CARDINALS FALL TO MAJORS AT HOME IN THEIR FIRST MEETING
The Hamilton Cardinals lost a high-scoring affair, 12-5 to the London Majors.
Majors’ starting pitcher, Owen Boon led the way for London, pitching into the sixth inning and tallying ten strikeouts.
Eight different pitchers entered the game for Hamilton: Chris Lazar, Owen MacNeil, Drew Mainprize, Julian Russell, Justin Gajic, Wes Markle, Stefan Strecker and Gabe Braun.
The Cards pitching crew surrendered 12 runs on 14 hits, while the Hamilton offence generated only five runs on 11 hits.
Cardinals’ centre-fielder, Justin Gideon had two hits, a walk and an RBI. Also, Hamilton short-stop, Luis Jean was a menace on the base paths, scoring twice and keeping his batting average above .400.
Notably, London hitters, Cleveland Brownlee and Starling Joseph had efficient days at the plate, including a solo homerun from Brownlee and a few doubles by Joseph.
A few nice plays were made by the Cards defence in this one, as right-fielder, Tyler Duncan made a sliding grab and third-baseman, Laine Renaud made a great stop and threw a laser to first for the out.
The Cardinals will play their next game at home on Friday, June 10 at 7:35 p.m. at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium against the Barrie Baycats.
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Written by Jarrett Matthews
Photo by Art Ward