Hamilton Minor Pee Wee2 remains unbeaten in Central Ontario Baseball Association play with a 3-0 record.
A day after their first road victory of the season, 17-4 over the Milton Mets on Wednesday (May 9), the Cardinals visited Ireland Park and left with a 9-2 decision at the expense of the Burlington Bulls.
In the first inning of the Thursday game, Hamilton’s first three hitters scored and the Cards never looked back. The Bulls got themselves out of an even worse situation when their guests left the bases loaded with none out in the opening frame.
Colton Roberts started on the hill and was dominating for the Cards, going five scoreless innings with a line of four strikeouts, three walks, while giving up four hits. In the bottom of the sixth, lefty Jacob Gajic took over pitching duties for the final two innings. He had a three up-three down sixth inning and allowed the Bulls two runs in the seventh.
Outfielder Jack Morin made a highlight reel catch that kept the Bulls off the scoreboard in the fourth when a deep fly ball to centrefield got caught up in the windy sky.
At the plate, Roberts was as effective with a bat as he was with his arm on the mound. His three-for-four showing included two singles and a double while knocking in two runs and scoring twice himself. Morin, Hunter Lancia and Tristan Osika all had multiple hit games.
Playing their first road game in Milton’s Bronte Meadows Park, Mitchell Snow pitched four strong innings, giving up three runs, two of which were unearned. Morin relieved him in the fifth inning and allowed just one run in his three innings of work.
At the plate, the Cards produced a team effort in the 17 run outburst.
Hamilton’s next action is Wednesday (May 16) when the Waterdown Wolves travel to Hamilton’s Mahoney Park with first pitch scheduled for 6 p.m. In exhibition play, the Cards defeated the Wolves, 4-0. Including exhibition games, the Cards have not lost in six games.