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Rijo leads the offence in big Baycats win over Toronto

Innisfil native goes 4-for-6 at the plate with a pair of doubles; London Majors come to town Sunday night 
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The Barrie Baycats' Ryan Rijo. Raymond Bowe/BarrieToday


BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats pounded out 19 hits in a 13-3 win over the visiting Toronto Maple Leafs Friday night. 

Ryan Rijo went 4-for-6 with two doubles, an RBI and two runs for Barrie (18-6).

Branfy Infante singled twice and drove in three with a run, Glenn Jackson drove in a pair, Starlin Rodriguez had three hits and two runs, Jordan Castaldo went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run, Jon Waltenbury singled twice and scored twice, Jeff Cowan had an RBI and two runs, Carson Burns picked up two hits and scored twice while driving in a run, and Parker Walker tripled and drove in three with a run. 

Emilis Guerrero (5-1) scattered six hits over seven shutout innings, striking out three. 

Toronto starter Justin Cicatello (3-1) took the loss, giving up 12 runs (six earned) on 13 hits with three walks and four strikeouts over four innings. 

Offensively, Justin Marra, Jonathan Solazzo and Damon Topolie drove in the Leafs' runs. Ryan Santos went 3-for-5, and Greg Carrington singled twice and scored. 

Toronto fell to 9-17.

Chiaravalle leads Cards past Red Sox 

HAMILTON – Jake Chiaravalle homered and drove in three to lead the Hamilton Cardinals to a come-from-behind 8-5 win over the Brantford Red Sox Friday night at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium. 

Chiaravalle also doubled and scored three times as the Cards battled back from a four-run deficit with five runs in the seventh and two in the eighth. 

Grant Arnold, Mike Ceechetto and Laine Renaud drove in the other runs. Justin Gideon had two hits and a run. 

Stefan Strecker (2-1) picked up the win in relief with a scoreless inning. He allowed a hit and a walk and struck out a batter. Kelvin Pichardo struck out the side in both scoreless innings for his second save. Wes Markle started and went four innings, allowing four runs on four hits with seven walks and three strikeouts. 

For Brantford, Doug Parks went 2-for-4 with a home run and three RBI. Jesse Fishbaum and Chris Iltshishin drove in the other runs. 

Mike Mueller (0-1) took the loss, giving up five runs (one earned) on four hits with a strikeout in two-thirds of an inning.

Abel De Los Santos gave up a run on three hits in six innings. He walked four and struck out five. 

Hamilton improved to 12-13, and Brantford dropped to 3-22. 

Panthers pitchers limit London 

LONDON – Three Kitchener pitchers held the London Majors to six hits in an 8-2 Panthers win Friday night at Labatt Park. 

Yoen Socarras (2-0) went the first seven innings, giving up two runs on four hits with a walk and eight strikeouts. Brady Schnarr and Matt Vickers finished the game with a scoreless inning apiece. 

Tanner Nivins went 2-for-4 with a solo home run, and Zach Johnson added a two-run blast and a sacrifice fly. Mike Gordner singled, doubled and scored three times, Brian Burton had two hits and a run, Andy Leader drove in a run on two hits and scored once, and Liam Wilson had an RBI.

The first-place Panthers moved to 19-6. 

Carlos Arteaga had London's lone RBI. Myles Miller singled, doubled and scored. 

Migel Burgos (4-4) suffered the loss, giving up five runs on eight hits with three walks and six strikeouts. 

London (13-15) dropped its third straight. 

Future games: 
Saturday, July 13
Welland at Guelph, 7:30 p.m. 
Sunday, July 14
Guelph at Brantford, 2 p.m. 
Hamilton at Kitchener, 2 p.m. 
Welland at Toronto 2 p.m. 
London at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.