Mosquito Cards take consolation at North York Baseball tourney

The Hamilton Cardinals Major Mosquito T1 team, competing in the North York Baseball Association tournament this past weekend, returned home with a 4-1 record and captured the consolation prize.

Mosquito Cardinals captured the consolation at the North York North York Baseball Association tournament (Photo: Hamilton Cardinals)

Game 1
Hamilton Cardinals 9, Barrie RedSox 4

The Cardinals offense exploded with 5 runs in the first inning and then coasted the remainder of the way for the win.

Starting pitcher Sam Coons pitched 4 2/3 innings, allowing only 3 runs on 5 hits with 3 walks and 3 strikeouts. Joel Wallace came on in relief with 2 1/3 innings. Allowing 1 run on 2 hits, striking out 4 and walking 2.

Jared Hill was 2/3 with 4 RBIs, Ben Woodhouse was 2/2 with 2 RBIs. Calvin Pietron and George Tsiflikiotis also added 1 RBI a piece.

Game 2
Hamilton Cardinals 8, Etobicoke Rangers 2

The Cardinals fell behind early but rebounded and opened it up with a four run 4th inning.

Starting pitcher Ian Jordan allowed only 1 run on 3 hits with 5 strikeouts and 1 BB over 3 innings. Josh Tee pitched 2 2/3 innings allowing 1 run on 2 hits with 3 BB and 2 strikeouts and Calvin Pietron mopped up with 1 2/3 innings of work and allowed just 1 hit.

At the plate Sean Pettener and Jared Hill each had 2 for 3 nights with 2 RBIs each. Tommy Thompson was 3 for 3 with 1 RBI and Ian Jordan was 2 for 2 with a walk and 1 RBI.

Game 3
Hamilton Cardinals 9, Whitby Chiefs 4

Hamilton faced the reining OBA Champs and immediately fell behind in the top of the first with a two run deficit. The Cards battled back to tie in the bottom half of the first and then, in the 4th inning once again exploded for 5 runs to take a strangle hold of the game.

Starter Jared Hill scattered 7 hits over 3 innings, allowing 3 runs 1 bb and 2 strikeouts. Sean Pettener came on for 4 innings of relief and allowed on 1 run on 5 hits with 1 strikeout.

At the dish, Sean Pettener and George Tsiflikiotis were each 1 for 2 with 2 RBIs each. Jared Hill also batted in 2 and went 1 for 3. Ben Woodhouse and Josh Tee were each 1 for 3 with 1 RBI.

Game 4
Hamilton Cardinals 4, Oakville As 15

Perhaps the most anticipated match-up of the weekend didn’t go the way the Cardinals hoped. A tied game until the 5th inning, Oakville opened up for six runs and never looked back.

Hamilton Pitchers struggled to find the strike zone allowing 16 hits and walking 7 batters.

Tommy Thompson, Josh Tee, Sean Pettener, Jared Hill and Calvin Pietron each batted in 1 RBI in the loss.

Game 5
Hamilton Cardinals 9, Whitby Chiefs 5

The Cardinals captured the Consolation by defeating the reining OBA Champs for the second time over the weekend.

Ben Woodhouse led the way going 2 for 3 at the plate batting in 2 RBIs. Ian Jordan scattered 8 hits over 4 1/3 innings, allowing 3 runs and striking out 5.

The Oakville A’s captured the Championship. Hamilton, Oakville and the Guelph Royals all finished with equal 4-1 records.