Strecker Returning For 3rd Season With Cardinals

The Hamilton Cardinals are pleased to announce the return of the IBL’s All-Time leader in Appearances by a Pitcher Stefan Strecker (Dundas,On)

Strecker returns for his 3rd season in Hamilton after spending over a decade with the Brantford Red Sox. Strecker is the IBL leader in games pitched with 301, 8th All-Time in Innings with 756, 12th All-Time in wins 46 (46-31), 16th All-Time in Strikeouts with 457 and 1st All-Time in Saves with 46.

Last season Strecker pitched in 16 games, throwing 13.1 IP with 0-1 record and 4 saves. He had 8 strikeouts and a 4.72 ERA. 11 of his 16 appearances he gave up no earned runs.

“Strecker is returning for another year if he remains healthy.” After long discussions with his family, Strecker’s kids urged him to return as they love watching there dad compete. “This is what the IBL is about, you have a man playing the game he loves against guys half his age and he works as hard as any guy in the league to compete and win. Stefan is still dominate when healthy, and hopefully in a normal IBL year we will be able to give him the proper rest between games. I have known Strecker since he was 18 years old at Brock, and to see him still pitching at 42 is amazing.” GM Jeff Lounsbury

Hamilton will kick off their 2022 season on the road against the Red Sox in Brantford on Friday May 20th (8pm start) and against the Barrie Baycats on May 21st (4pm start). The home opener for the Cardinals will go Sunday May 22nd when the team hosts the Guelph Royals. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm.

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.

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