The Hamilton Cardinals Major Pee Wees could muster only five hits in falling, 9-2, to the Mississauga North Tigers in Central Ontario Baseball Association play on Thursday (July 19).
Hamilton’s starting pitcher, Tyler Whalen, went 4 1/3 innings, giving up four earned runs on five hits, issuing one walk, and striking out five in taking the loss. Reliever Dawson McLaughlin pitched one inning and gave up five runs on five hits and a pair of walks. Matt Porkolab finished off, pitching an inning and 2/3 giving up two hits, a walk and striking out one.
Defensively, the Cards highlight was Nolan’s Gallo’s diving catch of a sinking line drive to end the third inning.
Offensively, Darien Kielb went 2-for-3, McLaughlin was 1-for-3 with a run scored and Jacob Underwood and David Candy recorded the other hits. The lone RBI came from Whalen. Candy scored the other run.
The loss left the Cards with a 2-10 record in league play.
The Cards play a home-and-home series with the Mississauga Majors this weekend.