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Cardinals soar to victory over Baycats in Steeltown

Owen Jansen's triple scored two runs in the fourth inning, but team fell 11-5; Barrie back in action Thursday at home versus Guelph Royals
The Barrie Baycats' Owen Jansen is shown in a file photo.

The Hamilton Cardinals finished strong to come from behind to beat the Barrie Baycats, 11-5, Sunday.

Down 4-0 heading into the bottom of the sixth inning, the Cardinals got a double from Luis Bernardo and a triple by Danny Berg to score three runs in the bottom half of the inning.

After adding two in the seventh inning, the Cardinals scored six in the eighth, thanks in part to a Brandon Latter double that scored two runs and a Luis Bernardo single that also scored two runs.

The Baycats managed nine hits, with Owen Jansen triple scoring two runs in the fourth inning.

Corben Peters earned the win on the mound for the Cardinals. Jayson Wilbur had a great start, striking out seven and giving up only three runs on three hits in four innings of work.

Aidan Rossel was pegged with the loss for the Baycats. Starter Evan Soules pitched six innings giving up only three runs on four hits while striking out six.

The Cardinals improved to 4-2 and hit the road Thursday against the Kitchener Panthers at 7:30 p.m. The Baycats (2-3) host the Guelph Royals Thursday at 7:35 p.m.

Jackfish come from behind to beat Leafs

The Welland Jackfish scored four times in the eight and added two more in the top of the ninth to come from behind and beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 11-9 at Dominico Field at Christie Pits Sunday.

Despite starting the game strong, scoring two in the top of the first inning, the Maple Leafs scored three in the fourth inning and exploded for six in the sixth to take a 9-5 lead.

James Smibert had a two-run homer in that first inning, while Sam Cawker did the same thing in the sixth inning. The Maple Leafs responded with two long balls of their own. Johnathan Solazzo hit a three-run shot in the fourth inning and Greg Carrington hit a grand slam in the sixth to open the game up for his team.

Deivy Mendez was credited with the win on the mound, while Wilgenis Alvarado was tagged with the loss.

The surging Jackfish (2-2) host the Brantford Red Sox Thursday at 7:25 p.m. The Maple Leafs (4-2) host the Kitchener Panthers Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.

Majors' bats catch fire

The London Majors bats were as hot as the temperature at Labatt Park on Sunday afternoon.

With the sun shining and temperatures hitting 30C the Majors had hits from nine different players en route to a 11-0 win over the Brantford Red Sox.

The first inning was a sign of things to come as Eduardo de Oleo blasted a three-run home run, before Cleveland Brownlee had a solo shot to give the Majors a 4-0 lead. They added one more in the second and sixth, two in the fifth and three more in the seventh.

Tommy Reyes-Cruz, Starling Joseph and Daniel Battel all hit doubles.

The Red Sox were able to muster six hits, with Jeremie Veilleux hitting a double.

Majors starter Jaryd Lund was solid in his outing on the mound. He struck out six and gave up five hits in six innings of work.

The same two teams reconvene at Labatt Park on Friday at 7:35 p.m.

Curtis leads Panthers to victory

Elliott Curtis had himself a day at the plate, leading the Kitchener Panthers to a 13-3 win over the Guelph Royals.

The Panthers’ third baseman hit a two-run home run in the sixth inning and followed that up with a three-run homer in the seventh to lead the offence.

Early in the game, Raul Gonzalez got the Panthers bats going with a two-run home run to cap a three-run first inning. The Panthers then added two more in the second inning, one in the third and fifth, two in the sixth and four in the seventh.

The Royals pounded out 11 hits of their own but had trouble cashing them in. J.D. Williams had three hits, while Brando Leroux and Jeff MacLeod had a two-hit game.

Panthers starter Christian Hauck got the win, striking out five in four innings. Royals starter Sandy Baez earned the loss in four innings of work.

The Panthers improved to 4-1 and hit the road Wednesday against the Toronto Maple Leafs at 7:30 p.m. The Royals (1-3) host the Brantford Red Sox Tuesday at 7:30 p.m.

Upcoming games:

Tuesday May, 30
Brantford Red Sox at Guelph Royals, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, May 31
Kitchener Panthers at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.

Thursday, June 1
Brantford Red Sox at Welland Jackfish, 7:25 p.m.
Hamilton Cardinals at Kitchener Panthers, 7:30 p.m.
Guelph Royals at Barrie Baycats, 7:35 p.m.