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Barrie Baycats rained out again

Rain washed out all five Intercounty Baseball League games scheduled for Sunday afternoon, including a doubleheader between the Barrie Baycats and the London Majors at Coates Stadium in Midhurst.

Other postponed games included the Brantford Red Sox at Hamilton Cardinals, Guelph Royals at the Toronto Maple Leafs and Burlington Herd’s visit to Kitchener to tangle with the Panthers. 

All games have yet to be rescheduled. 

Tuesday’s IBL schedule includes Brantford at Kitchener, Burlington at Hamilton and Guelph at London.

The Baycats are scheduled to be back in action on Wednesday night when they travel to Christie Pits to face the Maple Leafs.

The Baycats (6-0) and Majors (7-0) remain the IBL’s only undefeated teams, followed by Kitchener (5-2), Toronto (5-3), Brantford (2-5), Hamilton (1-4), Guelph (1-6) and Burlington (0-7).

In other IBL action on the weekend, Justin Marra’s three-run home run on Saturday capped a five-run ninth inning for the Maple Leafs, who defeated Burlington, 8-2, at Nelson Park. 

Four of Toronto’s five runs in the inning came with two outs. Jon Waltenbury hit an RBI single to set up Marra’s decisive blast, his second of the season.

Mike Wagner (1-0) went six innings for the win, allowing one run on four hits with three walks and five strikeouts. 

For Burlington, Carlos Villoria went 2-for-4 with an RBI.

Four errors hurt the Herd, as only two of the eight runs allowed were earned.

Starting pitcher Rich Corrente (0-1) gave up three runs (one earned) in seven innings, scattering three hits while striking out three and walking two. 

Meanwhile in London, Cory Hammond won a pitcher’s duel with Justin Cicatello as the Majors remained undefeated with a 3-2 win over the Maple Leafs on Friday night at Labatt Park. 

Hammond (2-0) threw a complete-game five-hitter, giving up two runs while striking out five without issuing a walk. Toronto counterpart Cicatello (2-1) went 7.2 innings and allowed three runs (none earned) on five hits. He struck out five and walked one. 

London trailed 2-0 going into the bottom of the eighth and was in danger of suffering its first loss until Chris McQueen tied the game with a two-run single and came around to score on Keith Kandel’s base hit. McQueen added a single and stole his fifth base of the season.


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