Cardinals win opener in London

LONDON – The Hamilton Cardinals scored six straight runs to spoil London's home opener with a 7-2 victory Friday night at Labatt Park.

Trailing 2-1 after three innings, Hamilton scored once in the fifth and seventh before pulling away with four runs in the eighth.

Justin Gideon and Luke Tevlin each had two hits and an RBI in the win. Connor Bowie drove in two and scored once, Chris Beer had an RBI and a run, and Mike Ceechetto added an RBI. Grant Arnold, Laine Renaud and Connor Patterson all scored once.

Tanner Guindon (1-0) earned the win, scattering three hits in 2.2 innings of scoreless relief. He also struck out three.
Zackary Gonzalez started and went three innings, allowing two runs on three hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Mike Ambrose and Evan Britt drove in London's runs. Steve Froese and Robert Doyle had two hits apiece.
Ismael Pena (0-1) gave up five runs on three hits in two innings of relief. He walked four and struck out three.

Owen Boon started and went 5.2 innings, giving up two runs (one earned) on six hits with two walks and seven strikeouts.

Future games
Saturday, May 11
Kitchener at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Toronto at Welland, 1:05 p.m. (Postponed)
Sunday, May 12
London at Barrie, 2 p.m.
Welland at Brantford, 2 p.m.
Guelph at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Hamilton at Toronto, 2 p.m.