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Baycats take first game of home-and-home against Red Sox

Fifth-place Barrie (5-7) will be in Brantford tonight for the rematch following 7-3 win on Tuesday
2021-07-22 Marcel Lacasse RB 4
The Barrie Baycats' Marcel Lacasse is shown in a file photo from July 22, 2021.

The Barrie Baycats scored three runs in the fifth inning to go ahead 4-2 en route to a 7-3 win over the Brantford Red Sox Tuesday night in Barrie.

The Red Sox and Baycats play each other again tonight in a rematch in Brantford.

Barrie had nine hits off three Brantford pitchers including three by Noel McGarry-Doyle and two by Jake Wilson. McGarry-Doyle had a solo home run in the fifth and a two run single in the sixth for three RBI’s on the night in five trips to the plate. Wilson went 2-for-5 with a single and double. Marcel Lacasse also had two RBI’s on a single and a sacrifice fly.

For Brantford, Colton Fountain and Robbie Gauthier each had two hits to lead Brantford’s nine hit attack.

Juan Benitez (3-0) was the winning pitcher, going seven innings, allowing only five hits while walking one and striking out three. Losing pitcher Bennett Moore went 4 2/3 innings, giving up four runs on five hits, with four walks and two strikeouts.

Barrie (5-7) is tied for fifth place with the Welland Jackfish, three games out of first while Brantford (3-8) is in seventh place.


Wednesday, Aug. 4
Kitchener at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 5
Barrie at Welland, 7:30
Toronto at Kitchener (rescheduled to Sat., Aug. 14, 2pm-DH)