Leafs Sweep Panthers in Double Header

KITCHENER- The Toronto Maple Leafs swept the Kitchener Panthers 20-2 and 15-7 Saturday afternoon in their doubleheader in Kitchener.

In the first game, Matthias Trondson (1-1) allowed only three hits, two runs on two walks in going the distance with five strikeouts to pickup the win.

Ryan Santos led the Leafs 14-hit attack with four hits and four RBI’s including two doubles and a sacrifice fly. Justin Marra, Damon Topolie and Garrett Takamatsu each added two hits. Marra had three RBI’s including a two-run home run while Takamatsu added a solo homer. Marcus Knecht also had a two-run home run for the Leafs.

Kitchener starter Kevin Millar (0-1) lasted 2 1/3 innings, giving up eight runs on four hits, six walks and one strikeout. Keegan Marsden hit a solo home run for the Panthers.

Game two saw Toronto jump out to an 11-0 lead after Toronto's first two innings. Thye pounded out 17 hits including three home runs in their sixth run second inning - a solo shot by Justin Marra, a two-run homer by Jonathan Solazzo and a two-run shot by Topolie.

Topolie led the Leafs 17-hit attack with four hits and five RBI’s including two home runs. RJ Johnston had three hits while Solazzo had two hits, both two-run home runs, and four RBI’s. Marra also had two hits and two RBI’s while Jordan Castaldo added two hits.

Winning pitcher Brendon Lyons (1-1) went five innings, allowing six runs on four hits, four walks and two strikeouts. The loser was Matt Stoddart (2-1) who gave up 10 runs on 10 hits with two strikeouts and four home runs in one inning of work. He didn’t get out of the second inning before being relieved by David Bruinsma, the second of four Kitchener pitchers.

Toronto remains in sole position of third place with a 9-8 record while Kitchener is now 10-6.