Barrie Sports: The Weekend Recap shares the best of the local sports scene!
Rovers pick up four points in weekend matches
The Simcoe County Rovers FC remained at home this past weekend, playing host to Windsor and Woodbridge.
The men’s club defeated Windsor TFC 3-2 on Sunday afternoon at J.C. Massie Field, while the women battled Woodbridge Strikers to a scoreless draw.
Notable contributions come from Ethan Beckford. Beckford scored twice for the men’s club, including the game-winner at the 65-minute mark. With the weekend results in the books, both Rovers’ squads retain a top-5 seeding in the League1 Ontario divisional standings.
Both Rovers teams subsequently enjoy a few days off before returning to the competition on Friday, July 1. This week’s matchups pit the Rovers against St. Catharines Roma Wolves. Furthermore, the women play at 5 pm while the men take the pitch at 8:45 pm on Club Roma Main field.
Baycats split weekend games
On Saturday, June 25, the Baycats (11-8) welcomed the London Majors (12-5) to Vintage Throne Stadium, handily defeating the Majors 4-1. The Baycats earned the victory through superb pitching from Adam Khan, who received Player of the Game honours. Additionally, Khan pitched through seven innings while striking out five batters.
Afterward, the Baycats travelled to Jack Couch Park for a Sunday afternoon contest against the Kitchener Panthers (7-9).
Despite a 14-run performance from the Cats, the team conceded 15 runs in a losing effort. Moreover, this high-scoring game saw a plethora of Baycats batters record multiple hits. Ultimately, the Baycats surrendered the decisive run in extra innings, losing 15-14 to the Panthers.
Next, the Cats rest until Canada Day, when the team rematches the London Majors at Labatt Memorial Park. The Baycats aim to return to the win column while hoping to advance in the 2022 IBL Standings. Currently, the team sits in fifth place overall and remains 2.5 games back of first place Welland Jackfish.
Bombers earn regular season victory before playoffs
The Bombers were victorious on Saturday against the Six Nations Stealth, winning 10-4. Despite dropping Friday’s contest to the formidable Fergus Thistles 13-4, the Bombers responded with an emphatic win the next night. Next, the team shifts its focus to playoff action.
What’s more, the Bombers will face the Wilmot Wild in a best-of-five game series. Game one gets underway tomorrow at Wilmot Recreation Complex, beginning at 8 pm. The Bombers head into the series matchup as a distinct underdog despite mixed success late in the regular season.