May 1, 2014 | Vol. 118 -- No. 2

Too little offense, defense dooms Cardinals

Too much rain, not enough runs, too little hitting and more than their share of errors.

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Paul Delaney
After a long run, Medical Lake outfielder Tristen Keith tracked down this fly ball for an out last Friday against Freeman.

That sums up the abbreviated baseball week for Medical Lake. The Cardinals went from challenging Freeman for a second consecutive Northeast A League title to now scrambling for playoff positioning as the season enters its final two weeks.

After rain washed out a Tuesday game at Newport, Medical Lake (7-5 NEA, 8-5 overall) faced off against Freeman (12-0, 12-1) losing a doubleheader 9-2 and 6-1 at Holliday Field. Entering the Friday games, the Cardinals had won five of their last six.

While five errors in...

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