Panthers-Majors split doubleheader

Photo by Matt Hiscox

KITCHENER – Kitchener and London split a doubleheader Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.

London hit four home runs in an 8-4 win in Game 1. Jakob Newton went 2-for-4 with a solo blast. Cleveland Brownlee hit a three-run shot, Starling Joseph had two hits, including a home run, and three RBI and Daniel Perrier went 2-for-3 with a solo home run.

Jose Arias (9-0) went all seven innings, allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

Liam Wilson hit a grand slam for the Panthers. Jett Jarvis and Blake Jacklin each went 2-for-4 with a run.

Nathan Laird took the loss, giving up six runs on four hits over 2.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two.

In Game 2, Jarvis went 2-for-3 with two runs and four RBI in the Panthers’ 11-7 victory. Jacklin drove in two, Wilson went 4-for-4 with two RBI, Dan Mahoney scored twice, David Polson drove in a run and Erik Aplevich went 3-for-3 with a solo home run.

Christian Hauck (4-3) went five innings for the win, allowing two runs on two hits with three walks and 10 strikeouts.

Pedro De Los Santos (3-3) took the loss, allowing nine runs on 13 hits over five innings. He walked three and fanned six.

Offensively, Newton went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI and Robert Mullen added a two-run longball. Gibson Krzeminski had a pair of RBI and Taylor Wright drove in a run.

Kitchener improved to 13-20, and London fell to 24-9.