Panthers Split a Pair of Games With London
The Panthers finally completed their season opening game from three weeks ago, holding on for an 11-10 victory over the London Majors.
The Panthers led the Majors 5-4 in the top of the fifth inning on May 20 when a suspected gas leak resulted in the game being suspended. It picked up Friday before the teams’ scheduled game at Labatt Park, and the Panthers won 11-10.
Keegan Marsden went 2-for-3 with a double, three RBI and two runs for the Panthers. Reece Reading also drove in three and picked up a double, while Liam Wilson had a double and a pair of RBI. Leadoff hitter Jett Jarvis went 3-for-5 with two runs, Stephen Whalen had two hits and two runs, and Robbie Gauthier singled, doubled, drove in a run and scored three times.
Christian Hauck picked up the win, throwing 7 innings and striking out 11. He was charged with 6 runs against, thanks to questionable scoring all were considered to be earned runs. David Bruinsma picked up the save, striking out two and allowing 1 earned run. Pedro De Los Santos was charged with the loss, allowing 5 runs in 1.2 innings of work.
Game two of the doubleheader was not as favourable for the Panthers. The Majors capitalized on the Panthers being short on pitching and won by quite a lopsided margin.
The Panthers will look to take the rubber match of the 3 game weekend series vs London as they host the Majors for a 2:00 PM Sunday match at Jack Couch Park. Jacob Douglas has been commanding on the mound so far for the Panthers this year and will be looking to pick up his 3rd win in as many starts on Sunday.
Sunday’s game is also the Panthers “Bark in the Park” promotional game in support of the Kitchener Waterloo Humane Society. Representatives from Pet Valu will be handing out a special giveaway for all dogs in attendance! Dogs, beer and baseball.. what more could you ask for on a Sunday afternoon!
Tickets for tomorrow’s game can be purchased here .