Staff Reporter 

Cardinals earn sweep of Cougars

Medical Lake wins early-season Northeast A League showdown


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake’s Brayden Hale dives safely back to first in the opening game of last Saturday’s Northeast A League baseball doubleheader with Chewelah. The Cardinals got a 7th inning walk-off home run to win the first game 4-3. They earned the sweep with a 9-2 victory in game two.

The early-season baseball showdown between Medical Lake and Chewelah certainly lived up to expectations, and maybe then some.

The Cardinals got a walk-off homerun from Kasey Kelly in the bottom of the seventh inning in the opener – one of just three hits on the day for his team – to claim a 4-3 victory and then got the bats going in game two to score the sweep with a 9-2 win.

The Cardinals’ Adam Paulson pitched a complete game, struck out 15 and never issued a walk and scattered nine hits in improving to 3-0 on the season. Caleb Weibe also went the distance, striking out seven in losi...

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