Sr. Cards mercy Windsor 11-0

By Joel Charron

The Amherstburg Seniors Cardinals broke out of their hitting slump in a big way Sunday afternoon at the United Communities Credit Union Complex’s premier diamond.

On the back of a brilliant pitching performance by Mike “Junior” Purdie, the Sr. Cardinals exploded for 13 hitss in a 11-0 mercy win over the Windsor Sr. Stars.

“It was nice to see the bats going again,” said Sr. Cardinals coach Ken Thrasher.

After going three up and three down in the opening inning the home team notched a run on the score board in the second inning when Mac Ouellette drove in John Bondy with a double to left center field.

Mike “Junior” Purdie strikes out one of his seven K’s on the day. Purdie went six innings for the shutout win.

The Cards doubled their lead in the third as Justin Wood single drove in Adam Ouellette.

Windsor could not manage a hit out of the infield until the top of the fourth inning, however solid defensive play by the Cardinals kept the Stars off the board.

Mark Beaudoin added to the lead by blasting his first home run at home over the right center field wall in the fourth inning.

The Cards continued to give Purdie a large cushion to with in the fifth when two more runs came across the plate for a 5-0 lead. Bryce Penny was credited with two RBI.

In the top of the sixth inning, the Cardinals erupted for six runs on four hits. Bundy got it started with a single up the middle; Mac was put on base with a walk, which was followed by a David Simone single.

With bases loaded, Ouellette drove in two runs with a single. Purdie helped his own cause by picking up a RBI with a sacrifice fly. Justin Wood and Bryce Penny would both get on base before Matt Spargalo drove the stake through Windsor’s heart with a single cashing in the two base runners and wrapping up the game with a mercy.

“  It’s good to wake the bats up because we have a lot of big games coming up,” said Bondy.

The Sr. Cards shut out their opponent for the second straight game and extend their winning streak to three games.

The next 10 days will be busy for the Cardinals, as they are scheduled to play five games within that time span.

“This game was huge,” said Bondy. “We always try to build our confidence and getting the bats going today was a big boost. Our pitching and defense is always there, but the hitting coming around definitely helps.”

“We have a lot of ball in the next 10 days,” said Thrasher. “It’s easier to build off a win than it is off a loss. The guys play better and they feel better with a W.”

The Sr. Cardinals are 11-8 with six games remaining in the regular season.

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