by Sam Aucoin

BARRIE – The London Majors scored 14 runs and beat the Barrie Baycats this afternoon 14-9. Down 9-5 in the top of the eighth inning, London rallied for nine runs in the last two innings to shock the Baycats.

Eight out of the 12 pitchers used in the game, combined between both sides, gave up at least one earned run as both offences showed up. Former Baycat Victor Plaz was right in the middle of it, going four for five with a home run and three runs batted in. 

The Majors hit three home runs as a team, with Byron Reichstein and Eduardo De Oleo hitting the other two. 11 different London batters recorded a hit, with six getting more than one. A six-run ninth was the difference as London kept the line moving on seven singles.

Carlos Sano started for Barrie, tossing five innings, giving up two runs, one earned, and striking out a pair. Braeden Ferrington picked up the win (1), with the loss going to Brad Grieveson (1). 

Ryan Lacasse made his second appearance of the season and was able to get the Baycats out of the ninth inning, inducing two pop-ups. Christian Lazar and Brandon Hillier got into the game as well in relief, not having their best stuff and giving up five runs combined. 

Barrie scored four runs in the seventh. An RBI single from Noah Hull started it. Hayden Jaco followed that with a two-run double, and Canice Ejoh also drove in one with a base hit. 

Baycats right-fielder Ricky Phillips had a big day at the plate, going three for five with a walk, a double, two runs scored, and a pair driven in. Canice Ejoh and Tyler Plumpton both recorded two hits.

Majors win 14-9

The Baycats are back in action this Thursday against the Brantford Red Sox. The first pitch is scheduled for 7:35 p.m. at Vintage Throne Stadium.


Photo: Bob Hurley