Burlington gets to see the Herd on Saturday the 12th at Nelson Park

sportsred 100x100By Staff

May 7th, 2018



IBL statsThe Barrie Baycats’ quest for a fifth straight Intercounty Baseball League title started with a 3-1 win over the visiting Kitchener Panthers Sunday afternoon.

Baycats winning team

The Barrie Baycats were the top team in 2017 – got off to a good 2018 start by winning their home opener.

Kyle DeGrace and Kevin Atkinson each had solo home runs in the decisive seventh inning as Barrie increased its lead to 3-0. Brandon Dhue singled home Branfy Infante in the sixth.

Emilis Guerrero (1-0) went seven scoreless innings for the win, scattering two hits with one walk and six strikeouts.

Chris Nagorski picked up the save after giving up a run on three hits with two strikeouts in the ninth.

Mike Gordner drove in the Panthers’ run, while Colin Gordner had two of Kitchener’s six hits.

Adrian Yuen (0-1) took the loss after giving up a run on two hits in an inning.

Panthers starter Christian Hauck went three scoreless innings, walking four and striking out five while allowing one hit.

The Toronto Maple Leafs opened the 100th Intercounty Baseball League season and 50 years of ownership under Jack Dominico with a 10-6 win over the London Majors at Christie Pits Sunday afternoon.

Toronto led 7-0 after the first inning and held off a late London surge for its first win of 2018.
Jonathan Solazzo went 2-for-5 with a home run, two RBI and two runs, while teammate Julian Johnson hit a three-run blast in the Leafs’ seven-run first.

Mike Reeves had two hits, two RBI and scored three times, Dan Marra had three singles and scored a run, and Adam Odd went 2-for-4 with a run.

Leafs starter Zac Sloan (1-0) benefitted from the offence, going five scoreless innings and allowing one hit with four walks and four strikeouts.

Petro De Los Santos picked up the last five outs for the save, allowing a run on no hits with two walks and a strikeout.

Edward Salcedo led London’s attack with two hits, including a home run, while driving in three and stealing a base. RJ Fuhr singled twice and scored three times, and Chris McQueen singled once and scored twice. Byron Reichstein had the other RBI.

Joan Montero (0-1) took the loss, allowing seven unearned runs on five hits in two innings as the Majors committed three errors. Montero struck out one and walked one.

Herd T-shirtThe Burlington Herd were taken out of contention in the quarter finals; winning just the game. Their 2018 Home opener takes place on Saturday May 12th at Nelson Park – 1:05 pm. The Herd plays the Barrie Baycats on Sunday.

Future games
Friday, May 11
Toronto at London, 7:35 p.m.

Saturday, May 12
Brantford at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Kitchener at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.

Sunday, May 13
Burlington at Barrie, 2 p.m.
London at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Guelph at Toronto, 2 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 2 p.m.

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