Bowie delivers knockout blow to Baycats
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.