Cardinals take season series in big win over Red Sox

The Hamilton Cardinals triumphed over the Brantford Red Sox on Friday night by a score of 18-1 at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium. 

The Cards scored 18 runs on 17 hits to get their second-straight win at home and capture their eighth victory of the year.

Every Cardinals batter reached base and all, but one came around to score at least once in the game.

Third baseman, Laine Renaud, led the way for the Cardinals going four for six with five RBI’s and three runs. Renaud hit his team-leading fifth homer, a two-run shot, in the bottom of the third inning to put the Cardinals up 7-0.

Adrian Salcedo started the game on the mound for the Cards, he went 3.2 innings, giving up one earned run on three hits. Hamilton’s pitching staff combined only gave up one run on six hits, striking out 17 and walking only one batter. 

Nick Davies was credited with the win for Hamilton, throwing 1.1 scoreless innings and striking out four Red Sox batters.

Relief pitcher, Jose Fernandez, continued his dominance on the rubber as he closed out the ninth for the Cards, striking out all three batters he faced. Fernandez holds an ERA of 0.00 in eight innings, while striking out 17 batters and walking none.

Catcher, Ryan Burnside, went three for five with three RBI’s, improving his batting average to (.305).

Josh Niles (.265 AVG) and Anthony Buonaiuto (.290 AVG) both had two hits and two RBI’s.

Second Baseman, Tristan Osika, was two for five with an RBI and two stolen bases. 

Brantford’s Nick Burdett recorded his 300th career IBL hit in the contest.

This was the sixth and final meeting for these two squads, Hamilton takes the season series 4-2 by an aggregate score of 63-19. 

Hamilton improves to (8-26) on the year, still sitting in seventh place in the IBL and are five games back of Kitchener (13-21) with eight games left to play.

The Cardinals play their next game against the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-14) on Sun, Aug 7 at 2 p.m. at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.

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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