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Reds find way to take down Abby, struggle against Victoria

The Coquitlam Reds went 2-2 last weekend when the Abbotsford Cardinals and Victoria Mariners visisted Mundy Park.  - ELAINE FLEURY PHOTO
The Coquitlam Reds went 2-2 last weekend when the Abbotsford Cardinals and Victoria Mariners visisted Mundy Park.
— image credit: ELAINE FLEURY PHOTO

The Coquitlam Reds have slowly started to climb up the B.C. Premier Baseball League standings after recording a win over the weekend.

On Saturday, the club took an early lead against the Abbotsford Cardinals, scoring their first run of the game in the second inning.

The Cards managed to tie things up in top of the fifth, however Reds runner Evan Soutar found home plate to get the go-ahead run in the bottom of the inning. Coquitlam eventually won the game 2-1.

Both teams were stuck at zero for most of the second match, until the Cardinals again struck in the fifth with a run.

However, the Reds bats came alive in the bottom of the sixth with Matthew Woo, Austen Butler, Thierry Parker and Cameron Williams all scoring on the way to a 4-1 win.

But the Reds could not sustain their stellar play going into Sunday, when the Victoria Mariners visited Mundy Park for a doubleheader.

Victoria smoked the home team 11-0 in the first game of the series, before taking the second game 5-3.

The Reds, who are currently 9-19 for the season, are back in action tonight at home where they will take on the Langley Blaze at 6:30 p.m.

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