The bats were busy at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium on Friday, and when the dust cleared the Toronto Maple Leafs (10-12) had a 10-8 win over the Hamilton Cardinals (5-17).
The teams totaled 25 hits in the game.
The Toronto Maple Leafs held off the Hamilton Cardinals, as the Hamilton Cardinals were unable to overcome a nine-run fifth inning deficit.
The Hamilton Cardinals scored on an RBI single by Andrew Jacinto, an RBI single by Jacinto, an RBI single by Ryan Taylor, a two-run single by Nate Smith, and a double by Chris Redfern in the fifth inning and a sacrifice fly by Matt McGraw and a three-run home run by Matt Betts in the seventh inning. Still, the Hamilton Cardinals couldn't catch the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Glenn Jackson put himself in scoring position with two extra-base hits for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He doubled in the first and second innings and singled in the third inning.
Marek Deska recorded his sixth win of the year for the Toronto Maple Leafs. He allowed four runs over six innings. He struck out seven, walked two and surrendered seven hits.
Benson Merritt (0-2) took the loss for the Hamilton Cardinals. He allowed eight runs in 1 2/3 innings, walked three and struck out one.