Strecker Appears For 300th Game
The Brantford Red Sox won for the fifth time in six games Friday, beating the Hamilton Cardinals 11-6 under the lights at Arnold Anderson Stadium.
Gianfranco Morello, Nick Burdett, Michael Deluca and Jacob Reid all had two hits and an RBI for the Sox (10-16). The foursome also combined to score five runs. Liam Sutherland and Matthew Pilarczyk each drove in a run and scored, Jon Dziomba singled and scored twice, and Robbie Gauthier went 2-for-4 with a run.
Winning pitcher Adam Jafine (3-1) struck out five in 2.2 innings of scoreless, two-hit relief. Starter Jacob English went 2.1 innings and allowed five runs (two earned) on four hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Hamilton starter Clay Miller (0-1) took the loss, giving up eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits in 2.1 innings. He walked four and struck out four.
Jeremie Veilleux led the way at the plate for the Cards (10-15) with two hits, an RBI and a run. He would also get on base with a walk and on an error. Justin Gideon and Ryan Burnside each had two his and a run. Laine Renaud, Jordan Young and Brandon Nieva all drove in a run.
The game also featured a special moment as Stefan Strecker took to the mound in his former club's ballpark to pitch in his 300th IBL regular season game. Strecker is the all-time leader in this category. He would go on to strikeout one and retire the side.
Hamilton will take to the field on Sunday afternoon to take on the Maple Leafs in Toronto at Dominico Filed at Christie Pits. Game time is 2:00pm.
The next home action for the Cardinals is not until Friday September 3rd when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs to make up the game that was rained out on August 17th. Game time that night will be 7:35pm. You can follow along with all the action courtesy of Skyway Broadcast Company on the Cardinals YouTube channel. Tickets for the game are available at SeatGIANT - Hamilton Cardinals Single Game Tickets (seatgiantevents.ca).
The Hamilton Cardinals are a member of Canada’s top baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit www.iblcardinals.ca or follow the Cardinals on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter at @HamCardinalsIBL.