Tuck helps Baycats beat Majors, Mother Nature

Photo by RJ Rose

LONDON -- Avery Tuck homered and drove in five, and the Barrie Baycats didn't let a nearly 24-hour rain delay slow them down in a 13-7 win over the London Majors Monday night. 

Tuck opened the game, which started Sunday night at Labatt Park, with his second home run of the season. Barrie scored seven in the opening frame, chasing Majors starter Jarryd Lund before he could record an out. The skies opened up in the top of the second, and the game was suspended until Monday evening. 

Tuck finished with four hits, and the Baycats (12-15) had 15 overall. Jake Wilson and David LeBlanc each went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Carson Burns singled twice and drove in two while scoring twice, James Anderson went 2-for-4 with three runs, while Jake MacDonald, Ryan Rijo and Marcel Lacasse all had a hit and RBI. 

Andrew Grieder (3-0) picked up the win in relief. He allowed seven runs (four earned) on 10 hits in 6.2 innings. The Baycats' lefty struck out 11 and walked four. Riley Hoover started and walked one and gave up a hit in one inning Sunday. 

Lund (2-2) was lifted after allowing seven runs on five hits with two walks. 

Offensively, Byron Reichstein's sixth home run was a solo shot. Carlos Arteaga drove in two, Austin Wilkie and Robert Doyle each drove in a run, Hayden Jaco singled, doubled and scored, Evan Britt had two hits and scored twice, and Keith Kandel went 3-for-4 with two runs. 

First-place London fell to 19-7.