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Panthers double London to keep pace atop IBL

The Kitchener Panthers scored three runs in the first, and never looked back
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Kitchener Panthers' Tanner Nivins makes contact with a baseball during an at bat against London on Sunday, June 2, 2019. Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

Since returning to action after missing nearly a month, Tanner Nivins hasn't lost his touch at the plate.

He went two-for-five Tuesday night, and both hits generated runs for his team, starting with a two-run single in the first to get his team on the board.

He would add another RBI on a single in the fifth to help the Kitchener Panthers to a 6-3 win over the London Majors.

Nivins has played in six contests since a three-week layoff, and has hits in five of those games.

And when it wasn't the offense helping out --- four Panthers registered at least two hits --- the pitching was on point.

Stephen Gade went five solid innings of two-hit ball, surrendering an earned run and three walks, while striking out two to get the win.

The win puts the Panthers neck-and-neck with the Barrie Baycats at the top of the IBL at 17-6 on the year.  They're both 4.5 games up on the third place Welland Jackfish.

Kitchener is home to Toronto Thursday night at 7:30 p.m. from Jack Couch Park.




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