Panthers Split a Pair of Games, Return Home on Sunday
The Kitchener Panthers were unable to carry the momentum of a Wednesday evening victory against the Brantford Red Sox into their Thursday evening game visiting Barrie, as a short staffed Panthers lineup were defeated by the Baycats.
In their 10-4 victory over the Red Sox, Panthers starting pitcher, Jacob Douglas, threw a strong six innings giving up 3 earned runs on his way to his 3rd win of the season. Grant Shantz picked up a strikeout in one inning of work as he closed out the game.
Simon Grinberg led the offence, picking up 3 hits and 3 RBI. Blake Jacklin and Tyler Hinrikus both had 2 RBI while Keegan Marsden and Stephen Whalen both had a pair of hits as the Panthers cruised to a comfortable victory.
Game 2 of the week was nowhere near as favourable for the Panthers as the offence only put together 5 hits and 2 runs while the Baycats had 20 hits and 15 runs scored. Andy Leader went 2 for 4 and Nathan Laird picked up his 1st career IBL hit in the loss.
The Panthers we will be hosting a special hybrid promotional game this Sunday June 26th at 2:00 PM at Jack Couch Park. We will be welcoming players from ALL local Minor Sport Associations for FREE as part of our Minor Sports Appreciation Game. As long as the child is wearing some piece of clothing or jersey which displays their team logo, they will be let in FREE!
We will also be hosting the rescheduled date of our Bark in the Park promotional game, in support of the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society, which was rained out on the 12th of this month. There will be a special giveaway bag courtesy of Pet Valu for the first 100 dogs in attendance. In addition to this, THEMUSEUM, The Humane Society and the Kitchener Public Library Summer Reading Club will also be setting up booths to interact with the fans!
Bring your family, bring your pups and be ready for a day of exciting baseball and loads of fun! To purchase tickets, visit the Tickets tab at kitchenerpanthers.com or click HERE.