Panthers take over first after beating Baycats

BARRIE – The Kitchener Panthers added to the Barrie Baycats' misery and took over first place with an 11-5 win Thursday night at Coates Stadium.

Mike Andrulis went 4-for-5 and had two RBI and scored twice as the Panthers improved to 16-5. Kitchener holds a one-game lead over Barrie (15-6), which dropped its third straight.  

Andy Leader and Yorbis Borroto each had two hits, two RBI and combined to score three times. Jeff Hunt and Zarley Cina both drove in a run, Zach Johnson singled, doubled and scored three runs, and Keegan Marsden also scored a trio of runs.

Yoennis Yera (4-1) picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits over six innings. He walked three and struck out eight.

For Barrie, Conner Morro had three hits and fell a triple short of the cycle. Morro drove in a run and scored three times. Starlin Rodriguez singled, tripled and added an RBI and a run, while Kyle DeGrace, Steve Lewis and Jeff Cowan each picked up an RBI.

Emilis Guerrero (4-1) took the loss, surrendering five runs (two earned) on nine hits in six innings.