Jackfish Drop Tough One to Castaldo, Baycats

WELLAND – After being named Intercounty Baseball League Player of the Month for May, Barrie's Jordan Castaldo didn't slow down to start June.

Castaldo went 3-for-3 with his fourth home run of the season in the Baycats' 18-5 win over the Welland Jackfish Saturday night at Welland Stadium. Castaldo also walked four times to boost his IBL-best on-base percentage.

Ryan Spataro singled, doubled and drove in three, Kevin Atkinson had two singles and a run, Kyle DeGrace scored three times, Branfy Infante went 2-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Darren Shred had an RBI and three runs, while Jeff Cowan and Parker Walker each had two RBI and combined to score five runs.

Emilis Guerrero (2-0) picked up the win. He went six innings and gave up an unearned run on four hits with two walks and eight strikeouts.

Braulio Ortiz (0-1) took the loss, surrendering seven runs on two hits over 2.1 innings. He walked seven and struck out three.

Grant Okawa had a pair of RBI for Welland (3-3). Andrew Mercier and Brendon Dadson each collected an RBI, Mattingly Romanin had two hits, an RBI and a run, and DeAndre Asbury-Heath went 3-for-4 with a run.