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Panthers beat Barrie to take over top spot in IBL

The Panthers fell early, but came back with a vengeance over their heated rival
Panthers 2019 victory
Kitchener Panthers celebrate a win at Jack Couch Park in 2019. Mark Pare/KitchenerToday

The battle on top of the Intercounty Baseball League standings has been warmer than the weather.

And in their latest meeting, the Kitchener Panthers (16-5) made the jump over the rival Barrie Baycats (15-6) in a hotly contested game.

The Panthers took down the Baycats 11-5 Thursday night in Barrie.

Leading the way on offense was Mike Andrulis, batting from the eighth spot.  He went four-for-five with two RBI and scored twice himself.

Yorbis Borroto and Andy Leader also came through with a pair of runs batted in, while Yoenis Yera was steady on the mound.

Yera pitched six innings of five-hit baseball, surrendering two runs, three walks while striking out eight Baycat batters.

Barrie took a 2-0 lead through the first couple innings, but that quickly changed when Kitchener came back with two runs in the third and three more in the fourth.

The offense came to a standstill afterwards, with Kitchener scoring four runs in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

The win puts the Panthers a game up on the Baycats, with Kitchener visiting London Friday night.


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