IBL Media Relations
KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers are headed to the Intercounty Baseball League final after a decisive 21-3 win over the London Majors Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.
Kitchener blew the game open with a seven-run fourth inning to eliminate the Majors in five games and move on to face Barrie in the final.
Sean Reilly had a huge afternoon, going 4-for-6 with two home runs and nine RBI. Mike Gordner and Tanner Nivins each singled twice and homered and drove in two. The duo combined to score five runs.
Yorbis Borroto had two hits, three runs and an RBI, Yulexis La Rosa singled twice, scored twice and drove in a run, and Chris Gordner and Mike Andrulis had two hits and two RBI apiece.
Noelvis Entenza (1-1) went seven innings, allowing a run on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
LeJon Baker, Kyle Gormandy and Tristan Buntrock drove in London's runs. Byron Reichstein had two hits and scored once.
Luis Sanchez (2-2) took the loss, giving up nine runs (five earned) on 10 hits and a walk in 3.1 innings.
The Panthers will face the Barrie Baycats in the Intercounty Baseball League championships after Barrie beat Brantford 7-4 Sunday night to sweep the best-of-seven semifinal.
Kyle DeGrace went 4-for-5 with three runs, Jordan Castaldo singled, doubled and drove in three, Kevin Atkinson had two hits and two RBI, and Ryan Spataro drove in a run and scored twice.
Adam Rowe (2-0) picked up the win after going 6.1 innings and allowing three runs on seven hits with two walks and eight strikeouts. Enerio Del Rosario recorded the last four outs for his second save, scattering two hits, walking one and striking out two.
Nate DeSouza singled twice, doubled and drove in a run for Brantford. Benjamin Bostick went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, Chris Dennis and Dan Jagdeo each had an RBI, and Andris Rizquez singled, tripled and scored twice.
Jamie Richmond (0-1) took the loss, allowing a run on a hit in two innings. He walked one.
Here's the schedule for the IBL championships:
Game One - Thurs. Aug. 24th 7:30pm at Barrie
Game Two - Sat. Aug. 26th 7pm at Kitchener
Game Three - Sun. Aug. 27th 7pm at Barrie
Game Four - Tues. Aug. 29th 7:30pm Kitchener
Game Five - Thurs. Aug. 31st 7:30pm at Barrie
Game Six - Sat. Sept. 2nd 7pm at Kitchener
Game Seven - Sun. Sept. 3rd 7:00pm at Barrie