Takamatsu leads Leafs' hit parade against Panthers

Photo by Craig Aikin

TORONTO -- Garret Takamatsu had four of Toronto's 18 hits to help the Maple Leafs double the Kitchener Panthers 14-7 Wednesday night at Christie Pits. 

Takamatsu singled four times, driving in three and scoring twice. Jordan Castaldo went 2-for-5 with a solo home run. He scored three times. Justin Marra also went deep as part of a three-hit night. He had two RBI and four runs. Grant Tamane went 3-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs, Johnathan Solazzo singled three times and had three RBI, Sean Reilly had a pair of hits and scored once, while Marcus Knecht, Chandler McLaren and Dan Marra all drove in a run. 

Kyle Perrett (1-0) made it five innings, allowing six runs on 10 hits with two walks and two strikeouts. Adam Marra earned his first save, giving up a run on three hits over four innings of relief. He walked one and struck out three. 

Toronto improved to 5-4. 

Ryley Davenport led the Panthers with a home run and four RBI. Blake Jacklin and Liam Wilson each had three hits and an RBI and combined to score three times, Jett Jarvis singled twice and scored twice, Stephen Whalen drove in a run, and Keegan Marsden had a pair of hits. 

Stephen Gade (0-1) took the loss, allowing two runs on three hits in 2.1 innings. He walked three and struck out one. 

Starter Matt Stoddart was pulled with two outs in the fifth, allowing nine runs (six earned) on 13 hits with four walks and two strikeouts. 

Kitchener fell to 5-2.