Red Sox take Game 1 in Kitchener

Photo by Dan Congdon

KITCHENER -- Brantford scored three times in the seventh to break a 7-7 tie and then hung on for a 10-8 win over Kitchener in Game 1 of its first-round series Thursday night at Jack Couch Park. 

Jon Dziomba hit a solo home run, and Liam Sutherland singled, doubled and drove in two while also scoring twice. Jacob Reid had an RBI, Zach Lampreia drove in two, Nick Burdett plated a pair of runs, and Robbie Gauthier went 3-for-5 and scored twice.

Will Langford (1-0) earned the win in relief, allowing a run on four hits with two walks and a strikeout in two innings. Mackenzie Major recorded the last four outs for the save. He didn't allow a hit. Red Sox starter Mike Mueller went 5.2 innings, giving up seven runs (five earned) on eight hits with three walks and seven strikeouts. 

Keegan Marsden went 2-for-2 with a home run and three RBI for the Panthers. Elliott Curtis singled twice and drove in two, Ryley Davenport had two RBI, Dan Mahoney went 3-for-5 with two runs, and Andy Leader singled twice and scored three times. 

Matt Stoddart (0-1) took the loss, allowing three runs on four hits with two walks in an inning of relief.