Baycats win sixth straight; Burlington Bandits holding on tightly to sixth place in an 8 team league.

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July 22, 2016



The Barrie Baycats stayed hot, beating the Burlington Bandits 7-5 Thursday night for their sixth straight victory.

Kyle Nichols went 2-for-4 with three RBI, and Jeremy Walker had two hits and two RBI. Kyle DeGrace singled twice and scored twice while driving in a run, and Jeff Cowan singled, doubled and scored once.

Adam Rowe (2-0) went six innings for the win, allowing five runs on 10 hits, striking out two and walking one. Chris Nagorski was perfect over 1.2 innings and struck out three for his fourth save of the season.

Bandits - Adam Odd - batter of weekBrad McQuinn had two hits and two RBI to lead the Bandits. Adam Odd singled twice and drove in a run, while John Whaley and Grant Okawa each had an RBI.

Ryan Beckett (2-5) took the loss, giving up six runs on nine hits over five innings, walking eight and striking out one.
Second-place Barrie improved to 22-9, and sixth-place Burlington fell to 8-21.

Elsewhere in the league the Kitchener Panthers beat the Hamilton Cardinals in slugfest.

The runs came in bunches Thursday night in Kitchener as the Panthers beat the Hamilton Cardinals 20-12.  Kitchener trailed 6-0 after two innings but scored seven in the third and eighth in the fourth to pull away.

Sean Reilly hit a grand slam to lead the Panthers. His 13th home run of the season sparked Kitchener’s third inning comeback.

Tanner Nivins went 2-for-5 with a home run, three RBI and two runs, Frank Camilo Morejon hit his second home run as and drove in four. He added two singles and scored three runs. David Whiteside went 4-for-5 with two RBI and three runs, Terrell Alliman had an RBI and three runs, Mike Andrulis drove in a run and Luke Baker had three hits, three runs and two RBI.

Andrew Simonetti (1-1) picked up the win, allowing five runs on seven hits in three innings of relief. He struck out two and walked one.

Starter Eric Hall lasted 1.2 innings and gave up six runs on six hits, striking out two and walking one.

The first-place Panthers improved to 24-7 with their fourth straight victory.

Hamilton CardinalsFor Hamilton, Liam Wilson had a home run, double, two RBI and four runs. Dre Celestijn singled and hit a solo home run while scoring three times. TJ Baker singled and homered and drove in three, Tyler Hardie had three hits and two RBI, Callum Murphy had two RBI and David Vanderby drove in a run.

Russ Burroughs (1-3) took the loss, allowing four runs on one hit with two walks in an inning. He didn’t strike out a batter. Kyle Adoranti started and went 2.1 innings, giving up seven runs on five hits with three walks and no strikeouts.

Last-place Hamilton fell to 7-25.

Future games
Friday, July 22
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Guelph at London, 7:35 p.m.
Kitchener at Brantford, 8 p.m.

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