IBL Playoff Report - August 2/12August 2, 2012 - International Basketball League (IBL)
The Majors now trail the Panthers 3-1 in their best-of-seven opening round playoff series. Game five is slated for Friday at 7:30pm in London.
Jordi Amargos started for the Majors but lasted just one inning before being replaced by Cory Hammond who earned the win. Hammond allowed only one earned run on six hits with seven walks and five strikeouts over eight innings pitched.
Cleveland Brownlee had three hits on the night - a home run and a pair of doubles - with two RBI and three runs scored in the win. Chris Chambers homered and singled twice with three RBI and two runs scored, while Tyler Graham singled twice and added a double with four runs batted in and two runs scored. Paul LaMantia singled and doubled while scoring twice, and Alan Cattrysse had two hits with an RBI and a run scored. Steve Froese added two hits and a run scored while Derrik Strzalkowski had a solo homerun.
Kitchener starter Mike McGillivray took the loss, allowing six earned runs on eight hits with three walks lasting just 3 1/3 innings before making way for three relievers.
Darnell Duckett singled and doubled while Jeff Pietraszko had a pair of hits with a run scored. Mitch Delaney recorded an RBI double while Luke Baker, Mike Glinka and Rick Murray each singled.
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Barrie Baycats 12; Toronto Maple Leafs 4
The Toronto Maple Leafs are one loss away from a quick ending to their Intercounty Baseball League season.
Jeff Cowan had three hits, scored three times and drove in another pair of runs, helping the Barrie Baycats to a 12-4 win over the Leafs Thursday night in Barrie, giving the Baycats a commanding 3-1 lead in the best-of-seven opening round series.
Game five in the series is Saturday night in Barrie, with a sixth game if necessary Sunday afternoon at Dominico Field at Christie Pits.
Barrie broke open a tight game with seven runs in the bottom of the eighth inning off the Leafs beleaguered bullpen.
Toronto starter Marek Deska lasted 6 1/3 innings and took the loss, allowing four runs on seven hits with one strikeout and four walks to take his second loss of the series after going 8-2 in the regular season.
The Leafs bullpen pitching woes were evident again in the eighth inning after reliever Brett Lawson got three outs after taking over from Deska. Toronto manager Tim Harkness then inserted shortstop Branfy Arias for the fourth time as a reliever instead of a regular pitcher with the score 5-4 Barrie, but the Baycats scored seven more runs in the inning - two coming on a crucial error by right fielder Jeremy Walker - to give themselves some breathing room.
Barrie starter Nick Fogarty went 6 2/3 innings, allowing two runs on the three hits with one strikeout and one walk, but left with the score tied 2-2 in the seventh.
Four relievers finished up, with Jamie Arneson getting credit for the win by getting the last out in the seventh. JD Moore got the last four outs, three of them by strikeout, and was credited with a save as he entered the game in the eighth.
Jon Waltenbury had two hits, scored twice and added two RBI and Kevin Atkinson added two hits, two RBI and one run scored for Barrie, which finished in third place, three games ahead of the sixth place Leafs. Kyle DeGrace scored twice and went 1-for-2, leaving him with a .667 average in the series with two homers and four RBI after four games.
Damon Topolie had two hits and drove in a run for the Leafs, who had just seven hits and made three errors. Arias had an RBI triple in the eighth to help the Leafs get to within a run before Barrie's big eighth inning.
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-1- Brantford Red Sox vs. -8- Burlington Twins (Brantford leads series 3-1)
Game 1 - Friday, July 27 - Brantford 21; Burlington 5 Game 2 - Saturday, July 28 - Burlington 7; Brantford 2 Game 3 - Monday, July 30 - Brantford 15; Burlington 5 Game 4 - Wednesday, August 1 - Brantford 14; Burlington 1 Game 5 - Friday, August 3 - Burlington @ Brantford 8pm *Game 6 - Monday, August 6 - Brantford @ Burlington 7pm *Game 7 - Tuesday, August 7 - Burlington @ Brantford 8pm
-2- London Majors vs. -7- Kitchener Panthers (Kitchener leads series 3-1)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Kitchener 8; London 4 Game 2 - Sunday, July 29 - Kitchener 9; London 1 Game 3 - Tuesday, July 31 - Kitchener 6; London 5 Game 4 - Thursday, August 2 - London 12; Kitchener 1 Game 5 - Friday, August 3 - Kitchener @ London 7:30pm *Game 6 - Sunday, August 5 - London @ Kitchener 7pm *Game 7 - Tuesday, August 7 - Kitchener @ London 7:30pm
-3- Barrie Baycats vs. -6- Toronto Maple Leafs (Barrie leads series 3-1)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Barrie 6; Toronto 3 Game 2 - Sunday, July 29 - Toronto 6; Barrie 5 Game 3 - Tuesday, July 31 - Barrie 13; Toronto 3 Game 4 - Thursday, August 2 - Barrie 12; Toronto 4 Game 5 - Saturday, August 4 - Toronto @ Barrie 7pm *Game 6 - Sunday, August 5 - Barrie @ Toronto 2pm *Game 7 - Tuesday, August 7 - Toronto @ Barrie 7:30pm
-4- Guelph Royals vs. -5- Ottawa Fat Cats (Guelph leads series 2-0)
Game 1 - Saturday, July 28 - Guelph 3; Ottawa 1 Game 2 - Monday, July 30 - Guelph 18; Ottawa 4 Game 3 - Friday, August 3 - Guelph @ Ottawa 7:35pm Game 4 - Saturday, August 4 - Guelph @ Ottawa 7:05pm *Game 5 - Sunday, August 5 - Guelph @ Ottawa 1:05pm *Game 6 - Tuesday, August 7 - Ottawa @ Guelph 7:30 pm *Game 7 - Wednesday, August 8 - Ottawa @ Guelph 7:30 pm
International Basketball League Stories from August 2, 2012
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