Bat-around sixth sparks Baycats’ victory

BRANTFORD – Barrie sent 14 batters to the plate in an eight-run sixth to blow open a close game and hand the Brantford Red Sox a 13-2 defeat Friday night.

Barrie had five hits in the inning and took advantage of an error, two hit batters, four walks and a passed ball to turn the game from 4-1 to 12-1.

James Anderson and Tyler Plumpton each went 3-for-4. They combined to score five runs and drive in five. Carson Burns drove in three on three hits, while Owen Jansen went 2-for-5 with three RBI and two runs.

Baycats starter Evan Soules (1-0) went five innings for the win, allowing a run on three hits with four walks and four strikeouts.

Red Sox starter Bennett Moore (0-4) was pulled with two outs in the sixth after giving up 10 runs (nine earned) on five hits. He walked five and fanned five.

Spencer Jamieson drove in the lone Brantford run. Liam Sutherland and Troy Banks each had a pair of hits.

Barrie improved to 8-6, and Brantford fell to 0-12.