Cardinals score ten runs in win over Kitchener

The Hamilton Cardinals defeated the Kitchener Panthers 10-5 at Bernie Arbour Stadium on Tuesday night.

The Cardinals broke their losing streak and got back in the win column, largely thanks to their starting pitcher, Adrian Salcedo.

Salcedo started and won his first game of the season for Hamilton going six innings, giving up just one earned run on five hits, while striking out five. 

The Cardinals bats lit up the scoreboard against every Panthers pitcher they faced. Kitchener starter, Brett Reid, was credited with the loss, giving up five earned runs on five hits in four innings. 

In the bottom of the fourth inning, Cardinals centre-fielder, Justin Gideon, hit a towering three-run homerun to right field for his team-leading seventh bomb. Gideon had four RBI’s in total, giving him 20 on the year and also sits tied for second in the IBL for homeruns. 

Second baseman, Tristan Osika, hit his first dinger of the year for Hamilton, on a no-doubter to right centre field. Osika also had a double bounce over the outfield fence and two RBI’s in the game. 

Hamilton’s defence made zero errors in the game compared to Kitchener’s three. 

Eight out of ten Cardinals batters got a hit in the contest, three of whom had multiple hits. 

Cardinals left-fielder, Laine Renaud, was one for four with a triple, an RBI and two runs.

Hamilton’s Jeremie Veilleux, also had two RBI’s, a walk and was hit by a pitch. 

Stefan Strecker came in the game for 1.2 innings and gave up no runs on two hits and struck out two batters.

Daury Torrez closed things out on the mound in the ninth inning, securing Hamilton’s fifth win of the year (5-12)

Hamilton next plays on the road against the Brantford Red Sox on Friday, July 1 at 2:00 p.m.

This Sunday (July 3), the Hamilton Cardinals will face the Barrie Baycats here at CARSTAR Field on Hamilton Cardinals Supports Ukraine Day. During the game the Cardinals will be selling yellow and blue ribbons for $5 and special ‘Hamilton Cardinals Support Ukraine’ t-shirts for $20. Funds raised from the sale of both items will go to the Canadian Ukraine Congress of Hamilton.

In honour of the special event, the Carmen's Group will be selling perogies during the July 3rd game.

Get your tickets for Sunday's game, and any Cardinals home game during the regular season, through SeatGIANT.

Written by Jarrett Matthews
Photo by Art Ward