Burlington Bandits still ahead of the Hamilton Cardinals in the IBL standings.

sportsgreen 100x100By Staff

July 4th, 2016


The Toronto Maple Leafs got back to .500 after a 12-5 win over the Burlington Bandits Sunday afternoon.

Justin Marra hit a home run and drove in five in the win. Marra also scored twice. Jonathan Solazzo had two doubles and two RBI,

IBL July 3Dan Marra, Damon Topolie, Connor Lewis and Jon Waltenbury each drove in a run, while Ryan White, Brendan Keys and Grant Tamane had two hits apiece and combined to score five runs.

David Ertl (2-0) picked up the win, throwing two hitless innings of relief. Ertl struck out one without issuing a walk. Starter Dillon Mulholland went five innings and allowed four runs on five hits, striking out four and walking one.
Toronto is 11-11 and fifth in the IBL.

Julian Johnson had three RBI for the sixth-place Bandits, who fell to 6-16. Nolan Pettipiece had two hits and an RBI, and Grant Okawa added a hit and RBI.

Christian Hauck (2-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on three hits in 1.2 innings, striking out one and walking four. Alex Nolan started and gave up three runs (on earned) on five hits over five innings. He walked nine and struck out two.

Elsewhere in the league:

Kitchener Panthers lost 7-3 to the Guelph Royals Sunday night. Last-place Guelph (5-17) snapped its 10-game losing streak with the win.

The Brantford Red Sox hung on for their third straight win after beating the Hamilton Cardinals 8-7 Sunday afternoon.
Brantford is fourth in the IBL with a 15-10 record.

Baycats, Majors split doubleheader
The London Majors and Barrie Baycats split their doubleheader Sunday afternoon.
London took Game 1 5-4

In Game 2, Matthew St. Kitts three a complete-game four hitter as the Baycats won 2-0.
First-place London is 19-6, and third-place Barrie is 15-8.

Future games
Tuesday, July 5
Brantford at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, July 6
Barrie at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.

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