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Cardinals hand Baycats second straight loss

Tyler Duncan's triple in the sixth scored the tying run for Hamilton, followed by three-run eighth inning
2021-07-22 Marcel Lacasse RB 4
The Barrie Baycats' Marcel Lacasse is shown in a file photo.


HAMILTON – A three-run eighth sent the Hamilton Cardinals to a 4-2 win over the Barrie Baycats, Sunday afternoon.

Tyler Duncan went 4-for-4 in the victory. His triple in the sixth scored the tying run. Jacob Underwood followed with a go-ahead double and Julian Johnson added insurance with a sacrifice fly.

Luis Jean went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Justin Gideon singled and scored.

Jacob Gajic struck out the side in the eighth to pick up the win. He relieved Chris Lazar, who went seven innings and allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.

Daury Torrez earned his first save with a scoreless ninth. He scattered two hits and struck out one.

Barrie’s Chris Cox (0-1) was charged with the loss after allowing three runs on three hits with two walks in an inning. Riley Hoover started and went five innings, yielding a run on six hits with two walks and three punchouts.

Marcel Lacasse went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a run. Owen Jansen had the other RBI.

Hamilton improved to 2-3 and Barrie dropped to 4-2.

Jackfish stay undefeated in win over Leafs

TORONTO – The IBL’s only undefeated team held on for its fifth straight win to open the season.

Welland improved to 5-0 with an 8-6 win over Toronto Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.

Ethan Hunt went 2-for-4 with a home run and two RBI for Welland. Brandon Nicholson drove in two on three hits and also scored twice, while Sam Cawker went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs. Mateo Porcellato had a pair of RBI and Mike Wagner singled twice and scored.

Rich Corrente (1-0) went six innings for the win, giving up three runs on six hits. He walked one and struck out two. Scott Gillespie earned the three-inning save, yielding three runs on three hits with three walks and four Ks.

Brady Cerkownyk hit a two-run blast and Greg Carrington added a solo shot for the Leafs (2-4). Johnathan Solazzo drove in two, Justin Marra had an RBI and scored, Jordan Castaldo singled twice and scored, and Garrett Takamatsu singled, doubled and scored twice.

Mason Fenwick (0-1) took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits over four innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Boon fans seven in Majors’ win

BRANTFORD – Owen Boon fanned seven over seven innings to lead the London Majors to an 8-2 win in Brantford Sunday afternoon.

The London righty (3-0) allowed two runs on seven hits and didn’t issue a walk.

Offensively, Starling Joseph’s three-run blast in the fifth capped a four-run inning as the Majors broke open a 2-2 tie. Taylor Wright drove in a pair, Cleveland Brownlee had two hits and two runs, Robert Mullen went 2-for-3 and Andrew Lawrence had two hits and a run.

London improved to 4-1.

For Brantford (0-6), Spencer Jamieson went 2-for-4 and was credited with the lone RBI. Zach Lampreia and Shamil Ubiera also had a pair of hits apiece.

Gabe Bruder took the loss, giving up six runs on seven hits over 4.2 innings. He walked two and fanned five.

Marsden’s double gives Panthers edge over Royals

KITCHENER – Keegan Marsden’s two-run double in the bottom of the sixth was the difference in the Kitchener Panthers’ 4-3 win Sunday over Guelph at Jack Couch Park.

Andy Leader accounted for the other runs with a two-run blast to open the scoring in the third. Simon Grinberg singled twice as Kitchener moved to 2-2.

Nathan Laird walked one in a scoreless sixth to earn the win. Leader threw a perfect ninth with a strikeout to pick up his first save.

Jacob Douglas started and went four innings. He was charged with an unearned run on one hit with a walk and three strikeouts.

Noah Roberts drove in two runs for the Royals (2-3). Malik Collymore had the other RBI. Ethan Hammond went 2-for-3 with a run
Nelson Mercado took the loss, giving up four runs on five hits over six innings. He walked two and struck out two.

Tuesday, May 31
Welland at Guelph, 7:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 1
Barrie at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Thursday, June 2
Welland at Kitchener, June 2