Cardinals win-streak ends with loss to Maple Leafs

The Hamilton Cardinals fell 13-2 at the hands of the Toronto Maple Leafs (22-15) on Friday night at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

Sam Greene got the win for the Maple Leafs, pitching one inning, giving up one earned run on one hit. 

Hamilton’s four-game win streak came to an end in ugly fashion, but the team is gaining momentum heading into the playoffs.

Marek Deska and Dylan Jacober were the real workhorses on the mound for Toronto, combining for seven innings, giving up just one run on three hits and striking out nine batters.

Julian Russell closed out the contest for the Cards, pitching two scoreless innings in the eighth and ninth. 

Dennis Dei Baning got his first hit for Hamilton in his first ever game with the club, going one for four.

Third baseman, Laine Renaud, got his IBL-leading sixth double-play of the season, a 5-4-3.

Cardinals centrefielder, Tyler Duncan, hit his eleventh double of the year and added another RBI.

Catcher, Ryan Burnside recorded the only other RBI for Hamilton on his only hit. 

The Cards were held to just four hits in the game, compared to Toronto’s 15. 

Notably, Connor Lewis went four for six for Toronto in the game, with two RBI’s. 

The Cardinals (10-27) play their next game against the Guelph Royals (25-11) on Sun, Aug 14 at 2 p.m. at CARSTAR Field. 

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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