Majors Drop a Close One in Hamilton
Sunday afternoon, the Majors ventured to Hamilton to take on the Cardinals and wound up playing a tight ballgame.
Facing Ben Braun for the second time in as many weeks, the Majors could not truly get the bats going this time around. Braun only lasted 3.1 innings, giving up 8 runs last Sunday, but today he threw 6, surrendering just 3 to the Majors offence that scored 18 yesterday in Brantford. Those three runs came in the third, on doubles by Carlos Arteaga and Byron Reichstein, which scored two and one respectively. The Majors got one in the seventh, off of Chris Lazar, on a Julian Johnson fielder’s choice, and then one in the ninth, facing Stefan Strecker, with a run coming in on an error.
On the defensive side of the ball, the Majors sent Pedro De Los Santos to the mound on the road for the second time this season. Pedro ran into some command problems early, allowing the Cardinals to take a 3-0 lead in the bottom of the second. After that inning, he settled right in until the 7th, where he walked the bases loaded, then got charged with two more after two runs came in following his departure, when Braeden Ferrington took over. Ferrington threw two scoreless innings, striking out three. The two arms were able to hold the Cardinals to just two hits on the day.
A busy week has come to an end for the Majors, but the schedule does not ease up in the week ahead. They go to Brantford on Wednesday night, then resume July 24th’s contest against the Kitchener Panthers as part of a doubleheader on Friday. They end the weekend with two on the road, as the team travels to Barrie on Saturday night, then Kitchener next Sunday afternoon.
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