County level baseball: everyone gets rained out - Burlington Bandits in the basement.

sportsgold 100x100By Staff

June 5, 2016


For those who enjoy a pleasant game of baseball as one of their ways to relax – it was a disappointing weekend.

There was a full slate of games scheduled for Sunday with all eight teams in action but rain, combined with an ominous forecast, scrubbed three-quarters of the scheduled action and rain caused havoc with the only game that was completed.

Guelph Royals at the London Majors was called early and the Brantford Red Sox didn’t go to Kitchener to play the first-place Panthers. The Burlington Bandits travelled to Toronto to take on the Maple Leafs at Christie Pits but that game was called after two innings with the Maple Leafs ahead 4-3.

Bandit cathing the ball on a base run

The ball got there first – but the Hamilton Cardinals embarrassed the Bandits with a massive win.

The Barrie Baycats and Hamilton Cardinals toughed it out in Hamilton with a rain delay of over two hours and the end result was a 17-7 win for the Baycats.

Barrie scored once in the top of the first and added six more runs in the second inning. It was 8-4 after five innings then Barrie scored again in the sixth and added another six spot in the seventh inning to put things away.

The Baycats pounded out 24 hits in the five-hour marathon with leadoff batter Ryan Spataro leading the way. Spataro had four hits, scored four runs, drove in a run, walked, reached base five times and upped his batting average to .417.

Kyle DeGrace had two hits, including a double, and drove in three runs. Jeff Cowan had four hits and scored three times and Conner Morro had four hits and scored three times.

For the Cardinals, right fielder Dre Celestijn had a day, with a double and two singles, an RBI and he scored twice. Third baseman Callum Murphy had two doubles and TJ Baker had a single and a double.

Barrie improved to 8-4 with the win and Hamilton slipped to 3-11.

Baseball IBL league colours

Kitchener Panthers
9 1
London Majors
7 3
Barrie Baycats
7 4
Brantford Red Sox
6 4
Toronto Maple Leafs
5 4
Guelph Royals
3 7
Hamilton Cardinals
3 10
Burlington Bandits
1 8

Future games:

Barrie Baycats at Guelph Royals, 7:30 p.m.

Burlington Bandits at Toronto Maple Leafs, 7:30 p.m.
London Majors at Brantford Red Sox, 8 p.m.

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