Baycats seeing double after Burlington Twins hammer Barrie


The Burlington Twins stunned the first place Baycats with seven runs in the fifth inning and a total of 19 hits en route to a convincing 18-8 win, effectively snapping a nine-game Barrie win streak in the Intercounty Baseball League.
 
The seven-run fifth put the Twins up 9-4, wiping out the 4-2 deficit they had heading into the inning. And from there they nessver relinquished the lead, adding an exclamation mark to their victory by scoring six runs in the top of the ninth inning.
 
The Twins are now 8-22 on the season, and spoiled an opportunity for the Baycats (23-8) to clinch at least a tie for the IBL pennant. Barrie’s magic number to clinch first place remains at two with three games left to play.
 
Ian Choy had a three-run home run and singled twice for the Twins with two runs scored and four runs-batted-in, while Jeff Kosta notched a two-run homer with two runs scored and four RBI. Both home runs came in the top of the ninth inning. Greg Densem had four hits – two singles, a double and a triple – with three runs scored and two runs batted in. Branson Joseph and Ryan Asis each had three hits and two RBI with one and three runs scored, respectively.
 
Dave Hatt was the winner, coming on in relief of Luis Castillo to start the fifth inning, and allowed seven hits and four earned runs with three walks and five strikeouts over three innings of work before Jon Fitzsimmons finished up.
 
Sean Reilly had three hits for Barrie with two runs scored and a run driven in, while Sean Mattson also had two hits with two runs scored and three RBI. Four other Baycats had a pair of hits, including Matt Logan who also scored three runs.
 
Starter Ryan Dillabough took the loss, allowing seven hits and six earned runs with four walks and five strikeouts over the first 4 1/3 innings. The Baycats utilized four additional pitchers to finish up.