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BARRIE CLAWS PAST CARDINALS

By Mike Marasco, 07/19/15, 7:45PM EDT

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A night after the Cardinals bats were on fire, they went silent like they were in church.  Hamilton would manage to get four hits and ten walks off of the Barrie pitching staff while leaving 14 runners on base.  The league leading Baycats would get 17 hits in the game and score seven times en route to victory.  With the loss the Cardinals (11-21), with four games remaining, are three games behind the Toronto Maple Leafs (13-17) for sixth place.

Glenn Jackson led off the game with a double for the Baycats and then moved to third on Kyle DeGrace’s single.  Both runners would move up an addition base on an error charged on a wild throw.  Jordan Castaldo then singled to bring in DeGrace take an early 2-0 lead.

In the second, Branfy Arias hit a one out solo home run to left centre to extend the Barrie lead on Hamilton.  The Cardinals would get right back into it in their half of the second inning.  Zack Sardellitti led off with a single and was joined on base when Chris Beer was hit by a pitch.  Jake Chiaravalle would then lay down a sacrifice bunt to move both runners up.  Jake Osborne then grounded out to the shortstop but it allowed Sardellitti to cross the plate.  Beer would also come in to score in the inning, taking advantage of a wild pitch.

Barrie would see DeGrace, Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson all hit one out singles in the top of the third with DeGrace scoring on Atkinson’s hit, which turned out to be the winning run.  The Cardinals got that run right back in the bottom of the third when Jon Saporsantos, who reached base on an error, scored on Sardellitti’s single.

The Baycats would go on to add a run in the fifth off of back to back doubles by Atkinson and Steve Lewis and a pair of runs in the sixth to take the game 7-3.

For the Cardinals, Tim Black took the loss going five innings, allowing seven runs on 13 hits and striking out two.  TJ Baker took over for Black in the sixth and went three innings without allowing a run on two hits, walking one batter and striking out two.  Tanner Guindon pitched the final inning, allowing two hits and a walk.

For Barrie, Adam Rowe started the game and left after recording an out.  Brad Bissell came in and went five and a third innings, allowing three runs, two of which were earned, on two hits, walking nine batters and striking out one.  Adam Hawes picked up the win in relief going two and two-thirds innings, allowing two hits, a walk and striking out three.  Chris Nagorski pitched the ninth inning, getting a pair of fly balls and a ground out to end the game.

Hamilton will next take to the field on Tuesday night when they host the London Majors at Bernie Arbour Stadium starting at 7:30pm.  The game on Tuesday is to make up a rainout from earlier in the season.

 

INNINGS

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

BARRIE

2

1

1

0

1

2

0

0

0

7

17

1

HAMILTON

0

2

1

0

0

0

0

0

0

3

4

3


Winning Pitcher: Adam Hawes (4-0)
Losing Pitcher: Tim Black (3-1)

Barrie Hitters
Jordan Castaldo – 3 for 3 (3 Singles, RBI)
Kyle DeGrace – 4 for 5 (4 Singles, Fielder’s Choice, Stolen Base, 2 Runs)
Branfy Arias – 2 for 5 (Double, Solo Home Run, Strikeout, 2 Runs, RBI)

Hamilton Hitters
Zack Sardellitti – 2 for 5 (2 Singles, Run, RBI)
Liam Wilson – 1 for 4 (Single, Walk)
Kyle Gappa – 1 for 2 (Single)

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