Four runs the Red Sox cashed in during the first inning proved all they would need, as they went on to defeat the Burlington Bandits 8-3 in senior Intercounty Baseball League play on Friday (June 14) in Brantford.
The Red Sox are 9-1 in their last 10 games, and improve to 16-3 on the season. Starter Mike Meyers earned the win, allowing just three hits and one earned run with four walks and seven strikeouts over four innings pitched.
Of the 14 Brantford hits on the night, more than half went for extra bases. Scott Thorman had two doubles and a single, going 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs scored while Hyung Cho went 3-for-3 with two doubles, three walks and two runs scored. Josh McCurdy singled and doubled with a run scored, while Todd Betts had a two-run double with a run scored. Lee Delfino also doubled, drove in a run and scored twice, while Terrell Alliman and Jason Gotwalt each had two hits and an RBI. Joe Colameco had a hit and an RBI to cap off the night for the home side.
Burlington starter CJ Machete took the loss, lasting only 1 1/3 innings while giving up six hits and six earned runs with six walks. It was the fourth straight loss for the Bandits, who dropped to 2-9 on the season.
Ryan Clarke had two hits in the loss including a single and an RBI triple with a run scored, while Levi Larmour had a pair of hits and an RBI. Jeff MacLeod doubled, while Sean Malony singled and scored a run. Jamie Lekas added an RBI for the visitors.