1970 Ontario Game Reports      


(May 22)   In a wild season opener at Labatt Park, the hometown Avros came from behind with a 13-run eruption in the 5th inning to outlast Hamilton Marlins 20-10.  The game produced a total of 30 runs, 25 hits and 11 errors.

London held a 3-0 lead going into the top of the 5th when Hamilton exploded for seven runs on just four hits. Newcomer Ron Bell led off the bottom of the 5th reaching base when hit by a pitch. In his second at bat in the inning he belted a three-run homer. Bell, who also had a single, drew two walks. Winning pitcher Brian Murphy helped his cause with a three-run homer. Wayne Fenlon had three hits.

Buist (L), Kinrader (5), Hutton (5) and Romanowski, Higson (4)
Bradbury, Murphy (W) (5) and Fenlon, Fuller (8)

(May 30) Catcher Bob McKillop crushed a home run, double and three singles Saturday to pace Kitchener Panthers to a 16-0 drubbing of the Stratford Kraven Knits. Gary Ebel and Ken Marki also had circuit blasts for the winners.

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(May 30)  Toronto exploded for five runs in the 10th inning to down Hamilton 9-6. Gord Roach led the offense with a grand slam homer. Tom Klamas was the winner, in relief.

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xxx, Klamas (W) and xxx

(May 31)  Veteran lefty Ron Stead held London to five hits as Guelph notched a 6-1 victory over the Avcos.  Dan MacKay led the winners with three this.

Stead (W) and xxx
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(May 31)  A three-run homer by Stratford's Steve Kyle in the top of the first inning accounted for all the scoring as the Kreven Knits downed Toronto 3-0.  17-year-old Larry Phillips held the Maple Leafs to five hits.

Phillips (W) and xxx
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(May 31)  Pitcher Gord Peterson of Galt hit a sac fly in the 10th inning to score Wray Upper with the winning run as the Terriers edged Hamilton 4-3. The visitors had forced extra innings when Enzio Fazio belted a two-run homer to tie in the top of the 8th.

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Peterson (W) and xxx

(August 26)   Galt Terriers even their best-of-five semi-final series at one game apiece with a 7-4 win over Guelph C-Joys.  Ernie Hatt's run-scoring double keyed a three-run 8th inning for the winners.  Reliever Doug Poole picked up the win.

Stead (L) and xxx
xxx, Poole (W) and xxx