Burlington Twins add to Red Sox woes

In Burlington, the Twins dug themselves out of 6-0 and 7-3 holes to come back with an 11-7 win over the Brantford Red Sox, handing the Red Sox (18-15) their ninth straight loss – the longest by Brantford in more than a decade in Intercounty Baseball League play.

The Burlington Twins (9-22) have clinched seventh place and will face the second place team in the first round of the IBL playoffs, which has not yet been determined.

Branson Joseph had a big night at the plate with two home runs – a two-run shot in the third inning and another in the seventh – as well as a pair of singles for four hits, two runs scored and seven runs-batted-in. Greg Densem had two hits including his first home run of the season to finish the night with two runs scored and an RBI. Ian Choy had three hits and two runs scored, while Matt Spillman doubled and scored twice. Brian Sewell had a hit, scored a run and drove in a run for the winners.

Kyle Bolton earned the win, coming on in relief of starter Mike Goemans in the fourth inning and allowed just three hits and one earned run with one walk and four strikeouts over the final six innings of play.

Josh McCurdy led the Brantford offence with a single and a home run, scoring once and driving in two runs, while Hyung Cho doubled and scored twice. Todd Betts and Jason Gotwalt each had a hit, a run scored and an RBI, and Wayne Forman had a two run single.

Graham Tebbit was the third Brantford pitcher on the night and pitched only the seventh inning but took the loss, giving up two hits and two earned runs with one strikeout.