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Medical Lake has powerful finish

Playoff snub likely fuels bats in big wins over Idaho's Prairie Cardinals


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake third baseman Dylan Rushfeldt applies the tag to a Prairie Cardinal runner for an out in the opening game of an American Legion baseball doubleheader last Wednesday as both the umpire and Prairie coach watch. Medical Lake swept the visitors from Post Falls/Rathdrum winning 13-8 and 10-9 to conclude their season.

The bats came alive big time as Medical Lake's AA American Legion baseball team finished on a high note by roughing up the visiting Prairie Cardinals from Post Falls/Rathdrum, Idaho 13-8 and 10-9 last Wednesday night at Holliday Field.

The twin wins gave Medical Lake two wins in their final three games and six victories in the teams' last eight contests. ML finished 9-5 in Federal League play and 11-5 overall in reported games.

"They were a good team, I'll tell you what, that was some great baseball," Medical Lake head coach Kerry Kelly said.

After trailing 4-1 through three innings and 6-...

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