Cardinals fly to Little Lads Minors title with uber-wild win in title game

Littlle Lads
The Cardinals show off their trophies after winning a wild one in the Hamilton Little Lads Minor Division championship game (Photo by Candace “C-Bird” Bowling).

By Rich Fisher

July 17:When it comes to comebacks, the Cardinals know how to get things done.

Rallying from two huge, late deficits, the team managed by Robert Bowling rolled a strike by winning the Hamilton Little Lads Minor Division playoff title with a 20-19 win over the Dodgers in the championship game last week. The Cards entered the bottom of the sixth trailing 14-8 and plated a half dozen to force extra innings. The Dodgers responded with five in the top of the seventh, before the persistent Cards tallied six more for a walk-off win.

The championship roster featured Makai Blackstone, Robert Bowling, Cooper Bruschi, Jackson Burd, Jordan Burd, Zachary Conklin, Adam foster, Jahari Hamilton, Stalin Hernandez, Austin Saison-West and John Paul Santos. Bowling’s assistant coaches were Drew Bruschi and Dave Conklin.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.