Major Mosquito Cardinals keep Tigers at bay

Jared Hill mops up a 14-7 win against the Waterloo Tigers (Photo: Hamilton Cardinals)

The Hamilton Cardinals travelled to their reviled Waterloo to face the Tigers in a rematch of last season’s Inter-County Baseball Association championship for the Major Mosquito crown.

Starting pitcher Steven Lemay was phenomenal in the three innings he worked, allowing just two hits, issuing one base on balls while striking out eight in leading the Cards to an 8-0 lead that would result in a 14-7 decision.

But the win didn’t come without some nervous moments. Hamilton allowed the Tigers to score seven runs in the bottom of the fourth. Adding to the Cards worries was the loss of Lemay in the inning. He fractured a thumb and is expected to miss four to six weeks of action.

Despite the Tigers surge, Hamilton took control once again and shut the door to any further thoughts of a Tiger rally.

The win improved the first-place Cards record to 6-0 while Kitchener fell to 1-4.

Sam Coons and Ian Jordan led the hitting, each going two-for-two with a pair of runs-batted-in. Calvin Pietron also added two RBI while going one-for-two.