CARDINALS DROP GAME TWO TO PANTHERS

Posted on Aug 7, 2016 by Mike Marasco

Hamilton went toe to toe with the Kitchener Panthers in game two of their first round series in IBL action on Saturday night at Bernie Arbour Stadium. A three run sixth inning for Kitchener would power them to a 6-2 win to take a two games to none series lead. Tanner Nivins and David Whiteside would each have a pair of hits in the game for the Panthers while Dre Celestijn went two for four at the place for Hamilton.

It would take until the third inning before either team got on the board. Mike Glinka would lead off the inning with a solo home run to right field for a 1-0 Panther lead. The Cardinals would respond in the bottom of the fourth when Dre Celestijn drilled one over the left field fence to tie the game at one.

Kitchener would regain the lead, one they wouldn’t give up, in the top of the sixth. Nivins would lead off the inning with a home run and followed by back to back walks to Jonathan Brouse and Sean Reilly. Whiteside would then lay down a sacrifice bunt to move the runners up a base. Terrell Alliman would then hit a sacrifice fly to left to cash in Brouse. Reilly later scored to make it 4-1 on a wild pitch.

In the eighth, the Panthers added another run when Reilly scored when Mike Gordner reached on error. Kitchener would load up the bases with a walk to Mike Andrulis and then the confusion on the field set in. Frank Camilo Morejon would hit a liner to short where Chris Beer almost made the grab. The runners all retreated to their base with Beer throwing to second baseman Marcus Dicenzo who was off the base. He would send the ball home for the force out and then Geoff Seto sent the ball to third to finish off the double play and end the inning.

Hamilton would get the run back in their half of the eighth. Seto would draw a one out walk and then move to third on back to back two out singles by Celestijn and Liam Wilson. On Wilson’s hit the Kitchener centre fielder would fumble with the ball which allowed Seto to cross the plate.

The confusion continued for the Panthers on the base paths in the top of the ninth. With Glinka on first by way of a walk Nivins hit what appeared to be his second home run of the game. However, Glinka thought the ball was caught at the wall and went back to first, in doing so Nivins passed him and was called out. Glinka was able to score on the play though to give Kitchener an insurance run.

For the Cardinals, Robert Wilson took the loss going six and two thirds innings, allowing four runs, one of which was unearned, on four hits, walking five and striking out two. Russ Burroughs would relieve Robert Wilson and go one inning, allowing an unearned run on one hit. Benson Merritt would pitch the final inning and a third, allowing a run on one hit and walking two.

For Kitchener, Noelvis Enternza earned the win going seven innings, allowing a run on four hits, walking one and striking out seven. Iannick Remillard would pitch the eighth inning, allowing an unearned run on a pair of hits while walking one and striking out three. Phil Owen finished off the game allowing a hit and striking out one in the ninth inning.

Prior to the game the Hamilton Cardinals honoured Celestijn for becoming the IBL batting champion for the 2016 regular season. Celestijn would finish the season with a .450 batting average, beating out a pair of Panther batters for the title.

Hamilton will look to avoid going into a three game to none hole on Sunday night when they travel to Kitchener for game three of the series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00pm. The teams will return to Bernie Arbour on Tuesday night for game four of the series beginning at 7:30pm.

Winning Pitcher: Noelvis Entenza (1-0)
Losing Pitcher: Robert Wilson (0-1)

Kitchener Hitters
Tanner Nivins – 2 for 3 (Single, Solo Home Run, Walk, Intentional Walk, Run, 2 RBIs)
David Whiteside – 2 for 3 (2 Singles, Sacrifice Bunt, Strikeout)
Mike Glinka – 1 for 3 (Solo Home Run, Walk, 2 Runs, RBI)

Hamilton Hitters
Dre Celestijn – 2 for 4 (Single, Solo Home Run, 2 Strikeouts, Run, RBI)
Geoff Seto – 1 for 3 (Single, Reached on Error, Walk, Run)
Jake Foden – 1 for 4 (Single, 2 Strikeouts)

Tickets for all Hamilton Cardinals home games are available at the Bernie Arbour Stadium Box Office on game day. For more information on Cardinals season passes email iblcardinals@gmail.com or visit the team’s website at www.iblcardinals.com.

