Lazar and Bowie lead Cards over Panthers
Photo by Art Ward
HAMILTON – Connor Bowie's two-run home run capped a three-run sixth inning that lifted the Hamilton Cardinals to a 3-1 win over the Kitchener Panthers Friday night at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
Chris Beer went 3-for-4 and scored on Jake Chiaravalle's double that tied the game before Bowie's blast, which came on the first pitch.
Cardinals starter Chris Lazar (4-2) went the distance, allowing an unearned run on five hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.
Yorbis Borroto, Colin Gordner, Brian Burton and Stephen Whalen had the Panthers' hits – all singles.
Yoennis Yera (3-1) took the loss, surrendering three runs on seven hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Fifth-place Hamilton improved to 8-8, and second-place Kitchener dropped to 14-4.
* Lazar picked up his 11th career win and now has 108 career strikeouts
* This was Hamilton's first complete game of the season
* Bowie's homerun was his 6th career homerun
* Beer collected his 175th career hit