Five runs in the top of the 7th put the win in the Hamilton Cardinals column; Herd loss keeps them in the top of the bottom half of league standings.

sportsgreen 100x100By Staff

July 7th, 2017



Six home runs helped the Hamilton Cardinals pull away for a 12-4 win over the Burlington Herd Thursday night.

Jake Chiaravalle, Chris Beer, Jon Dziomba, Mike Hart, Callum Murphy and Laine Renaud each went deep for the Cardinals.

Chiaravalle’s was a solo shot, and he also plated three runs. Beer hit a two-run blast and added a single. Dziomba went 4-for-5 with two RBI and two runs, Hart ripped a grand slam in the seventh to give the Cards a five-run lead, Murphy added a two-run shot in the ninth, and Renaud’s home run came with the bases empty.

Connor Bowie singled twice and scored once.

Chris Lazar (2-2) earned the win, going six innings and allowing four runs on eight hits with three walks and a strikeout.

For Burlington, Nolan Pettipiece went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI. Justin Gideon had two hits, an RBI and run, Carlos Villoria drove in a run, and Marquis Kidd singled twice and scored twice.

Rich Corrente (1-2) took the loss, giving up nine runs on 11 hits in 6.1 innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Future games:

Friday, July 7
Burlington at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
Hamilton at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.

Barrie Baycats 21-0
London Majors 18-2
Kitchener Panthers 14-6
Toronto Maple Leafs 10-13
Burlington Herd 9-15
Brantford Red Sox 7-13
Hamilton Cardinals 5-13
Guelph Royals 1-23

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