Panthers stymie Sox with small ball and pitching

BRANTFORD - Stellar pitching, small ball and a milestone for a veteran Panther all came together on the road.

Dakota Parsons struck out seven and held the Brantford Red Sox to two runs on two hits in 5.2 innings of work, en route to Kitchener's 12-3 win at Arnold Anderson Stadium Friday night.

Brantford could only muster three base runners through five innings, before they started generating hits and runs.

But by that time, the Panthers had already put enough on the board to come away with the win.

Raul Gonzalez went four-for-five, including a double. He and Spenser Ross had three RBI on the night, with Ross looking great at both second base and shortstop, and contributing with three hits.

Yunior Ibarra had three singles and Nick Parsons extended his hit streak to eight games.

But it was the 18th and last Panthers hit of the night that was cause for celebration, as Blake Jacklin got his 150th IBL hit on the play.

No home runs needed here, as the Panthers rode a plethora of singles and doubles, and spread out the scoring.

It was 4-0 Kitchener after three innings, 7-0 after the fifth and Kitchener kept rolling.

Yadian Martinez worked the final two innings, and nabbed two strikeouts to bring his league-leading total to 51.

Kitchener snaps a two-game slide and wraps up the weekend in Guelph Saturday night at 7:30 p.m.