'm happy we got this far.”

            The Saskota league will conclude the 2015 baseball season with the league's annual All-Star Game, August 21 in Oxbow, when the top players from the north and south divisions will showcase their talent.

            For more information, visit the Saskota website at http://www.bcball.ca/teams/index.php?team=saskota.

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