Cardinals win third straight in Toronto
The Hamilton Cardinals won 5-2 over the Toronto Maple Leafs (21-15) at Dominico Field Christie Pits on Sunday afternoon.
Hamilton shortstop, Luis Jean (.333 AVG), went two-for four with an RBI in the Cardinals third straight win.
Third baseman, Laine Renaud, drove in his 21st RBI of the campaign on two hits including a double.
Sam Turcotte got credited with his first win of the season, going two innings and giving up one earned run on four hits.
Toronto’s shortstop, Jose Vinicio, went three for four with a walk.
Hamilton was outhit 9-8 by Toronto but committed one less error than the Leafs two.
Jose Fernandez pitched two nearly flawless innings in the eighth and ninth to secure the victory for the Cards. Fernandez stuck out five of the six batters he faced moving his total to 22 K’s in 10 innings pitched this season. He has given up no runs on three hits and has yet to walk a batter (.091 BAA, 19.8 K’s/9).
First baseman, Josh Niles, doubled for Hamilton and later scored in the top of the eighth inning to make it 5-2.
Tristan Oskia (6), Tyler Duncan (6), Anthony Buonaiuto (1) and Jeremie Veilleux (4) all notched another stolen base in the game.
The Cardinals (9-26) play their next game against the Kitchener Panthers at Jack Couch Park on Thurs, Aug 11 at 7:30 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