Cardinals drop Game 4 at home to Royals
The Guelph Royals forced a Game 5 on Wednesday night in Hamilton with an 18-3 victory over the Cardinals.
The Royals outhit the Cards 21-11 in the game including four homers, two by Sean Reilly.
Cardinals shortstop, Luis Jean, was four for five with three doubles and even came into pitch part of the game, striking out three batters.
Centrefielder, Tyler Duncan, was two for four including a two-run homerun that went off of the right fielders’ glove and over the fence.
Julian Russell got his first hit of the season, a single into right field and he later scored.
Dalton Pompey was four for five with a homerun, triple and a couple singles, driving in two runs and walking twice.
Andrew Case was the winning pitcher for the Royals after going five innings, giving up three earned runs on five hits, striking out four and walking one batter.
Hamilton had chances to score runs but stranded the bases loaded twice and were unable to cash in any of those runners.
Emilis Guerrero and Jeff MacLeod finished it off for Guelph, combining for four shutout innings, giving up just six hits and striking out five batters.
The winner-take-all Game 5 will take place on Fri, Sept 2 at David E. Hastings Stadium in Guelph at 7:30 p.m.
The Hamilton Cardinals Baseball Club is a member of Canada's best league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The over 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, established in 1919.
Written by Jarrett Matthews
Photo by Art Ward