A thrilling ninth inning with Hamilton taking the game 12 - 11 in a 10th inning.

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June 20, 2016


It was rock-em, sock-em baseball with a thrilling nine inning that went into a tenth and ended giving the Hamilton Cardinals a dramatic 12-11 win over the Burlington Bandits Sunday afternoon.

The game had Hamilton’s David Vanderby walked with one out in extra innings, then advanced to third after a pair of wild pitches. He scored the winning run on Jake Osborne’s one-out single. Osborne finished with two hits, three RBI and a pair of runs.

Dre Celestijn had five hits, but the biggest was a single with the bases loaded in the ninth that scored two runs and tied the game. Tyler Hardie and Jake Foden each had two hits and two RBI, Chris Beer drove in a run, and TJ Baked added three singles and a run.

Russ Burroughs (1-0) picked up the win, throwing 4.2 innings of relief while allowing four runs (one earned). Burroughs scattered five hits, walked three and struck out two.

Starter Rhys Tapper went 5.1 innings, giving up seven runs (five earned) on seven hits, walking four and striking out one.

Bandits - Adam Odd - batter of week

Adam Odd had a solo home run and drove in two for Burlington.

Adam Odd had a solo home run and drove in two for Burlington. Justin Gideon had two hits and two RBI, and John Whaley added two RBI. Nolan Pettipiece had two hits, an RBI and run, while Canice Ejoh, Kevin Hussey and pinch-hitter Julian Johnson had an RBI apiece. Grant Okawa singled twice.

On the mound, Liam Munshi (0-2) gave up a hit and walked two in relief of starter Jack Dennis, who allowed five earned runs on 10 hits over five innings.

Sixth-place Hamilton improved to 6-13, while seventh-place Burlington slid to 4-13.

Surging Majors beat Red Sox
Elsewhere the surging London majors beat the Brantford Red Sox 8-2 Sunday afternoon to increase their win streak to six.

Cleveland Brownlee went 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, while Kyle Gormandy had three hits, three RBI and scored once. Taylor Carr and Carlos Arteaga both drove in a run on one hit.

Pitcher Oscar Perez went seven innings and struck out five for the win. He scattered 10 hits and two runs and walked one.

For Brantford, Nic Burdett singled, doubled and drove in both Red Sox runs. Lee Delfino, Wayne Forman and Jeff Hunt all had two hits apiece.

Nate Forer took the loss, though only one of the seven runs he allowed was earned thanks to a pair of Brantford errors. Forer lasted 4.1 innings and struck out three and walked three.

London improved to 14-4 and continues to battle with Kitchener for first place. Fourth-place Brantford dropped to 10-8.
In Toronto, Sean Mattson blasted a home run and drove in six to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to an 11-8 win over the Guelph Royals Sunday afternoon at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.

Mattson hit a bases-loaded double in the first inning, singled home a run in the second and hit a two-run home run in the fourth.
Jonathan Solazzo had two hits, two runs and two RBI, Justin Marra, Dan Marra and Damon Topolie each had one RBI, Jon Waltenbury singled twice and scored three times, Connor Lewis had two hits and scored a run, and Grant Tamane had a single and scored twice. Ryan White collected two hits at the bottom of the order.

Dillon Mulholland (2-2) went seven innings for the win, giving up a run on six hits. Mulholland struck out six and walked one.
Richard Gill (2-1) took the loss, allowing nine runs (eight earned) on 12 hits over four innings, striking out two and walking one.

Kingsley Alarcon and Trevor Nyp each had two RBI in the loss. Patrick Coughlin had two hits and drove in a run, and Adam Rossit picked up three hits and an RBI.

Aaron Loder drove in a run, and Keegan Marsden had two hits and scored once.

Fifth-place Toronto (8-8) moved back to .500, while the last-place Royals dropped their sixth straight despite scoring six runs in the ninth inning to make it close.

IBL standings June 20In Kitchener, the Panthers kept pace with the London Majors and put some distance between themselves and Barrie with a 10-7 win over the Baycats Sunday afternoon.

Kitchener (13-4) remains a half game back of first place and now leads third-place Barrie (11-7) by 2.5 games.

Sean Reilly had two hits, including a solo home run, and scored three times for the Panthers. Tanner Nivins, Mike Glinka and Justin Interisano all drove in a pair. Frank Camilo Morejon and Mike Andrulis each had an RBI.

Matt McGovern (3-0) earned the win after going five innings and allowing four runs on eight hits, striking out two and walking two. Iannick Remillard picked up his first save after throwing two scoreless innings of one-hit ball, striking out two without walking a batter.

For Barrie, Kyle DeGrace, Kevin Atkinson and Jordan Castaldo all hit home runs. The trio combined for five hits, five RBI and four runs. Conner Morro had three hits and scored twice, and Zach Sardelletti had an RBI.

Jevon Jacobs went five innings in the loss, allowing nine runs (seven earned) on nine hits, while striking out three and walking one.

Future games
Tuesday, June 21
Kitchener at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton at London, 7:35 p.m.

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