The Hamilton Cardinals Major Peewees continued their winning ways at the Canadian National Exhibition Tournament, defeating Whitby 6-5 in a rain shortened five inning game Thursday (Aug. 25).
Myles Robinson started the game for Hamilton and went three innings, giving up four earned runs, with one strikeout and getting the win. Peyton Consigli gave up one run in two innings of relief with two strikeouts and recorded the save.
The Cardinals bats did all of their damage in the second inning, when Matthew Underwood drove in two runs while Dylan Wardell, Kyle Magdic, Cory Field and Kelton Mayner each plated a run of their own.
The Cardinals defence was able to take advantage of some overly aggressive baserunning by Whitby in the second when they worked the relay to perfection with centrefielder Aaron Rodgers throwing to shortstop Consigli, who relayed to Cory Field and recorded the second out at third base. The third out was recorded by catcher Underwood throwing to second and Mayner, who made an excellent tag to record the out. They also recorded the second out in the fifth and shut down the Whitby rally when rightfielder Jackson Bailey threw to Underwood at the plate, who then threw to Robinson at short to catch the batter trying to stretch a single.
The Cardinals, 2-0 in the tournament celebrating its 60th year, next play at 11 a.m. Monday.