OFFENSIVE ONSLAUGHT GIVES BARRIE THE 15-3 WIN OVER TORONTO
BARRIE – Where do we start with this one? An absolute blowout of a game in favour of the Barrie Baycats, 15-3 over the Toronto Maple Leafs. Now in second place with a winning streak of six, Barrie is 2-0 against Toronto this season.
This game had a lot of offense but the Maple Leafs would be first on the scoresheet. Justin Marra would hit his first of two solo home runs in the game to make it 1-0. But, in usual Baycats Fashion, they stormed right back. Noel McGarry-Doyle and Canice Ejoh would both walk and thanks to their speed, they stole three bases combined to get into scoring position. Noel scored on a ground out from Starlin Rodriguez and Ejoh crossed the plate on an RBI hit from Ryan Rijo.
After a two-run double from Adam Odd, Barrie would finish a four-run first inning and give a lead to their starter Jeifry Nunez. Nunez was pretty good again going five innings giving up one earned run on four hits with the other run coming on an error. Besides another home run from the catcher Marra, the rest of the pitching was good in relief. Evan Soules pitched two frames with a pair of punchouts. We also saw the IBL debut of Virot Siharath who pitched an inning striking out the side.
If you want some more offense, look no further than the sixth inning. A seven-spot from the Cats where 11 batters came to the plate. A Carson Burns double was followed by two Leafs errors with one of them scoring a run. Following a walk from Royce Ando, Hayden Jaco would have the offensive play of the game with a grand slam to left field.
Ryan Rijo also had a great game hitting his fourth home run in four games to go along with four hits and six RBIs. Ejoh, Jaco, and Odd all had multi-hit games along with Rijo. Max Lojko came in to wrap things up and send the fans home happy. The win goes to Jeifry Nunez. Julian Valdez was charged with the loss. Kyle Maves, who was mentioned to be available off the bench, got his first two at-bats as a Baycat. Maves recorded his first hit with his new team along with a run scored.
We do have some injury updates thanks to Baycats TV reporter and broadcaster Julius Hern. 1. Infielder Victor Plaz has a swollen hand. He was checked out in team warm-ups before today's game but was left out of the lineup. 2. Outfielder Charlie Iriotakis, who was involved in a collision with Owen Jansen last Saturday, was sent to the hospital for X-Rays. The team expects him to be out for at least a couple of weeks.
The Baycats won’t be home again until July second when they welcome the Kitchener Panthers. In the meantime, they will travel to Welland on Saturday which starts a four-game road trip. You can take a look at the full schedule here. That game against the Jackfish begins at 6:05 pm from Welland Stadium. Stay tuned for broadcast information.
CHECK OUT THE FULL BROADCAST OF TONIGHT'S GAME ON BAYCATS TV FEATURING BEN DAVY, PATRICK MELBOURNE, AND JULIUS HERN. THE BROADCAST WAS PRODUCED BY BRIAN BACKLAND ASSISTED BY JOSEPH NARDELLA.