INTERCOUNTY BASEBALL LEAGUE
HAMILTON – Connor Bowie's two-out single scored Justin Gideon in the bottom of the 12th to give the Hamilton Cardinals a 6-5 win over the Barrie Baycats Sunday afternoon at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
Gideon reached on an error to open the bottom of the inning and stole second with one out. Bowie brought him home on a 1-1 pitch. Gideon and Bowie each had two hits and drove in a run, and they combined to score four times.
Grant Arnold singled twice and scored twice, while Jake Chiaravalle and Jake Foden added an RBI apiece.
Chris Lazar (5-3) earned the win with a scoreless inning of relief. Starter Wes Markle went three innings and gave up four runs (three earned) on four hits with five walks and a strikeout.
Ryan Rijo drove in two of Barrie's runs. Jordan Castaldo and Brandon Hillier each had an RBI and scored, and Starlin Rodriguez singled twice and scored.
Ryan Spataro (0-1) took the loss, giving up an unearned run on two hits with two strikeouts in 1.2 innings – his first appearance on the mound this season.
Adrian Salcedo started and went five innings, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts.
Hamilton improved to 17-13, and Barrie fell to 21-8.
Asbury-Heath leads Welland onslaught against Panthers
KITCHENER – DeAndre Asbury-Heath led the Welland Jackfish's onslaught with two home runs and six RBI in a 19-8 win over the Kitchener Panthers Sunday afternoon.
Asbury-Heath also singled twice as the Jackfish (16-13) pounded out 18 hits. Brendon Nicholson went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs atop the Welland lineup, and Brendon Dadson added a pair of hits, including his first longball of the season, three RBI and two runs.
Mattingly Romanin had three hits, three runs and an RBI, Caleb Feuerstake singled, doubled and scored three times while driving in a run, Andrew Mercier went 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI, Wilson Soriano scored twice, and Vaughn Bryan had two hits and two runs.
Rich Corrente (3-1) went seven innings on the mound for the win. He allowed three runs on seven hits with two walks.
For Kitchener, Liam Wilson and Brian Burton each had two hits and scored twice, while Wilson added an RBI. Zarley Cina hit a solo home run, while Mike Gordner, Zach Johnson and Keegan Marsden all drove in a run.
Christian Hauck (2-2) lasted two innings in a losing effort, giving up seven runs (five earned) on six hits with three walks and a strikeout.
Kitchener fell to 21-9.
Leafs snap three-game skid with walk-off win
TORONTO – The Toronto Maple Leafs snapped a three-game losing streak with a 6-4 win over the London Majors Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.
Trailing by one heading into the bottom of the ninth, Marcus Knecht drilled a three-run home run to score Grant Tamane and Justin Marra, who walked to open the inning.
Ryan Johnston drove in two for the Leafs (11-20), and Cooper Lamb had the other RBI. Damon Topolie went 2-for-4 with a run.
Andrew Simonetti (2-1) went two-thirds of an inning for the win. He gave up Mike Ambrose's solo home run in the top of the ninth that briefly gave London the lead.
Chris Leroux went the first three innings and struck out four without allowing a hit.
For London (14-17), Ismael Pena hit a two-run blast, while Jonathan Thibodeau added a solo shot prior to Ambrose going deep.
Sean Hood-Tidman (0-1) took the loss, giving up two runs and two walks in two-thirds of an inning. Migel Burgos walked five and struck out seven over seven innings, surrendering three runs on five hits.
Tuesday, July 23
Guelph at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, July 24
Barrie at Toronto, 7:30 p.m.
Welland at Brantford, 8 p.m.
Thursday, July 25
Hamilton at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
Kitchener at Welland, 7:30 p.m.