Panthers extend Red Sox losing streak to 14 games
BRANTFORD – The Brantford Red Sox were four innings from breaking its season-opening losing streak, but it was not meant to be in a 10-4 loss to Kitchener Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.
Brantford led 4-3 through five innings, but the Panthers (6-8) scored five runs in the sixth to take back the lead.
Simon Grinberg led Kitchener’s offence with three hits and three RBI. Blake Jacklin and Tyler Hinrikus each drove in two, Andy Leader added an RBI while Keegan Marsden and Stephen Whalen went 2-for-5 with a run apiece, and Robbie Gauthier and Dreydon Sloat both scored twice.
Jacob Douglas earned the win on the mound, yielding four runs (three earned) on nine hits with a walk and two strikeouts.
For Brantford (0-14), Nick Burdett celebrated the game in which he picked up his 1,000th at bat by going 2-for-5 with two runs. Jon Dziomba went 3-for-5 with two RBI and a run, and Jaret Lupton had two hits and scored.
Bennett Moore (0-5) suffered the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) on seven hits before he was pulled with two outs in the sixth.
He walked two and fanned four.