Errors plague Sr. Cards in tough loss to Windsor Seniors


By Joel Charron

The Amherstburg Sr. Cardinals sure do like to make life interesting.

The Sr. Cards almost pulled off another come from behind win Sunday afternoon at the UCCU Complex, but fell just short in a 9-8 lost to the Windsor Seniors.

“You can’t win them all right,” said Sr. Cardinals shortstop Justin Wood. “We didn’t get a couple bounces our way, but that kind of stuff happens.”

After Sr. Cards starting pitcher Cal Wasylowich helped shut down the Windsor lineup, Amherstburg scored three runs on RBI singles from Wasylowich and Anthony Sauro, Lorne Pike would pick up an RBI walk with the base loaded as the Sr. Cards built a 3-0 after the first inning.

After being held score less in the first innings Windsor Seniors would tack on runs in every innings

Sr. Cardinals catcher Matt Spareglo awkwardly streches to catch a foul ball.

to build a 7-3 lead going into the sixth inning, where the Sr. Cards bats woke up.

Nick Price drove in two with a single down the first base line, which was followed by fielder’s choice RBI. Josh Sikich blasted a triple to right center field to tie the game at 7-7 and Adam Ouellette reclaimed the lead for Amherstburg with a RBI single to cap off a five run sixth inning.

With two out in the seventh innings, Windsor answered back, scoring two runs on costly Amherstburg errors.

The Sr. Cards managed to get two men on base in the bottom of the seventh, however they were unable to pull off a late game miracle.

“We go into every game knowing we can comeback from any deficit,” said Wood. “It just wasn’t our day today. We know how good we are, we just have to start showing it on the field.”

Assistant manager Denis Ouellette said the squad made a lot of uncharacteristic errors that led to a handful of unearned runs.

“We had at least 10 errors in this game,” said Ouellette.  “It was one of those games that we haven’t played like since the beginning of the year, everything is bound to catch up with you, we’ll bounce back.”

The Sr. Cards move to 10-5 on the season. Amherstburg has only one game on the schedule this week, as the Sr. Cards take on the Junior Cards on Thursday, July 19 with first pitch at 6:15 p.m.

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