Cardinals Can't Silence Barrie Bats

The Barrie Baycats kicked off a three-game homestand Saturday night with an 11-2 win over the Hamilton Cardinals at Coates Stadium.

Jeff Cowan went 5-for-5 in the win, with his lone RBI coming in the Baycats' five-run first inning. Carson Burns singled twice and drove in three, Branfy Infante went 2-for-5 with two RBI and two runs, Owen Jansen drove in a pair, David LeBlanc went 3-for-5 with an RBI and three runs, Marcel Lacasse doubled in a run and scored twice, and Ryan Rijo had two of Barrie's 18 hits.

Andrew Grieder (1-0) earned the win, allowing two runs on seven hits in 5.2 innings. He walked five and struck out six. Barrie snapped a mini two-game skid and moved to 6-9.

Chris Lazar (2-2) took the loss for Hamilton, which fell to 7-7. The right-hander from Mississauga was pulled after five innings, giving up seven runs (six earned) on 11 hits with a walk and three strikeouts.

Offensively, Justin Gideon went 4-for-4 with a run and a stolen base. Laine Renaud and Jeremie Veilleux drove in the Cardinals' runs.

The Cardinals will look to get back in the win column on Sunday afternoon when they host the London Majors at CARSTAR Field on FirstOntario Credit Union Day. First pitch is scheduled for 2:05pm.