Leafs Walk to Victory in Brantford

by B. Young

BRANTFORD - Hot on the heels of their  20-4 win over Barrie on Wednesday,  the hard hitting Toronto Maple Leafs visited Brantford on Friday night. Brantford was coming off a victory of their own over Hamilton, and looked to carry their momentum forward.

Brantford pitcher Garrett Larner got off to an uncharacteristically rough start, giving up 6 runs over the first 3 innings before settling in. The Red Sox offence rallied behind their starter though, scoring 5 runs by the 6th inning to cut the Maple Leafs' lead to 6-5.

Brantford's bullpen would unfortunately extinguish whatever rally the Red Sox had left in them in the 7th inning. A hit by pitch, 5 walks, and just 1 lone hit gifted Toronto with 5 runs and an 11-5 lead. Brantford would strand a pair of runners in the 8th, but that was all the fight left in them on this night. Final score was Toronto 11 Brantford 5. 

FOR BRANTFORD: Garrett Larner was charged with the loss, yielding 6 runs on 14 hits while striking out 5. Nick Burdett, Liam Sutherland, and Brodie Mackay each had a pair of hits. 

NEXT UP: Brantford visits the Guelph Royals on Saturday night, followed by a trip to Kitchener on Sunday to wrap the weekend. The Brantford Red Sox's next home game isn't until Friday July 23 when they host the Guelph Royals.

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Established in 1911, the Brantford Red Sox have been an institution in the Southwestern Ontario community for over a century. The Brantford Red Sox are the most historically decorated active team in the Intercounty Baseball League, appearing in 27 finals and winning 15 IBL championships. 

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