The Hamilton Cardinals Minor Midgets advanced to the Silver Medal round of the recent 42-team Beast of the East Tournament in Wheeling, West Virginia, finishing as the top ranking Canadian team.
Here is a run down of some of the action.
Hamilton, 14, New Martinsville, W.V, 0.
Luke Barrowclough hit two home runs and had six RBI; Connor Bowie was 3-for-3 with a double and a triple while David Vanderby pitched 3 shutout innings in relief to get the win.
Hamilton, 8, Ohio Red Tornadoes, 2.
Barrowclough was 3-for-3, Todd Barta homered and Alex Szitas picked up the win.
Hamilton, 1, Norwin Knights, 2 .
Hamilton loaded the bases in the sixth and seventh but could not score. Losing pitcher David Ertl threw a gem.
Hamilton, 2, Ohio Longhorns, 5.
Adam Prodeus pitched well but took the loss as the Cardinal bats were silent.
Hamilton, 4, Baltimore Flat Rocks, 3.
Pitcher Johnny Hutton went 5 1/3 innings with six strikeouts and Ben Csiernik picked up the save. Lake Molleson was 2-for-2 with two RBI.
Hamilton, 14, Pittsburgh Militia, 7.
Szitas hit an inside the park home run, Hutton was 3-for-3 with two 2 RBI, and Nick Ranta pitched six innings to pick up the win.
Hamilton, 11, Georgetown 0
David Ertl threw a one hit, complete game shutout to lower his ERA to 0.78. Ranta made a spectacular catch in right field and then hit a grand slam in the 3rd inning.
Hamilton, 4, Harris County Generals, 6.
Hamilton pitchers melted in the 93 degree heat and were physically worn out after playing eight games in four days.