The Yorkton Cardinals took it on the chin during a three-game Western Major Baseball League road swing through Alberta on the weekend losing four games by a combined score of 40-9.
The losses leave the Cardinals in the WMBL East Division basement with a record of 4-9, seven games back of Regina.
The good news for Yorkton is that they are only two games back of second place Melville, and half a game behind Weyburn.
Monday in LethbridgeThe Cardinals scored a run in the first inning to take a 1-0 lead which would only hold until the second when the host Bulls would tie the game.
Lethbridge would add five runs in the fourth, to take a 6-1 lead, which would hold up through the rest of the game.
Josh Wesson started on the mound for Yorkton and took the loss.
He went four innings allowing six hits, and six runs, all of them earned.
Sunday actionThe Cardinals visited the Bulls in Lethbridge spotting the home-nine to a 5-0 after two innings, and finally succumbing to a 6-3 final score.
Jordan Herbison started the game, but lasted only four innings after giving up five earned runs on seven hits, while walking three.
Yorkton scored one run in the third, then added two in the ninth in the loss.
The Cardinals visited the Dawgs in Okotoks for a pair of games, starting Friday night.After a scoreless four innings, the flood gates opened as the Dawgs scored seven runs in the fifth inning.
Yorkton would respond with three in the sixth, only to give up five more runs in the Okotoks half of the same inning.
The Dawgs added three more in the eighth, for a 15-3 win.
Max McDonald started for Yorkton going five innings and being tagged with the loss. He gave up seven runs, four of those earned, on six hits, with walking four.
The Cardinal pitching gave up three home runs in the game.
A night later things were no better for the Cardinals in Okotoks as they dropped a 13-1 decision to the Dawgs Saturday.
Jeff Chase started, going 4.2 innings, giving up nine runs, eight of those earned, on 12 hits, while walking a pair.
The Dawgs scored four in the third inning, added seven in the fifth and two more in the eighth.
Last TuesdayThe Cardinals did manage a win over their division rivals from Melville last Tuesday at Jubilee Park, coming away with a come-from-behind 6-5 win.
Melville scored two runs in the fourth and fifth innings for a 4-0 lead.
The Cardinals then pulled into a tie scoring two in the sixth and seventh innings.
The tie was short-lived as the Mills added a run in the eighth for a 5-4 lead.
But, the Cardinals would persevere adding two more in their half of the eight for the 6-5 win.
Stephen Johnson started for Yorkton going five innings, and allowing four runs, on five hits.Joie Dunyon pitched three innings of relief and got the win, giving up one run on three hits.Stuart Pudenz pitched the ninth, allowing two hits, but no runs, to earn a save.
Duncan McAlpine had two RBIs in the win.