MAJORS, PANTHERS SPLIT 'DOUBLEHEADER' A MONTH APART
LONDON -- The London Majors and Kitchener Panthers each picked up a win Friday night at Labatt Park.
London won the completion of a suspended game from July that was picked up in the fourth inning. Chris McQueen went 4-for-4 with four RBI, three runs and a stolen base. Hayden Jaco knocked in three, Carlos Arteaga and Humberto Ruiz each drove in two, Keith Kandel had three hits, three runs and an RBI, Cleveland Brownlee singled twice, scored twice and added an RBI, and Byron Reichstein drove in a run and scored.
Braeden Ferrington (2-0) went seven scoreless innings for the win. He took over from Dylan Brooks with three runs in and none out in the first inning when the game started in July and picked up where he left off Friday, scattering four hits with a walk and four strikeouts. Two of the runs Brooks allowed were earned. He walked four.
Panthers' pitcher Michael Mommersteeg (0-1) took the loss. He gave up six runs (five earned) on three hits in an inning, walking two and striking out one.
Lucas Diluca, Nick Parsons and Ryley Davenport drove in Kitchener's runs.
In Friday's regularly scheduled game, which was seven innings, Kitchener scored three in the top of the sixth for a 4-3 win.
Christian Hauck (4-1) went the distance and struck out nine for the Panthers. He allowed three runs on four hits and walked two.
Parsons, Keegan Marsden, Evyn Sherman and Dan Mahoney drove in the runs. Andy Leader and Blake Jacklin had two hits apiece.
For London, McQueen went 2-for-2 with two runs and three steals. Jaco was credited with the lone RBI in the first inning.
London (14-6) sits atop the IBL standings, 2.5 games up on Kitchener (12-9).
Next Kitchener Panthers Home Game is Sunday, August 22nd vs. London Majors, 2:00pm start time at Jack Couch Park.