Atkinson powers Baycats past Leafs

BARRIE – Kevin Atkinson homered and drove in three to lead the Barrie Baycats to an 8-1 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday night at Coates Stadium.

Jordan Castaldo went 2-for-4 with a home run and scored twice. Starlin Rodriguez singled twice and scored twice while driving in a run, Kyle DeGrace went 3-for-5 with an RBI and a run, and Darren Shred and Ryan Spataro each drove in a run.

Adrian Salcedo (2-0) earned the win with six scoreless innings.

Zach Sloan (0-2) took the loss for Toronto, giving up seven runs (six earned) on nine hits with four walks in four innings.

Offensively, Cooper Lamb's sacrifice fly was Toronto's only run. Ryan Santos had two of the Leafs' seven hits.

Barrie improved to 3-1, and Toronto fell to 3-3.