TORONTO – The Kitchener Panthers scored eight times in the first two innings, but that's all the runs they got Wednesday night in a 17-8 loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs.
The score was tied 8-8 after the first two innings, but the Leafs took control of the Intercounty Baseball League game after that, pounding out a total of 17 hits.
Kitchener starter Shawn Hancock took the loss, giving up 10 runs in two-plus innings of work.
Iggy Villalobos had three hits and drove in two runs for the Panthers (14-12), while Darnell Duckett had two hits and two RBI. Rick Murray had two hits and scored a run and drove in another, while Mike Andrulis had two hits and scored twice.
Starter Marcos Reyna got into a game for the first time in two weeks after injuring his throwing shoulder, and gave up two hits but no runs in 1.2 innings or work, while striking out one.
Pitcher Mike Schnurr also made his first appearance on the mound for the Panthers, and gave up four runs and three hits but struck out four in 2.1 innings of work.
The two teams meet again Thursday night at Jack Couch Park in Kitchener. Game time is 7:30 p.m.
-IBL Media Relations