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Cardinals off to state after Bi-District sweep


Mike Paulson

Medical Lake’s District 6/7 baseball champions won the title at home following wins of 6-0 over Brewster and 8-7 against defending state champion Cashmere. The Cardinals meet Cle Elum-Roslyn Saturday at 1 p.m. at Eastmont High. Pictured from left to right: Assistant coach Rob Beamer, Tyler Munden, assistant coach Ryan “Reity” Reitmeier, Joe Sica, Aaron Sunde, Jordan Calero, Dylan Rushfeldt, Adam Paulson, Kasey Kelly, Tristen Keith, Taylor Dormaier, Roman Kissack, Brayden Hale, Cory Wagner, Jalen Musser, Jacob Steinmetz, Hudson Petek, head coach Kerry Kelly. Not pictured:  Connor Cranston and assistant coach Josh Smith.

Medical Lake has passed its biggest test of the season so far on the baseball diamond. Now the exams continue, and probably get tougher.

Following a 6-0 win Saturday morning over Brewster, plus surviving to claim an 8-7 victory over defending state champion Cashmere in the afternoon, the Cardinals have made the round of 16 for the first time since 2003.

“I think we’re going to have a little bit of a target on us now that we’ve knocked off one of the giants,” Medical Lake head coach Kerry Kelly said. “But it’s a great spot to be in.”

The Cardinals will meet Cle Elum-Roslyn in a...

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