Did the Burlington Herd find their footing when they held the league leading Baycats to a scoreless game until the 7th inning.

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July 5th, 2017



When you are up against a team that has yet to lose a game – getting out of town with your shirt still on your back is a feat.

The Herd was in Barrie playing the Baycats and lost 5-2 on Tuesday night at Coates Stadium.

What is impressive is that Barrie didn’t score any of their runs until the seventh inning, taking advantage of two hits, an error and five walks.

So the Herd, in the bottom half of the InterCounty Baseball League standings, held off the top team in the league for six innings? THAT was an achievement to be remembered.  To be 2 and 0 at the top of the seventh when you are playing a team that has yet to lose a game says something.

The Baycat production came from Jeff Cowan who singled home the first run and Barrie took the lead for good three batters later when Ryan Spataro reached on an error that allowed two runs to cross the plate. Kyle DeGrace followed that up with a two-run double to score Spataro and Conner Morro.

DeGrace and Cowan each had two hits as the Baycats had six hits in total.

Emilis Guerrero (6-0) picked up the win, going 7.1 innings and giving up two unearned runs on six hits with a walk and seven strikeouts. Enerio Del Rosario threw a scoreless ninth for his fourth save. Del Rosario walked one and struck out one.

Ryan Freemantle singled, doubled and drove in two for the Herd. Justin Gideon added a pair of hits.

Adam Prashad (3-3) took the loss, allowing five runs (one earned) on six hits in 6.2 innings. He walked three and struck out three.

The Herd may just have found their footing.

Future games:
Thursday, July 6
Hamilton at Burlington, 7:15 p.m.

Friday, July 7
Burlington at Brantford, 8 p.m.

Saturday, July 8
Hamilton at Burlington, 1:05 p.m.

Barrie Baycats 20-0
London Majors 18-1
Kitchener Panthers 13-6
Toronto Maple Leafs 10-12
Burlington Herd 9-14
Brantford Red Sox 7-13
Hamilton Cardinals 4-13
Guelph Royals 1-23

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