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BANDITS RAID CARDINALS AT BERNIE ARBOUR

By Mike Marasco, 07/18/15, 12:45AM EDT

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Hamilton and Burlington met up at Bernie Arbour Stadium in Hamilton on Friday night with the Bandits winning the game and taking their second straight game over the Cardinals in as many nights.  Burlington would pick up 30 hits in the game with Kevin Hussey and George Halim each picking up five while Joel Brophy had three hits in the game as well as a turn on the mound for Hamilton.  Dre Celestijn also picked up three hits for the Cardinals including a three run home run.  With the loss the Hamilton falls two games behind Burlington for 6th place and have six games remaining in the regular season.

The Bandits got on the board quickly to open up the game.  Justin Gideon singled and later moved to second on a Shaun Cooper single.  Later in the opening inning Jim Martin and Hussey each hit doubles to bring in a combined three runs.  Tyler Hardie would then single to make it 4-0 for Burlington after half an inning.

Hamilton would respond in their half of the first in a big way.  Marcus Dicenzo drew a one out walk and then moved to second on Brophy’s single.  Jon Saporsantos would then single to bring in Dicenzo.  Celestijn would then tie up the game hitting a three run home run.

In the third Cooper, Jordan Boston and Martin would lead off the inning with back to back to back home runs to give the Bandits a three run lead.  Burlington continued their assault on the Cardinals in the fourth inning as they sent 15 batters to the plate and scored 11 times.  Hussey, Cooper and Martin each double to bring in a pair of the runs while Hardie singled in two more and Nolan Pettipiece singled in another.  This gave the Bandits an 18-4 lead through three and a half innings.

The Cardinals got one run back in the fourth.  Liam Wilson, Dicenzo and Brophy all singled with one out to load up the bases before Kyle Gappa hit a sacrifice fly to bring in Wilson.

Wilson would also get a double in the fifth inning to score two more runs before scoring himself on Dicenzo single.

Burlington would go on to add two runs in each of the sixth and seventh innings and four more in the eighth while Hamilton added two in the eighth but the Bandits walked out of Bernie Arbour with a 26-10 win.

For the Cardinals, Mitch Gardiner took the loss going two innings, allowing seven runs on ten hits.  Jonathan Palumbo would relieve Gardiner and go an inning and a third, allowing ten runs on seven hits and walking four batters.  Brandon Tamburro would go the next three innings allowing five runs on eight hits, walking one and striking out one.  Brophy pitched the final two and two-thirds innings allowing four runs, two of which were unearned, on five hits, walking three and striking out one.

For Burlington, Rich Corrente went five innings for the win, allowing eight runs on 11 hits, walking three and striking out four.  Brandon Hillier took over for Corrente to star the sixth and went three innings, allowing two runs, one was earned, on four hits and striking out one batter.  Matthew Pillarczyk pitched the final inning allowing a hit to one of the four batters he faced.

Hamilton will regroup and hit the road on Saturday as they head to Guelph to face the eighth place Royals starting at 7:30pm.  The next home action is on Sunday afternoon at 2pm when the Barrie Baycats visit Bernie Arbour.

 

INNINGS

 

1

2

3

4

5

6

7

8

9

R

H

E

BURLINGTON

4

0

3

11

0

2

2

4

0

26

30

2

HAMILTON

4

0

0

1

3

0

0

2

0

10

16

2


Winning Pitcher: Rich Corrente (4-3)
Losing Pitcher: Mitch Gardiner (0-4)

Burlington Hitters
George Halim – 5 for 6 (4 Singles, Double, 3 Runs)
Kevin Hussey – 5 for 7 (2 Singles, 3 Doubles, Fielder’s Choice, 3 Runs, 3 RBIs)
Shaun Cooper – 4 for 6 (Single, 2 Doubles, Solo Home Run, Walk, Reached on Error, Reached on Fielder’s Choice, 3 Runs, 5 RBIs)

Hamilton Hitters
Joel Brophy – 3 for 4 (3 Singles, Walk, Run)
Dre Celestijn – 3 for 6 (2 Singles, 3-Run Home Run, Reached on Error, Strikeout, 2 Runs, 3 RBIs)
Marcus Dicenzo – 2 for 4 (2 Singles, 2 Walks, Strikeout, Run, RBI)

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