A bit of thievery gives Bantam Cardinals a win

David Jankowski powered the Cardinals at the plate and on the bump Thursday (May 10), willing the Cardinals to a 4-3 victory over Niagara Falls in Major Bantam play in the Central Ontario Baseball Association. The evening previous the Cards lost a 3-2 decision to Mississauga.

The teams traded runs for most of the contest, leading to four lead changes in the game.

The top of the third saw the Cardinals take an early lead, 1-0. The Cardinals got things going when Ken Coleman singled and was successful on a pair of steals, first at second base and then at home.

Niagara Falls survived the Cardinals’ surge and put up two runs of their own in the fifth on errors.

Jankowski did his best to jumpstart the offense for the Cardinals, reaching base two times.

The Cardinals took the lead in the seventh inning and held on for the victory. The Cardinals scored on a two-run single by Jordon McNeil, scoring Jankowski and Jake Hanes.

Niagara Falls couldn’t get anything going so long as Jankowski was on the hill in the bottom of the seventh. Jankowski held Niagara Falls hitless over one inning, allowed no earned runs, walked none and struck out one.