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Baycats sweep Red Sox in IBL quarter-final series

Barrie one step closer to sixth straight IBL title
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The Barrie Baycats' Conner Morro is swarmed by his teammates after blasting a grand slam on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2019 against the Brantford Red Sox in Game 1 of their first-round playoff series. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

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BRANTFORD – The Barrie Baycats completed a four-game sweep of the Brantford Red Sox with a 6-0 win Tuesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium.

Barrie needs eight more wins to clinch its sixth straight IBL title.

Baycats starter Emilis Guerrero (2-0) tossed six shutout innings, scattering four hits and striking out eight.

At the plate, Ryan Rijo went five-for-five with three RBI, Kyle DeGrace had three hits, three runs, an RBI and a stolen base, Starlin Rodriguez singled twice and scored, Kevin Atkinson drove in a run and scored, and Conner Morro had two hits and an RBI.

For Brantford, Matt McGovern and Anthony Rizquez had two hits apiece.

Mike Mueller (0-1) took the loss, giving up six runs (five earned) on 13 hits over six innings. He walked one and struck out two.

2019 IBL Playoffs

Best-of-seven quarter-final:

SERIES A: (1) BARRIE VS. (8) BRANTFORD
Barrie wins series 4-0
Game 1: Barrie 12, Brantford 2
Game 2: Barrie 10, Brantford 0
Game 3: Barrie 10, Brantford 6
Game 4: Barrie 6, Brantford 0

SERIES B: (2) KITCHENER VS (7) TORONTO
Kitchener leads series 2-1
Game 1: Kitchener 8, Toronto 4
Game 2: Kitchener 7, Toronto 5
Game 3: Toronto 12, Kitchener 7
Game 4: Wednesday, Aug. 14 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
Game 5: Thursday, Aug. 15 at Kitchener 7:30 p.m.
*Game 6: Friday, Aug. 16 at Toronto 7:30 p.m.
*Game 7: Saturday, Aug. 17 at Kitchener 7 p.m.

SERIES C: (3) HAMILTON VS. (6) GUELPH
Hamilton wins series 4-0
Game 1: Hamilton 11, Guelph 3
Game 2: Hamilton 6, Guelph 3
Game 3: Hamilton 10, Guelph 0
Game 4: Hamilton 6, Guelph 4

SERIES D: (4) WELLAND VS. (5) LONDON
Welland wins series 4-1
Game 1: Welland 6, London 3
Game 2: Welland 11, London 3
Game 3: Welland 6, London 3
Game 4: London 11, Welland 6
Game 5: Welland 11, London 7

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