Panthers Drop Wild Game
Having played 4.5 games in the last 6 days, it could be understandable that the Panthers were showing some signs of fatigue on day 6.
Kitchener got involved in a slugest with the Welland Jackfish on Sunday afternoon and ended up on the wrong side of the win column.
Welland jumped on Panthers starter Christian Hauck who lasted 2 innings giving up 7 runs (5 earned). Reliever Austin Hassani didn’t fare much better going 2 innings as well giving up 6 runs against Welland.
Kitchener finally got on the board in the 4th down 13-0 when Liam Wilson and Brian Burton reached on back to back hits. Each would come around to score to make it 13-2.
Geoff Moroz went 3 innings for the Panthers giving up 3 runs (2 earned) as the defence wasn’t as sharp as it has been all season.
Matt Vickers pitched a scoreless 8th inning for the Panthers. Welland would score 3 more in the 9th off of Brian Burton and Brady Schnarr.
Kitchener would get 4 runs back in the 9th as Welland reliever Ryan Bench had some trouble finding the zone hitting 3 batters and walking another. It wasn’t enough as the Panthers would fall 19-8 on Sunday. The two teams meet again Thursday night in Welland at 7:30pm. Kitchener’s next home game is Sunday, July 28th at 2:00pm against the Guelph Royals.