by Sam Aucoin

BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats are back in the win column after a 3-1 win against the Brantford Red Sox. Strong pitching from Christian Lazar and Ryan Lacasse kept the Red Sox quiet and a solo home run from Hayden Jaco led Barrie to its tenth win of the season.

Not a whole lot happened in the game. The pitching for both sides was phenomenal. Ricardo Alvarez DeLugo started for Brantford and was charged with the loss, but he only gave up two earned runs through six and two-thirds.

Christian Lazar came in for Barrie and tossed four and two-thirds with a pair of strikeouts. Lazar was not the original starter in the game – Cesar Rosado got one out as the scheduled starter – but because this game was a continuation from June 13th, he came in and got the job done.

Ryan Lacasse followed and was equally effective, pitching two and two-thirds. Lacasse would give up his first earned run of the season, but it came when he had already left the game. Brad Grieveson, who got the save, allowed an RBI single to David Alvarez in the eighth inning.

Not much was needed on offence tonight. The Baycats got their first run on an error by the Red Sox second baseman, Jaret Lupton. A Hayden Jaco fourth-inning solo home run made it 2-0, and that was the difference in the game. Canice Ejoh would tack on a third run in the seventh, scoring on a wild pitch.

Grieveson would lock down a four-out save in what was his best outing of the season.

Baycats win 3-1, they are 10-5 on the season.

Photo: Bob Hurley