Jean cycles as Cards hammer Red Sox

Photo by Crystal Young Photography

HAMILTON – Luis Jean hit for the cycle to lead the Hamilton Cardinals to an 11-1 win over Brantford Friday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Jean doubled in the first inning and, after a strikeout and walk, singled in the fifth, tripled to lead off the eighth and hit a two-run blast in the ninth.

Justin Gideon went 3-for-4 with four RBI, Tristan Osika doubled, tripled and drove in a run while scoring three times, Laine Renaud hit a solo home run, Anthony Buonaiuto drove in a run and Jeremie Veilleux went 2-for-5 with an RBI.

Ben Braun (1-0) picked up the win with six shutout innings. He scattered two hits while walking three and fanning five.

Red Sox starter Bennett Moore (0-1) allowed five runs on six hits with three walks and five strikeouts.

Colton Fountain drove in Brantford’s lone run in the eighth with an RBI groundout.