Cards beat Panthers to snap four-game losing streak

KITCHENER -- Justin Gideon and Tristan Osika each collected four hits, three RBI and two runs to help the Hamilton Cardinals snap a four-game losing skid with a 14-5 win Thursday night at Kitchener's Jack Couch Park.

Gideon hit two home runs and Osika went deep once as Hamilton (8-10) pounded out 15 hits against five Panthers pitchers. 

Josh Niles went 3-for-5 with five RBI and three runs, while Laine Renaud drove in the other run. 

Gabe Braun struck out six over six innings for his first win. He scattered five hits, allowing a run and walking two. Rashil Bhat earned his first save, giving up four runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout. 

For Kitchener (10-4), Stephen Whalen had three hits and scored twice. Jett Jarvis, Christian Hauck, Blake Jacklin, Nick Parsons and Noah Murciano all had a hit and an RBI. 

Adam Robertson (1-2) was touched for eight runs (four earned) on nine hits in 3.2 innings. He didn't register a walk or strikeout.