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Baycats go long in big win over Kitchener

Barrie improves to 10-7 record with win
2021-07-22 Branfy Infante RB 6
The Barrie Baycats' Branfy Infante is shown in a file photo.

Barrie used the longball in its 15-2 win over Kitchener Thursday night at home.

Branfy Infante hit two of the Baycats’ four home runs, driving in five. Juan Familia homered and had three RBI and Owen Jansen went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI.

Jake Wilson had two hits, two runs and an RBI, Malik Williams went 2-for-4 with three RBI, Carson Burns picked up a pair of hits, Ryan Rijo went 2-for-4 with a run and James Anderson had two hits and scored twice.

Juan Benitez (3-2) earned the win, giving up two runs on four hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out six.

Christian Hauck (2-2) suffered the loss, allowing eight runs on 11 hits with a walk and two strikeouts in 3.2 innings.

At the plate, Stephen Whalen drove in both Panthers’ runs. Andy Leader had two of Kitchener’s five hits and scored once.

Barrie moved to 10-7, and Kitchener dropped to 6-9.

Custodio, Royals snap Jackfish streaks

WELLAND – Claudio Custodio struck out 12 over seven innings, and the Guelph Royals survived Welland’s ninth-inning rally for a 6-5 road win Thursday night. 

Custodio improved to 4-0 after allowing a run on three hits and a walk. He leads the IBL with 82 strikeouts in 50.2 innings. Brandon Deans recorded the last six outs. After giving up four runs on three hits in the ninth, he struck out James Smibert with the bases loaded to end the game, snap the Jackfish’s five-game win streak and hand Welland its first home loss in 2022. 

Offensively, Dalton Pompey went 2-for-4 with a solo home run in the top of the ninth. He also scored three times. 
J.D. Williams drove in two, while Justin Interisano and Noah Roberts each had an RBI. 

Zarley Cina led Welland with two hits, including a home run, and three RBI. Cole Cote drove in the other run. 
Jake Harford (5-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits over five innings. He walked three and struck out two. 

Guelph improved to 8-7, and Welland fell to 12-3. 

Friday, June 24
Welland at London, 7:35 p.m.
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:35 p.m.
Guelph at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, June 25
London at Barrie, 4 p.m.
Toronto at Welland, 6:05 p.m.
Hamilton at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.

Sunday, June 26
Barrie at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Welland at Toronto, 2 p.m.
London at Hamilton, 2:05 p.m.