2010, 2:25 p.m.
The 11U Canton Cardinals travel baseball team dropped a hard-fought, defensive battle to Northville, 5-4, Thursday night at Millennium Field in Northville.
The setback dropped the Cardinals to 9-5 in the Kensington Valley Baseball Softball Association.
The Cardinals received strong pitching in the loss from starter Jason Arnold and reliever Phil Lessnau.
Defensively, the Cardinals were paced by outstanding plays from Luke Hirshman, Cody Zidzik, Noah Spencer, Connor Breen and Colin Werner.
Offensively, Canton received key hits from Jimmy Walkinshaw, Mitchell King, Justin Goethe and Evan Voyles.
The team is gearing up for an important tournament in Frankenmuth next weekend.
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Jimmy Walkinshaw (right) gets a good lead
off third base Thursday night.
Luke Hirshman and Noah Spencer confer with their third base coach during a Northville pitching change.
Evan Voyles barely eludes an errant pitch.
Jason Arnold pitched three strong innings for the Cardinals.
after a Cardinal successfully steals second.