Burlington Bandits fail to win a baseball game so far this year - they share that honour with Hamilton

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May 21, 2016


The Burlington Bandits are not the only team in the Inter-County Baseball League who have yet to win a baseball game so far this season;  Hamilton shares that honour with the Bandits. Maybe it’s the water in this end of the lake?

The Kitchener Panthers hit four home runs in their 12-1 win over the Burlington Bandits Saturday afternoon.

Bandits # 2 at bat

The Bandit batters showed up – they just didn’t manage to round all the bases very often.

Sean Reilly hit two longballs and added a single. He had three RBI and three runs. David Whiteside had a home run, two RBI and three runs, and Darren Saunders had a pinch hit solo blast.

Frank Camilo Morejon drove in three on a pair of doubles and scored a run, and Tanner Nivins had two hits and a run.

Eric Hall (1-0) threw five shutout innings, allowing five hits while striking out three and walking one.

Carlos Villoria had a single and double for the Bandits. Canice Ejoh scored the team’s lone run in the sixth inning.

Barinder Rakkar (0-1) took the loss, giving up seven runs (four earned) on four hits over three innings. He walked four and struck out three.

Kitchener improved to 3-0, and Burlington dropped to 0-3.

Toronto Maple Leafs edge the Guelph Royals in ninth
GUELPH – Jonathan Solazzo scored on a bases loaded walk in the the top of the ninth inning as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Guelph Royals 6-5 Saturday afternoon.

Justin Marra came to the plate after a single, hit by pitch and walk and walked on a full count to bring in the winning run. Solazzo had three hits, an RBI and run, while Grant Tamane and Dan Marra each had a hit and RBI. Will Richards had an RBI and Ryan White added a pair of hits.

Dillan Mulholland (1-0) threw 171 pitches in a complete game. He allowed four earned runs on six hits, walking six and striking out eight.

Chandler McLaren, Richard Gill, Aaron Loder and Brendan Power each drove in a run for Guelph.

Ryan Greco took the loss, giving up two runs on two hits in 2.1 innings of relief. He walked four and struck out one. Starter Matt Schmidt got two outs, allowing a run on a hit and walking two while striking out one.

Toronto improved to 2-1, and Guelph fell to 1-2.

Brantford Red Sox leave Hamilton in the dust with their convincing 15-1 win over the Cardinals
past Cardinals BRANTFORD – Ricky Murray and Nate Burdett each drove in four runs to pace the Brantford Red Sox to a 15-1 win over the Hamilton Cardinals Saturday afternoon.

Murray and Burdett each had two of the team’s 20 hits, and Murray also scored twice. Leadoff batter Benjamin Bostick had three hits, three RBI and three runs. Tyler Patzalek had three hits and scored three times, Brandon Dailey went 4-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, Dan Jagdeo drove in a run on two hits, and Graham Tebbit had three hits and two runs.

Nathan Forer (1-0) picked up the win, allowing one run on four hits over six innings, striking out eight and walking two.
For Hamilton, Tyler Hardie and Jason deVos each had two hits.

Kyle Adoranti (0-1) went two innings, giving up nine runs on eight hits, walking three and striking out two.

Brantford improved to 2-0, and Hamilton dropped to 0-4.

Upcoming games:
Sunday, May 22
London at Barrie, 1 p.m.
Burlington at Hamilton, 2 p.m.
Guelph at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Brantford at Toronto, 2 p.m.
London at Barrie, 3:30 p.m.

Monday, May 23
Kitchener at Guelph, 1 p.m.

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