Leyer leads Jackfish past Red Sox

WELLAND – Reigning IBL Pitcher of the Week Euclides Leyer struck out nine over seven no-hit innings to lead the Welland Jackfish to a 6-3 win over the visiting Brantford Red Sox Thursday night.  

Leyer (2-0) walked one and allowed three unearned runs – all of which were scored in the sixth inning thanks to four Welland errors.

Casey Bouillere-Howard picked up his first save with two scoreless innings. He struck out one.

At the plate, Andrew Mercier and Nolan Pettipiece each had a pair of hits in the win. Wilson Soriano, Caleb Feuerstake and Brendon Dadson all had a hit, RBI and run. Kenny Hahnfeld drove in a run, and DeAndre Asbury-Heath scored twice.

Anthony Rizquez singled and scored Brantford's only run. Michael Bannon (1-0) gave up four runs on seven hits over six innings. He struck out five and walked three.

The Red Sox dropped to 1-3, and Welland improved to 2-1.