Thunderbirds’ bats explode in Oshawa

The Hamilton Thunderbirds, lead by Kevin Mailous, pounded out 15 hits enroute to an 11-1 pasting of the Oshawa Dodgers.

Mailoux, a junior-aged player called up from the Windsor Junior Selects, contributed five hits, including three doubles and five runs-batted-in, in the Thunderbirds senior Intercounty Baseball League win on Tuesday night in Oshawa.

Adam Strongman and Ian Choy each drove in two runs to support the Thunderbirds who improved their record to 8-15.

On the mound, Derek Gordon picked up the victory going five innings without allowing a run on two hits and four walks. He had one strikeout.

For the Dodgers, Scott Kelly (2-2-1) went four and one-third innings, and allowed four earned runs. He gave up seven hits and three walks while striking out two batters. Phil Stone had two hits including a triple as the Dodgers leading hitter.

Hamilton travels to Barrie for a game tonight (Thursday) and then plays Kitchener Friday at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium at 7:30 p.m.