Leafs use longball to beat Jackfish
TORONTO – Four players went deep in a 22-hit attack as the Toronto Maple Leafs beat the Welland Jackfish 14-5 Sunday afternoon at Christie Pits.
Justin Marra and Marcus Knecht each went 4-for-6 with a home run and three RBI. They combined to score seven times. Grant Tamane singled, homered and drove in two while scoring twice, while Cooper Lamb added a solo shot.
Ryan Dos Santos had four hits and two runs, Mike Reeves singled twice and drove in two, Zac Orchard had two hits and an RBI, and Damon Topolie drove in a run.
Mateo Kekatos (2-0) picked up the win, allowing two runs on two hits over two innings of relief. He walked two and struck out two. Starter RJ Page lasted three innings and yielded three runs on four hits with two walks and a strikeout.
Justin Cicatello earned the save, going three scoreless innings with a walk and three strikeouts.
Toronto improved to 3-1.
For Welland, Wilson Soriano went 3-for-5 with two home runs and three RBI. DeAndre Asbury-Heath and Greg Marco each drove in a run, and Nate Mastervick had two hits and a run.
Chris Boatto (0-1) took the loss, allowing six runs (three earned) on nine hits over three innings. He struck out three without issuing a walk.
Welland dropped to 1-1.