Barrie wins 2-1 over Toronto in pitchers duel

by Sam Aucoin

BARRIE — Sometimes in tight games you will take a double play if it scores a run and that was the difference tonight in a 2-1 Baycats win over Toronto. Strong pitching led the way for both sides but Barrie’s was just a little bit better.

Frank Garcés started for Barrie and pitched great, filling up the strike zone consistently. Garcés was able to throw a lot of first pitch strikes which led to his success. 

Sam Greene was the starter for the Maple Leafs and was just as good if not better not allowing a run and silencing any rallies the Baycats had.

Dionysius Chialtas put the Leafs on the board first with a fourth inning single off Garcés. The Baycats would respond with a solo shot from Adam Odd in the bottom of the sixth.

Then in the bottom of the seventh, with runners at the corners, Nolan Machibroda grounded into a double play but because there were no outs, Noel McGarry-Doyle came in to score giving Barrie the lead.

Brandon Hillier and Brad Grieveson would combine to get the last nine outs. Both Hillier and Grieveson looked phenomenal. Brad picked up the save in the ninth stranding a pair of runners.Hillier was the winning pitcher

Baycats win 2-1