Cardinals drop pivotal Game 2 in London

The Hamilton Cardinals lost 8-2 to the London Majors in Game Two of the IBL Semifinals at Labatt Park on Tuesday night.

London hosted for the second game in a row due to a rainout on Sunday in Hamilton.

The Majors took a commanding 2-0 lead in the best-of-five series, outhitting the Cards 12-7.

Starting pitcher, Owen Boon, threw another dominant game for London. Boon went seven complete innings, giving up no runs on just three hits, giving him his 11th win of 2022.

It was a 2-run game until the bottom of the sixth inning, when Jakob Newton and Taylor Wright drove in runs for the Majors and making it 6-1.

Catcher, Jeremie Veilleux, doubled and later scored for Hamilton, while Dennis Dei Baning was two for five with two RBI’s.

Hamilton shortstop, Luis Jean, added a hit to his total, he is 12 for 29 in the postseason thus far (.414 AVG).

Ryan Burnside was the starting pitcher for the Cards and started strong but was beat up on the sixth inning by the very impressive London batters.

Centrefielder, Tyler Duncan, had another impressive performance for Hamilton, going two for three with a run, a walk and a stolen base. 

The Cardinals had chances but weren’t able to capitalize, leaving nine runners left on base.

London is still undefeated in the postseason, now 6-0, and have a chance to advance to the IBL Finals in Game Three.

Hamilton will return home for their ‘must-win’ Game Three at Bernie Arbour Stadium on Wed, Sept 7 at 7:35 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for Game Three online through SeatGIANT or at the gate prior to the game.

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