Jackfish wins ninth straight

WELLAND – The streak lives on.

It was close, but Welland hung on for a 7-5 win Saturday over Toronto – the team’s ninth straight victory.

Brandon Hupe drove in two for the first-place Jackfish (12-3). Jake Sanford went 4-for-4 with two RBI, Tyson Gomm doubled home a pair of runs in the eighth, and Matteo Porcellato had an RBI groundout.

Danny Howat (1-0) earned the win in three innings of relief. He allowed an unearned run on two hits and struck out two. Brandon Marklund started and went four innings and yielded three runs on three hits and two walks.

Lucas Alberti led the Leafs (6-12) with a solo home run. Cole Murchison, Ryan Dos Santos, Jose Vinicio and Jordan Castaldo drove in other runs.

Angel Castro (1-2) lasted 6.1 innings and was touched for five runs on eight hits with a walk and three strikeouts.