KITCHENER - the Brantford Red Sox posted five runs in the top of the third inning and were never threatened, defeating the host Panthers 11-6.
Red Sox starter Tom Boleska picked up his first win of the season and was an impact to say the least, giving up just two hits and one earned run with one walk and six strikeouts over six innings pitched. Three others finished up for the Red Sox, who improved their first place record to 22-4 and notched their fourth straight win.
Brantford registered 11 hits on the night, including three by Tyler Patzalek, who also drove in two and scored one, while Lee Delfino doubled and homered, driving in four runs with two runs scored. Tyler Burnell smashed a three-run homer and came in to score three times, while Terrell Alliman singled and homered, driving in one and scoring two. Steve Lewis and Jeff Hunt each added a hit, with Hunt adding a run scored, while Scott Thorman singled, scored and drove in a run in the win.
Kitchener starter Mike McGillivray lasted just three innings and took the loss, allowing six hits and five earned runs with three walks. The Panthers remain in fourth place in the IBL standings with a 10-9 record, just a half game back of the third place Barrie Baycats.
Tanner Nivins singled and doubled with two RBI and a run scored, while Keith Kandel had a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored. Bryon Bell singled, scored and added an RBI, while Mat Taube doubled and scored. Iggy Villalobos singled and drove in a run while Rick Murray singled and scored in the loss.
The Panthers' next game is Friday night in Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
-IBL Media Relations