Hamilton Cardinals AAA Bantams starting pitcher Jeremy Holmes was very much like the weather – hot. He struck out eight and did not allow a hit in just under five innings of work as the Cardinals scored a 4-2 win over the Brantford Red Sox in Inter-County Baseball Association play.
The Cards’ Christian Nunez opened the scoring with a two-run RBI in the bottom of the first.
Holmes was relieved by Owen Angus-Yamada with one away and two onboard in the top of the fifth but the Red Sox failed to score. The Cards scored two in the bottom of the fifth. Richard Minken slammed an RBI triple and Angus-Yamada got a groundout RBI to give Hamilton a 4-1 lead.
The Red Sox scored their second run from a Card defensive error in the top of the sixth. However, the red Sox left three more stranded.
Closer Angus-Yamada struck out five, walked two and allowed only one hit.
“This was a defensive game with very few hits,” said coach Brian Beal of the Red Sox. “We had the bases loaded with none out in the sixth and could only score one,” he said.