Leafs' Cicatello two-hits Jackfish
WELLAND – Toronto pitcher Justin Cicatello needed 105 pitches to put away the Welland Jackfish in the Maple Leafs' 5-0 win Saturday afternoon on the road.
Cicatello (2-0) two-hit the Jackfish, walking one and striking out six while only facing four batters more than the minimum.
Offensively, Cicatello helped his own cause by picking up a hit and scoring twice. Damon Topolie and Justin Marra each had two hits and a run. Topolie moved into second all-time among IBL hits leaders with 791, passing former Guelph Royals slugger Kevin Hinton. He trails current Royals slugger Sean Reilly for the top spot.
Ryan Santos went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Grant Tamane drove in two, Ryan Johnston had three hits and an RBI, and Cooper Lamb drove in a run.
Nolan Pettipiece and Nate Mastervick had Welland's hits.
Matthew Clingersmith (2-1) was touched for three runs on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out three.
Toronto improved to 5-7, and Welland dropped to 5-4.