Four-run third enough offence in Leafs’ win

Photo by RJ Rose

WELLAND – Aidan McAskie’s two-run single capped a four-run third inning and was the difference in Toronto’s 4-2 win in Welland Saturday afternoon.

Justin Marra’s single scored Jose Vinicio to put the Leafs (11-6) on the board, and Marra plated the second run two batters later on Johnathan Solazzo’s ground-rule double.

Dylan Jacober (1-0) went five innings to earn the win. He gave up two runs on four hits with a walk and two strikeouts. Adam Marra threw a scoreless ninth for his first save.

Brandon Nicholson went 2-for-3 with an RBI to lead the Jackfish (12-5), who dropped its second straight game at home. Matteo Porcellato drove in the other run.

Chris Boatto (0-2) went the distance in defeat, allowing four runs on five hits with two walks and three punchouts.