Sox Can't Convert On Opportunities vs. Panthers
The 0-3 Brantford Red Sox kicked off the 2nd weekend of the IBL season hosting the 0-2 Kitchener Panthers. One team would be guaranteed their first win of the young season, and the home side hoped it would be them.
Things started off well for the Sox, scoring 1 in the first inning. Unfortunately, that's where the scoring would end for Brantford. The Red Sox put together some good scoring chances in the 3rd, 5th, and 7th inning, but ended up stranding a handful of baserunners. Kitchener would score 7 unanswered runs for their first win on the season in a 7-1 final.
Some relief came for Brantford, who are still trying to manage without many regular roster players, as Jesse Fishbaum returned to the team. Jesse had 1 hit, 1 walk, and 1 run scored on the night, and also threw out a Kitchener runner at the plate in the 7th inning to shut down a potentially big inning for the Panthers. Red Sox starter Bennet Moore went 4.2 innings, surrendering 6 runs (3 earned) on 6 hits and was charged with the loss.
Quick turnaround on a busy weekend for Brantford as they are in Guelph Saturday at 1pm to face the Royals. Brantford then returns home for their first home day game of the season on Sunday, hosting the defending IBL champion London Majors. Game time is 2 pm at Arnold Anderson Stadium. Tickets are available at the gate, or in advance at brantfordredsox.com/tickets.
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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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