Baycats Use Big Second Inning to Beat Royals

by Ryan Eakin

GUELPH - Two in a row.

The Barrie Baycats defeated the Guelph Royals 10-6 on Tuesday evening to improve to 17-6 on the regular season.

With the loss, the Royals fall to 13-12 on the regular season.

Baycats starting pitcher Santos Arias recorded the win, tossing a complete game while giving up six earned runs on nine hits and five bases on balls while striking out eight batters along the way.

Baycats third basemen Jordan Castaldo led the way at the plate, going two-for-four with two bases on balls and a home run.

His home run was a solo shot in the top of the sixth inning.

Royals starting pitcher Yunior Yambatis took the loss, tossing seven innings while giving up five earned runs on nine hits and two bases on balls to go along with five strikeouts. 

BARRIE - 10-12-0

GUELPH - 6-9-3

BIGGEST PLAY OF THE GAME: Tied at zero in the top of the second inning, Baycats reliever-turned-designated hitter Jacob Douglas hit a two-run double to give the Baycats a 2-0 lead.

The Baycats never looked back from there.

NEWS AND NOTES FROM THE GAME: For just the second time this season, Baycats centre fielder Glenn Jackson and first basemen Jon Waltenbury played in the same game.

And with catcher Kyle DeGrace and infielders Kevin Atkinson and Branfy Infante not available, it was much needed.

BIGGEST TAKEAWAY FROM THE GAME: Like fellow starter Adrian Salcedo on Sunday afternoon, Arias delivered a massive performance for the Baycats tonight.

Shorthanded in the bullpen, Arias threw a season-high 151 pitches, which is not at all typical for a Baycats starting pitching. 

NEXT UP: On Friday, the Baycats welcome the Toronto Maple Leafs to Coates Stadium.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:30 PM

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Photo: RJ Rose/SOAR Photography