IBL ROUNDUP: Four-run fifth propels Baycats in rain-shortened win

BARRIE – A four-run fifth inning and some rain helped Barrie beat Toronto 5-1 Thursday night. 

Adam Odd’s two-run double broke a 1-1 tie and accounted for half of the Baycats’ offence in the fifth inning. Rain picked up in the sixth inning, and the game was made official. 

Ryan Rijo also had a pair of RBI for Barrie (26-14). Starlin Rodriguez drove in the other run. Branfy Infante went 2-for-3 and scored once. 

Jeifry Nunez (4-3) pitched all six innings for the win. He allowed an unearned run on four hits with four walks and four strikeouts. 

Leafs’ shortstop Jose Vinicio doubled to lead off the game and scored on an error four batters later. 

Pitcher Sam Greene (3-3) went five innings and gave up five runs (four earned) on six hits. He fanned nine without issuing a walk. 

Toronto fell to 19-19. 

Jackfish wins playoff preview

WELLAND – The Welland Jackfish defeated Brantford 12-7 Thursday night in a first-round playoff preview. 

Steven Moretto hit a two-run home run for the first-place Jackfish (310-10). James Smibert went 3-for-5 with two RBI, Matteo Porcellato had two hits and drove in a pair of runs, Hogan Brown drove in a run and scored, Ethan Pasco had two hits and two runs, Greg Marco went 2-for-4 with an RBI and Ethan Hunt singled, doubled and scored. 

Brandon Underhill (4-0) gave up two unearned runs on three hits over five innings of relief for the win. He struck out two. 

Hayden Stam (0-1) took the loss for Brantford (8-31). He gave up four runs on five hits over 1.1 innings. 

Offensively, Jeremie Veilleux drove in three runs on a pair of hits, Christian Kuzemka went 3-for-4 with an RBI and two runs, Cris Ruiz and Nick Burdett each had an RBI and Gus Wilson singled twice and scored twice. 

Cardinals-Panthers rained out

KITCHENER – Thursday night’s scheduled game between Hamilton and Kitchener at Jack Couch Park was rained out. No make-up date has been announced.