Three runs in the bottom of the fifth inning enabled the Hamilton Cardinals to end their five-game losing streak as they defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-4 in the lone Intercounty Baseball League to be played tonight in the Welland Sports Complex.
In other action, the games between Guelph Royals and London Majors at London and the Burlington Herd at the Brantford Red Sox were rained out.
Chris Beer was Hamilton’s leading hitter going two for three. Jon Dziomba had two hits in four trips to the plate and junior Matt Casburn had the Cardinals lone extra base hit a double in the third inning.
For the Maple Leafs, Dan Marra and Adam Odd were two for three at the plate while Mike Reeves, Marcus Knecht, and Greg Carrington each contributed a double.
Krystien-Johnson Battilana earned the victory for Hamilton as he gave up four runs on seven hits. He struck out three and walked two. Marek Deska took the loss for Toronto as he gave up seven runs on as many hits while striking out six batters.
Next action for the Cardinals is on Tuesday (June 26th) when the Guelph Royals play Hamilton (Hamilton home game) at 7:30 p.m. in the David Hastings Stadium.
Source: Lynda Robertson