T-Birds can’t dodge Oshawa, tumble 11-1 in IBL

The Oshawa Dodgers pounded out 14 hits to rout the host Hamilton Thunderbirds 11-1 in senior Intercounty Baseball League play.

Greg Byron got plenty of support from a 14-hit attack to pick up the win, pitching a complete-game seven-hitter on Sunday (June 21) at Bernie Arbour Stadium. Byron struck out eight and walked two as the Dodgers staked him to a 5-0 lead after just two innings.

Jordan Castaldo led the Oshawa attack with three hits and four RBI, while James Kottaras added a pair of hits and drove in four runs for the Dodgers, who got back to the .500 mark at 9-9 with the win.

Ryan Mackie took the loss, allowing five runs on six hits over 1 1/3 innings, walking two and striking out none. Pete Lawrence had two hits for the T-Birds, now 2-17 on the season.