IBL Weekend Report

Sunday’s Games

Pena does it all in Majors’ win
TORONTO – Ismael Pena homered and drove in two before recording the last four outs for the save in the London Majors’ 6-5 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.
Pena also doubled, and his fifth home run of the season is tied for the Intercounty Baseball League lead. On the mound, Pena allowed an unearned run and struck out a batter to pick up his first save.
Owen Boon (1-0) started and went 7.2 innings, giving up four runs on six hits with four walks and four strikeouts.
Byron Reichstein hit a solo home run, Carlos Arteaga had an RBI and scored, Cleveland Brownlee drove in a run, and Chris Chambers had two hits and an RBI.
London improved to 4-9.
For Toronto (5-8), Cooper Lamb went 2-for-3 with a home run and two RBI. Grant Tamane and Daniel Szpik drove in the other runs.
Diego Dominguez (0-2) took the loss, surrendering five runs (four earned) on six hits in seven innings. He walked four and struck out five.

Chiaravalle leads Cards past Red Sox
HAMILTON – Jake Chiaravalle went 3-for-4 with a home run and two RBI to lead the Hamilton Cardinals to a 5-2 win over the Brantford Red Sox Sunday afternoon at Bernie Arbour Memorial Stadium.
Chris Beer, Grant Arnold and Connor Bowie drove in the other runs.
Clay Miller (2-0) struck out 11 over seven innings for the win. He allowed two runs (one earned) on five hits. Stefan Strecker threw two scoreless innings for his first save. He scattered two hits and struck out a pair as Hamilton moved to 5-3.
Red Sox starter Abel De Los Santos (0-1) gave up three runs on five hits in six innings. He walked five and struck out five.
Chris Iltshishin led the offence with two singles and a double. Austin Wilkie and Anthony Rizquez drove in Brantford’s runs. The Red Sox have dropped nine straight after a season-opening win.

Bases-loaded walk sinks Jackfish
KITCHENER – Brian Burton’s bases-loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth gave the Kitchener Panthers a 4-3 win over the Welland Jackfish Sunday afternoon at Jack Couch Park.
Andy Leader started the home half of the ninth with a single, and after advancing to second on an error he moved to third following a pair of intentional walks before scoring the winning run on the third free pass of the inning.
Burton added a single and scored, Keegan Marsden went 2-for-3 with an RBI, Mike Gordner had an RBI, and Yorbis Borroto singled twice.
Miguel Lehara (1-0) picked up the win despite allowing two runs (one earned) on three hits in the top of the ninth. He also struck out the side.
Yoen Socarras started and went six scoreless innings, scattering three hits while walking two and striking out three.
Grant Okawa drove in two runs for Welland, and Greg Marco had the other RBI. Brendon Dadson went 2-for-4 with a run.
Braulio Ortiz (0-2) took the loss in relief, going 2.1 innings and allowing a run on two hits with four walks and a strikeout.
Kitchener moved to 9-2, and Welland fell to 5-5.

Saturday’s Games

Baycats pound out 17 hits to beat Majors
BARRIE – Seventeen hits were enough for the Barrie Baycats (9-2) in a 15-2 win over the London Majors Saturday night at Coates Stadium.
Ryan Spataro went 3-for-6 with two runs and an RBI, Starlin Rodriguez had three hits, three runs and two RBI, Jordan Castaldo singled twice and drove in a run and scored three times, Kevin Atkinson and Kyle DeGrace each had two hits and two RBI, Steve Lewis drove in a run with two hits and a run, Conner Morro drove in two with an RBI, Branfy Infante scored three times, and Jeff Cowan singled, doubled and had three RBI and a run.
Emilis Guerrero (3-0) went seven innings and allowed a run on four hits with a walk and four strikeouts.
Migel Burgos (0-2) allowed five runs on nine hits in 5.1 innings. He walked three and struck out four. Ismael Pena went 4-for-4 with a home run, two RBI, two RBI and a run for the Majors (3-9)

Royals back in win column
GUELPH – The Guelph Royals bounced back from a loss in London Friday night to beat the Brantford Red Sox 9-5 Saturday afternoon at David E. Hastings Stadium.
Angel Villalona had four of Guelph’s 13 hits, driving in three. Riley Perks went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and scored three times, Ethan Hammond singled twice and had two RBI and a run, Kyle Kush drove in a run and scored, Jeff MacLeod doubled twice and had an RBI and a run, Sean Reilly added two hits and a run, and Drew Huerter singled, scored and drove in a run.
Guelph improved to 6-6.
Brett Lawson picked up the win in relief and benefitted from four Royals runs in the eighth inning. Lawson (2-1) registered the last six outs and gave up one hit while walking one and striking out three. Yunior Yambatis started and went seven innings and allowed five runs (two earned) on three hits with three walks and five strikeouts.
Nic Burdett hit a three-run blast for the Red Sox (1-8). Chris Iltshishin went 2-for-4 with two RBI.
Victor Mueses (0-3) took the loss, giving up four runs on four hits in two innings. He walked two and struck out two. Starter Eddison Fries yielded four earned runs on nine hits over six innings. He struck out nine and walked one.

Leafs’ Cicatello two-hits Jackfish
WELLAND – Toronto pitcher Justin Cicatello needed 105 pitches to put away the Welland Jackfish in the Maple Leafs’ 5-0 win Saturday afternoon on the road.
Cicatello (2-0) two-hit the Jackfish, walking one and striking out six while only facing four batters more than the minimum.
Offensively, Cicatello helped his own cause by picking up a hit and scoring twice. Damon Topolie and Justin Marra each had two hits and a run. Topolie moved into second all-time among IBL hits leaders with 791, passing former Guelph Royals slugger Kevin Hinton. He trails current Royals slugger Sean Reilly for the top spot.
Ryan Santos went 2-for-4 with an RBI and a run, Grant Tamane drove in two, Ryan Johnston had three hits and an RBI, and Cooper Lamb drove in a run.
Nolan Pettipiece and Nate Mastervick had Welland’s hits.
Matthew Clingersmith (2-1) was touched for three runs on nine hits over seven innings. He struck out three.
Toronto improved to 5-7, and Welland dropped to 5-4.

Future games:
Tuesday, June 11
Welland at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
 Wednesday, June 12
 London at Brantford, 8 p.m.
Thursday, June 13
Toronto at Barrie, 7:30 p.m.
Guelph at Kitchener, 7:30 p.m.
Hamilton at Welland, 7:30 p.m.

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