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Monday, September 5, 2016

Baycats 3-peat as IBL Champions

Toronto | by Ken Hashizume  

Barrie sweeps Toronto; Castaldo with 2 home runs; Guerrero named playoff MVP.


The Barrie Baycats are proving that good things do come in three's.
 
They clinched their third straight Intercounty Baseball League championship beating the Toronto Maple Leafs 7-5 on Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits to complete a 4-game sweep of the finals.
 
The Baycats got off to a 2-0 lead on an R-B-I single by Ryan Spataro and an R-B-I from Kyle DeGrace after reaching on an error in the 3rd inning.
 
The Maple Leafs responded with an R-B-I single from Dan Marra in the 4th and a solo home run by Connor Lewis in the 5th to tie it up at 2-2.
 
With the game tied at 4-4 in the 7th, the Baycats took the lead on an R-B-I single by DeGrace then Jordan Castaldo hit his second home run of the game -- a 2-run shot off reliever Mike Wagner -- to make it 7-4 for Barrie.
 
Kyle Nichols also homered for the Baycats.
 
Baycats' starter Emilis Guerrero went the distance giving up 5 runs on 14 hits with no walks and 4 strikeouts.
 
He was named playoff MVP.
 
Brett van Pelt pitched 6 innings giving up 4 runs on 5 hits and one walk for the Maple Leafs.
 
Lewis (2 singles, 1 home run), Sean Mattson (2 singles, 1 double), Dan Marra (3 singles) each collected 3 hits.

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Click on audio to hear post-game interviews from Baycats Manager Angus Roy, 1st Baseman Jordan Castaldo, and Designated Hitter Kyle Nichols.



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