Baycats outlast Cardinals in extra innings

HAMILTON – The Barrie Baycats scored twice in the top of the 10th inning to pull out a 5-3 win Friday night in Hamilton.

Malik Williams went 3-for-4 and drove in Evan Soules with a one-out single in extras for the winning run. Williams scored an insurance run later in the inning.

Hayden Jaco went 3-for-5 with two RBI, Zac Orchard drove in a run, and Rick Phillips singled twice and swiped a pair of bags.

Cesar Rosado (1-0) went 2.1 innings for the win. He recovered after allowing the tying run in the ninth. Rosado walked one and fanned four.

Barrie starter Frank Garces struck out eight over six innings. He gave up two runs on six hits. The Baycats improved to 2-1.

Zach Marriott drilled a two-run home run for the Cardinals (2-1). Laine Renaud picked up an RBI, and Dennis Dei Baning singled, doubled and scored.

Alex Lanigan (0-1) was charged with two runs (one earned) on three hits and a strikeout in one inning of relief. Hamilton starting pitcher Brett Lawson struck out four over five scoreless innings. He scattered seven hits and walked one.

Next home game is Friday May 31st vs the Toronto Maple Leafs for Unique Appliances' Mascot Party.