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Baycats double up Leafs in season home-opener

Adam Odd and Noel McGarry-Doyle each picked up two hits in 2-1 victory
2018-09-04 Baycats Game 5 RB 1
Stock image. Baseball bats. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday


James Anderson scored in the bottom of the ninth to give Barrie a 2-1 win over Toronto Thursday night.

The Baycats responded after Toronto’s Ryan Santos hit a home run to tie things in the top of the ninth. Anderson was pinch running for Adam Odd, who opened the home half of the inning with a walk. Anderson moved to third after a pair of singles and then scored on an error, Toronto’s third of the game.

Barrie opened the scoring with a run in the fourth. Odd and Noel McGarry-Doyle each picked up two hits.

Brad Grieveson (1-0) allowed a run on one hit with two strikeouts in an inning of work to earn the victory. Starter Jayson Aquino went five scoreless, scattering three hits with a walk and seven strikeouts.

Santos and Jordan Castaldo each had a pair of hits for the Leafs. Adam Marra (0-1) took the loss, yielding a run on three hits in 3.1 innings. Starter Sebastian Kahn went five innings, giving up a run on five hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Jackfish spread offence in home-opening win over Red Sox

WELLAND – Seven Welland players had at least one hit, and five drove in runs as the Jackfish opened the 2022 season at home Thursday with an 8-1 win over the Brantford Red Sox.

Tyler Dupuis went 2-for-3 with two RBI and a run for Welland. Eric Marriott had two hits and drove in a run, Sam Cawker had an RBI and scored twice, Gianfranco Morello singled home a run and accounted for one of four Jackfish steals, and Mattingly Romanin went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run.

Jake Harford (1-0) earned the win, scattering three hits over six innings and allowing an unearned run. He walked two and struck out six. Chris Boatto fanned six in three shutout innings, allowing two hits for his first save.

Roger Keen collected two of Brantford’s five hits. Gabe Bruder (0-1) took the loss on the mound, giving up three runs (one earned) on five hits over four innings. He didn’t register a walk or strikeout.

Friday, May 20
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, May 21
Toronto at Guelph, 1 p.m.
London at Welland, 1:05 p.m.
Hamilton at Barrie, 4 p.m.

Sunday, May 22
Brantford at Toronto, 2 p.m.
Guelph at Hamilton, 2:05 p.m.

Monday, May 23
Guelph at London, 1:05 p.m.
Barrie at Kitchener, 5 p.m.