Eight-run eighth lifts Baycats past Panthers

KITCHENER – The Barrie Baycats scored eight runs in the eighth inning to beat the Kitchener Panthers 11-9 Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.

Jordan Castaldo went 3-for-5 and finished a triple short of the cycle. He drove in four and scored three times. Starlin Rodriguez had two hits, two RBI and a run. Kyle DeGrace singled twice and scored twice.

Kevin Atkinson picked up a pair of RBI, Jeff Cowan had two hits, an RBI and a run, Branfy Infante added an RBI, and Brad Bissell singled three times and scored once.

Adrian Salcedo (1-0) picked up the win, scattering two hits in two scoreless innings of relief. He had two strikeouts. Santos Arias started and went six innings, allowing four runs on six hits with four strikeouts.

For Kitchener, Nick Parsons drove in three and scored once. Zach Johnson had two RBI, Zarley Cina had three hits, two runs and an RBI, Keegan Marsden scored twice, and Mike Andrulis and Jeff Hunt each had an RBI and scored.

Austin Hassani (0-1) took the loss, allowing three unearned runs on two hits in two-thirds of an inning.

Jasvir Rakkar went six innings and gave up three runs on seven hits with two walks and three strikeouts.

Each team is 2-1.