Baycats crush the Maple Leafs 10-2

BARRIE – A six run bottom of the third inning was all the Barrie Baycats needed as they cruised to 10-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs Thursday in at Coates Stadium.

Ryan Spataro went 3 for 4 with  a triple and drove home two RBIs to lead the Baycats at the plate while former Maple Leaf Kyle Degrace continued to have success against his former mates belting a three run homer in the bottom of the 8th to  close out the scoring.
Dan Marra had three hits and drove in one run to pace the Leafs while, Sean Mattson, Jon Waltenbury and Connor Lewis each had a pair of hits.
Brett van Pelt (1-3) was tagged with the loss for Leafs he allowed  six runs (five earned) on 11 hits, a pair of walks and had a strikeout in just four innings of work.
Brett Lawson (4-1) notched his third victory of the season against the Leafs tossing five and a third of an inning allowing two runs (both earned) on six hits, he walked four and struckout three.
The Baycats improved to 13-7 on the season while the Leafs slid to 8-9 and travel to Hamilton Friday night to face the Cardinals at 7:30 p.m. in game one of a weekend home and home series


Baycats win third straight 

Source IBL Media Relations 
BARRIE – Kyle DeGrace and Brandon Dhue each hit their first home runs of the season as the Barrie Baycats beat the Hamilton Cardinals 13-5 Saturday afternoon.

DeGrace added a single and had two RBI and two runs, while Dhue finished 3-for-5 with three RBI and three runs. Ryan Spataro had four hits, two runs and an RBI, Jordan Castaldo, Zach Sardelletti and Jared McCord each had two hits and drove in a run, and Kevin Atkinson had an RBI. Jeremy Walker singled twice and scored twice.

On the mound, Brett Lawson (3-1) got the win after throwing 5.1 innings and allowing five runs (three earned) on six hits, striking out three and walking two.

For Hamilton, Dre Celestijn finished a double short of the cycle, driving in a pair of runs. Geoffrey Seto had an RBI, and Jake Osborne had two singles and scored a run.

Kyle Adoranti (0-4) took the loss, giving up nine runs on 13 hits before he was pulled with one out in the sixth. Adoranti struck out three and walked three.

The third-place Baycats won their third straight and are 11-6. Sixth-place Hamilton fell to 5-13.

Roster set for IBL’s All Star Game


The Intercounty Baseball League’s  best are ready to take on the Canadian National Junior team on Saturday July 2nd at Coates Stadium in Barrie.

A leaked copy of the roster was obtained anonymously  in advance of the official announcement from the league offices.

Barring injuries, or a player backing out due to personal or work  commitments here’s an advance look at the lineup that will take on the future stars of the national baseball program.

 Name IBL Team  Position
Kyle DeGrace Barrie C
Ryan Spataro Barrie OF
Jordan Castaldo Barrie 1B
Kevin Atkinson Barrie 3B
Brett Lawson Barrie P
Matthew St. Kitts Barrie P
Chris Nagorski Barrie P
Ricky Murray Brantford C
Ben Bostick Brantford 2B
Brandon Dailey Brantford SS
Jamie Richmond Brantford P
Nathan Forer Brantford P
Justin Gideon Burlington OF
Ryan Beckett Burlington P
Chandler McLaren Guelph OF
AJ Mackey Guelph P
Tyler Hardie Hamilton C
Dre Celestijn Hamilton OF
Mike Glinka Kitchener SS
David Whiteside Kitchener 1B/C
Tanner Nivins Kitchener OF
Sean Reilly Kitchener 1B/DH
Chris McQueen London 2B
Byron Reichstein London OF
Owen Boon London P
Elis Jimenez London P
Jon Waltenbury Toronto 1B/OF
Justin Cicatello Toronto P


As per normal IBL All-Star Game festivities  there will be a home run derby before the game.  Tickets are $10 each and available on the Barrie Baycats website.

Thursday’s IBL Wrap Up

Source – IBL Media Relations
Baycats hold off Royals’ rally for win
BARRIE – The Guelph Royals nearly did it again to the Barrie Baycats, but this time their ninth-inning comeback fell short.
Two days after scoring twice in the bottom of the ninth to beat the Baycats, the Royals scored three runs in the top of the ninth against Barrie but ultimately lost 10-9 Thursday night.
Jordan Castaldo had three hits, including two doubles, three RBI and two runs for the Baycats. Branfy Infante had two hits and an RBI, Kevin Atkinson drove in a run and scored twice, and Cole White had an RBI.
White started the game on the mound and gave up six runs (five earned) on seven hits over five innings. He struck out three and walked two.
Brandon Catena (1-0) picked up the win, tossing a scoreless inning in relief. He struck out two, walked one and allowed a hit in the sixth inning.
For Guelph, Keegan Marsden drove in six with two doubles and a triple. He also scored twice.
Leadoff hitter Kingsley Alarcon scored three runs and had two hits, Chandler McLaren drove in a pair of runs, and Santino Silvestri and Steven Saatz each had two hits and two runs.
Evan DiMichelle (0-4) went five innings in the loss, allowing seven runs (four earned) on eight hits, walking six and striking out two.
The Baycats improved to 8-5, while the Royals fell to 4-8.

Reilly, Whiteside go deep as Panthers top Red Sox

KITCHENER – Sean Reilly and David Whiteside each went deep to lead the Kitchener Panthers to a 7-6 win over the visiting Brantford Red Sox Thursday night.
Reilly, the reigning league MVP, hit a three-run blast in the fifth inning. It was his fourth home run of the season.
Whiteside hit a solo shot to lead off the fourth, his third longball of 2016. He added a sacrifice fly in the seventh inning to break a 6-6 tie.
Tanner Nivins had an RBI and scored twice, while Mike Gordner had two hits and Luke Baker had an RBI.
Matt McGovern (2-0) picked up the win after throwing a scoreless inning, striking out two and walking one.
Phil Owen gave up a hit but that was all in two-thirds of an inning for his second save of the season.
Noelvis Entenza started and went six innings, allowing six runs (five earned) on eight hits, striking out six and walking two.
For Brantford, Nate DeSouza hit a grand slam and Dan Jagdeo swatted a two-run shot to pace the Red Sox offence.
Rick Murray had two singles as eight of nine Brantford batters had at least one hit.
Jamie Richmond (0-1) took the loss after allowing seven runs (six earned) on seven hits over seven innings, walking three and striking out two.

First-place Kitchener improved to 10-1, while Brantford fell to 6-6.

Upcoming games

Friday, June 10
Toronto at Hamilton, 7:30 p.m.
Burlington at London, 7:35 p.m.Saturday, June 11
Toronto at Burlington, 1 p.m.
London at Guelph, 1 p.m.
Hamilton at Brantford, 2 p.m.
Kitchener at Barrie, 7 p.m.

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Sunday’s IBL Recaps

Sources – Neil Srivastava  & IBL Media Relations

Leafs clip the Cardinals

The Maple Leafs bats were not as hot as the weather but yet they managed to get timely hits  to down the Hamilton Cardinals 8-2 to improve to 5-2 on the year Sunday  afternoon in Intercounty Baseball League play at Dominico Field.
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