Become a fan of the Cardinals on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HamiltonCardinals.
Follow the team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HamCardinalsIBL.

Local posts

37

Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest

Posted on Nov 19, 2017
The Brantford Kinsmen Ribfest are Ecstatic to have been awarded "Platinum" in the 'Best Food/Drink (Ribs)' category in the Brant...
Brantford Read more
Img 20170914 201451

Successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show

Posted on Sep 16, 2017
Very successful CARP Etobicoke Travel Show Markland Wood Golf Club with over 110 people attending and wait list of 40...
Etobicoke Read more
20786524 10154572077867811 1692925024 n

PANTHERS AND MOTHER NATURE END HAMILTON’S SEASON

Posted on Aug 12, 2017
The Hamilton Cardinals returned to Bernie Arbour Stadium for game six in their quarter finals series with Kitchener looking to...
Hamilton Read more
20750513 10154564908002811 1390548186 n

CARDINALS BLANKED BY KITCHENER

Posted on Aug 10, 2017
Just two days after the Cardinals and Panthers dueled in a slugfest, they returned to the field on Tuesday night...
Hamilton Read more
20668331 10154557557592811 877893572 n

HAMILTON DOUBLED UP BY PANTHERS

Posted on Aug 7, 2017
Game two of the best of seven quarter-final series between the Kitchener Panthers and Hamilton Cardinals was played Saturday night...
Hamilton Read more
20597026 10154543110267811 9167576912329796852 n

LAZAR NAMED IBL PITCHER OF THE WEEK

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
The Intercounty Baseball League announced today that Hamilton Cardinals Chris Lazar has been named the IBL’s Pitcher of the Week...
Hamilton Read more
2017 ibl playoffs 2nd

HAMILTON CARDINALS ANNOUNCE FIRST ROUND SCHEDULE

Posted on Aug 1, 2017
The Hamilton Cardinals in conjunction with the Intercounty Baseball League and Kitchener Panthers today announced the dates and times for...
Hamilton Read more
20561769 10154542851717811 903072201 n

CARDINALS SPLIT DOUBLEHEADER WITH BARRIE

Posted on Jul 31, 2017
Hamilton finished off their 2017 IBL regular season on Sunday afternoon with a doubleheader against this season’s regular season pennant...
Hamilton Read more
20496275 10154538416512811 805568540 n

HAMILTON BLANKED BY RED SOX

Posted on Jul 29, 2017
Hamilton hosted the Brantford Red Sox in IBL action on Friday night at Bernie Arbour Stadium. Chris Beer led the...
Hamilton Read more
20371125 10154530109907811 472049129 n

EARLY ERRORS COST CARDINALS

Posted on Jul 26, 2017
Hamilton finished off their regular season series with the Burlington Herd on Tuesday night in IBL action at Bernie Arbour...
Hamilton Read more
20217002 10154517836607811 666241307 n

CARDINALS HAVE AN EPIC COMEBACK AGAINST LEAFS

Posted on Jul 22, 2017
The final score on the scoreboard read 19-13 on Friday night in Hamilton but it wasn’t an Argos-Ticats game, it...
Hamilton Read more
20206038 10154511770657811 1120903086 n

BAYCATS BASH BIRDS

Posted on Jul 20, 2017
Hamilton took on the league leading Barrie Baycats on Wednesday night in IBL action at Bernie Arbour Stadium. However, the...
Hamilton Read more
20206023 10154508955452811 1259605670 n

CARDINALS COME UP SHORT AGAINST BRANTFORD

Posted on Jul 19, 2017
Hamilton hosted the Brantford Red Sox in IBL action on Tuesday night to make up a rained-out game from earlier...
Hamilton Read more
20121039 10154495806657811 2113845667 n

CARDINALS-HERD DUEL IN SLUGFEST

Posted on Jul 15, 2017
Hamilton and Burlington met for the third time in the last nine days as they took to the field at...
Hamilton Read more
19883806 10154480305827811 952914277 n

CARDINALS RALLY BUT CAN’T CATCH PANTHERS

Posted on Jul 10, 2017
For the second straight home game, the Hamilton Cardinals hosted the Kitchener Panthers at Bernie Arbour Stadium in IBL action...
Hamilton Read more