Orioles fly away with 2-1 win over Sr. Cardinals


By Joel Charron

You can’t win baseball games if you are not hitting the ball.

After several weeks of hitting the ball off its cover, the bats of the Amherstburg Senior Cardinals went cold against the wrong team.

The Sr. Cards dropped a close 2-1 bout to the first place Woodslee Orioles Wednesday night at the United Communities Credit Union premiere diamond.

Sr.Cards-WoodsleeThis was the second time in nine days the Orioles handed the Cardinals a tough loss. On June 17, Woodslee needed a walk off home run to defeat Amherstburg.

Nick Price was on the mound of the Cards and shut down the Orioles’ lineup after the first inning.

However, Woodslee got the Price in the second and third inning scoring a run in each inning and taking an early 2-0 lead.

Amherstburg had their problems at the plate, getting only three base runners on the paths in the first three innings while five batter were sat down on strikes.

Amherstburg’s first and only run of the game came in the fourth inning when Mac Ouellette touched home plate off of a Woodslee throwing error.

While the Amherstburg pitching did their job by shutting down the Orioles lineup, the Cardinals offense couldn’t find a rhythm, managing only three more hits as four more players fell to strikes.

Price said games like this will happen throughout a season.

“Some games we will run into cold bats but I think we will be in it right to the end,” he said.

Price added the Cardinals will be “just fine” and points out the Cardinals have a deep pitching rotation, an advantage that most team does not have the luxury of.

With Woodslee handing Amherstburg two of their three losses, coupled with their loss in last year’s league final, Price said Amherstburg and Woodslee is developing into a good rivalry.

“There’s a good rivalry with us,” said Amherstburg’s Nick Price. “It goes back to last years OBA’s and also in the league finals. It’s always a good game to play in. I think we’re due to beat them soon.”

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