By Darryl G. Smart
Adam Jafine is leading by example with his winning swagger and what seems to be a rubber arm.
The Brantford Red Sox lefty needed 155 pitches Thursday night to throw a complete game and lead his team to a 7-3 win over the Welland Jackfish on the road. Over his seven innings of work, Jafine allowed three runs on three hits with six walks and seven strikeouts. Though it’s his first win of the season, the last start he had – July 18 – he pitched six innings to help the Red Sox beat the Hamilton Cardinals.
Last night’s victory was also the Red Sox ‘second-straight win in Intercounty Baseball League action.
Liam Sutherland’s two-run homer in the eighth inning put the game away for the Red Sox (3-6).
Michael Deluca led the Red Sox offence with a single, double and two RBI, while Gianfranco Morello also had a pair of RBI.
Tony Kwon and Nolan Pettipiece each singled and scored for the Jackfish). Chris Boatto (2-2) took the loss, giving up seven runs on nine hits in seven innings of work.
The Red Sox climb out of the IBL cellar with its 3-7 record. Friday they host the Kitchener Panthers at Arnold Anderson Stadium. Game time for 80’s night is 8pm.