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Baycats move on to IBL final with crack at sixth straight title

Barrie will face either Kitchener or Hamilton in championship series
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The Barrie Baycats' Glenn Jackson keeps a close eye on the action during Game 3 of the IBL semifinal series against the Welland Jackfish in this file photo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Make it eight straight wins for the Barrie Baycats, who moved closer to another IBL title with a 19-7 road victory over the Welland Jackfish in Game 3 Thursday night. 

Barrie swept the best-of-seven semifinal and will face Kitchener or Hamilton in the final as it tries to win a sixth straight championship. Kitchener leads their series 2-0, with Game 3 tonight in Hamilton. 

Jordan Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson each went 3-for-6 with a home run, four RBI and three runs. Kyle DeGrace went 5-for-6 with three runs and two RBI, Ryan Spataro had three hits, three runs and an RBI, Starlin Rodriguez drove in three on a pair of hits and scored twice, Ryan Rijo singled twice and drove in a run, and Branfy Infante had two hits, an RBI and scored twice.

Adrian Salcedo (2-0) picked up the win, allowing five runs (four earned) on 10 hits in six innings. He walked three and struck out four. 

For Welland, Brandon Nicholson had two hits and a run, Brendon Dadson drove in two on a pair of hits, Wilson Soriano went 2-for-5 with an RBI, Mattingly Romanin added two hits and scored twice, Andrew Mercier went 2-for-5 with an RBI and run, Tyler Wood drove in a run, and Nolan Pettipiece scored twice. 

Rich Corrente (0-2) took the loss, allowing nine runs (seven earned) on 12 hits with two strikeouts in four innings.