Mercier drives in five in Jackfish win

WELLAND – Andrew Mercier drove in five to lead the Welland Jackfish to a 10-4 home win over the Toronto Maple Leafs Saturday afternoon.

Mercier singled three times as Welland had 12 hits off two Toronto pitchers. Brendon Dadson drove in a run and scored, Brendon Nicholson and Caleb Feuerstake both had two hits and two runs, Bryce O'Farrell had an RBI, DeAndre Asbury-Heath scored twice, Wilson Soriano drove in a run and scored twice, and Tyler Wood went 2-for-5.

Christian Young (2-0) earned the win, giving up four runs on 11 hits in 7.2 innings. He walked three and struck out seven.

Toronto starter Justin Cicatello (3-2) took the loss, surrendering four runs (three earned) on eight hits with a walk and two strikeouts in six innings.

Offensively, Greg Carrington went 2-for-4 with four RBI. Cooper Lamb had three hits and a run, Damon Topolie singled twice and scored, Ryan Santos doubled twice, and Jonathan Solazzo singled and doubled.

Welland moved to 15-13, and Toronto dropped to 10-20.