Posted on Jun 25, 2016 by Mike Marasco

Toronto took advantage of three Cardinals errors in the third inning to score eight times enroute to a 13-3 win at Bernie Arbour in IBL action on Friday night. Lake Molleson came in late in the game and picked up a couple of hits while former Cardinal Jonathan Solazzo went four-for-five at the plate, a triple shy of the cycle. In the game, Toronto would pick up 18 hits.

The Maple Leafs scored early and often. Jon Waltenbury, Sean Mattson and Will Richards would all hit two out singles with Waltenbury scoring on Richards’ hit for a 1-0 lead after half an inning. They would add to the lead in the second when Solazzo led off the inning with a solo home run.

In the third, Toronto would send 12 batters to the plate, scoring eight times on seven hits and taking advantage of three Hamilton errors. Dan Marra started the scoring with an RBI single and was followed by a Solazzo ground rule double that made it 4-0. Damon Topolie then singled to bring in another run. Solazzo would also come into score thanks the first Cardinal error in the inning.

Later in the inning Connor Lewis would double to bring in a run before Hamilton committed a pair of errors that three runs to score and give Toronto a ten run lead.

Chris Beer led off the bottom of the fifth with a double and moved to third on a Geoff Seto ground out and then scored to break up the shutout when David Vanderby grounded out to first with the bases loaded. Beer also would score in the seventh inning on Nate Mastervick’s sacrifice fly to centre.

The Maple Leafs went on and added two more in the eighth and one in the ninth while the Cardinals picked up one in the bottom of the ninth when Dre Celestijn scored on Seto’s single.

For the Cardinals, Chris Lazar took the loss going two and two-thirds innings, allowing nine runs, two of which were unearned, on 12 hits and picking up a strikeout. Rhys Tapper would come in to replace Lazar and went four and a third innings, allowing an unearned run on four this, walking one and striking out two. Jake Foden and Mitch Gardiner would each pitch an inning with Foden allowing two runs on two hits and a walk while Gardiner allowing one run on two walks.

For Toronto, Justin Cicatello picks up the win going five innings on the mound, allowing one run on two hits, walking a batter and striking out six. Mike Wagner was credited with a save going four innings, allowing two runs on five hits and striking out three.

Hamilton look to rebound on Saturday afternoon when they travel to Nelson Park in Burlington to face the Bandits starting at noon.

Winning Pitcher: Justin Cicatello (3-1)
Losing Pitcher: Chris Lazar (1-3)
Save: Mike Wagner (1)

Toronto Hitters
Jonathan Solazzo – 4 for 5 (Single, 2 Doubles, Solo Home Run, 3 Runs, 3 RBIs)
Damon Topolie – 3 for 5 (3 Singles, Run, 2 RBIs)
Sean Mattson – 3 for 5 (2 Singles, Double, Reached on Error, Walk, Run)

Hamilton Hitters
Lake Molleson – 2 for 2 (2 Singles)
Chris Beer – 1 for 3 (Double, Hit by Pitch, 2 Strikeouts, 2 Runs)
Geoff Seto – 1 for 4 (Single, Fielder’s Choice, RBI)

Tickets for all Hamilton Cardinals home games are available at the Bernie Arbour Stadium Box Office on game day. For more information on Cardinals season passes email iblcardinals@gmail.com or visit the team’s website at www.iblcardinals.com.

Become a fan of the Cardinals on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HamiltonCardinals.
Follow the team on Twitter at www.twitter.com/HamCardinalsIBL.

Local posts

 cid e4d70c5a b538 4954 8299 94a3b042d15e

DeClute Light Up The Beach raises over $11,000

Posted on Dec 3, 2016
The ninth annual DeClute Light Up the Beach was the most successful year ever, raising over $11,000 that will go...
The Beach Read more
Img 4926

Christmas Joy! Healey Willan Singers 10th Anniversary Christmas Concert

Posted on Dec 2, 2016
On Sunday, November 27, the Healey Willan Singers began their 10th anniversary season with a concert to kick off the...
West End Read more
Speaker pastor

"SHINE" Women's Christmas Celebration

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
Women of all ages gathered at Kennedy Road Tabernacle on Saturday November 26th to shimmer, sparkle and shine. The SHINE...
Brampton Read more

Warm Supports to Your Health Journey

Posted on Nov 30, 2016
On November 19th to 20th, Yuri's Village Naturopathic Clinic held a unique event, "Health. Food. Creativity." This is the 7th...
East End Read more
Joseph   john

Write On! Festival

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
The literary talents of the Mississauga Writers Group (MWG) were on display at the Noel Ryan Auditorium and the atrium...
Mississauga Read more

Marian Montessori School Christmas Concert and Bazaar

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Marian Montessori School celebrated 28 years of service to the community with a beautiful Christmas concert at which the precious...
Greater Toronto Area Read more
Img 0367

A Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Fun was had by all who attended the Christmas Event at Ireland House Museum on Sunday, November 20th. Despite the...
Burlington Read more

Michelle Lecce-Hewitt Band rocks the 120 Diner!

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
What a successful musical live performance by the Michelle Lecce-Hewitt Band at the 120 Diner on Saturday night, November 26th!!...
Downtown Toronto Read more
Img 5600

Heroes in the Home Recognition

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Whitby caregivers honoured for outstanding dedication and commitment Whitby, ON Nov. 28, 2016 – Fifty-two residents in the Whitby area...
Whitby Read more
Hamilton header

Eastdale CVI Annual Craft Show

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
The 31st Eastdale Craft Show supporting Eastdale Athletics was a huge success. An enormous thanks goes out to the 80...
Oshawa Read more
Img 1084

Holiday Bazaar -great vendors and a great turn out!

Posted on Nov 29, 2016
Our Holiday Bazaar had great success this past Saturday. Residents and members of the community were able to shop and...
Port Hope Read more
Essential oil bottles mimi larger

Wellness Centre opens in Brantford!

Posted on Nov 28, 2016
Wellness has arrived in Brantford! Mistico Mimi Wellness Centre opened in July 2016 and is proud to offer wellness in...
Brantford Read more
Bazaar 1

St. David's Parish Bazaar

Posted on Nov 22, 2016
The St. David's Parish Bazaar held on November 5, 2016 was a great success. Held annually, this year we added...
Welland Read more
Ecofair sign   open barn door

Electric Cars, Green Investment & Family Fun at this Year’s EcoFair at the Barns

Posted on Nov 21, 2016
The 1,700-plus people from babes in arms to older seniors who poured through the doors of the Wychwood Barns for...
Wychwood Park Read more
14962692 10157642229995034 7800413717167292571 n

Henderson - Kolk Duo Guitar Concert

Posted on Nov 11, 2016
The Henderson-Kolk Guitar Duo performed on Friday November 4th at the Sanderson Center in Brantford. The Duo performed as part...
Brant County Read more