Matt Martinow gave up five runs in three and a third innings in a losing effort as the Hamilton Thunderbirds lose their second straight game 6-4 to the Brantford Red Sox.
The Thunderbirds travelled to Brantford to take on the three time defending IBL Champion Red Sox in an afternoon game Saturday. Hamilton got on the scoreboard first in the top of the third when Matt Martinow scored a base hit with the bases loaded to drive home Chris Piano and Mike Gottschalk.
The lead would serve to be short-lived as Brantford would even the score in the bottom of the third inning 2-2 and then take their first lead in the game in the forth inning, scoring another three runs.
The Thunderbirds made it a game again in the top of the fifth inning with another two run inning. After hitting for a double earlier in the inning, Chris Piano would cross the plate after an error by third baseman Bryon Bell. Two batters later Mike Gottschalk, who advanced to first on a walk, also scored after another fielding error by the third baseman to bring the T-Birds within one run,
The Red Sox would add another run in the seventh inning however and hold on to win the baseball game 6-4.
Field manager Matt Fortuna `was very pleased with the team’s outting, saying on his Twitter page, “Another great effort today. We gave ourselves an opportunity against a great team.”
The team is now 0-2 on the season.
The Thunderbirds next game is the team’s home opener from Bernie Arbour Stadium. Game time is this Sunday afternoon at 2pm. Adult tickets for all home games are only $5 with a family four pack just $10.
Tomorrow’s game will be also be broadcast same day tape delay tomorrow evening on Cable 14 at 8pm.