Twins pitchers busy in loss to Red Sox

The Red Sox scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning and it proved to be all they would need, as they downed the visiting Burlington Twins 8-3 at Brantford’s Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Brian Sikorski was the starter and winner for Brantford (14-3), which won its sixth in a row in the senior Intercounty Baseball League. Sikorski pitched five innings allowing just four hits and two runs – one earned – with one walk and four strikeouts.

Burlington (6-10) sent seven pitchers to the mound Wednesday (June 20), but it was starter Aaron Boag who suffered the loss, lasting just the first inning after allowing four runs on four hits with one walk. Kyle Bolton came on to replace Boag and lasted the longest of the seven Twins pitchers, going two innings, allowing four hits with one earned run and two strikeouts.

Brantford was led offensively by Terrell Alliman and Hyung Cho. Alliman singled and doubled with an RBI and a run scored while Cho had a pair of hits with an RBI and a run scored. Josh McCurdy singled and doubled, scoring twice, while Tyler Burnell and Jason Gotwalt each singled, scored and drove in a run. Todd Betts and Dwayne Bailey each had a hit and an RBI while Scott Thorman chipped in with two RBI. Steve Lewis made an appearance as a pinch hitter and was 1-for-1 with a single.

Burlington mustered 10 hits on the night, with five players accounting for two hits apiece. Greg Densem, Darryl Pui and Ryan Asis each singled and doubled, with Asis adding a run scored. Ian Choy had a pair of singles with a pair of RBI and a run scored while Branson Joseph also had a pair of singles. Zach Elbirt scored a run, and Jeff Kosta picked up an RBI in the loss.

The Twins are back in action Thursday (June 21) when the London Majors visit for a 7 p.m. game at Nelson Park.