Riggers stay unbeaten with win over Tigers

The Red Deer Riggers’ offence continued to roll, as they held onto their undefeated record with a 14-2 win over the St. Albert Tigers. The Riggers (9-0) have a 1.5 game lead over the second place Sherwood Park Athletics (8-2). Last season the Athletics knocked the Riggers out of the playoffs in the fifth game of the Sunburst Baseball League final.

ST. ALBERT — The Red Deer Riggers’ offence continued to roll, as they held onto their undefeated record with a 14-2 win over the St. Albert Tigers.

The Riggers (9-0) have a 1.5 game lead over the second place Sherwood Park Athletics (8-2). Last season the Athletics knocked the Riggers out of the playoffs in the fifth game of the Sunburst Baseball League final.

It was a quick turnaround Tuesday win for the Riggers, who were fresh off winning both games of a doubleheader against the Confederation Park Cubs on Sunday.

The Riggers also had the chance to get used to playing in St. Albert, as they will compete in the annual St. Albert Tigers tournament this weekend. The tournament features the five Sunburst Baseball League teams: Athletics, Tigers, Cubs, Riggers and the Parkland White Sox as well as the Edmonton Blue Willow Angels, the Cold Lake Cardinals and the Calgary Longhorns.

They start on Saturday against the Calgary Longhorns and will also face the St. Albert Tigers. On Sunday they play the Parkland White Sox before the final game of the round-robin tournament.

The Riggers return home to play the Cubs on Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Great Chief Park.