The Cardinals move to 7-7 in league play and are now tied for third place in the Tri-Valley.

GRESHAM OUTLOOK: MATT RAWLINGS - Lindsey Flegel runs down the first base line after hitting a single to left field in Corbett's 6-3 win over Madras.

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With their playoff lives hanging in the balance, of course it would be the upperclassmen that would wind up getting the job done on Corbett's senior night.

Faith McQueen went 2-for-4 at the plate with a pair of RBI and Kara Moritz threw a complete game in the circle while striking out 12 as Corbett inched one step closer to the postseason with a 6-3 win over Madras on Tuesday.

After enduring a 10-game losing skid earlier in the season, the Cardinals have now won seven of their last 10 after their victory on Tuesday.

"When you are peaking going into your final week of the season, you can't ask for more than that," Corbett head coach Rick Hanes said. "This is the team we knew we had all season, so it has been nice to see this all come together."

The Cardinals were down 1-0 entering the bottom of the third inning, but that was when the Corbett finally woke up the bats.

Back-to-back singles by McQueen and Morgan Stafford got Corbett in business. Daphne Scott then followed with a RBI-double to tie the score at 1-1.

Isabella Morales kept the rally alive moments later with a two-run single to give Corbett their first lead of the game at 3-1.

"Everyone was just relaxed at the plate. We did a good job of sitting back on the ball," McQueen said.

But the Cardinals third inning wasn't over just yet as Morales would eventually score on a RBI-groundout by Serena Stencil to extend Corbett's lead to 4-1.

"The experience that we have allows us to to do the little things really well, like hitting behind the runner," Hanes said.

Look for extended coverage in the May 11 print edition.

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