Kitchener and London to play a single game to determine top spot in the IBL; quarter finals next..

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August 1, 2016


It has been a thriller of a season, particularly for those who are fans of the top four teams in the InterCounty Baseball League.

IBL July 31The Kitchener Panthers’ 9-3 win over the Brantford Red Sox Sunday night created a tie atop the standings, with both the Panthers and London Majors holding 27-9 records. They’ll play a 37th regular season game Monday night at Labatt Park in London at 7:35 p.m. to determine who will face Guelph as the top playoff seed. The loser will face Hamilton.

Tanner Nivins had two solo home runs against the Red Sox. He added a single and scored three times. Justin Interisano went 3-for-3 with a home run, four RBI and two runs, while Terrell Alliman and Mike Glinka each drove in a run. Mike Gordner had three hits and two runs, and David Whiteside and Frank Camilo Morejon each had a pair of singles.

Noelvis Entenza (9-4) went six innings for the win, allowing three runs on seven hits, striking out six and walking two.

Benjamin Bostick had two hits, an RBI and run for the Red Sox, which finished fourth with a 20-16 record and will face Toronto in the first round. Chris Dennis and Brandon Dailey each doubled and drove in a run, and Tyler Patzalek singled twice.

Jonathan Joseph (0-1) took the loss, giving up six runs on 10 hits in four innings, striking out two and walking two.

Baycats go into playoffs with dramatic win TORONTO – The Barrie Baycats will head into their first-round playoff series with Burlington on a two-game win streak after a dramatic 9-6 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.

Barrie erased a one-run deficit with four runs in the top of the ninth to finish the regular season 25-11.

Zach Sardelletti hit a two-run home run and Jordan Castaldo hit a solo blast in the ninth as the Baycats went deep five times overall.
Sardelletti homered twice and added a single, driving in five. Kyle Nichols and Kevin Atkinson each hit solo home runs. Jeff Cowan singled and scored twice.

Adam Hawes (2-0) gave up a run on two hits in an inning for the win. Hawes struck out two without issuing a walk. Chris Nagorski threw a scoreless inning for his fifth save, giving up a hit while striking out two. Starter Matthew St. Kitts went three innings and allowed four runs on six hits, walking three and striking out one.

For Toronto, Sean Mattson homered, singled and doubled and had two RBI. Justin Marra singled and hit a solo home run, scoring twice, while Jon Waltenbury added a solo shot.

Brendan Keys had three hits and an RBI as the fifth-place Leafs dropped to 19-17 and missed a chance to pull into a fourth-place tie with Brantford, which will have home-field advantage against Toronto in the first round.

Adam Garner (1-1) was charged with four runs on four hits in an inning, walking one.

Brett van Pelt started and gave up five runs (four earned) on eight hits in 4.1 innings, striking out three and walking seven.

Baseball IBL league coloursFuture games
Monday, Aug. 1
Kitchener at London, 7:35 p.m.

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