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Last-place Red Sox beat first-place Baycats, who fall out of top spot

The Baycats are in Brantford tonight looking for some revenge before hosting Toronto on Thursday night
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The Barrie Baycats' Ryan Rijo, shown in a file photo, went 3-for-3 on Tuesday night against the Brantford Red Sox, but the Baycats came up short. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday

Austin Wilkie's grand slam in the eighth inning broke a 4-4 tie and helped the last-place Brantford Red Sox knock the Barrie Baycats out of first place Tuesday night at Coates Stadium.

Brantford (4-23) defeated Barrie 8-4 and pushed the Baycats a half game back of Kitchener atop the IBL standings. 

Jesse Fishbaum drove in a run and scored twice, Luis Perez had two hits and two RBI, and Anthony Rizquez went 2-for-4 with a run. 

Mike Mueller (1-1) earned the win with 3.1 innings of relief, allowing a run on five hits with a walk and three strikeouts. Michael Bannon started and went five innings, yielding three runs on six hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Ryan Rijo went 3-for-3 with an RBI and a run in the loss. Glenn Jackson had two hits and drove in a pair, Conner Morro added an RBI, and Ryan Spataro singled three times. 

Brad Bissell (0-1) took the loss, surrendering three runs on a hit without recording an out. 

Starter Santos Arias lasted seven innings, giving up four runs (three earned) on six hits with two walks and four strikeouts. 

Barrie dropped to 19-7.

Panthers move into first place 

KITCHENER – The Kitchener Panthers moved into first place with a 10-4 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Tuesday night at Jack Couch Park. 

Tanner Nivins went 3-for-5 with his eighth home run. He drove in three and scored twice. Zarley Cina hit a three-run home run, and Andy Leader went 3-for-4 with a solo shot. 

Zach Johnson drove in a run and scored twice, Mike Gordner had an RBI and scored, and Colin Gordner plated a pair of runs. 

Yoennis Yera (5-1) struck out eight over six innings for the win. He gave up two runs on seven hits. 

Kitchener (20-7) leads Barrie by a half game. 

Marek Deska (1-4) took the loss for Toronto, giving up nine runs on four hits with two walks in four innings. 

Offensively, Cooper Lamb homered twice and had three RBI and two runs. Justin Marra drilled a solo shot, and Zac Orchard added three hits and a run. 

Toronto fell to 10-18. 

Future games: 
Wednesday, July 17
Barrie at Brantford, 8 p.m. 
Thursday, July 18
Toronto at Barrie, 7:30 p.m. 
London at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m. 
Hamilton at Welland, 7:30 p.m.