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Brantford Red Sox overcame an early deficit to defeat the Hamilton Cardinals 11-6 in Intercounty Baseball League action on Friday, August 27.

The Cardinals came out flying to start the top of the first, sending nine batters to the plate to take an early 3-0 lead. After two quick outs in the bottom of the first, the Red Sox capitalized on a bunt single, a walk and a hit batter to load the bases but couldn’t capitalize on the situation when Red Sox RF Mike Deluca grounded out to second base.

Red Sox SP Jake English throws a strike in the top of the second inning.

Red Sox SP Jake English had a solid second inning, only facing five batters, striking out two. In the bottom of the second, the Red Sox came out soaring, getting seven hits on their way to a five-run inning.

Hamilton tied things at five in their half of the third inning but the Red Sox responded in the bottom half, scoring three more runs to take an 8-5 lead.

Red Sox C Robbie Gauthier rips a single to right field in the bottom of the second inning.

The Red Sox continued to add to their lead, scoring single runs in the fourth, fifth and sixth innings to take a commanding 11-5 lead. The Cardinals responded with a lone run in the top of the seventh but that’s all they would get as the Red Sox held on for the 11-6 victory, which was their fifth win in their last six games.

The Red Sox were led to victory by CF Gianfranco Morello, who went 2 for 4 with an RBI and DH Jake Reid, who went 2 for 2 with an RBI and two runs scored.

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