Tough losses for local Major I-C teams
Published Friday, August 17, 2012 2:54PM EDT
Last Updated Friday, August 17, 2012 2:59PM EDT
The Brantford Red Sox finished off the Kitchener Panthers with a 5-2 victory to sweep their best-of-seven Major Inter-County Baseball semi-final on Thursday night. In the other series, the Barrie Baycats downed the Guelph Royals 7-6 with a ninth inning run to take a 2-1 lead in their semi-final series. Game #4 is Saturday night in Guelph at 7:30 p.m.
In Barrie, the Baycats scored the winning run with one out in the bottom of the ninth when Jon Waltenbury drove in Ryan Spataro who had led off the inning with a single and was sacrificed to second by Jeff Cowan. The Baycats had jumped out to a 5-0 lead before the Royals answered with a six-run fifth inning, sparked by Kevin Treichel’s three run home run, to take a 6-5 lead. Barrie tied the game back up at 6-6 in the sixth inning, before Waltenbury’s game-winning RBI single in the ninth.
In Kitchener, the Red Sox jumped out to a 4-0 lead on the strength of Steve Lewis’ RBI double in the second inning, followed by Josh McCurdy’s two-run home run in the fifth. Scott Thorman rounded out the Brantford scoring with a solo home run in the eighth inning. The homer was Thorman’s fourth of the series along with eight RBI.
The Guelph Royals visit the Barrie Baycats in their IBL playoff series on Thursday, August 16, 2012.
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