Panthers beat Baycats in championship rematch

Photo by Brian Backland

BARRIE – In a rematch of last year's championship, the Kitchener Panthers beat the Barrie Baycats 5-3 in 10 innings Saturday at Coates Stadium.

Keegan Marsden hit a two-run single in the top of the 10th for the deciding runs. Zach Johnson went 2-for-5 with an RBI, Mike Andrulis had two hits, an RBI and a run, Colin Gordner drilled a solo home run and scored twice, and Zarley Cina singled, doubled and scored.

Geoff Moroz (1-0) threw four scoreless innings for the win. He scattered three hits with four walks and a strikeout. Mike Schnurr picked up the save after striking out the side in a hitless inning.

Christian Hauck started and went five innings, allowing three runs on five hits with two walks and five strikeouts.

For Barrie, Starlin Rodriguez, Jordan Castaldo and Kevin Atkinson all drove in a run. Darren Shred singled twice. Ryan Spataro and Jeff Cowan each scored once.

Brandon Hillier (0-1) took the loss, giving up three runs on four hits with two walks and two strikeouts.

Emilis Guerrero gave up two runs on seven hits in six innings. He struck out eight and walked one.

Longtime ESPN and Sportsnet broadcaster Dan Shulman called the game on the radio with his son, Ben.