Bandits lose to London Majors - keep ahead of Hamilton.

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July 8, 2016


The London Majors increased their lead atop the IBL standings after a 9-2 win over the Burlington Bandits Thursday night.
London (20-6) moved 1.5 games ahead of Kitchener for first place.

Keith Kandel had two hits, two RBI and a run, while LeJon Baker hit a solo home run. Byron Reichstein added two hits and an RBI, and Carlos Arteaga drove in two and scored once. Michael Ambrose had the Majors’ other RBI.

IBL standing July 7

Bandits are still ahead of Hamilton – now to get in front of Toronto

Starter Owen Boon (4-0) was sharp, allowing one run on four hits in seven innings, striking out seven and walking two.
Burlington’s Ryan Beckett (2-4) took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on 10 hits over seven innings. Beckett struck out four and walked three.

At the plate, Julian Johnson had the lone RBI. Justin Gideon had two hits, Canice Ejoh singled twice and scored twice, and John Whaley added a pair of singles.

The sixth-place Bandits fell to 6-17.

Elsewhere in the league the Toronto Maple Leafs spread the offence around in a 13-8 win over the host Barrie Baycats Thursday night.
Five players drove in at least two runs as the fifth-place Leafs improved to 12-12.

Leadoff batter Connor Lewis had a home run, two RBI and three runs. Dan Marra added a three-run home run, while Jon Waltenbury had two hits, two RBI and two runs, and Will Richards had two RBI.

Grant Tamane singled three times and scored three times.

Dillon Mulholland (4-2) picked up the win, going seven innings and allowing six runs on 11 hits, walking three and striking out two.
Kevin Atkinson led the Baycats with a home run, two singles and two RBI. Kyle DeGrace drove in a pair, while Zach Sardelletti had two hits and an RBI and Glenn Jackson drove in a run and scored twice. Jeff Cowan and Branfy Infante each had three hits and a run.

Conner Morro singled twice.

Cole White (3-1) gave up eight runs (two earned) on five hits over 3.1 innings. White struck out one and walked five.

Third-place Barrie dropped to 16-9.

Future games

Friday, July 8
Kitchener at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Burlington at London, 7:35 p.m.
Guelph at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 9
Barrie at Burlington, 1 p.m.
Toronto at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.
Kitchener at Brantford, 8 p.m.

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