The Burlington Twins took a 5-0 lead after three innings and survived a Barrie comeback attempt to edge the Baycats 8-6, snapping their five-game losing streak.
Darryl Pui had three hits to pace the host Twins 10-hit attack while also driving in a pair of runs and scoring two more. Zach Elbirt drove in three runs for Burlington, while Mattingly Romanin had two hits and scored three runs. Greg Densem also had two hits, an RBI and a run scored for the winners.
Burlington (7-14) moved two full games ahead of the last place Hamilton Cardinals for the final playoff spot in the IBL with the win, while Barrie (12-11) slid into fourth place, a half-game behind Ottawa.
Starter Matthew St. Kitts picked up the win, allowing four runs – three earned – on three hits over six innings, striking out three and walking two. Alex Gale allowed an unearned run in the ninth but nothing else to pick up the save.
Scott Kelly started and took the loss for the Baycats. He lasted just three innings, allowing five runs on seven hits with one strikeout. Matt Proctor had a three-run homer in the seventh inning for Barrie while Matt Logan had two hits, including a solo home run in the same inning.