Brantford Drops First Half Of Home-And-Home

by B. Young

The Brantford Red Sox headed to Barrie on Tuesday night to take on the Baycats. This was the first of a home-and-home series, with the two teams meeting again Wednesday night in Brantford.

The homeside Baycats struck first, scoring 1 on a sacrifice fly in the 1st inning.  Brantford answered back in the 2nd, with Jacob Reid getting a free pass via hit by pitch, then advancing on a wild pitch, then being driven in by Robbie Gauthier.  Gauthier would then advance on another wild pitch but was left stranded.  Baycats and Red Sox were tied 1-1 in the middle of the 2nd inning. 

Brantford would briefly take the lead in the 5th inning. Gauthier singled, then stole 2nd, then advanced to 3rd on a passed ball, then was brought home by a Jesse Fishbaum single. Fishbaum would then steal 2nd, but was stranded.  Baycats answered back in their half of the inning however with a trio of runs to take a 4-2 lead into the 6th inning.

After Barrie scored another trio of runs, Brantford's bats awoke with 2 outs in the 8th inning via a Liam Sutherland single. Nick Burdett then singled in Sutherland, and was joined on base by a Jacob Reid single. That's as far as the Sox would rally though, making it a Barrie 7 Brantford 3 final.

Brantford and Barrie meet again on Wednesday night at Arnold Anderson Stadium in Brantford on Meet The Author night! Get to the ballpark early and meet Brock Greenhalgh, a native of Chatham and author of “Hard Road to Victory: The Chatham All-Stars Story"!  Brock has been telling the story of the 1934 Chatham All-Stars Baseball Team for the past 30 years. More information can be found at our Facebook event page. 

Tickets for Wednesday night's game are available at the gate and at If you're unable to join us at Arnold Anderson Stadium be sure to subscribe to our YouTube channel and enable notifications so you won't miss the game's live stream, Reece Doumani and Colin Ward will have the call at 8 pm.

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