Wilson helps Panthers snap losing skid

KITCHENER -- Triple Crown candidate Liam Wilson homered and drove in three to help the Kitchener Panthers end their five-game losing streak with an 11-4 win Thursday night over the visiting Brantford Red Sox. 

Wilson's home run was his sixth of the campaign, moving him three back of Toronto's Justin Marra for the league lead. Wilson moved into a three-way tie with Marra and Leafs' teammate Garret Takamatsu with 26 RBI, while Wilson's triple helped bump his IBL-leading average to .467. 

Kitchener's Nick Parsons and Dan Mahoney each had two RBI, and Carter Arbuthnot and Dreyden Sloat both drove in a run. Andy Leader went 3-for-4 with two runs, and Jett Jarvis scored three times. 

Liam Devine (2-0) gave up four runs on six hits over six innings to earn the win. He walked three and struck out five.  

The second-place Panthers improved to 11-8 and sit 2.5 games back of London. 

For Brantford, Liam Sutherland homered twice and drove in three. Nick Burdett had the other RBI, and Gianfranco Morello singled, doubled and scored. 

Jacob English (0-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs (five earned) on seven hits over three innings. He walked three and fanned four.

Brantford dropped to 5-15.