Closer Kelvin Pichardo returns for 2020

HAMILTON - The Hamilton Cardinals, members of the Intercounty Baseball League (IBL) are pleased to announce the re-signing of Right Handed Pitcher Kelvin Pichardo ( Santiago, DR ).

Kelvin is returning for his 3rd season in the IBL and has a career record of 6-4 with 5 saves. He has pitched in 29 games with an ERA of 2.47 with 74 strikeouts in 47.1 innings pitched. 

Kelvin spent 6 seasons in the minor leagues making it to AA ball in the San Francisco organization before coming to the IBL. His career record in the minors is 18-20 with 13 saves with 310 strikeouts in 295.2 innings pitched. He also has a career minor league ERA of 3.84

"Kelvin did an amazing job last season in the late innings of tight games. He is calm, cool and determined. He gives our team confidence and he did a great job of pitching multiple days and multiple innings when required. What we did not know when we acquired Kelvin from London, was that he was such a team player. He respects the game so much and he helped set the tone in our bullpen. We look forward to his return for this season" stated GM Jeff Lounsbury   

The Hamilton Cardinals are a member of Ontario's most elite baseball league, the Intercounty Baseball League. The 100-year old summer league is one of the oldest baseball leagues in the world, with the league established in 1919, drawing significantly more fans, in a friendly ballpark experience, than any league of its kind. For more information, visit or follow the Cardinals on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter at @HamCardinalsIBL

Photo: Art Ward