Cardinals downed by Maple Leafs in error-filled game

Hamilton looked to make it two wins in a row when they visited the Toronto Maple Leafs at Christie Pits in IBL action on Wednesday night.  The teams combined for 11 errors in the game with Toronto coming out on top by a score of 15-6.  Nate Mastervick and Jon Dziomba each had home runs for Hamilton while Grant Tamane, Connor Lewis and Brandon Keys each went two-for-four for the home side.

Toronto jumped out to an early lead, scoring five runs over the first two innings.  The Cardinals got on the board in the top of the third.  Logan Stewart, who was recently signed after being released by Burlington, led off the inning with a double and later scored on sacrifice fly by Greg Marco.

The Maple Leafs got the run back plus one more in the bottom half of the third to give them a 6-1 lead.

In the fourth, Nate Mastervick hit a lead off solo home run and was followed by a single from Dziomba who later scored on TJ Baker’s double.  Hamilton added to their total in the fifth when Dziomba hit a two out, three-run home run to tie the game at six.

However, that was all the scoring Hamilton would get as the Leafs went on to score nine times over the sixth and seventh innings to take the game.

For the Cardinals, Jackson Jones started the game and went five innings, allowing six runs, one of which was unearned, on seven hits, walking four and striking out four.  Kyle Adoranti came on to pitch the sixth inning and took the loss in relief of Jones, allowing five runs on two hits and five walks.  Nick Jambrosic pitched the final two innings allowing four runs, half of which were unearned, on four hits and two walks.

For Toronto, Andrew Simonetti pitched five innings, allowing six runs, only three were earned, on six hits and striking out three.  Zach Sloan entered the game in the sixth and picked up the win, allowing two hits over one inning.  Adam Marra pitched the final three innings, allowing two hits and striking out five batters.

All stats are unofficial due to an issue with the online scoring program not being finalized at the time of the report.

Source: Mike Marasco

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