Single-run defeats becoming a habit for Pee Wee Cards

The Hamilton Cardinals triple A Minor Pee Wees have borrowed from Three Dog Night and are singing “One is the loneliest number that’ll you’ll ever do.”

For the third straight outing in Central Ontario Baseball Association play, the Cardinals suffered another one run lose, this time losing to the Mississauga North Tigers 2-1 on the road. Prior to Thursday’s (June 28) defeat, the Cards lost 9-8 and 7-6 games.

Despite the setbacks, the Hamilton club has an 8-5 record.

Offensively, Hamilton mustered seven hits with Tommy Thompson and George Tsiflikiotis leading the way going 2-for-three (all singles). Sean Pettener and Ryan Magdic were each 1-for-3 (singles) and Joel Wallace was 1-for-3 with a double.

Starter Sean Pettener took the loss after pitching a solid five innings, allowing two runs on seven hits, striking out four and walking one. Reliever Connor Goodes allowed one hit and struck out one.