Cardinals even series with Baycats

HAMILTON – After dropping the opener in Barrie, the Hamilton Cardinals evened their best-of-five quarter-final with a 5-1 win over the Baycats on Friday night at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

Brandon Nicholson went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases and a run atop the Cards’ lineup. Laine Renaud hit a solo home run, Tyler Duncan singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run, while Quin Cotton, Luis Bernardo, Dennis Dei Baning and Tanner Rempel all had an RBI.

On the mound, Corben Peters struck out nine over eight innings for the win. He allowed a run on five hits and two walks.
Starlin Rodriguez singled home Canice Ejoh in the sixth inning for Barrie’s lone run.
Juan Benitez took the loss, giving up five runs on 10 hits over 6.1 innings. He walked one and fanned four.

The Cardinals are in Barrie on Saturday for Game 3. The first pitch is 4:05pm and can be watched on Cable 14.

Game 4 will be in Hamilton on Tuesday night. Tickets are available here.