Take The Power Back
Jack Couch Park is well known as a hitter’s ballpark, it sure played that way for both teams on Tuesday night.
Kitchener got off to a blistering start in the 3rd inning against Leafs starter Marek Deska. The Panthers unloaded for three home runs in the 3rd inning. Andy Leader got the party started with a solo blast. Tanner Nivins connected with on a two run shot and Zarley Cina lined a three-run home run out to give the Panthers a 6-0 lead through 3 innings.
Toronto would knock their first home run of the evening in the 4th when Justin Marra took Panthers starter Yoennis Yera deep to make it a 6-1 game. Kitchener answered with three runs in the bottom of the 4th- Zach Johnson and Mike Gordner had RBI hits, Johnson also came around on a wild pitch by Deska to make it a 9-1 Panthers lead.
Cooper Lamb tried his best to get the Leafs back in it, swatting two home runs on the evening. A solo shot in the 6th and two run no doubt blast in the 8th to get the Leafs to within 9-4.
Tanner Nivins delivered another RBI in the 8th, this time with a single to right to score Colin Gordner to push the Panthers lead to 10-4.
Matt Vickers shut the Leafs down in order in the 9th to nail down the 10-4 win for the Panthers.
Kitchener is back home on Thursday, July 18th at 7:30pm against the London Majors and Friday July 19th against the Guelph Royals at 7:30pm.