Tier II Mosquitos rebound from early tournament losses


Hamilton Cardinals Tier II Major Mosquito team travelled to Oshawa to participate in the Troy May Memorial / Oshawa Legionnaires Tournament. Hamilton finished the tournament 2-2.

Cardinals 4, Brampton Braves 11

Brampton jumped to a 2-0 lead in the top of the first inning. In the bottom half, Hamilton replied with one run. But in the second inning, the wheels fell off the bus for Hamilton.

Brampton put six men across home plate to take an 8-2 lead. Scoring another in the third and two more in the fourth, Brampton had easily enough to defeat the red birds. Hamilton got one back in the fifth and two more in the sixth.

Jordan Simpson started on the hill for the Cardinals. Game MVP Jack Morin came in to relieve him and Adam Klumpp finished off for the Cards.

Georgetown Eagles 10, Cardinals 5

Hamilton scored four runs in the bottom of the fifth to take a 5-4 lead. Georgetown was able to score the tying run in the sixth before play was halted by a rain delay of almost six hours. When play resumed, Georgetown plated five more base runners to take a 10-5 lead in the seventh inning.

Hamilton’s bats couldn’t respond and Georgetown had the win.

Andrew Johnson was excellent as the staring Hamilton pitcher and Klumpp was back for the relief appearance.

Richmond Hill Phoenix 3, Cardinals 14

Hamilton’s defence kept the Phoenix off the scoreboard to start the game and the offence did its part in the bottom of the first inning when the Cardinals finished with five runs.

Two more runs in the second, five in the third, and two more in the fourth inning gave Hamilton its first win.

Starting pitcher Jordan Clement was great on the mound. Laurence Bistoyong came in to finish off the Richmond Hill batters.

Aurora Jays 6, Cardinals 8

This time up, starting pitcher Simpson was a hard-throwing fireballer and had put the opening game behind him. He finished with seven strikeouts, no walks, surrendered five hits and allowed four runs.

Mitchell Snow came in to relieve and pitched an amazing game. He allowed 0 runs while striking out five of the Jays. In a game that went back-and-forth, Hamilton scored two runs in the sixth to take an 8-6 lead that would stand.