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July 5, 2012 - International Basketball League (IBL) News Release

Brantford Red Sox 13-game winning streak ends in Barrie

The Barrie Baycats scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Brantford Red Sox 12-9 in one of four Intercounty Baseball League games played on Thursday night, snapping Brantford's 13-game winning streak.

The four-time defending champion Red Sox took a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, but the relentless Barrie offence pounded out 16 hits off four Brantford pitchers to knock Brantford's record to 21-4.

All nine Barrie hitters had at least one hit, with Jon Waltenbury leading the way with three hits and three RBI. Jeff Cowan also had three hits, while Ryan Spataro had two hits, scored three times and drove in a pair of runs.

Robert Recuenco had two hits, an RBI and two runs scored, Kyle DeGrace had two hits and an RBI, and Matt Logan and Jordan Lundberg both drove in two runs for the Baycats, who improved to 14-12 and held on to third place in the IBL with the win.

Jamie Arneson, the third of four Barrie pitchers, got the win. He pitched 1 2/3 innings, allowing one run on one hit with two strikeouts and a walk. JD Moore went 1 2/3 innings for the save, allowing one run on two hits with four strikeouts and two walks.

Adam Kudryk was the loser in relief. He lasted just 1/3 inning, allowing three runs on three hits with a strikeout.

Josh McCurdy homered, had three hits and drove in a run for the Red Sox, who had 13 hits. Scott Thorman also homered, had two hits and two RBI, while Wayne Forman had two hits and an RBI. Steve Lewis also had two hits and scored a run for the losers.

Maple Leafs 7 Panthers 5

In Kitchener, the Panthers scored four runs in the first inning to put the Toronto Maple Leafs in a huge hole, but the Leafs bounced back to beat the Kitchener Panthers 7-5.

Kitchener got to Toronto starter Marek Deska for four first inning runs, but the Leafs ace settled down after that to improve his record to 7-1 and put the Leafs back into sixth place in the IBL standings.

Deska threw an astounding 155 pitches in a complete game, 97 of them for strikes. He allowed five runs on 10 hits with 10 strikeouts and five walks.

Justin Gianfrancesco hit a two-run homer, had two hits and drove in three runs for the Leafs, who made the most of their seven hits. Branfy Arias added two hits and two RBI, Dan Gibbons returned to the lineup with a hit and two RBI, and Rob Gillis scored three runs for the Leafs, who lost 16-8 to Kitchener at home Wednesday night.

Mitch Delaney hit a pair of home runs and had three RBI for Kitchener (11-13). Mike Glinka added two hits and drove in a run for the Panthers.

Reliever Ryan Schwenn was the loser for Kitchener. He allowed two runs - one earned - on three hits in 2 1/3 innings.

Twins 11 Cardinals 8

In Burlington, the Twins scored six runs in the bottom of the seventh inning to rally past the Hamilton Cardinals 11-8.

Trailing 8-3, Burlington (9-15) staged their big rally to deal Hamilton (5-20) its fifth straight loss. It was a huge loss for the Cards, who are now 4 ½ games behind the Twins for the final playoff spot with just 11 games left to play.

Peter Bako led the 11-hit Twins attack with three hits, while Branson Joseph homered, had two hits and drove in three runs. Ryan Asis also homered and had two RBI, while Zach Elbirt, Adam Cholewka and Kyle Gappa all drove in two runs for Burlington.

Reliever Alex Gale got the win, tossing 2 1/3 shutout innings. He allowed two hits with three strikeouts and a walk. Jeff MacLeod got the final two outs for the save, striking out one and walking one.

Matt Betts, the second of three Hamilton pitchers, took the loss. He allowed six runs on three hits in just one inning, walking one.

Zack Ranta had three hits, scored three runs and drove in two more for Hamilton. Nate Smith added two hits and two RBI, Colin Porter had two hits and an RBI, and Andrew Jacinto also had two hits for the Cards.

Royals 12 Majors 7

In London, Justin Interisano drove in four runs and had three hits to help the Guelph Royals beat the London Majors 12-7.

Interisano also scored a run as the Royals scored six runs in the top of the fifth and hung on as the Majors scored single runs in six straight innings to make a game of it from the third through ninth innings.

Guelph (13-13) also got three hits from Sean Reilly, who also scored twice and drove in a run. Nate Grant also had three hits and an RBI, and Steve Coates had two hits, scored twice and drove in a run.

Starter Roberto Suppa got the win for Guelph. Suppa went five innings, allowing three runs on four hits, with two strikeouts and six walks. Four relievers finished up for Guelph.

London starter Jordi Amargos was the loser. He lasted 4 1/3 innings, allowing seven runs - five earned - on six hits with one strikeout and five walks.

Steve Froese homered, had three hits and drove in three runs for the Majors, who slipped to 14-9 with their second straight loss. Joel Gattoni had two hits and drove in a run for London.

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