Leafs bombed by Baycats 

The Maple Leafs headed into the ninth inning Sunday afternoon. just three outs away from potentially closing out the regular season in 4th place in the Intercounty Baseball League but as fate would have it, the two time defending champion Barrie Baycats had other plans and turned the tables in the top of the ninth to win 9-6.

The Baycats  charged out of the gate scoring a  in the top of first inning after almost an hour and a half  rain delay struck just two batters in.

The locals answered right back on Justin Marra’s 16th home run of the season to tie it in the bottom of the frame.

The Baycats regained the lead in the top of the 3rd on a solo home run by Kyle Nichols.

The Leafs stormed back by plating three to take a 4-2  lead in their half of the third thanks to a two run homer by Sean Mattson and a double off the top of the fence  post by Brendan Keyes that scored Ryan White from first.

The Baycats answered back with three in the top of the fifth inning to retake the lead at on Zach Sardellitti’s three run homer which also was the end of Leafs starter Brett Van Pelt’s day.

Adam Marra took over and shutdown the Baycats for 3 1/3 inning not allowing a hit and had three strikeouts

The Leafs tied the game at 5-5 in the bottom of the seventh on a solo blast by Jon Waltenburry off Baycats reliever Brett Lawson

The Leafs capitalized on a rare throwing  error by  Kevin Atkinson which allowed pinch runner Matt Blair Brown to score from second to give them a 6-5 lead in the bottom of the eighth

Atkinson atoned for his error  with a solo homer to tie the game off Adam Garner in the top of the ninth before Sardellitti hit a two run homer to give them the lead and Jordan Castaldo added insult to injury with a solo home run to make it 9-6 all off Garner.

Garner took the loss allowing four runs in the ninth (all earned) on four hits and he allowed a walk.

Adam Hawes picked up the win for Barrie as he was the pitcher of record when they took the lead and Chris Nagorski earned the save

The loss allowed Brantford to clinch home field for their opening round playoff series with the Leafs starting later this week. No dates have been announced.


Leafs and Baycats Rain Delay notes

In a classy move,  Barrie Baycats  manager Angus Roy  sent Jeremy Walker out to home plate with the lineup card as the vet plays in what is expected to be his last regular season game.   The Maple Leafs all exchanged hugs and hand shakes with Walker after lineups.

The Baycats  with a different look lineup this afternoon have Kyle Degrace playing shortstop  as the game means nothing to them in the standings as they can’t move up or down.     Roy wants to keep starter Matthew St. Kitts at around the 80 pitch mark today like his normal start would.

Roy has also set up his rotation for the playoffs  Emilis Guerrero will get the ball in game one vs. Burlington   followed by St. Kitts  in game two and Adam Rowe in game three



Bandits roll over Royals, Cardinals get 7th

The Burlington Bandits  turned Robin Hood for at least one night  giving the Hamilton Cardinals  7th place in the Intercounty Baseball League thanks to their 8-3 victory over the Guelph Royals Saturday Night.

The Cardinals and Royals will continue to scoreboard watch Sunday night to see if the Kitchener Panthers can defeat the Brantford Red Sox and force a one game showdown in London Monday night versus the Majors.

Sr Eliminations Round 3 Results & Round 4 Pairings

Windsor Stars eliminated Oakville 9-2
Niagara eliminated Milton 4-3
Leaside eliminated Burlington 6-4
Bolton eliminated Ilderton 3-2
Mississauga eliminated Erindale 10-0
Brampton defeated Etobicoke 5-1
Strathroy defeated Pickering 10-0
Tecumseh defeated East York 1-0

Round 4 Pairings

Windsor Stars  vs. Niagara  9:30
Leaside vs. Bolton 9:30
Mississauga vs. Etobicoke 9:30
Pickering vs. East York 9:30
Brampton vs. Strathroy  12:15 pm
Tecumseh has the BYE



Jr Eliminations 4th Round Results

Newmarket eliminated Whitby 13-3

Mississauga North #2 eliminated Vaughn 10-7

East York eliminated Oakville 5-3

St. Thomas eliminated Tecumseh 8-3

Windsor  edged Guelph 2-0

Mississauga North #1  had the BYE and will play Windsor tomorrow morning as they are the final unbeaten teams.

The draw for the 5th round BYE  was not made public nor were the other matchups for the 5th round.

The Final Seven

East York
Mississauga North #1
Mississauga North #2
St. Thomas