Cardinals hit the road and mercy Tecumseh, defeat Harrow

 

Second baseman Nick Price tosses to first for an out during last Thursday night’s game versus the Tecumseh Thunder. Amherstburg won 11-1 and would defeat Harrow later in the week.

Second baseman Nick Price tosses to first for an out during last Thursday night’s game versus the Tecumseh Thunder. Amherstburg won 11-1 and would defeat Harrow later in the week.

By Ron Giofu

 

The Amherstburg Cardinals hit the road last Thursday night and came away with a convincing 11-1 win in Tecumseh.

The game ended after six innings due to the mercy rule as Amherstburg had built a ten-run advantage.

Tecumseh scored the only run in the first inning and carried that 1-0 advantage into the top of the third inning. Cody Brown got aboard via a bunt single in the third and would eventually come around to score after three wild pitches. The Cardinals would take the lead later in the inning as Mark Beaudoin got his first of four RBI’s on the night when he was hit on the arm with the bases loaded.

Nathan Smitjes connected for a two-run single in the bottom of the fourth to give Amherstburg a 4-1 lead before the Cardinals broke the game open with six more runs in the fifth. Beaudoin got the ball rolling in the fifth with a two-run double with Mac Ouellette getting another run home on a sacrifice fly. Adam Ouellette, the winning pitcher on the night for the Cardinals, helped his own cause with an RBI single before Brandon Carr rounded out the scoring in the inning with a two-run single of his own.

Beaudoin added another RBI in the top of the sixth on a bounce out.

The Cardinals downed Tecumseh despite having several players missing on the night.

“We had a short lineup tonight,” said Beaudoin. “Everyone came and played hard.”

Beaudoin said after Thursday’s victory that the Cardinals had been hitting the ball well recently, playing solid defence and pitching well.

“We are playing complete baseball right now,” he said. “We’re having a lot of fun.”

The Cardinals are also gearing up for the OBA B-division tournament, which will be held in Port Lambton during Labour Day weekend.

The Cardinals also travelled to Harrow Sunday where they picked up a 7-6 win. They return home tonight for a 7 p.m. first pitch against Belle River.

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