Burlington Bandits pull off a comeback victory; now lead Hamilton in the standings.


element_sportsCBy Justin Lethbridge

July 17, 2015


After a hard-fought game Thursday night in Burlington, the Bandits pulled out a close 4-3 victory over rival Hamilton Cardinals. It was a mostly defensive affair, as the two teams traded scoreless innings. There was only one home run and many innings ended with runners left on base.

Bandit pitching

Burlington pitchers shut down the Hamilton batters – to take the game: 4-3

Hamilton got things going with two runs in the second before they showed off their defense. After keeping the Bandits off the board through two innings they got a critical double play with the bases loaded to end the third inning. Despite the defensive pressure, Burlington scored a run in each of the next four innings while allowing only one run by Hamilton.

After going up 4-3 in the seventh, it came down to Burlington’s last two pitchers. Blake Weston and Brandon Catena completely shut the Cardinals down, allowing only two hits over the last three innings.

Weston came in to close out the game in the ninth and despite an error by his left fielder he preserved the win.

The two teams face off in the second part of their home and home Friday night in Hamilton.

Barrie has a three game lead for first in the league followed by Kitchener in 2nd, Brantford in 3rd, London in 4th, Toronto in 5th, Burlington in 6th, Hamilton in 7th and Guelph in 8th.

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1 comment to Burlington Bandits pull off a comeback victory; now lead Hamilton in the standings.

  • Roger

    It was a great game – lots of kids turned out – would encourage more people to come out as the season wraps up.

    I am a recent fan and glad to have discovered the team.

    My thanks to the Gazette for the coverage.