Last place Burlington Bandits manage to take a game away from league leading Kitchener Panthers in a 10 inning game

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June 13th, 2106


In a significant change of events – the last place in the league Burlington Bandits managed to outlast the first team in the league and outlast Panthers in extra-inning win

It wasn’t pretty, but the Bandits outlasted the Kitchener Panthers to win 9-8 in 10 innings Sunday night.
The Bandits scored two runs in the eighth and ninth innings and produced the winning run in the 10th after the Panthers made their sixth error of the game.

Burlington pitcher

Photo by Sean Moffitt

Justin Gideon had a home run, two RBI and two runs for the Bandits. Jim Martin had two hits, including a home run, an RBI and run. Adam Odd went 3-for-5 with an RBI and run, and Nolan Pettipiece drove in a run and scored once.

Odd picked up the win, throwing three scoreless innings of relief. He scattered five hits and struck out two without issuing a walk.

Branden Kuzyk started and went four innings, allowing three runs (one earned) on five hits, walking four and striking out two.
Burlington made four errors in the field.

For Kitchener, Mike Gordner homered and had four singles to drive in a pair of runs while scoring twice. Sean Reilly had three hits and an RBI, Tanner Nivins singled twice and drove in a run, and Darren Saunders and Colin Gordner each had an RBI. Terrell Alliman had two doubles and a single and scored once.

Andrew Simonetti took the loss after allowing two runs (one earned) on two hits in two innings, walking one without striking out a batter. Matt McGovern started and went seven innings, giving up six runs (five earned) on seven hits, striking out two and walking one.

Burlington improved to 3-10, and Kitchener fell to 11-2.

Elsewhere in the league …

The London Majors scored 10 runs in the first two innings and rolled to a 13-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon.

Cleveland Brownlee had two hits, including his fifth home run of the season, three RBI and scored twice. Keith Kandel, LeJon Baker and Elis Jimenez each had two hits, two runs and an RBI, while RJ Fuhr had three hits and drove in a pair of runs. Carlos Arteaga had two RBI, Michael Ambrose, Tristan Buntrock and Kyle Gormandy all drove in a run. Humberto Ruiz singled, doubled and scored twice.

Oscar Perez (2-1) went eight innings for the win. Perez struck out seven and walked three, allowing two runs on seven hits.
Connor Lewis and Grant Tamane each had three hits and an RBI for the Leafs. Jonathan Marra drove in two with two hits, and Julio Guzman had a single RBI.

Dillon Mulhollond (1-2) took the loss after giving up 11 runs (10 earned) on 14 hits over five innings. He walked four and struck out three.

London improved to 10-4 and moved within 1.5 games of first-place Kitchener, and Toronto fell to 7-6.

Celestijn paces Cardinals past Red Sox
HAMILTON – Dre Celestijn singled twice and tripled to lead the Hamilton Cardinals to a 10-3 win over the Brantford Red Sox Sunday afternoon.

Celestijn, the Cards’ cleanup hitter, drove in a run and scored once. Callum Murphy and Jason deVos each had two hits and an RBI and combined to score three times. Tyler Hardie and Jake Osborne singled and scored once.

Robert Wilson (1-1) went five innings for the win, scattering three hits over five innings and allowing two runs (one earned). He struck out three and walked two.

For the Red Sox, Nate Burdett, Lee Delfino and Benjamin Bostick all had an RBI. Rick Murray added a pair of singles.

Matt Martinow (0-1) took the loss. He lasted 4.2 innings and gave up three runs (one earned) on seven hits, striking out two and walking three.

Hamilton improved to 5-11, and Brantford dropped to 7-7.

Future games
Monday, June 13
Brantford at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.

Tuesday, June 14
Guelph at London, 7:35 p.m.

The Gazette thanks the Inter County Baseball league for the news and game results.


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