Panthers pitchers stymie Royals

KITCHENER – Three Kitchener Panthers pitchers combined to one-hit the Guelph Royals in a 6-0 win Friday night at Jack Couch Park.

Yoen Socarras (3-0) went the first six innings and gave up the lone hit, a leadoff single to Angel Villalona in the second inning. Socarras walked two and struck out 11. Jasvir Rakkar went two innings and Austin Hassani finished the game with a scoreless ninth.

At the plate, Tanner Nivins went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. Mike Gordner had three hits and drove in a pair, Brian Burton had two hits, Zach Johnson drove in a run and scored, and Andy Leader added an RBI.

Kitchener moved to 22-8.

Yomar Concepcion took the loss for Guelph (15-16), surrendering five runs (one earned) on six hits in 5.2 innings. He walked one and struck out two.