Panthers pick up first win

LONDON – Kitchener is no longer winless, and London is no longer undefeated.

The Panthers, after four straight losses to open the season, picked up a 5-2 victory Friday night at Labatt Park.

Panthers’ starting pitcher Jose Vasquez (1-1) struck out 12 in a complete-game five-hitter.

Offensively, Nick Parsons went 3-for-5 with a solo home run in the win. Raul Gonzalez drove in two on a pair of singles and also stole a base, and Jett Jarvis went 2-for-5 with a run.

Andrew Lawrence had the lone RBI for London (4-1).

Jose Arias (2-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on eight hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out nine.