Cards remain perfect with second win

Reliever Steven Lemay Pitches vs. Guelph Royals (Photo: Hamilton Cardinals)

The Hamilton Cardinals Major Mosquitos Tier 1 showed signs of rust in an InterCounty Baseball Association season that has been marred with rain-outs thus far for 2011. But they had enough oil to lubricate their bats and returned home with a 3-1 win at the expense of the Guelph Royals in recent play.

The win left the Cards with a 2-0 record and in first place. They have been rained out three times this year.

Showing the affects of few at-bats, Cardinal batters struck out 15 times during the game. Jared Hill went 2-for-3 with two runs-batted-in and Josh Tee added an RBI ground out in the sixth when he plated Tommy Thompson from second.

Thompson was 2-for-3 on the day, with a single and a double.

That was all the scoring Hamilton pitchers would need as starting pitcher Jared Hill allowed one run on three hits, striking out five and allowing one walk in four innings of work. Reliever Steven Lemay was stellar, pitching three innings of no-hit ball, striking out six and walking one.

The Cards are in Kitchener for a 6 p.m. game against the Panthers on Wednesday (May 25) and 24 hours later they have a rematch with the Royals in Guelph.