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Baycats storm back for major win in London

Barrie roars back in the ninth inning for a 14-6 win over London
Brad Griveson action shot with Ivy Leafs
Barrie Baycats pitcher Brad Grieveson is shown in a file photo. | BarrieToday files


Five runs in the seventh inning put the Barrie Baycats ahead for good on Father’s Day at Labatt Park.

Trailing on the scoreboard, the Baycats roared ahead and tacked on a few more runs in the ninth for a 14-6 win over London.

Malik Williams went 3-for-6 with a solo home run for Barrie (9-6). Carson Burns had two hits, including a home run, three RBI and three runs; Owen Jansen went 3-for-5 with a home run and four RBI; Mike Cecchetto drove in a pair; Brendan Colley had an RBI and scored twice; James Anderson went 2-for-4 with two runs; and Mike Duwyn picked up a couple of hits.

Brad Grieveson (4-0) allowed a run on five hits over four innings of relief. He struck out six and didn’t issue a walk.

Starter Adam Kahn lasted 4.1 innings and gave up three runs (two earned) on seven hits with four strikeouts.

For London, Robert Mullen homered twice as part of a four-hit game. He drove in four and scored two runs. Phil Whelan drove in a pair, Cleveland Brownlee went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run, Taylor Wright, picked up a couple of hits, and Keith Kandel went 3-for-5 and scored once.

Jordan Spring (0-1) suffered the loss, allowing three runs and two walks in one-third of an inning. Owen Boon started and went four innings, allowing six runs on nine hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

London dropped to 9-4.

First-place Jackfish extend win streak to five

First-place Welland stretched its win streak to five Sunday with a 17-9 win over the visiting Kitchener Panthers.

Matt Hilderbrandt led the Jackfish’s offensive attack with two home runs and four RBI. He added a single and scored three times. Brandon Nicholson went 4-for-5 with five RBI and two runs, Matteo Porcellato homered and drove in two, Ethan Hunt had two hits, two RBI and three runs, Leo Markotic had an RBI on two hits, Mattingly Romanin drove in a run, and Gianfranco Morello scored three times. Welland stole seven bases, with Morello and Hunt each swiping a pair.

Casey Bouillere-Howard (1-0) earned the win in relief, allowing two runs on five hits with three strikeouts over 2.1 innings. Starter Matthew Clingersmith was hit hard, giving up seven runs on 10 hits over 3.1 innings. He walked one and struck out one.

Panthers leadoff batter Blake Jacklin had four hits, three runs and an RBI, Simon Grinberg drove in three on a pair of hits, Andy Leader went 3-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Keegan Marsden drove in two, Robbie Gauthier had an RBI single, Kenny DiClemente went 3-for-4 with a run and Dreyden Sloat scored twice.

Brett Reid (0-1) took the loss, giving up eight runs (six earned) on six hits over four innings. He walked six and struck out one.

Welland (12-2) leads London by 2.5 games atop the IBL standings. Sixth-place Kitchener fell to 5-8.

Long balls lead Leafs past Cards

Down to their final strike in the ninth, Justin Marra and Jordan Castaldo hit back-to-back solo home runs to lift the Toronto Maple Leafs to an 8-7 win over Hamilton Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.

Marra tied it on a 2-2 pitch – the eighth pitch of the at bat – and Castaldo won it on the first pitch he saw from Hamilton reliever Daury Torrez, who allowed three runs on four hits with a strikeout in an inning of work.

Marra finished with two hits and two RBI, Johnathan Solazzo went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run, Damon Topolie had two hits and two RBI, and Connor Lewis drove in a run, and Luca Boscarino went 2-for-5 and scored twice.

Chris Nagorski allowed a run, a walk and two hits in an inning to pick up the win. Leafs' starter Dylan Jacober went five innings and yielded five runs (four earned) on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

Toronto improved to 9-6.

Anthony Buonaiuto led the Cardinals (4-8) with three RBI. Justin Gideon hit a solo home run, Tyler Duncan drove in a run and scored, Josh Niles had two hits, and a run and Sean Pettener had two RBI.

Starting pitcher Sam Turcotte lasted five innings and allowed a run on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.


Tuesday, June 21

Barrie at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.

Hamilton at London, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 22

Kitchener at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 23

Guelph at Welland, 7:30 p.m.

Kitchener at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.