Mosquitos not shy about offence

The Hamilton Cardinals Major AAA Mosquitos were on both ends of lopsided games in Central Ontario Baseball Association play.

The Mississauga Tigers were 12-3 victors on Tuesday (June 5) while visiting Mohawk Sports Park – just 24 hours after the Cards had plucked the Eagles in Georgetown 11-1.

On Monday (June 4), Hamilton shut the door early on their hosts, with six hitters combining for 10 hits, five RBIs and 10 runs scored. Hamilton scored six of the runs in the first three innings.

An RBI double by Ryan Stepien, a groundout by Iannuzzi, a steal of home by Stepien, and an RBI single by Carter McKnight in the first inning supplied the early offense for the Cardinals. A sacrifice fly by Seth Cabezas in the second also brought in a run. Cabezas reached base three times with two runs and two RBI.

The Cards got one-run rallies in the third inning and the fifth. After posting two runs in the fourth, Hamilton again scored two in the sixth.

A groundout by Toren Marchesano brought home Michael Langdon in the third. The two-run double in the fourth by Cabezas brought home Arnold and Seth Coulter.

The Eagles’ lone run of the ballgame came in the third inning on a wild pitch.

For the loss on Tuesday, Hamilton’s Jack Iannuzzi was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, while Bryce Arnold was 1-for-3 scoring once. Ryan Stepien was 2-for-three scoring the other two runs for the Cards.