Laine Renaud hits for the cycle in loss to Guelph

The Hamilton Cardinals fell 18-7 at the hands of the Guelph Royals (18-9) on Tuesday night at David E. Hastings Stadium. 

Cardinals’ third baseman, Laine Renaud hit for the cycle, going four for five, and driving in four RBI’s. Renaud hit his fourth homer of the season and now has 15 RBI’s on the season, second most on the team behind Tyler Duncan. 

Guelph pitcher, Emilis Guerrero, got the win after going five innings, giving up four earned runs on seven hits after coming in to relieve the starter, Andrew Case. 

Cardinals’ reliever, Julian Russell, pitched 1.1 innings surrendering no runs on one hit, striking out two and walking two batters. 

Second baseman, Tristan Osika, was two for three with a run for Hamilton. 

Tyler Duncan hit his team-leading, ninth double of the campaign. Jeremie Veilleux, Spencer Bak and Joshiah Devapalan all hit doubled but Hamilton was outhit 24-15. 

Josh Niles and Anthony Buonaiuto both added RBI’s on their only hits. Devapalan and Jacob Reid each got their first hits for Hamilton in their first game, but it wasn’t enough to squash the Cardinals losing streak. With 14 regular season games remaining, Hamilton sits five game back of Kitchener for sixth place and are three and a half games ahead of Brantford. 

The Cardinals (6-22) play their next game at home against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Fri, July 22 at 7:35 p.m. at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

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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