BURLINGTON – The Brantford Red Sox increased their win streak to 10 games, sweeping the Burlington Bandits in an Intercounty Baseball League double header on Saturday (July 13).
In game one, despite being held to just three hits and committing four errors in the seven inning contest, the Red Sox came away with a 4-2 win over the Bandits.
While the two games were played in Burlington, one was a rescheduled rainout from July 10th that was scheduled for Brantford.
Terrell Alliman doubled, scored and drove in a run in the win, while Wayne Forman singled and added an RBI. Josh McCurdy singled and scored to round out the sparse Red Sox offence.
The Bandits had six hits, including a pair of hits by Jeff Kosta and Nick Studer, with Studer adding a run scored. Ryan Clarke singled and drove in a run while Jeff MacLeod added a hit in the loss.
Mike Meyers pitched the first six innings for the Red Sox and picked up the win, his first of the season. He allowed five hits and two runs – one earned – with five strikeouts. Stefan Strecker pitched the final inning to earn the save.
Michael Vanderlaan pitched a complete game seven innings for the Bandits and took the loss, allowing just three hits and four runs – three earned – with four walks and one strikeout.
In game two, the Bandits once again out-hit the Red Sox, this time 8-5, but again the Red Sox came away with a 6-5 victory.
Scott Thorman doubled in two runs and scored one for Brantford (28-4). Josh McCurdy singled, scored twice and drove in a run, while Hyung Cho added a double and a run scored. Terrell Alliman singled, scored twice and added an RBI, while Joe Colameco singled to round out the Brantford attack.
Connor Panas had a pair of hits, a run scored and an RBI for Burlington (8-22). It was the Bandits third straight loss. Jeff MacLeod also had a pair of hits with a run scored, while Sean Molony singled, drove in a pair and scored once. Dan Franceschetti singled and drove in a run, while Bradley Bedford and Levi Larmour both singled, with Larmour adding a run scored.
John Mariotti took to the mound with one out in the first inning and earned the win, allowing five hits and five runs – four earned – with two walks and two strikeouts over 2 2/3 innings. Adam Kudryk picked up the save, issuing one strikeout over the final three outs.
Burlington starter Brendan Ellingham took the loss, allowing five hits and six earned runs with four walks over two innings pitched.