Cardinals Drop Pair To Kitchener

Closing out the road portion of their 2021 IBL regular season schedule on Thursday night, the Hamilton Cardinals lost both games of a doubleheader to the Kitchener Panthers by scored of 6-5 and 3-2.

Justin Gideon led Hamilton with three hits, including his fifth home run, a solo shot on the game's second pitch. Brandon Nieva went 3-for-4, while Jeremie Veilleux and Ryan Burnside each drove in a run.

Ryan Clark (0-2) took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits with three walks and a strikeout in 1.2 innings of relief. Starter Clay Miller went five innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on seven hits. He walked two and fanned four.

Carter Arbuthnot's bases-loaded walk scored Keegan Marsden for a walk-off 6-5 Game 1 win. Kitchener scored twice in the bottom of the seventh, with Liam Wilson's one-out double bringing home Andy Leader to tie the game. Wilson added another double and home run and drove in three, while Stephen Whalen singled three times and drove in a run. Dreyden Sloat had the other RBI.

David Bruinsma (1-0) earned the win on the mound, striking out one and walking one in a scoreless seventh. Luis Grisanti started and allowed five runs on five hits over two innings. He struck out one and didn't issue a walk.

In Game 2, Blake Jacklin went 3-for-3 with an RBI, run and stolen base atop the Panthers lineup. Wilson drove in the other run.

Jorden Carthy (1-1) picked up the win, striking out three while walking two and giving up a hit in 1.2 innings of relief. Brady Schnarr tossed two scoreless innings for his second save, and starter Ryan Douglas threw a clean first inning with a strikeout.

Miller (0-2) took the loss for the Cards, giving up a run on one hit without registering an out.

Ryan Freemantle and Connor Bowie drove in Hamilton's runs.

Kitchener (15-12) leads Toronto by 1.5 games for second in the league. Sixth-place Hamilton fell to 11-16.

Hamilton will look to get back into the win column on Friday night when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs at CARSTAR Field at Bernie Arbour Stadium. Game time is 7:35pm. You can follow along with all the action courtesy of Skyway Broadcast Company on the Cardinals YouTube channel. Tickets for the game are available at SeatGIANT - Hamilton Cardinals Single Game Tickets (

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