BARRIE – Hamilton Thunderbirds were one out away from forcing extra innings when a throwing error cost them an Intercounty Baseball League game.
Thunderbirds reliever Andrew Lafleur struckout Dave
Latour for the third out but the pitch was wild and Latour scampered to first. Catcher Adam Montgomery attempted to
throw the Barrie batter out at first but his errant throw allowed Jeff Cowan to score the winning run from second base, giving the Baycats a 6-5 win.
Hamilton had tied the game with three runs in the eighth inning.
Tony Daubert had four hits to pace Hamilton while Marcel Champagnie added two hits.
Lafleur (0-1) went 2 2/3 innings in relief of starter Saul Gonzalez, giving up three runs on four hits. Gonzalez went six innings allowing three runs on five hits with four walks and three strikeouts.
Cam Newitt (2-1) pitched two innings in relief of starter Derek McDaid. Newitt didn’t allow a hit or a run, while walking one and striking out one.
McDaid went seven innings giving up five runs, only two earned on eight hits. Alex Borgo had two hits including a solo home run and Jordan Lundberg had a home run, triple and two RBI.
Hamilton will re-group and travel to Kitchener on Sunday (June 18) evening to take on the Panthers.