Cardinals overpowered by Majors at home
The Hamilton Cardinals lost 10-3 to the London Majors (22-8) on Sunday afternoon at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
London’s starting pitcher, Owen Boon, threw for six innings, giving up just two hits while striking out nine and walking zero batters to get the win.
Cardinals’ centrefielder, Tyler Duncan, hit his third homerun of the season in the top of the seventh innings on a deep shot to right field.
Dan Perrier and Robert Mullen both hit homeruns in the game for the Majors, to left-centre and right-centre respectively.
Sam Turcotte started the game on the mound for the Cardinals but was credited with the loss after going four innings, giving up eight earned runs on 11 hits while striking out five and walking three batters.
Hamilton’s bullpen held down the fort after Turcotte was pulled, going a combined five innings, giving up just one run on five hit and striking out five. Nick Davies made Hamilton his pitching debut and threw two solid innings. Jose Fernandez, Daury Torrez and Drew Mainprize all threw a scoreless inning.
Jeremie Veilleux was one for one with a double and an RBI after pinch hitting in the bottom of the seventh inning.
Jacob Underwood also reached base with a single in a pinch-hit scenario in the bottom of the ninth, but the Cardinals couldn’t make a comeback.
Hamilton has 12 games remaining on the regular season schedule, including three games against the Kitchener Panthers who are one spot ahead in the standings.
The Cardinals (6-24) play their next game against the Barrie Baycats (18-13) on Thurs, July 28 at 7:30 p.m. at Vintage Throne Stadium.
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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