Bandits lose a close one to Kitchener; team is now one in three at this point in the season.

By Staff

BURLINGTON, ON  May 18, 2013.   The Kitchener Panthers, playing against the Burlington Bandits  managed just three hits but that’s all they would need to edge the Bandits 3-2.

Keith Kandel hit a three-run homer in the fifth inning to account for all of the Kitchener runs and the Panthers got stellar pitching to improve to 3-1 on the season, while the Bandits slipped to 1-3.

Marcos Reyna started and went seven strong innings, allowing just two runs on four hits with five strikeouts and two walks. Mike McGillvray pitched a perfect eighth before Kyle McKay pitched out of a bases-loaded jam in the bottom of the ninth inning to earn a save.

Mike Andrulis had a hit, a stolen base and scored a run for the Panthers, who had only one hit besides the two they managed to score their three runs in the fifth inning.

Burlington starter Mathew St. Kitts went five innings, taking the loss. He allowed three runs on two hits with seven strikeouts and three walks before Kyle Bolton finished up with four shutout innings, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts and two walks.

The Burlington Bandits are on the road tomorrow as they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs for a 2:00pm start. The Bandits will return home next Thursday when they host Toronto at 7:00pm.

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