Twins fall victim to runfest and hit parade

In Kitchener, after trailing 1-0 heading into the bottom of the second inning, the Kitchener Panthers scored four runs and never surrendered the lead, defeating the visiting Burlington Twins 18-10 at Jack Couch Park.

The Panthers also boasted a four-run sixth inning and a six-run seventh en route to their Intercounty Baseball League victory. Kitchener also out-hit the Twins, 19-12, with each team committing three errors.

Mitch Delaney led the Kitchener offence with three singles and a three run home run, scoring twice and contributing five RBI. Jeff Pietraszko singled twice and added a double as well as a two run home run, scoring five times and driving in three runs in total. Mike Andrulis had a pair of singles and a solo homerun and two RBI, while Luke Baker singled, doubled, scored twice and had two RBI. Jeremy Ware singled and scored four times, driving in a pair of runs.

Mike McGillivray started for the Panthers and was the winning pitcher, giving up nine hits and six earned runs with two walks and four strikeouts.

Branson Joseph led the Twins with a two run home run, a solo home run, and a double, for a total of three runs scored and three RBI. Greg Densem singled, doubled and added a run scored and two RBI, while Matt Spillman also had a single and double, adding a run and also driving in one.

Kyle Bolton started the game for the Twins and took the loss, allowing six hits and seven earned runs with four walks and four strikeouts over five innings.