Cards unable to run with the Bulls

The Major Mosquito AAA Hamilton Cardinals scattered six hits on Monday (July 23), but weren’t able to push enough runs across, and lost 14-4 to the Burlington Bulls at Ireland Park.

Ryan Stepien was solid at the plate for the Cardinals going 1-for-2 and scoring twice in the Central Ontario Baseball Association tilt. He tripled in the second inning.

The Burlington Bulls never surrendered the lead after the first inning, scoring five runs on a passed ball, two singles, and a walk.

One run in the top of the second gave the Cardinals hope for a comeback after Jack Iannuzzi hit an RBI groundout. But the Bulls stopped the rally soon after however, after Nick Thibodeau got Evan Hillock to strike out.

After pushing across two runs in the top of the fourth, the Cardinals faced a 10-3 deficit. An RBI single by Iannuzzi and a fielder’s choice lifted the Cardinals spirits but Jordan Heys got Hillock to fly out to end the inning.

Hamilton scored one run in the top of the fifth to cut their deficit to nine. An RBI single by Toren Marchesano was offset by the Bulls adding one more in the bottom half of the frame.

The loss left Hamilton with a 6-10-3 mark in league play.