Brantford Red Sox Week 11 Wrap Up

by B. Young


The revamped, post signing deadline Brantford Red Sox (6-24) opened up a light week with a visit to the Kitchener Panthers (18-11). The Sox sent Quincy Jones to the mound, fresh off his first IBL win 6 days prior. 

After a shutout first inning, Brantford's bats got to work in the 2nd scoring a pair. Some overly aggressive baserunning cost the Red Sox however, with Nick Burdett and newly signed Cris Ruiz both making outs at home plate. Brantford would immediately wish they had those runs back, as Kitchener would respond in the bottom of the inning to take a 4-2 lead. 

No further scoring until the 5th inning, when Gus Wilson hit a solo home run (his 3rd of the year) cutting the Panthers lead to 4-3. The Red Sox would then tie things up 4-4 in the 6th, when Jeremie Veilleux was driven in by Jesse Fishbaum. 

The wheels would come off for Brantford in the 7th. After getting a quick pair of strikeouts, reliever Aidan Armitage would load the bases. Isaiah Ramos was brought in to try and stop the damage but instead would yield 3 straight hits, leaving the Panthers with a 9-4 lead and ultimately final score.

The Red Sox did not do themselves many favours this evening. In addition to the pair of bad outs in the 2nd, Brantford batters also watched a third strike to end the 6th, 7th, and 8th innings, all with runners on base. 

Starter Quincy Jones struck out 6 over 5 innings, yielding 4 runs on 4 hits. Noah Law contributed 1 and 1/3 innings of scoreless relief. At the plate, Kieran Bowles, Jesse Fishbaum, and Nick Burdett each had a pair of hits.


The Brantford Red Sox (6-25) hosted the Barrie Baycats (18-10) for the teams' first in a trio meetings in just over a week's span. Kudos to the teams for even playing on this night, as the City of Brantford was under a heat warning and the gametime temperature felt like 40 degrees Celsius. Unfortunately for the home side, the scoreboard reflected the oppressive playing conditions. Brantford musters up only 1 run on 4 hits and Barrie takes this one by a final score of 14-1. 

Nick Burdett continued to bounce back at the plate, going 2 for 4 tonight and 4 for 8 overall this past week. Meanwhile IBL pitchers may be starting to figure out how to attack Matt Fabian. Fabian, still leading the IBL with a .405 average (at the time of publishing) went 0 for 9 this week - the first time he has been held hitless in back to back games in his IBL career. On the mound Jake Lupton pitched 2 innings of scoreless relief, yielding just 1 hit.

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Week 12 Preview

The Brantford Red Sox now turn the page on the calendar, and get a 6 day break before returning to action:

  • Thursday August 3 at Barrie Baycats, 7:35 pm Vintage Throne Stadium
  • Saturday August 5 at London Majors, 7:35 pm Labatt Park
  • Sunday August 6 vs. Barrie Baycats, 2 pm Arnold Anderson Stadium. First 100 fans get in free courtesy of Fen Industrial!
  • Monday August 7 Civic Holiday vs. Toronto Maple Leafs, 2 pm

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