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Kitchener Panthers snag late-game win in London

Mark Pare - 570 NEWS

Some revenge for the Kitchener Panthers (2-2).

They went into London (1-2) and beat the Majors 10-6 Friday night in Intercounty Baseball League action to spoil their home opener.

This comes after London did the same thing to Kitchener, ruining their Mother’s Day home opener last Sunday with a 4-3 decision.

It was Kitchener’s turn to come back in this one, though the game was close the whole way through.

London took the early 1-0 lead in the third, then both teams traded a single run in the fourth inning, followed by a four run inning for each team in the fifth.

The game was decided in the seventh, with the game at 6-5 London.

That’s when Keegan Marsden cranked a two-run home run to give the visitors a lead they wouldn’t relinquish.

And for good measure, Kitchener snagged three runs — all unearned — in the eighth to round out the scoring.

Marsden led the way for the Panthers overall, going four-for-five at the plate and was credited with six RBI and two runs.

Tanner Nivins also had an eventful night with the bat, also going four-for-five.

The Kitchener native had three runs and a stolen base to boot.

Mike Schnurr snagged his first win of the season on the mound.

He surrendered one hit and struck out four in 2.1 innings of work.

The Panthers will host Hamilton tomorrow afternoon at Jack Couch Park.

First pitch scheduled for 2 p.m.