Major Bantam Cards rookies take win over Brantford

The Major Bantam Hamilton Cardinals walked away with a 6-2 win over Brantford Red Sox on Tuesday (June 21).

The Cards opened the game early with a top of the first with a ground out RBI from Marlon Krupa. Grant Preece took to the mound in the bottom of the inning and allowed two runs. But the Card offense responded in the top of the second with two runs – Hayden Bailey and Owen Angus-Yamada each got a RBI.

In the top of the fifth, Angus-Yamada stole home on a suicide squeeze. The Cards added two more in the sixth when Richard Minken and Angus-Yamada each got a ribby. Christian Nunez replaced Singh on the mound in the bottom of the inning to hold the Red Sox scoreless.

Rookie Cardinal closer Christian Nunez keeps the Brantford Red Sox off the scoreboard (Photo: Yukio Yamada/Hamilton Cardinals)

The Cardinals used three rookie pitchers for the win. Preece allowed no walks, three strikeouts, two runs on three hits. Singh walked two, hit one batter, one strikeout no runs and no hits. Nunez allowed one walk, three strikeouts, one hit and no runs.

Brantford coach Brian said, “We struggled in the first three innings. Our bats went silent. Hey, credit where credit is due – they played a good defensive game. They shut us down.” Card bench coach Osmar Nunez said, “We had good overall defense. It is good to see that we have plenty of arms.”