Sr. Cardinals suffer pair of defeats

 

 

By Ron Giofu

 

Last week wasn’t the best week for the Amherstburg Cardinals senior men’s baseball team.

The Cardinals opened the week with a 5-1 loss to the Woodslee senior team Wednesday night at the Libro Centre.

The teams traded runs in the first inning but Woodslee would do the only scoring from there. The Orioles tacked on three runs in the fourth inning and added another insurance run in the top of the seventh inning. Matt Bassingthwaighte led the offense for the Cardinals by going 2-for-4.

Amherstburg third baseman Brady Levack awaits a throw as the Woodslee base runner slides in behind him. The senior Cardinals were on the short end of a 5-1 decision last Wednesday night at the Libro Centre.

Amherstburg third baseman Brady Levack awaits a throw as the Woodslee base runner slides in behind him. The senior Cardinals were on the short end of a 5-1 decision last Wednesday night at the Libro Centre.

“We just couldn’t get clutch hits at the right time,” Cardinals first baseman Mac Ouellette said after Wednesday night’s game. “Mitch Lepine pitched a heck of a game.”

Ouellette said it was “one of those games” for the Cardinals.

“We had our chances,” he said. “We couldn’t score the guys.”

Mitch Lepine pitches to the plate during last Wednesday’s game against the Woodslee Orioles senior team.

Mitch Lepine pitches to the plate during last Wednesday’s game against the Woodslee Orioles senior team.

The Cardinals had a quick turnaround before their next game, which was a Sunday afternoon game in Harrow against their senior team. However, the result didn’t go the Cardinals’ way.

Harrow defeated Amherstburg 9-5 to drop the Cardinals’ 2017 regular season record to five wins and four losses.

The next game for the Cardinals is Wednesday night at 7:30 p.m. at home against the Essex Sr. team. Amherstburg travels to Soulliere Field in Windsor Friday night for an 8:30 p.m. game against Walker Homesites.

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