Panthers move into first place

KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers moved into first place with a 10-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night at Jack Couch Park.

Tanner Nivins went 3-for-5 with his eighth home run. He drove in three and scored twice. Zarley Cina hit a three-run home run, and Andy Leader went 3-for-4 with a solo shot.

Zach Johnson drove in a run and scored twice, Mike Gordner had an RBI and scored, and Colin Gordner plated a pair of runs.

Yoennis Yera (5-1) struck out eight over six innings for the win. He gave up two runs on seven hits.

Kitchener (20-7) leads Barrie by a half game.

Marek Deska (1-4) took the loss for Toronto, giving up nine runs on four hits with two walks in four innings.

Offensively, Cooper Lamb homered twice and had three RBI and two runs. Justin Marra drilled a solo shot, and Zac Orchard added three hits and a run.

Toronto fell to 10-18.