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

 mg 2220

Opening of Adult Dance Studio/Club in Burlington

Posted on May 26, 2017
“Dance is the soul’s way of expressing itself,” said Lucy Karakis, owner of the Lucille’s Ball (Dance Studio/Club) in Burlington....
Greater Toronto Area Read more
18485916 1771093302906964 2708412798716584472 n

Gardening with the GARDENS Pod Project for a Good Cause

Posted on May 25, 2017
On May 18, 2017, the GARDENS Pod Project, in partnership with the Lakeshore Environmental Gardening Society (LEGS), came together to...
Toronto Read more
May 21 vs burlington bww pp

CARDINALS HOME OPENER POSTPONED BY POOR FIELD CONDITIONS

Posted on May 23, 2017
Sunday afternoon’s Intercounty Baseball League game between the Hamilton Cardinals and Burlington Herd at Bernie Arbour Stadium has been postponed...
Hamilton Read more
Cardinals profile picture

CARDINALS ADD TO THEIR ROSTER

Posted on May 23, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today the signing of five returning players and four new players for the...
Hamilton Read more
Greg marco

CARDINALS DEAL FOR GREG MARCO

Posted on May 13, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today that the team has made a deal with the Burlington Herd for...
Hamilton Read more
Dziomba

CARDINALS SIGN IMPORT PLAYER JONATHAN DZIOMBA

Posted on May 12, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today that the organization has signed import utility player Jonathan Dziomba for the...
Hamilton Read more
May 13 vs guelph pp

SEASON OPENER AT GUELPH POSTPONED

Posted on May 10, 2017
Saturday’s season opening game for the Hamilton Cardinals at Guelph has been postponed due to poor field conditions. Despite the...
Hamilton Read more
Merritt 2298 6x4

CARDINALS RE-SIGN MERRITT

Posted on May 9, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today that the team has re-signed pitcher Benson Merritt for the 2017 Intercounty...
Hamilton Read more
Me logo  lg page 001

MARRIAGE ENCOUNTER

Posted on May 7, 2017
Marriage Encounter, Spring 2017 Take one married couple, give them forty-two or forty-three hours and have their relationship deepened, enhanced...
Waterloo Region Read more
Cardinas on cable 14 2017

CABLE 14 TO BROADCAST FIVE CARDINALS GAMES

Posted on May 3, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals and Cable 14 announced today that four Friday night home games during the 2017 regular season will be...
Hamilton Read more
Beer 5277 6x4

BEER RE-SIGNS WITH HAMILTON

Posted on May 1, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today the re-signing of middle infielder Chris Beer for the 2017 Intercounty Baseball...
Hamilton Read more
New signings  large

CARDINALS ADD PAIR OF NEW PLAYERS

Posted on Apr 29, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today the signing of two new players for the 2017 Intercounty Baseball League...
Hamilton Read more
Cardinals profile picture

HAMILTON CARDINALS ANNOUNCE THE RE-SIGNING OF SEVEN PLAYERS

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Hamilton Cardinals’ general manager Dean Dicenzo announced today the re-signing of seven players for the upcoming Intercounty Baseball League season....
Hamilton Read more
Shannon kingsbury 027

SHANNON KINGSBURY AT CROSSCURRENTS CAFÉ

Posted on Apr 26, 2017
Shannon Kingsbury played to a packed room of Friday, April 21st at CrossCurrents Cafe, earning a standing ovation and an...
Bolton Read more
Ucss gala

Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn receives Helping Hands Humanitarian Award

Posted on Apr 12, 2017
Dr. Oleh Antonyshyn is the 2017 recipient of the Ochrymovych Humanitarian Award, also known as the “Helping Hands” Award from...
Etobicoke Read more