Cards lose Game One in London

The Hamilton Cardinals fell 12-1 in the opening game of the IBL semifinals to the London Majors at Labatt Park on Saturday night.

Hamilton was held to just one run on four hits by London pitchers Jose Arias and Daniel Gore who struck out 10 batters combined. 

Ryan Burnside got the lone run for the Cardinals with a solo homerun in the top of the seventh inning and he was one of only two Cards with a hit. Burnside was two for three with a walk and a run.

Luis Jean was two for four with a double, improving his average to .458 in the postseason (11 for 24, with five extra base hits and six RBIs).

Jean was also a part of two doubles plays, one to Jeremie Veilleux at first base and the other to Julian Russell at second.

London scored their twelve runs on seventeen hits, including five doubles and a homerun, and remaining undefeated in the playoffs (5-0).

Jacob Underwood walked twice in the game, improving his on base percentage to .458 in the playoffs.

The Cardinals will return home to Bernie Arbour Stadium on Sun, Sept 4 to play the Majors in Game Two at 2:05 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased for Sunday's game online through SeatGIANT or at the gate prior to the game.

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