Baycats' 17-hit attack stops Barnstormers

BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats’ 17-hit attack led to an 8-5 win over Chatham-Kent on Saturday at Vintage Throne Stadium.

Leadoff hitter Canice Ejoh led the way with four hits and a run. Brad McQuinn went 3-for-4 with an RBI, Nolan Machibroda had two hits and two RBI, Noah Hull singled twice and scored twice, while Adam Odd and Rick Phillips each drove in a run.

Juan Benitez (1-0) went five innings for the win, allowing four runs on eight hits with three walks and a pair of strikeouts.

For Chatham, Seth Strong hit his fourth home run, a solo shot, to tie Josh Garton for the IBL lead. Trent Sillett had three hits and two runs, Torrin Vaselenak drove in two, Spencer Morin had an RBI and Greg Kemble drove in a run and singled twice.

Sam McKinlay took the loss in relief, allowing three runs (two earned) on six hits with a strikeout over three innings. Barnstormers’ starter Cam O’Reilly yielded four runs in three innings. He scattered eight hits, walked three and struck out one.

Barrie improved to 5-2, and Chatham-Kent fell to 2-5 with its fifth straight loss.