Leafs score nine straight to beat Brantford

BRANTFORD -- The Toronto Maple Leafs scored nine straight runs to erase an early deficit and beat Brantford 14-8 Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium. 

Trailing 8-5, the Leafs scored five runs in the fifth and added four in the eighth to pull away. 

Toronto's Sean Reilly homered and drove in three one night after becoming the first player in IBL history to record 1,000 hits. Marcus Knecht and Jordan Castaldo each went 3-for-6 with two RBI and two runs. Knecht also hit his 10th home run of the season. Justin Marra had two hits and an RBI, Garret Takamatsu went 2-for-3 and scored twice, Damon Topolie picked up a pair of hits, two runs and added an RBI, Dan Marra drove in a run and scored twice, Connor Lewis went 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run, and Grant Tamane drove in two and plated a pair of runs. 

Adam Marra (2-1) earned the win in relief. He allowed one run on three hits over four innings, walking three and striking out three. Brandon Lyons started and went three innings, giving up seven runs on seven hits and three walks. 

For Brantford, Jason Pineda went 2-for-4 with a home run, four RBI and two runs. Roger Keen and Aidan Muir each had two hits and drove in a run, Robbie Gauthier added an RBI, and Nick Burdett and Gianfranco Morello each scored twice. 

Mackenzie Major (1-3) took the loss, yielding nine runs (seven earned) on 11 hits over 4.1 innings. He walked one and didn't strike out a batter. 

Third-place Toronto moved to 14-13, while last-place Brantford dropped to 10-17.