Host Kitchener Panthers took a 5-2 lead into the bottom of the second inning and never looked back, defeating the visiting Burlington Bandits 9-4 in senior Intercounty Baseball League play on Sunday (May 25).
Starter Marcos Reyna was impressive in the win for the Panthers (4-2), lasting five innings and allowing just three hits and two runs – one earned – with five walks and five strikeouts over five innings to pick up his second win of the season.
His team gave him some sturdy offence, pounding 12 hits on the afternoon and holding the Bandits to just seven. Mike Glinka had three of those hits – a double and two singles – adding a pair of runs scored, while Kaiden Bowers doubled twice, scored and drove in a run. Jeff Pietraszko had a three-run homerun, while Iggy Villalobos hit a two-run homer. Mitch Delaney chipped in with a pair of hits and two RBI, while Bryon Bell singled and scored twice. Mat Taube rounded out the Kitchener offence with a single and a run scored.
Luke Melymick took the loss for Burlington (2-5), lasting just 1 1/3 innings and giving up seven hits and five earned runs with two walks and one strikeout. Jeff Kosta homered and singled for the Bandits, with two RBI and a run scored while Levi Larmour singled and doubled, adding two RBI. Paul Saville singled and drove in a run and Kyle Morton singled and scored twice. Nick Studer added a hit and a run scored.
Next up for the Burlington Bandits is a meeting with the Barrie Baycats on Tuesday (May 28) at 7:30 p.m. in Barrie.