Twins get the better of Leafs again

In Burlington, the Twins scored three runs in the bottom of the sixth inning and added four more in the bottom of the seventh en route to a 10-7 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs in the lone game played in the Intercounty Baseball League on Thursday (May 31).

It’s the second win in as many tries for Burlington (4-6) over the Leafs (3-7) as Toronto dropped into eighth spot in the IBL standings as the team continues its early season malaise.

Starter Connor Smith picked up the win for the Twins, allowing just three hits and one earned run with one walk over five innings pitched. It was the second win of the season for Smith, who picked up his first on Sunday, also against the Leafs. Kurtis Robinson got the save, giving up four hits and three runs – one earned – with one strikeout over the final 2 1/3 innings.

Darryl Pui doubled and singled twice in the win, finishing with one RBI and two runs scored while Connor Panas tripled and drove in four runs while scoring twice. Jeff Kosta singled and drove in two while Peter Bako singled, doubled, scored twice and drove in a run.

Brandon Horgan suffered the loss for the Leafs (3-7), coming on in relief of starter Adam Garner and giving up one hit and three earned runs with two walks without registering an out.

Despite the loss, the Leafs managed to out-hit the Twins 11-8, which included a three run home run from Glenn Jackson. Dan Marra and Jordan Castaldo each had a pair of hits and a run scored while Raul Borjas singled twice and scored twice in his first game of the season with the Leafs. Jesse Bartle singled twice and drove in a pair of runs while Brandon Dhue tripled with one RBI and a run scored. Branfy Arias doubled in the losing effort and added an RBI.