The Kitchener Panthers now have a 2-0 series lead in their IBL Playoff matchup against the Hamilton Cardinals.
Sean Reilly singled, homered and drove in two as the Kitchener Panthers beat the Hamilton Cardinals 8-4 Saturday night in Game 2 of their best-of-seven quarter-final.
Yulexis La Rosa had two hits and drove in three, while Mike Gordner singled and had two RBI and two runs. Zarley Cina singled twice and scored twice, and Jeff Pietraszko drove in a run.
Matt McGovern (1-0) picked up the win, going seven innings and allowing four runs on four hits with two walks and five strikeouts.
Mike Hart had a solo home run for the Cardinals. Connor Bowie went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a run, and Logan Stewart had an RBI.
Ben Reid (0-1) took the loss, giving up four runs on three hits with four walks and a strikeout over 1.2 innings.
Chris Lazar started and went six innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with five walks and three strikeouts.