Saturday, July 2, 2016
IBL All-Stars Beat Canadian Junior Team in All-Star Game
Canada rallies from 5-0 down; Castaldo with 2 hits including home run for All-Stars in 6-4 win.
The Intercounty Baseball League All-Stars had to battle in their game against the Canadian Under-18 National Junior Team.
The IBL All-Stars built a 5-0 and hung on to win 6-4 Saturday afternoon in the annual All-Star Game at the Barrie Sports Complex.
The IBL All-Stars scored in each of the first 3 innings -- one in the first, two in the second, and 2 in the third.
Team Canada replied with 4 runs in their half of the 5th capped off with a 2-run single by Tyler Duncan to cut the IBL All-Star's lead to 5-4.
Tanner Nivens of the Kitchener Panthers drove in an insurance run in the 8th for the All-Stars for a 6-4 lead.
Jordan Castaldo of the Barrie Baycats and Brandon Dailey of the Brantford Red Sox each hit 2-run home runs.
Castaldo finished 2-for-3 and was named game MVP for the IBL All-Stars.
Duncan went 2-for-4 and took the honours for Team Canada.
Cooper Davis and Noah Taylor also had two hits a piece for Team Canada who outhit the IBL All-Stars 13-9.
League play resumes on Sunday for the Baycats as they travel to London for a double-header against the Majors.
Click on audio to hear post-game interviews with Cooper Davis of the Canadian Under-18 Team and Angus Roy of the IBL All-Stars.