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Panthers edge Red Sox

Kitchener improved to 19 and 8 on the season
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With the bases loaded in the bottom of the 12th inning, Ryan Douse singled to send the home fans happy as the Kitchener Panthers picked up a 5-4 home win over the Brantford Red Sox.

Both clubs scored two runs in the second inning, as Red Sox DeAndre Asbury-Heath hit a two-run home run, his fifth of the season and first of two in the game. The Panthers answered back with two runs as Mike Glinka plated Douse with an RBI double and that was followed up by a wild pitch from Red Sox starter Graham Tebbitt scoring Glinka to tie the game.

The two teams traded runs again in the fourth as Asbury-Heath would hit his second two-run homer of the game, putting the Red Sox on top 4-2. Kitchener added a run on Colin Gordner's solo home run to bring the Panthers within one at 4-3. The Panthers then tied the game, 4-4, in the seventh on a bases-loaded walk to Keegan Marsden by Red Sox reliever Michael Bucci, scoring Yorbis Borrotto.

Both Douse and Colin Gordner had multi-hit games for Kitchener, with Douse going 2-for-5 with an RBI, and Gordner going 3-for-6 with a home run, two doubles and one RBI.

Miguel Lahera picked up the win in relief, pitching four innings and allowing no walks or runs and just one hit while striking out six. Euclides Leyer gave up two hits, one walk and the winning run to take the loss and drop his record to 1-5.

Kitchener is now 19-8 and remains in a tie with Barrie for first place while the loss is Brantford’s second in a row and drops their record to 10-14.


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