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CARDINALS COME UP SHORT AGAINST PANTHERS

By Mike Marasco, 06/20/15, 12:30AM EDT

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Hamilton came into their game on Friday night trying to right the ship on their home field but a tough Panther squad was too much for the Cardinals as Kitchener took the game 9-5.  Liam Wilson led Hamilton with three hits, including a two run home run while five Panthers had two hits each for ten of the team’s thirteen hits.

It would be the Panthers that got on the board on this night.  Mike Glinka drew a one out walk and then moved to third on a double by Mike Gordner.  Former Hamilton Thunderbird Darnell Duckett would follow that up with a double of his own to score both runners for an early 2-0 lead.

The score remained that way until the sixth inning when both teams sent nine batters to the plate.

Tanner Nivins would lead off the sixth with a walk for Kitchener and moved around the bases on singles from Mike Glinka and Mike Andrulis.  Duckett would later hit a one out single to bring in the first run of the inning.  Jonathan Brouse then reached on a fielder’s choice that brought in another run before Rick Murray drew a bases loaded walk to plate the third run of the inning.  Sean Reilly added one more run for the Panthers when he reached on a fielder’s choice.

The Cardinals broke up the shut out in the bottom of the sixth.  Marcus Dicenzo opened the inning with a single.  Wilson then took the pitcher’s offering to left field for a two-run home run.  Hamilton would load up the bases with singles from Dre Celestijn, Zack Sardellitti and Joel Brophy before Jon Saporsantos singled to bring in a pair of runs to cut the Kitchener lead to 6-4.

In the seventh, Nivins doubled to start the inning and later scored when Gordner reached base on an error.  Kitchener would tack on a pair of runs in the ninth on singles from Gordner and Brouse while Hamilton added one in the bottom half of the inning off of a Wilson single to make the final 9-5.

For the Cardinals, Mitch Gardner took the loss going five innings, allowing four runs on four hits, walking four and striking out two.  Tim Black pitched the sixth inning, giving up two runs, one of which was unearned, on two hits, walking one and striking out one.  Kyle Adoranti came in to pitch in the seventh and faced two batters before leaving the game with an upper body injury.  Adoranti would be charged with an unearned run on one hit and walking one.

Tanner Guindon went the next two and a third innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out one.  Dylan Grosul finished the game on the mound for the Cardinals, striking out one and allowing a hit over two-thirds of an inning.

For Kitchener, Kyle McKay picked up his first win of the season, going five and two-thirds innings, allowing four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four.  Victor Vazquez relieved McKay and went an inning and a third, allowing a walk and striking out one.  Adam Echlin took to the mound for the eighth and allowed a single hit.  Phil Owen took over in the ninth and allowed a run on two hits.

Hamilton will get right back at it on Saturday night as they hit the road to face the London Majors at Labatt Park starting at 7:35pm.  The next home action for the Cardinals is on Sunday afternoon at 2:00pm when they host the Barrie Baycats.

 

INNINGS

 

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HAMILTON

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Winning Pitcher: Kyle McKay (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Mitch Gardiner (0-3)

Kitchener Hitters
Tanner Nivins – 2 for 4 (Single, Double, Walk, 3 Runs)
Darnell Duckett – 2 for 5 (Single, Double, Fielder’s Choice, Run, 3 RBIs)
Mike Gordner – 2 for 5 (Single, Double, Reached on Error, Strikeout, Run, RBI)

Hamilton Hitters
Liam Wilson – 3 for 5 (2 Singles, 2-Run Home Run, Run, 3 RBIs)
Dre Celestijn – 2 for 4 (2 Singles, Run)
Jon Saporsantos – 1 for 3 (Single, Fielder’s Choice, Strikeout, 2 RBIs)

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