Eighth-inning runs lift Jackfish past Cards

WELLAND – Five eighth-inning runs helped the Welland Jackfish beat the Hamilton Cardinals 13-8 Thursday night.

Welland led by one before pulling away in the eighth and have now won three straight and seven of 10.

Brendon Dadson had two hits and drove in a pair while scoring twice for the Jackfish (12-9).

Mattingly Romanin had three hits and three runs, Vaughn Bryan and Wilson Soriano each drove in a pair, and DeAndre Asbury-Heath and Caleb Feuerstake added an RBI apiece.

Casey Bouillere-Howard (1-2) picked up the win in relief, giving up a run on two hits in two innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Matthew Clingersmith started and went five innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on five hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

Kelvin Pichardo (1-2) took the loss, giving up five runs on two hits and two walks in an inning.

Starter Zackary Gonzalez went five innings and surrendered seven runs on seven hits with three walks and four strikeouts.

Offensively, Grant Arnold drove in four on a pair of hits, while Justin Gideon went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Jake Chiaravalle, Connor Bowie and Jon Dziomba all scored twice, with Dziomba adding three steals. Jacob Martins and Clay Miller each had a single and double.

Hamilton dropped to 9-11.