Cardinals pitchers hold down the fort in win over Kitchener

The Hamilton Cardinals defeated the Kitchener Panther 5-1 at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium on Friday night.

The Cardinals scored five runs on nine hits, including Justin Gideon’s team-leading fourth homer of the year. Gideon hit a home run hit home runs on back-to-back nights against Barrie and Kitchener. 

Hamilton’s starter, Aaron Duffy, pitched four innings in his season debut, giving up one unearned run on three hits while striking out five. 

Jacob Gajic pitched in relief of Duffy and got credited with the win. Gajic pitched three innings, conceding no hit and no runs.

Daury Torrez finished the game off of the mound for Hamilton, pitching two scoreless innings giving up just one hit. 

Left fielder, Anthony Buonaiuto, went two for four with a run in the game and also made some superb catches on defence. 

Second baseman, Sean Pettener, was two for three with two RBI’s including the tying run in the bottom of the third. 

With this win, Hamilton moves to (4-7) on the year, now just a half game back of Kitchener for sixth place.

The Cardinals play on the road in Toronto on Sunday, June 19 at 2 p.m. Then, on Tuesday, June 21 the Cardinals are in London to take on the Majors at 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton returns home to the Arbour on Friday, June 24 at 7:35 p.m. when they’ll host the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

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Written by Jarrett Matthews
Photo by Art Ward