The Yorkton Cardinals Mosquito division recently joined forces to create a AA team to continue their season at a higher level. The three Parkland area Cardinals teams combined to try out for a single AA club to compete against other teams from the area. Sixteen kids tried out for the AA club from the three house league teams with thirteen kids making the final cut. The AA club will play exhibition games against local teams before wrapping up their short season with a tournament in Melville from July 13-15, having missed the date to enter the provincial tournament.
Coach Shawn Frankfurt says the young team is practicing twice a week in addition to playing five to six exhibition games against local ballclubs in order to prepare the team for their season wind up in Melville.
One of those exhibition games includes an “Under the Lights” game against Langenburg June 27 that will give the young ballplayers an exciting experience as they host Langenburg at Kinsmen Lions Ballpark in the first event of its kind at the Mosquito youth level. The AA Cardinals welcome all spectator support as they experience night baseball for the first time ever.