Jackfish Continue Dominance Over Baycats With Blowout Win

by Ryan Eakin

MIDHURST - Déjà vu

The Welland Jackfish defeated the Barrie Baycats 8-2 on Tuesday evening to improve to 7-9 on the season.

With the loss, the Baycats fall to 6-10.

Jackfish starting pitcher Chris Boatto recorded the win, pitching a complete game while allowing two runs on eight hits and one base on ball.

The veteran hurler struck out eight Baycats' batters.

Jackfish first basemen Griffin Keller led the way at the plate, going four-for-six

Baycats starter Juan Benitez took the loss, tossing five and two-thirds of an inning while allowing two earned runs on eight hits and three bases on balls.

The Baycats' ace struck out six Jackfish batters.

WELLAND - 8-14-0

BARRIE - 2-8-2


Up 4-1 in the top of the eighth inning, Jackfish shortstop Brendon Dadson hit a two-run single with the bases loaded to give the Jackfish a 6-1 lead, which ended up being more than enough to secure the victory for the Jackfish on this night.


3. Meeting for the third time this season, the Jackfish defeated the Baycats for the third time this season.

.114: Baycats catcher Jake MacDonald is now batting .114 on the season. Expected to be the Baycats' starting catcher, it is stating the obvious when I write that the BC native has to be way better down the stretch for the Baycats.


With Baycats third basemen Marcel Lacasse exiting the game after his second at-bat due to not feeling 100% and due to Baycats first basemen Ryan Rijo exiting the game in the top of the eighth inning due to picking up newest Baycat Avery Tuck from the airport, the Baycats closed the game out with James Anderson, Darius Barlas, and Michael Cecchetto batting 4-5-6.

The trio entered tonight's game with on-base percentages of .217-.111-.262.

The depth, simply put, is not good enough.


The Baycats host Jordan Castaldo, Sean Reilly, and the Toronto Maple Leafs this Thursday from Coates Stadium.

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