Baycats maul Twins in IBL opener


Burlington helped the Intercounty Baseball League kick off its 94th season on Saturday (May 5) … and that was about the only positive thing for the Twins.
 
Playing in Barrie, the Twins were buried under the Baycats 16-hit attack and fell 16-3.
 
Matt Logan homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for the Baycats, who allowed a run in the top of the first inning before scoring four in the bottom of the inning to coast to the win. The Baycats also scored five runs in the fourth and three more in the fifth in the dominating win.
 
Jordan Lundberg also homered and had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two more, while Ryan Spataro had three hits and scored three runs. Jon Waltenbury also drove in three runs for the winners, with Matt Proctor adding three hits and an RBI. Jeff Cowan contributed two hits and scored three runs for the winners.
 
Barrie used six pitchers in the game, including starter Brad Bissell who went three innings allowing one run on one hit with three striekouts and two walks.
 
Kurtis Robinson started and took the loss for the Twins. He went 3 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs – six earned – on six hits with one strikeout and three walks. Darryl Pui had two of the Twins seven hits and drove in two runs.

The Twins were guilty of five errors.
 
In the league’s other opener in Guelph, the Royals made their return to the IBL after a year’s hiatus but the Ottawa Fat Cats spoiled the return with a 5-4 decision.
 
There is just one game in the IBL on Sunday as the Toronto Maple Leafs host the Ottawa Fat Cats in their home opener at Dominico Field at Christie Pits at 2 p.m.