Sr. Cardinals improve to 5-2 after win over Leamington

 

Eric Johnson pitches during action June 25 against Leamington at the Libro Centre's premier baseball diamond.

Eric Johnson pitches during action June 25 against Leamington at the Libro Centre’s premier baseball diamond.

Josh Sikich takes a rip at a Leamington pitch June 25. Amherstburg downed Leamington 7-2 at the Libro Centre. The senior Cardinals also split a doubleheader in LaSalle June 29, winning 3-1 and losing 7-6.

Josh Sikich takes a rip at a Leamington pitch June 25. Amherstburg downed Leamington 7-2 at the Libro Centre. The senior Cardinals also split a doubleheader in LaSalle June 29, winning 3-1 and losing 7-6.

By Ron Giofu

 

The Amherstburg Cardinals senior men’s baseball team improved to 5-2 on the 2014 season after an impressive win over Leamington last Wednesday night.

The Cardinals dropped Leamington by a final score of 7-2 at the Libro Centre’s premier baseball diamond. Dennis Ouellette, one of the team’s co-managers, was satisfied with the way the Cardinals performed.

“They played well,” Ouellette said following the game. “We were missing a few guys but we played well.”

Starting pitcher Mitch Lepine picked up the win for the Cardinals with Eric Johnson throwing three solid innings of relief.

Ouellette said most of the team have returned from last year.

“We’ve got a young team. A lot of players played together in the past. We have team unity which is great,” he added.

While they have done some experimentation by putting players in different positions so far, Ouellette said the weekend series with LaSalle this past weekend was the big test. The Cardinals won 3-1 in one of the two games while dropping the other to LaSalle by a 7-6 final score.

Those two teams battle tonight back the Libro Centre with the first pitch being at 7 p.m.

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