Mike Glinka had four hits and five RBI to lead the No. 2 seed Kitchener Panthers to a 16-4 win over the seventh-place Cardinals Sunday afternoon (Aug. 2) in senior Intercounty Baseball League playoff action.
Hamilton has been outscored 31-7 as the Panthers take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven series.
The Panthers’ shortstop had a home run, two doubles and a single and also scored four times. Left-fielder Darnell Duckett had four hits, an RBI and two runs, third baseman David Whiteside and DH Sean Reilly each had three hits, two RBI and a run, catcher Rick Murray and right-fielder Thomas Richards each drove in two, while first baseman Mike Gordner and second baseman Mike Andrulis both had two hits.
Matt McGovern (1-0) earned the win, going six innings and allowing four runs on 10 hits, striking out four.
Catcher Joel Brophy had two hits and an RBI for Hamilton, third baseman Liam Wilson added three hits and scored once, and left-fielder Kyle Gappa and DH Jonathan Palumbo each had two hits.
Tomas Rincon (0-1) went 5.2 innings in the loss, giving up seven runs on eight hits, walking four and striking out one.
Game 3 in the affair is set for Tuesday in Kitchener at 7.30 p.m.