KITCHENER - Trailing the Brantford Red Sox 3-0 heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, the Kitchener Panthers broke out for ten runs over the next three innings to win 10-5.
The Panthers' Bryon Bell drove in four runs on two hits and scored a run. Darnell Duckett had a solid all-around day at the plate with two hits, a walk, two RBI, a run scored and a stolen base.
Tanner Nivins launched his 10th home run of the season and drove in two runs. Brantford’s offence, while only scoring five runs, was powered by home runs by Brandon Dailey (his fourth), Nick Weglarz (fifth) and Jeff Hunt (third).
Matt McGovern earned the win in relief, pitching a scoreless seventh inning. Mike Schnurr got the start and went five innings, giving up three runs and four hits.
Brantford’s Dan Britton-Foster took the loss in relief giving up six runs on five hits, one walk and a few defensive lapses. Only two of the runs he surrendered were earned.
Tom Boleska had made a solid start for the Red Sox but left the game after four innings. He had thrown four innings allowing only one hit and now runs while striking out six batters. In his abbreviated appearance he threw 40 of his 60 pitches for strikes.
Brantford, 16-16, plays Monday night when they take on the Royals in Guelph. Kitchener, 17-16 and a half game behind Guelph in the standings, has most of the week off and plays again Saturday when they battle the Royals.
-IBL Media Relations