Cardinals Even Up Season Series vs. Red Sox
The Hamilton Cardinals returned to Brantford Friday evening, looking to even up their 2021 IBL season series after losing 7-5 to the Red Sox this past Sunday.
The matchup of starters Kyle Lev for Brantford and Chris Lazar for Hamilton promised a pitchers duel, and it delivered. Both teams played shutout baseball through 6 innings, until the Hamilton Cardinals bats finally got to the Red Sox bullpen in the 7th inning. Hamilton would go on to a 3-0 victory over Brantford, evening the season series at one game apiece.
Lev struck out 9 batters over 5 innings of work, while surrendering 0 runs and 6 hits. Gianfranco Morello, Colton Fountain, and Matt Pilarczyk each contributed a pair of hits for Brantford. The Red Sox left 9 runners on base, most notably stranding the bases loaded in both the 5th and 7th innings.
The Red Sox are on the road for a few games now: Barrie on Saturday the 24th [update: rained out], Hamilton on Tuesday the 27th, and Welland on Thursday the 29th. Brantford finally returns home to host the Kitchener Panthers on Friday July 30th, game time is 8 pm at Arnold Anderson Stadium. Tickets are available at brantfordredsox.com/tickets
Last night's game also marked the debut of the Brantford Red Sox YouTube live stream! You can check out the replay of the game here, and be sure to subscribe to the Brantford Red Sox YouTube channel for future home games.
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