Bandits hot parade tames Panthers

Bandits-LogoThe Burlington Bandits pounded out 15 hits off five Kitchener pitchers to pick up an easy 13-6 win over the Kitchener Panthers in senior Intercounty Baseball League play on Saturday (May 25).

Darryl Pui paced the Bandits with three hits, three runs scored and two runs-batted-in, while Bradley Bradford also had three hits and two RBI with one run scored. Kyle Morton also had a three-hit game for the winners, scoring twice and driving in a run.

Jamie Lekas drove in four runs with a pair of hits for the Bandits (2-4), while Daniel Peake had two hits including a homer and scored three runs with an RBI as well. Jeff MacLeod also drove in two runs for Burlington, which led 9-2 after four innings and ended any hopes of a Panthers comeback with four more runs in the sixth after Kitchener had closed the gap.

Matthew St. Kitts started and allowed six runs – four earned – on six hits over 4 1/3 innings, striking out seven and walking two. Reliever Kyle Bolton got credit for the win with 3 2/3 shutout innings. He allowed four hits with two strikeouts and one walk.

Kitchener starter Mike McGillvray was the loser. He lasted just three innings and was charged with seven earned runs on eight hits with one strikeout and two walks. Four relievers then came on to finish the game.

Mike Glinka had two hits and two RBI with a run scored for the losers, while Rick Murray added two hits, a run scored and an RBI. Darnell Duckett also had two hits and drove in two runs for the losers, who had 10 hits.