First place Red Sox lock Bandits in the cellar

ibl logoBURLINGTON – Six Brantford pitchers combined to allow the Burlington Bandits just three hits, while the Red Sox offence mustered 11 of its own en route to a 5-1 road victory in an Intercounty Baseball League affair on Saturday (July 6).

Chris Chavez was the second of the half dozen Brantford pitchers, replacing Mike Meyers after he registered just one out. Chavez, who earned the win, allowed just one hit and two strikeouts over 2 2/3 scoreless innings.

Scott Thorman hit his fifth home run of the year and added a single, an RBI and two runs scored in the win, while Todd Betts had a pair of hits and a run scored. Josh McCurdy and Terrell Alliman each had a pair of hits with one and two runs scored, respectively. Nic Burdett singled twice, while Wayne Forman had a single and Lee Delfino an RBI.

Connor Smith was Burlington’s starter and took the loss, allowing nine hits and three runs – two earned – with one walk and two strikeouts over six innings pitched. The loss drops the Bandits to 5-19 on the season and keeps them in the bottom of the IBL standings with their third straight loss.

The Red Sox, on the other hand, maintain their hold on first place in the league, improving their record to 24-4 with their sixth straight win.

Kyle Morton had two of Burlington’s three hits with an RBI, while Levi Larmour doubled and scored the lone run for the Bandits.