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Monday, June 25, 2018

Baycats Break Out Bats in Win Over Royals

Midhurst | by Ken Hashizume  

Rijo and Atkinson with home runs, Cowan collected 5 hits.


The bats were back for the Barrie Baycats.
 
After mustering only two runs in a 9-2 loss to London on Saturday, the Baycats put out 20 hits in a 20-1 win over the Guelph Royals on Sunday night.
 
The offence began in the bottom of the 2nd inning with a solo home run by Ryan Rijo (2-for-3, 3 runs, 3 RBIs) to lead off the inning.
 
Three more were scored in that inning for a 4-0 lead.
 
They added 4 more in the 5th inning capped by a 2-run double by Rijo for an 8-1 lead.
 
The Baycats (12-7) sent 14 batters to the plate in the 8th resulting in 9 runs scored highlighted by a 3-run homer by Kevin Atkinson (2-for-5, 3 runs, 3 RBIs), his second hit that inning (double).
 
Jeff Cowan went 5-for-6, scored twice, and drove in a run, Ryan Spataro was 4-for-6, with 2 runs scored, and 2 RBIs.
 
Matt St. Kitts gave up an unearned run on 5 hits, walking 3, and striking out 7 over 6 innings for the win.
 
Yomar Conception took the loss for the Royals (6-11) after going 5 innings, giving up 8 runs on 9 hits, waling one and striking out 3.
 
Guelph's only run came in the third inning on a sacrifice fly by Justin Interisano scoring Darius Barlias.
 
The next game for the Baycats is Wednesday night (27th) when they travel to Toronto for the first of a home-and-home against the Maple Leafs.

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Click on audio to hear Ken Hashizume's post-game podcast including an interview with Ryan RIjo of the Baycats.


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