Cardinals win fourth-straight in Kitchener
The Hamilton Cardinals captured their fourth consecutive win, 9-1 over the Kitchener Panthers (14-23) on Thursday night at Jack Couch Park.
Centrefielder, Tyler Duncan, had three RBI’s on three hits including a two-run homerun and a double, improving his batting average to .320 on the year.
Catcher, Ryan Burnside, hit his first homerun as a Hamilton Cardinal, a two-run shot to right centerfield.
The Cardinals pitching staff had an excellent night, only surrendering a combined one run on three hits, striking out 11 batters and walking six.
Daury Torrez made his first start of the season and pitched three scoreless innings before he was replaced Jacob Gajic and Corben Peters. Gajic and Peters kept the shutout going until the end of the seventh inning, but Peters was credited with the win.
Closer, Jose Fernandez, kept Kitchener off the bases in the ninth going three up three down to secure Hamilton’s tenth win.
With this win, the Cardinals move to just three and a half games back of the Panthers with six to play, two of which are against Kitchener.
Third baseman, Laine Renaud, had another solid game going two for three with a double, two stolen bases, a walk and no strikeouts.
The Hamilton Cardinals (10-26) will look to continue their winnings streak on Fri, Aug 12 at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium versus the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:35 p.m.
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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