The Hamilton Cardinals Major Mosquito Tier 2 team was more than a handful for its opponents in the Milton Mets / Civic Holiday Weekend Tournament. Hamilton went through the tourney undefeated to claim the title, outscoring its opposition 80-9 in five games for an average of 16 runs per game.
Hamilton’s closest game was a 3-2 decision in the semi-finals.
Here is a recap of the games:
CARDINALS, 26, ST. CATHARINES COBRAS, 1
Cardinals started the tournament Friday evening scoring 10 runs in the top of the first inning. Pitchers Adam Klumpp and Brock Hudecki combined for the win.
CARDINALS, 17, CAMBRIDGE CUBS, 0
Jordan Clement pitched the complete game shutout of the Cubs. Hamilton scored six in the first, two in the second, two more in the third and seven in the fourth.
CARDINALS, 7, MILTON METS, 4
The game had the host Milton Mets taking on the Cardinals and in a very exciting game, Hamilton came out on top. The Cards scored twice in the top of the second and five in the fifth with Milton pushing one across in the first and three in the fourth. Andrew Johnson started the game on the mound with Jordan Simpson throwing Middle Relief and Zach Wright finishing off the Mets hitters.
CARDINALS,18, BURLINGTON BULLS, 0
Hamilton’s bats were still in high gear as the Cards scored a whopping 16 runs in their first at-bats. The remaining two runs came across in the third. Kamryn Bain went the distance for the Redbirds.
CARDINALS, 3, MILTON METS, 2
In the semi-finals, Hamilton again met up with host Milton. The Cardinals scored all three runs in the bottom of the first. Milton put one across in the third and one more in the fifth. Jordan Simpson started with Andrew Johnson providing Middle Relief and Michael Wheaton finishing off the pesky Mets hitters.
CARDINALS, 9, WHITBY CHIEFS, 2
In the championship Game, Adam Klumpp got the start. Andrew Johnson again came in for the middle appearance on the hill and Mitchell Snow finished off the Chiefs hitters. Ending the game, and tournament, in fine style, Johnson made a diving catch off a line drive in the top of the seventh. With a runner on first base he snagged the ball and fired it across the infield for the game ending double play.