If the Kitchener Panthers thought their first meeting with the Hamilton Cardinals was a minor blip, they are likely re-assessing that after the teams’ second meeting in Inter-County Baseball Association Mosquito Tier 1 play.
Hamilton handed the Panthers a 16-3 drubbing on May 25. On Sunday (June 5) the Cardinals were 11-1 victors over the Panthers. Hamilton’s pitching staff held the Panthers from mounting any sort of offence and for the first five inning the Panthers managed only four hits and batters struck out seven times.
Starter Sean Pettener went three innings, striking out four and giving up two hits. Reliever Ian Jordan struck out three, surrendered two hits, and issued a base on balls. The offence was led by Ben Woodhouse who went two-for-two with a triple, double, and one run-batted-in. Having two-for-three nights were Tommy Thompson and Jared Hill. Hill had one RBI.
Cameron McLeod chipped in two RBI and went one-for-two. Hamilton remains unbeaten after five games to lead the league. The Cards have outscored their opponents, 53-8.
The Cards are scheduled to play the Tigers on Monday (June 6) in Waterloo; the next day they visit Simcoe to play the Giants.