Bowie's blast knocks out Majors

Photo by Art Ward

HAMILTON – Connor Bowie's three-run home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth gave the Hamilton Cardinals a walkoff 7-5 win Sunday afternoon over the London Majors in Game 4 of their best-of-five quarter-final at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.

Hamilton, ranked sixth heading into playoffs, eliminated the third-place Majors 3-1.

Laine Renaud went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI, Jake Foden scored three times and had three hits, including a single to start the ninth-inning rally.

Chris Beer and Jon Dziomba each had an RBI, and Jacob Martins added two hits.

Chris Lazar (2-0) threw two innings of relief for the win. He gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits with a strikeout.

Tyler Howard started and went six innings, giving up two runs on three hits with seven walks and eight strikeouts.

For London, Byron Reichstein went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Chris McQueen and Carlos Arteaga each had an RBI and scored once, and Michael Ambrose drove in a run.

London had taken a 5-4 lead with three runs in the eighth but couldn't extend the series to five games.

Kelvin Pichardo (1-2) took the loss, allowing three runs on three hits with two strikeouts in an inning.

Majors starter Robert Doyle gave up four runs (two earned) on four hits over five innings. He walked one and struck out one.