The Barrie Baycats are off to a perfect 4-0 start to the 2012 Intercounty Baseball League season after an 8-5 road win over the Burlington Twins in one of two games played on Thursday (May 17).
Baycats’ starter Shaun Slemko picked up the win on the mound, giving up eight hits and four runs with one walk and five strikeouts over six innings of work. After Jake Hines pitched the seventh, Scott Kelly closed out the game and earned the save after surrendering just one hit with one walk and two strikeouts.
Jordan Lundberg and Kyle DeGrace both had big nights at the plate for the Baycats, each going 3-for-5 with a run scored while DeGrace added an RBI. Matt Richardson and Matt Logan both had a pair of hits and an RBI while Logan also came in to score twice for the visitors. Jon Waltenbury rounded out the attack with two hits and a run scored.
Unlike their opponents, the hometown Twins (1-3) weren’t quite as efficient on the mound, trotting out seven pitchers, including Alex Gale who took the loss. Gale allowed two hits and two runs scored with one walk during the second inning. To make matters worse for the home side, the Twins suffered from seven errors on the night.
Will Nicholson had a three hit night in the loss, with two RBI. Branson Joseph and Darryl Pui each had a hit and an RBI while Adam Cholewka notched a pair of hits and a run scored.
In the other game, the Kitchener Panthers pounded the Toronto Maple Leafs, 14-5.