Big second inning helps Panthers stay on winning track

TORONTO - Bats are staying hot, and the pitching is rolling for the Kitchener Panthers, who are officially on a win streak.

Seven Panthers collected hits in a 10-2 road win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Wednesday night.

The second inning turned out to be a major turning point, as the Panthers picked up five runs and picked up plenty of momentum by sending 10 batters to the plate.

With Toronto up 1-0, Jett Jarvis stepped up with the bases loaded and two out.

The fourth year outfielder smacked a ball down the left field line for a bases clearing double to give Kitchener the lead, a lead they would not relinquish.

Blake Jacklin and Raul Gonzalez would make it 5-1 before the inning was over.

Jarvis finished the game going two-for-three and extended his hit streak to four games. Meanwhile, Jacklin went three-for-five and extended his hitting streak to six games.

Gonzalez and Spenser Ross collected two RBIs each in the win. Gonzalez's hit streak extends to three games and has hits in seven of his last eight.

Ross picked up from where he left off in June, where he hit .379 and drove in seven runs.

Yunior Ibarra and Tyler Hinrikus had a pair of hits each.

On the mound, Pedro De Los Santos collected the win for Kitchener, giving up four hits and two runs (neither of them earned) in six innings of work. He struck out five and walked three.

Wilgenis Alvarado was saddled with the loss in the battle of lefty starters. He gave up nine runs on nine hits in 4.1 innings. He walked six batters and struck out four.

Kitchener's record improves to 6-14, while Toronto drops to 7-16.

The Panthers host Chatham-Kent Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., before welcoming London for a doubleheader Sunday evening.

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Thursday night is our belated Canada Day celebration! We are asking fans to wear red and white for a chance to win a prize, and the best dressed family will get to throw the ceremonial first pitch. Our game sponsor Stockyards Brewing will be giving away some goodies as well.

On Sunday, it is our Dog Days in the Park. Bring out your furry friends, and the first 25 dogs into the park will get a treat. We, in partnership with Spoil the Dog Bakery, will be giving away a gift certificate for the best trick!