Three-run eighth sparks Baycats

BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats’ three-run eighth broke a 5-5 tie and sent them to an 8-5 win over Toronto on Thursday at Vintage Throne Stadium.

After Toronto scored once in the top half of the eighth, Noel McGarry-Doyle singled home a run – his second hit and second RBI of the night – to give Barrie the lead for good. Malik Williams added some insurance with a two-run blast as part of a three RBI game.

Jake Wilson went 4-for-5 with an RBI, Ryan Rijo had two hits and drove in a run and Carson Burns added an RBI.

Brandon Hillier (1-0) picked up the win after allowing a run on three hits and a walk in an inning of relief. Brad Grieveson earned the save after striking out two in a scoreless ninth. Henrry Civil started and went 4.2 innings, giving up four runs on three hits with five walks and six strikeouts.

Leafs’ hurler Angel Castro (0-2) took the loss, allowing eight runs (six earned) on 12 hits over 7.2 innings. He struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk.

Justin Marra went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Aidan McAskie drove in two and Greg Carrington added an RBI.

Barrie improved to 14-9 and Toronto fell to 12-11.