The Carlyle Cardinals are once again the kings of the diamond in the Saskota Baseball League.
The Cardinals beat the Oxbow Chiefs 14-4 Sunday afternoon to capture their third straight league title. Carlyle's bats came to life after falling behind 4-0 early in the game, scoring 14 unanswered runs. This came on the heels of a thrilling come from behind 8-7 extra innings victory over the Estevan Tap House Wolves earlier Sunday.
"It's not the first time, you know we've been in that situation many times," said Cardinals second baseman Scott Nicholson, speaking about his team's resiliency to come back in games. "And we always seem to gut it out and pull it off."
Nicholson, who has been with the Cardinals for 22 years, got to celebrate the victory with his son Hunter.
"I'm very proud (of my dad)," Hunter Nicholson said. "The game was good, I liked it."
Cardinals centre fielder Brent McLean said everyone on the roster contributed to the win.
"Yeah it was a great weekend, all the guys came to play, we scored lots of runs, guys pitched well. It was a full team effort...used lots of bodies," McLean said. "Guys are hurting, but we got it done."
Carlyle only lost one game on their way to this year's championship.