by Sam Aucoin

BARRIE – A rather interesting win tonight for the Barrie Baycats in a game that started in the bottom of the first inning. The result of this was that this matchup was actually a continuation of a game originally scheduled for August third. But a win is a win, and tonight, we saw some great all-around baseball from the Baycats.

Barrie used three pitchers tonight, and other than a couple of run-scoring innings in the fourth and fifth, the arms were very efficient in getting the job done. Four innings from Aidan Rossel, two from Christian Mullen, and three from Brad Grieveson. Rossel, tonight’s starter, had a nice bounce-back performance from Sunday’s game against Welland.

It is safe to say that the offense also had a bounce-back game. Propelled by a four-run sixth inning, seven out of the nine starters had a hit. Branfy Infante, who came in for Victor Plaz, picked up two hits, including an RBI double. Canice Ejoh, tonight's Player of the Game, recorded three knocks while Kyle Maves drove in a pair.

With the win, the Baycats are now 25-14 on the season.

With three regular-season games left, the Baycats still have a good chance to secure second place, giving them home-field advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs. The team they need to pass is the Kitchener Panthers. Barrie will be in Kitchener for the final game before the playoffs, meaning that we may not know who the Baycats will be playing in round one until then.

NEXT UP: It is the final home game of the 2023 schedule, and who else would it be against than the Toronto Maple Leafs. It is fan appreciation night, so come on out for a 7:35 p.m. first pitch and enjoy some baseball. Get your tickets here.