Cardinals Roughed Up In Loss To Brantford

Mike Mueller struck out eight over six shutout innings, and the Brantford Red Sox offence came alive in the late innings of an 18-3 win over Hamilton Monday at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

Mueller scattered five hits and didn't issue a walk as he improved to 2-1. Brantford led 2-0 through six innings before scoring eight runs in both the seventh and eighth innings to pull away.

Nick Burdett homered and drove in five to lead the Red Sox (8-15) to their third straight victory. Michael Deluca went 2-for-4 with a solo home run and scored three times, Liam Sutherland drove in three, Zach Lampreia had two hits, two RBI and two runs, Spencer Voisin picked up two RBI and scored three times, Jacob Reid drove in a run and scored twice, Ricky Murray singled twice, drove in a run and scored twice, Jason Pineda had a pair of hits and scored twice, and Gianfranco Morello plated a pair of runs.

For Hamilton (10-13), Justin Gideon had two hits and a stolen base, Chris Procopio singled and doubled, and Brandon Nieva went 2-for-4 with a run.

Cards starting pitcher Ryan Clark (0-1) gave up six runs on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.

Hamilton will play their next five games on the road starting with a trip to Labatt Park on Wednesday night to face the London Majors starting at 7:35pm.

The next home action for the Cardinals is not until Friday September 3rd when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs to make up the game that was rained out on August 17th. Game time that night will be 7:35pm. You can follow along with all the action courtesy of Skyway Broadcast Company on the Cardinals YouTube channel. Tickets for the game are available at SeatGIANT - Hamilton Cardinals Single Game Tickets (

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