The Hamilton Cardinals baseball club was downed by the London Majors in a special Tuesday night baseball game from Carstar Field at Bernie Arbour Stadium. It took extra innings to get it done but the Majors came away with a 5-1 victory in the 11th inning.
Hamilton’s lone run of the game came in the bottom of the 6th inning when Grant Arnold knocked a single to the outfield bringing David Vanderby across the plate. That lead would last until the top of the 8th inning when the Majors evened the score.
Bryan Lizardo got an RBI double for the Majors which brought Byron Reichstein across the plate. Reichstein got on base earlier in the inning on a fielder’s choice play that putout pinch runner Robert Doyle at second base Reichstein advanced to second on a single from Jonathan Thibodeau before crossing the plate on the next play.
The one all tie would run through the ninth inning and into the 11th when the Majors would score four runs. An couple of errors in the early part of the inning, including by the first baseman contributed to a pair of runs scoring early in the inning. Then Thrappas crossed the plate thanks to a double from Ismael Pena, who would later cross the plate thanks to an RBI single by Byron Reichstein.
Clay Miller pitched six scoreless innings for the Cardinals. Stefan Strecker came in for relief in the seventh inning and gave up three hits and one earned run through two innings piched. Tanner Guindon, who came in for relief in the 11th innings, took the loss.
With the loss the Cardinals have a 6-5 record. Next up Hamilton will hit the road for a visit to David Hastings Stadium in Guelph for the first of four games in four days starting on Thursday night. First pitch is scheduled for 7:30pm. The Cardinals will then travel to London on Friday night and Barrie on Saturday evening before returning to Carstar Field on Sunday afternoon to host the Barrie Baycats.