Baycats best cardinals in tight game


HAMILTON — Jake Wilson hit single, homer and drove in two as the Barrie Baycats beat Hamilton 3-2 on the road Friday night.

James Anderson drove the Baycats’ other run with an RBI single in the sixth inning.

Juan Benitez (1-2) drove seven innings for the win, allowing two runs (one earned) on four hits with a walk and nine strikeouts.

Brad Grieveson scored a goalless ninth in his second save of 2022.

Laine Renaud and Jacob Underwood drove in Hamilton’s runs. Josh Niles scored both times.

On the mound, Ben Braun (1-2) gave up two runs on four hits over 5.1 innings. He walked three and hit three.

Barrie improved to 6-5 and Hamilton dropped to 2-5.

Panthers, Majors Split Games

LONDON – The London Majors finally finished their home game, but it ended up just as it left three weeks ago.

The Majors were trailing Kitchener 5-4 in the fifth inning on May 20 when a suspected gas leak caused the game to be halted. It started Friday before the teams’ scheduled game at Labatt Park and the Panthers won 11-10.

Keegan Marsden went two-for-three with three RBI and two carries for the Panthers. Reece Reading also drove a three while Liam Wilson had a pair of RBI. Lead-off batsman Jett Jarvis went three-for-five with two runs, Stephen Whalen had two hits and two runs, and Robbie Gauthier played singles, doubled, drove in one run and hit three.

Christian Hauck (2-0) hit 10 over seven innings for the win. He allowed six runs on 11 hits and two walks. David Bruinsma earned his first save and gave up two runs (one earned) in the ninth on three hits with two strikeouts.

For London, Taylor Wright went four-for-five with two solo homers. He also scored three times. Starling Joseph drove singles, homers and drove in two, Keith Kandel had four hits, two RBI and one run, Robert Mullen drove in a pair and Austin Wilkie had an RBI.

Pedro De Los Santos (0-1) took the loss and allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits over 1.2 innings. He walked two and hit two.

In the regular game, London scored 11 runs in the fourth on their way to a 16-0 win.

Cleveland Brownlee had three hits, including two homers, and seven RBI. Kieran Bowles drove in three, Phil Whelan had a pair of RBI, Jakob Newton drove three-for-four with three runs and one RBI, and Gibson Krzeminski drove in two and scored three goals. Mullen and Starling Joseph each had an RBI.

Jose Arias went six innings and threw two hits and two walks while striking 10.

Adam Robertson took the loss, giving up four runs to four hits in the first inning. He walked two and knocked out one.

On offense, Blake Jacklin, Andy Leader and Simon Grinberg were the only Panthers players to score.

Mistakes don’t cost the Leafs against the Red Sox

BRANTFORD — Six errors didn’t cost Toronto in Brantford on Friday.

The Maple Leafs (6-5) shrugged off their shaky defense and beat the Red Sox 11-2. Blake Simpson went three for five with two runs and an RBI, Grant Tamane had three hits and two runs, Greg Carrington played twice, scored twice and had an RBI, Justin Marra drove in two, Luca Boscarino had two hits and two RBI during Jordan Castaldo, Jose Vinicio, Aidan McAskie and Brady Cerkowynk all had an RBI.

Marek Deska (1-0) went five innings to win. He gave up an undeserved run on two hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

Bennett Moore (0-3) took the loss and allowed five runs with three hits, seven walks and a strikeout.

Brantford’s Nolan Gallagher had two of the Red Sox’s five goals at the plate. Spencer Jamieson and Shamil Ubiera counted Brantford’s runs.

The Red Sox fell to 0-8.

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future games

Saturday June 11th

Hamilton at Guelph, 1 p.m

London at Welland, 6:05 p.m

Sunday June 12th

London at Kitchener, 2 p.m

Brantford in Toronto, 2 p.m

Welland at Hamilton, 2:05 p.m

Guelph at Barrie, 7 p.m


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