IBL Report May 12

From the IBL:

Baycats open title defence with win

BARRIE – The Barrie Baycats opened defence of their title with an 11-6 win over the visiting London Majors Sunday afternoon.

Barrie trailed 3-0 before scoring four runs in the third inning and seven more in the fourth to pull away.

Jon Waltenbury went 2-for-4 with a home run and four RBI. Kyle DeGrace had two hits, two runs and an RBI, Jordan Castaldo drove in a run and scored once, Ryan Spataro singled twice and had an RBI and a run, Kevin Atkinson scored twice, Steve Lewis drove in a pair of runs, and Jeff Cowan went 2-for-5 with a run.

Emilis Guerrero (1-0) picked up the win, allowing five runs (four earned) on eight hits over seven innings. He struck out seven without issuing a walk.

Brad Bissell pitched the last two innings and recorded his 600th career regular season strikeout.

For London, Byron Reichstein went 3-for-5 with a home run and two RBI. Phillip Thrappas had three hits, two runs and an RBI. Cleveland Brownlee and Michael Ambrose each had an RBI, and Jonathan Duforest singled, doubled and scored.

Simon Mercedes (0-1) took the loss, giving up 11 runs (nine earned) on nine hits over 3.1 innings. He walked three and struck out two.

Cicatello leads Leafs past Cards

TORONTO – Justin Cicatello stood out on the mound and at the plate Sunday afternoon against the Hamilton Cardinals.

The veteran pitcher tossed four innings of shutout relief to earn the save and added a home run to boot to lead the Toronto Maple Leafs to a 12-5 win over the Cards in IBL action on a bitter cold afternoon at Christie Pits.

Already on in relief, Cicatello had to help out a shorthanded Leafs squad with the bat when teammate Cooper Lamb had to leave the game with an injury in the bottom of the sixth. Cicatello drew a walk in his first at bat and then in the bottom of the eighth inning drilled a solo bomb off Hamilton reliever Wes Markle that cleared the left-field fence to kick off a four-run rally that sealed the Toronto (1-1) win.

It was the long-time veteran hurler’s first hit in the league.

Toronto manger/player Damon Topolie added two hits, a sacrifice fly and two RBI.

Zach Sloan made his second start for the Leafs and was much sharper than his appearance in last week’s season opener, giving up just two unearned runs on three hits in four innings, while striking out three.

Mateo KeKatos picked up the win with two innings relief after Sloan left with a 7-2 lead. Making his IBL debut, KeKatos gave up just a single in the fifth inning before he ran into trouble in the sixth inning when he gave up a run and left with the bases loaded.

Hamilton would cut the lead to 7-5 off Cicatello after a two-base error by outfielder Marcus Knecht brought home a pair of runs.

The Leafs got to Hamilton starter Ben Braun (0-1) early, scoring four times in the bottom of the third and then adding three more the next inning. The Leafs manufactured offence all afternoon, scoring on a balk and wild pitch, while drawing 12 walks.

Justin Marra and Knecht drove in a pair of runs each for Toronto, while teammate Ryan Santos scored three times.

Hamilton pitcher Ben Braun took the loss, allowing seven runs (six earned) on five hits over four innings. He walked six and struck out three.

At the plate, Justin Gideon went 2-for-4 with a stolen base, RBI and a run. Jake Chiaravelle went 2-for-4 with a double and an RBI.

Panthers-Royals postponed

KITCHENER – Sunday afternoon’s scheduled game between the Kitchener Panthers and Guelph Royals at Jack Couch Park was postponed due to poor weather conditions. No make-up date has been announced.

Red Sox-Jackfish postponed

BRANTFORD – Sunday afternoon’s scheduled game between the Brantford Red Sox and Welland Jackfish at Arnold Anderson Stadium was postponed due to poor weather conditions. No make-up date has been announced.

Future games
Friday, May 17
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Brantford at London, 7:35 p.m.
Saturday, May 18
Toronto at Guelph, 1 p.m.
 London at Welland, 1:05 p.m.
Kitchener at Barrie 2 p.m.
Sunday, May 19
Guelph at Brantford, 2 p.m.
London at Hamilton, 2 p.m.
Barrie at Kitchener, 2 p.m.
Welland at Toronto, 2 p.m.

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