Baycats Rout Maple Leafs to End Losing Streak in Castaldo's Homecoming
MIDHURST - A night to remember.
The Barrie Baycats defeated the Toronto Maple Leafs 16-6 on Thursday evening to improve to 4-5 on the season.
With the loss, the Maple Leafs fall to 5-5 on the season.
Baycats southpaw Marshall Leishman recorded the win in his first career start, going five and two-thirds of an inning while allowing three earned runs on eight hits and four bases on balls.
Leishman struck out one batter.
Baycats first basemen Ryan Rijo led the way at the plate, going three-for-four with one base on balls.
Maple Leafs starter Sebastian Khan took the loss in his first career start, going four innings while allowing five earned runs on eight hits and four bases on balls, while recording a pair of strikeouts.
TORONTO - 6-11-4
BARRIE - 16-14-1
BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME...
No one play shifted the game in the Baycats' favour tonight.
Instead, it was a four-run bottom of the third inning that did that, with all four runs coming individually.
NICEST PLAY OF THE GAME...
Let's go with the nicest moment of the game for this one.
Before the game, the Baycats presented Jordan Castaldo with his 2019 championship ring, which was followed by a video tribute for the Baycats icon.
His video tribute will be posted to our socials tomorrow.
BY THE NUMBERS...
4. The Maple Leafs defence remains an issue, with their defence recording four errors tonight.
8. Eight Baycats recorded a hit tonight, with designated hitter Jeff Cowan being the lone batter who did not. He, however, walked three times.
8. Eight Baycats got on base at least twice tonight, with second basemen Branfy Infante getting on base once.
NEWS FROM THE GAME...
A bit breezy midgame, but other than that, it was a perfect night for baseball until the top of the ninth inning, when a sudden and intense rainfall fell on Coates Stadium, leading to the game instantly being called before the Maple Leafs had a chance to bat in the top of the ninth.
The Baycats return to action tomorrow night when they battle the Hamilton Cardinals in Hamilton.
They return home on Saturday evening to face off with the Welland Jackfish for the first time this season.
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