Harrow Blues end Sr. Cards winning streak

 

By Joel Charron

All good things must come to an end, even winning streaks.

The Harrow Blues handed the Amherstburg Senior Cardinals a 2-1 loss Sunday afternoon, their first loss since May 25, ending their nine game winning streak at the UCCU Complex.

“We didn’t hit the ball today,” said player/manager Mark Beaudoin.

Both teams managed to squeeze out five hits.

Amherstburg Cal Wasylowich took to the mound as the Sr. Cardinals got off to another slow start with Harrow opening the scoring in the top of the first inning.

The Blues tacked on another run in the fifth for a 2-0, however Sr. Cards catcher Matt Sparagelo blasted a triple to right field and would later be cashed in by Beaudoin  on a RBI groundout.

But that would be all the offense the Sr. Cards could muster, as Harrow would close out the sixth and seventh inning unscathed.

“We were due to go cold with the bats,” Beaudoin. “Once in a while, you are going to take your lumps.”

 

Adam Ouellette keeps his eye on the ball as he fields a grounder to second base.

Pitching was once again a strong point in the Sr. Cards game as Derek Kehoe and Adam Ouellette came in for relief, however, Beaudoin was quick to credit Harrow starter Russ Bondy for his work on the mound.

“He’s a crafty veteran,” he said. “He was moving the ball around, changing speeds. He had us off our game.”

Sunday’s 2-1 loss was the first time this season the Sr. Cardinals scored fewer than two runs.

Sr. Cards veteran Rob McCall went two-for-three but hoped Amherstburg could have extended the winning streak to double digits.

“Ten would have been great,” he said.

Although McCall agreed that Harrow had the edge in pitching, he noted that his teammates would quickly put this behind them and focus on starting a new winning streak.

“These guys won’t let this bother them at all. They’ll move on,” said McCall. “Overall, I think this team is pretty good.”

The Sr. Cards have two games on the docket this week, Wednesday the Sr. Cards will travel across the county to take on Leamington at 7 p.m. and the Cards return home for another Sunday matinee against the Windsor Seniors at 1 p.m.

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