Barrie Baycats rally to beat Leafs
Ryan Spataro doubled in both the tying and winning runs in the top of the ninth inning to rally the Barrie Baycats past the Toronto Maple Leafs, 13-10, in Intercounty Baseball League action Wednesday night at Christie Pits.
The Leafs (5-4) had broken a 9-9 tie in the bottom of the eighth inning to grab the lead when Jon Solazzo, with his sixth RBI of the night, doubled in Greg Carrington off Barrie reliever Cole White, who ended up picking up the win in relief.
Barrie (7-0) trailed 4-0 after the first inning thanks to a grand slam by Solazzo.
The Baycats trailed 9-3 after four innings before scoring twice in the fifth inning and four times in the sixth inning off Toronto starter Zach Sloan and losing pitcher, in relief, Pedro De Los Santos to tie it up.
Solazzo finished the night with a home run, double, sacrifice fly and walk in five plate appearances.
Kyle DeGrace, Jeff Cowan and Spataro each drove in a pair of runs for Barrie.
Enerio Del Rosario picked up the save for the Baycats after retiring three straight batters in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Emelis Guerrero started the game for the Baycats. He pitched 3.1 innings before being pulled in favour of Brandon Catena, who pitched 1.2 innings before being replaced by Claudio Custodio, who pitched the sixth and seventh innings before White before came into the tie with score knotted at 9-9.
The Baycats host the Guelph Royals on Friday night at Coates Stadium in Midhurst in a 7:30 p.m. start.