Pesky Cardinals’ Minor Mosquitos route opponents in tournament


It was all No. 1s for the victorious Minor Mosquito Cardinals.  (Photo: Ana McLeod)

It was all No. 1s for the victorious Minor Mosquito Cardinals. (Photo: Ana McLeod)

They might be mosquitoes but they sting like bees.

The Hamilton Cardinals Minor Mosquito Tier 1 team went undefeated through five games at the Brantford Tournament (July 16-18), outscoring their opponents 50-9 to claim the championship.

The Cards entered the tourney on a high note, having gone unbeaten in Intercounty Baseball Association league action over 16 games and outscoring their opposition average 13-3.

In Brantford, Hamilton first faced the Guelph Royals, dispatching them, 5-4, in a barn-burner. After ridding themselves of the opening game jitters, the Cardinals faced the Scarborough Stingers and won comfortably, 5-1. Hamilton’s final game in round-robin action against the Brampton Royals ran into a lengthy rain delay of nearly five hours. The rain did little to cool off the Hamilton hitters who pounded out a 10-2 win.

The Cards proved even more potent in their semifinal match-up against the Royals, crushing Brampton 15-0.

Now, running on all cylinders, and in top form, the Cardinals faced the Burlington Bulls in the championship game. With all players contributing up and down the line-up the Cardinals posted a 15-2 over the Bulls to take the championship.