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Baycats edge out London Majors Sunday night (18 photos)

Barrie sits in first place atop the IBL standings; Minor baseball players honoured before Sunday night's game

Two first-inning runs were enough for the Barrie Baycats in a 2-1 win over the London Majors Sunday night at Coates Stadium.

Connor Morro drove in both with a bases-loaded single that scored Jordan Castaldo and Ryan Rijo. Jeff Cowan had two hits for the Baycats (19-6), who sit alone atop the IBL standings. 

Adrian Salcedo (7-1) gave up a run on four hits with two walks and seven strikeouts over seven innings. Adam Hawes struck out the side for his first save.

For London, Josh Williams singled home Mike Ambrose in the fifth inning. 

On the mound, Juliandry Higuera (4-4) struck out 12 in seven innings. He scattered seven hits and five walks and allowed both runs.

London (13-16) has dropped four straight. 

Surging Royals take down Red Sox 

BRANTFORD – The surging Guelph Royals stayed hot with a 6-1 win over the Brantford Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Matthew Pilarczyk drove in four runs for the Royals (15-13), who have won eight of their last 10. Angel Villalona had the other RBI. Brendan Keys and Josh Garton each had two hits and a run, and Kyle Kush singled twice. 

Edwin Javier (4-0) went the distance, scattering nine hits with two walks and 14 strikeouts. 

Luis Perez drove in the lone Brantford run in the seventh inning. Jacob Reid singled three times, and Anthony Rizquez went 2-for-3. 

Edison Frias (1-4) went seven innings in the loss, allowing two runs (one earned) on 10 hits with six strikeouts. 
Brantford dropped to 3-23. 

Future games: 
Tuesday, July 16
Brantford at Barrie, 7:30 p.m. 
Toronto at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m. 
Hamilton at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 17
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m. 
Thursday, July 18
Toronto at Barrie, 7:30 p.m. 
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m. 
Hamilton at Welland, 7:30 p.m.