Cardinals Take Advantage Of Barrie Errors
The Hamilton Cardinals defeated the Barrie Baycats on the road Thursday night by a score of 9-5. The victory puts the team at 4-3 on the season, a half game out of first place.
A five run first inning was almost all the Cardinals needed in the game. The run outburst was aided by a Barrie error that would have ended the inning. However, it allowed three Hamilton runners to cross the plate when Jordan Young reached base.
Hamilton went on to add three more runs in the third and one in the eighth to put the game away.
Barrie would claw back into the game to make the score a bit more respectable but did not really challenge the Cardinals on the night.
The play that likely took any wind the Baycats had left in their sails occurred in the seventh inning when Justin Gideon made a huge diving catch that ended the inning.
Ben Braun picked up the win, allowing three earned runs on nine hits, walking just one batter and fanning four.
The Cardinals will next take to the field on Friday night when they face the Red Sox at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford. The first pitch is slated for 8pm.
The Cardinals next home game is on Sunday, July 25 at 2:05pm against the Kitchener Panthers. Tickets for this, and every home game, can be purchased through SeatGiant, as well as at the gate (subject to availability).
The Hamilton Cardinals are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.iblcardinals.ca or follow the Cardinals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @HamCardinalsIBL.