Four-run third propels Baycats to win

Photo by Bob Hurley

KITCHENER – A four-run third inning put the Barrie Baycats ahead for good Monday afternoon in Kitchener.

Trailing 1-0, the Baycats scored their runs on four hits and held on for a 6-5 road victory over the Panthers.

Noel McGarry-Doyle and Ryan Rijo each drove in a pair for Barrie. Tyler Plumpton went 2-for-3 with two runs and an RBI, and Jake Wilson drove in a run.

Riley Hoover (1-0) pitched five innings for the win. He yielded four runs on six hits with three walks and two strikeouts. Brad Grieveson struck out two in a scoreless ninth for the save.

Adam Robertson (0-1) took the loss, allowing four runs on four hits over 2.2 innings. He walked two and struck out one.

Stephen Whalen and Tyler Hinrikus each homered and drove in two for the Panthers. Stephen Nahrabeki went 2-for-4 with an RBI.