Baycats win slugfest over Majors
The Barrie Baycats bats were hot again, slugging four home runs en route to a 14-10 win over the London Majors Friday during Intercounty Baseball League action at Labatt Park.
Malik Williams, Hayden Jaco, Josh Cote, and Avery Tuck all hit round-trippers. The big damage came in the seventh inning, when Cote hit a grand slam.
Byron Reichstein had a two-run home run of his own for the Majors in the fourth inning.
Baycats starter Evan Soules earned the win, pitching seven innings. Jaryd Lund took the loss.
The Baycats improve to 17-9 and host the Kitchener Panthers Saturday at 7:05 p.m. The Majors drop to 8-15 and visit the Welland Jackfish Saturday at 6:05 p.m.
Four-run sixth propels Jackfish over Cardinals
The Welland Jackfish offence was silent until the sixth inning, but that’s all they needed to secure a 4-2 win over the Hamilton Cardinals Friday night during Intercounty Baseball League action at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
James Smibert and Sam Cawker had RBI singles, while the Jackfish added two more runs in the sixth-inning rally to get teh win.
Clayton Keyes was at the plate for both Cardinals runs with an RBI single in the third inning and a sharply hit ball to score another in the fifth.
Alberto Guerrero got the win on the mound, working seven innings and striking out nine. Jayson Wilbur took the loss.
The Jackfish 22-6, host the London Majors Saturday at 6:05 p.m. The Cardinals 14-12 visit the Brantford Red Sox Saturday at 8 p.m.
Balanced attack leads Red Sox to win over Royals
The Brantford Red Sox had 12 hits from seven different hitters in a 12-4 win over the Guelph Royals Friday during Intercounty Baseball League action at Arnold Anderson Stadium.
While the hitting was spread for the Red Sox, so was the scoring, thanks to six different batters with RBI. Justin Murray had two hits and three RBI to lead the way, while Gus Wilson had three hits and two RBI.
Red Sox starter Quincy Jones was a maestro on the mound pitching six innings, giving up no runs on four hits with four strikeouts.Yomar Concepcion took the loss.
The Red Sox are now 5-23 and host the Hamilton Cardinals Saturday at 8 p.m. The Royals drop to 9-17 and host the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday at 7:30 p.m.