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Barrie Baycats, London Majors tied for first place

The Barrie Baycats and the London Majors are tied for first place atop the Intercounty Baseball League standings with matching 12-0 records.

While the Baycats were idle on the weekend, the Majors chalked up a pair of wins, including an 8-3 road victory over the Burlington Herd on Saturday afternoon, as well as a 10-8 triumph at home over the Kitchener Panthers on Friday night.

The Panthers sit in third place with an 11-3 record.

In other IBL action on the weekend, the Hamilton Cardinals defeated the Guelph Royals, 16-9, while the Toronto Maple Leafs, playing their eighth game in 11 days, fell 6-1 to the Burlington Herd. Meanwhile, the London Majors and Brantford Red Sox had their game rained out after managing to squeeze in a couple of innings..

The Herd visits Coates Stadium in Midhurst on Tuesday night to take on the Baycats. First pitch is set for 7:30 p.m. The Majors are also in Kitchener to take on the Panthers.

Wednesday night's IBL schedule has the Cardinals in Toronto to meet the Leafs, while the Majors are in Brantford to face the Red Sox.

The Baycats are in Burlington on Thursday night to play the Herd.

Kitchener's Sean Reilly leads the league in both home runs (9) and runs batted in (28), followed by Barrie's Jordan Castaldo and Kyle DeGrace with 21 apiece. Baycats veteran Ryan Spataro leads the IBL in batting average at .490, with teammate Conner Morro a few spots back at .404.

Barrie pitcher Claudio Custodio leads the IBL with a miniscule 0.53 earned run average after giving up just one run in 17 innings pitched and 22 strikeouts. He has allowed three walks. 

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