Herd still in the standings - lose to Hamilton

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

July 9th, 2017

BURLINGTON, ON

 

The Hamilton Cardinals scored twice in the top of the ninth inning, with a little help from the Burlington Herd, to take a 7-5 IBL win at Nelson Park in Burlington Saturday afternoon.

Standings July 9

The Guelph Royals ceased operations earlier in the season.

Burlington had tied the game with three runs in the bottom of the eighth but then Hamilton got the win with two runs in the ninth on just one hit, three errors and two walks.

Jake Chiaraville singled to open the inning, went to second, and then third, on errors by the pitcher and scored the winning run on a fielder’s choice.

Connor Bowie had a single and a double for Hamilton and TJ Baker hit a home run, scored twice and drove in two runs.

Justin Gideon had two hits for Burlington, including a home run, stole two bases and is now batting .414. Catcher Kevin Hussey also homered for Burlington.

Benson Merritt recorded the win and Kyle Symington was tagged with the loss.

It was the sixth win of the year for Hamilton and Burlington drops to 9-17.

Sunday is a big day in the IBL as the undefeated Barrie Baycats travel to London for a doubleheader with the second-place Majors.

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