Barrie Baycats lead Toronto Maple leafs by two games in the IBL championships

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August 31, 2016



It took extra innings for the Barrie Baycats to win a slugfest at Christie Pits.

The Baycats scored five runs in the top of the 11th inning to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 15-12 on Wednesday night and take a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven IBL final.

Barrie had a runner on first with two out in the 11th before a single and walk loaded the bases, and a Toronto error allowed Jeff Cowan to score.

IBL_Horizontal_LogoKyle DeGrace hit a two-run single and Jordan Castaldo drilled a two-run double to give the Baycats their biggest lead of the game.
Castaldo added a solo home run and finished with five RBI. Glenn Jackson went 2-for-3 with a home run, three RBI and three runs, while Ryan Spataro added three hits, three runs and an RBI.

Kevin Atkinson drove in a pair of runs, and Branfy Infante singled twice and scored four times.
Adam Hawes (1-0) went three innings of relief for the win. Hawes allowed three runs (two earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking one.

Barrie starter Matthew St. Kitts lasted 3.2 innings, allowing eight runs (seven earned) on eight hits, striking out four and walking one.

Toronto hit six of the game’s eight home runs. Jon Waltenbury went deep twice, hitting a solo home run to lead off the third inning and adding a two-run shot in the fourth. He also scored four times.

Justin Marra hit his seventh home run of the playoffs and drove in three, while Brendan Keys went 4-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Sean Mattson and Jonathan Solazzo hit back-to-back home runs to start the bottom of the 11th as the Leafs tried to mount another comeback, but Grant Tamane struck out to end the game with runners on second and third.

Connor Lewis had three hits and a run.

Solazzo (0-2) took the loss, giving up five runs (none earned) on three hits in an inning of relief, striking out three and walking two.

Mike Wagner started for Toronto and gave up eight runs (seven earned) on seven hits over 6.2 innings, striking out seven and walking six.

2016 IBL playoffs
Barrie Baycats vs. Toronto Maple Leafs

Barrie leads series 2-0

Game 1: Barrie 4, Toronto 3
Game 2: Wednesday, Aug. 31 at Toronto; 7:30 pm
Game 3: Saturday, Sept. 3 at Barrie; 7 pm
Game 4: Sunday, Sept. 4 at Toronto; 2 pm
Game 5: Tuesday, Sept. 6 at Barrie; 7:30 pm
* Game 6: Wednesday, Sept. 7 at Toronto; 7:30 pm
* Game 7: Thursday, Sept. 8 at Barrie; 7:30 pm*
* — If necessary

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