Cardinals lose one-run game to Red Sox

The Hamilton Cardinals lost 6-5 to the Brantford Red Sox on Friday night at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

Brantford picked up their first win of their season (1-19) in comeback fashion, as they trailed for the vast majority of the ball game.

Cardinals right-fielder, Tyler Duncan, went one for four with an RBI double in the bottom of the first inning, to put Hamilton up one to zero. 

In the bottom of the second, second baseman, Nathan Scragg, hit an RBI single to score Jeremie Veilleux. Justin Gideon then hit a sacrifice fly to left field to make it three to nothing for the Cardinals. 

Gabe Braun started pitching the game for Hamilton, going five innings, giving up three earned runs on six hits, striking out five batters and walking one.

Garrett Larner got the win for Brantford, going eight innings, giving up three earned runs on 11 hits while striking out eight and walking just one batter. 

Unfortunately for Jacob Gajic, he was credited with the loss despite pitching four innings and giving up just one unearned run.

Cardinals designated hitter, Sean Pettener, went three for four and scored once to bump his average up to .341.

Good news for Cardinals fans, Luis Jean made an appearance in the game when he pinch-hit for Jesse Darroch and subbed in at second base late.  

The Cardinal drop to 6-16 with this loss and still sit in seventh place ahead of Brantford. 

Hamilton plays their next few games on the road, the first coming in Toronto on Sunday, July 10 at 2 p.m. against the Maple Leafs. 

The Cardinals don’t play at home again until Sunday, July 17, when they will take on the Welland Jackfish at 2:05 p.m. 

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Written by Jarrett Matthews
Photo by Art Ward