Cards wrap up regular season with a 3-3 stretch

   Jake Robison got the start in the 11-1 win.  Robison pitched a complete game for the team that had three complete game wins in a row from their starting rotation.  Robison in the last home game of his career made it count as he pitched five innings giving up two hits, one walk, and one run.
   The Cards would bust the game wide open in the second inning with seven runs capped by a two-run homer by Philipps.
   Johnson would end the game with a two-run triple in the sixth inning to take the 11-1 lead.
   Johnson was 3-3 with three RBIs and one run.  Swanson went 1-3 also with 3 RBIs.
   The win guaranteed that the Cardinals would have a winning record in conference and locked down the fourth seed in the District Tournament.
   After the Senior Night festivities the Cards got back on the field, but suffered a 13-10 loss to the Knights.
   Coach Anderson stated, “We gave up the lead in the sixth inning with walks and a few hits that dropped in front of our outfielders.”
   John Johannsen got the start and went five innings giving up six runs, but only four earned in the no-decision.  Johnson came in on relief to seemingly close the game, but in 2/3 innings of work he gave up four hits, five walks and seven runs for the loss.  Rowe would come in for an inning plus of scoreless relief but the damage had already been done and the Cards took the loss.
   With their conference seeding set the Cards traveled to Lethbridge for a meaningless non-conference double-header.
   The Cards would be swept by the Miners 15-1 and 7-3.
   In the first game Swanson got the start and the loss in two plus innings of work giving up nine runs on one hit and six walks.
   The Cards only managed four hits on the day.  Johannsen was 2-3 and Swanson was 1-1.
   In the final contest of the regular season the Cards were more competitive but got the loss all the same.
   Coach Anderson added, “We had a really nice rally at the end of the game but left the bases loaded and fell short.”
   Mike Adams pitched a complete game but was credited with the loss on nine hits, two walks and seven runs.
   The Cards hitting once again disappeared in Canada with only seven hits.  Rowe got on base twice with walks and turned those opportunities into two runs.  Johnson was 2-3 with one RBI and Robison was 1-4 with a run and run batted in.  Jade Premo was 2-2 also with an RBI.
   The Cards start the District Tournament with a Thursday game at 9 a.m. in Havre against Medicine Hat.  The Cards split the last two games they played against the Knights so the game should be pretty evenly matched.