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Atkinson comes up big in Baycats victory over Leafs

Barrie slugger has five hits, including two home runs, drives in seven
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Kevin Atkinson. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Kevin Atkinson had five hits, including two home runs, and drove in seven to lead the Barrie Baycats to a 15-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Christie Pits. 

The victory was Barrie's sixth straight. 

Atkinson added two doubles and a single and scored five times. Jordan Castaldo homered and drove in two and scored twice, Ryan Rijo had four RBI, Kyle DeGrace went 3-for-6 with an RBI and a run, Ryan Spataro singled and scored twice, Starlin Rodriguez scored three runs, Steve Lewis doubled in a run, and Glenn Jackson had two hits, a run and a stolen base. 

Santos Arias (2-0) went 6.1 innings for the win, giving up five runs on 10 hits with a walk and five strikeouts. Matthew St. Kitts recorded the last eight outs for his first save. He scattered three hits and didn't record a walk or strikeout.

For Toronto, Justin Marra homered and drove in four. Grant Tamane and Damon Topolie each had two hits and a run, Cooper Lamb singled, doubled and had an RBI and a run, while Greg Carrington went 3-for-4 with a run. 

Diego Dominguez (0-1) took the loss, surrendering four runs on five hits over three innings. He walked two and truck out one. 

Toronto dropped to 4-6.

Future games: 
Tuesday, June 4
Barrie at Guelph, 7:30 p.m. 
Thursday, June 6
Barrie at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m. 
Guelph at Welland, 7:30 p.m. 
Friday, June 7
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m. 
Guelph at London, 7:35 p.m. 
Kitchener at Brantford, 8 p.m.