On his 19th birthday, Cam Gray pitched a complete game six-hitter as the Oshawa Dodgers thumped the Toronto Maple Leafs 8-0 at Christie Pits Wednesday night.
The Dodgers stole nine bases and pounded out 15 hits off three Toronto pitchers to improve to 9-5 while the defending IBL champion Leafs dropped into a tie for fifth place at 7-6.
Both benches emptied twice in the fifth inning, resulting in the ejection of four players, and Toronto manager Dino Roumel and outfielder Joe Colameco were also later ejected for arguing calls.
Oshawa went ahead 2-0 in the first inning on a run-scoring single by Steve Lewis and an RBI groundout by Sean Cunningham. The Dodgers then scored three runs on three hits in the fifth inning, two of them coming on a two-run homer by Kofi Osei-Aning to give Gray more than enough offence.
Brendan Emmett led Oshawa with three hits, while Sean Cunningham, Marcus Knecht, and Osei-Aning all had two hits for the Dodgers, who added single runs in the sixth, seventh and ninth innings to complete the rout.
Gray struck out nine and walked two. Jeremy Walker had two hits for the Leafs.