Staff Reporter 

Basics paying off early for Medical Lake baseball

Attention to fundamentals makes Card’s Kelly a happy coach


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake’s Dylan Rushfeldt beat this throw and was safe at second base in the Cardinals’ 19-2 baseball win over Kettle Falls last Wednesday at Holliday Field.

Little things are paying big dividends for Medical Lake baseball so far this spring.

The Cardinals’ 4-0 start in the Northeast A League, 5-1 overall, has been powered by executing fundamental baseball head coach Kerry Kelly said.

Medical Lake comes off a 2-0 week in NEA play following an 8-3 win last Tuesday over Freeman and a 19-2 roll over Kettle Falls last Wednesday. The Cardinals will have their first early showdown Saturday when they host Chewelah (5-1, 6-1) in a doubleheader starting at noon.

The biggest challenge in Kelly’s mind came versus the Scotties in which a 5-run third in...

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