Red Sox Remain Inconsistent vs. Maple Leafs
BRANTFORD - The Brantford Red Sox hosted the Toronto Maple Leafs on Friday evening in the first game of a home an home series. The Red Sox entered the game still trying to find some momentum on the field, after rainouts had kept them off the field in 3 of their last 4 scheduled games.
Unfortunately for Brantford, the same issues they've struggled with so far this season continued. The team's pitching remains inconsistent - starter Bennett Moore opened with 2 clean innings, but then walked 5 and surrendered 3 runs in the 3rd inning. Hayden Stam (1.1 innings) and Brian Lui (.2 inning) pitched scoreless relief, while Yunior Yambatis (2.1 innings) and Sean Hood Tidman (.2 inning) each yielded a pair of runs out of the bullpen.
Brantford's bats also keep failing to convert on opportunities - the Sox actually scored first in the 2nd inning, but then stranded a pair of runners in the 5th, followed by bases loaded in the 7th, and another pair in the 9th. 11 runners were left on base in total, with the team managing to put together just 5 hits while striking out 14 times.
Final score was Toronto Maple Leafs 11, Brantford Red Sox 2. The Sox get their chance for revenge when they wrap the home and home series in Toronto on Sunday afternoon at 2 pm.
Brantford's next home game is on Friday June 17 hosting the Barrie Baycats, the first meeting of the two longtime rivals this season. Advance tickets are available at brantfordredsox.com/tickets