Panthers even series with walk-off win
KITCHENER – Zach Johnson's bases-loaded single scored Yorbis Borroto in the bottom of the 10th to give the Kitchener Panthers a 3-2 win over the Barrie Baycats in Game 4 of the IBL final Sunday night at Jack Couch Park.
The best-of-seven series is tied 2-2 with Game 5 Tuesday in Barrie.
Johnson finished 2-for-5, while Mike Andrulis singled and added a solo home run to tie the game in the seventh.
Andy Leader had two hits and a run, while Brian Burton and Mike Gordner had two hits apiece. Gordner added an RBI.
Mike Schnurr (3-0) picked up the win, scattering three hits over three scoreless innings with two strikeouts. Starter Noelvis Entenza went seven innings, allowing two runs on five hits with three walks and four strikeouts.
For Barrie, Jordan Castaldo went 3-for-5 with a solo home run. Ryan Spataro had an RBI single in the top of the seventh to score Glenn Jackson, who doubled.
Chris Nagorski (0-2) took the loss, giving up a run on two hits with two walks and a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.
Frank Garces went nine innings and allowed two runs on 10 hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.