Pee Wee Cards all-round effort brings down Eagles

The Hamilton Cardinals Major Pee Wees took a doubleheader from the Georgetown Eagles, winning the Central Ontario Baseball Association twin-bill, 5-3 and 6-2.

In Friday’s (July 27) first game, Tyler Whalen got the start and went five strong innings, giving up one hit and one unearned run, while walking three and striking out nine. Jacob Underwood pitched the sixth inning, giving up three hits and two runs – one earned. Underwood also made the tag at home on an Eagle caught in a rundown between third and home.

Noah Britt went 2-for-3 with a double, an RBI and a run scored. David Candy was also 2-for-3, with two runs scored and three stolen bases. RBIs were pushed across by Michael Ssemanda, Matt Porkolab (who also scored and went 1-for-2), Ty Whalen and Chris Pendlebury.

The defensive highlight of the game was Candy catching a liner sinking away from him in right field.

In the second game, Kole Bishop went the distance, pitching a complete seven inning game. He surrendered five hits, two earned runs, struck out six and walked one.

Bishop was still strong at the end of the game, getting the final batter to foul tip the ball to catcher Underwood for his sixth strikeout.

Britt was strong at the plate again, going 2-for-3 with a pair of runs batted in. Porkolab and Ssemanda also had RBI efforts with Ssemanda, Whalen, Darien Kielb, Ben Zwolak, Underwood and Jordan Robinson getting hits. Ssemanda, Zwolak, Underwood and Robinson scored as well.

Defensive highlights were the hustle shown by Nolan Gallo in centre field running in on a short line drive, catching the ball on a hop and making a strong throw to second for a force out. Zwolak also started a double play in the third by catching a liner in left and throwing to second to double off the runner.

The two wins improved the Cards record to 6-10 in league play.