Reeves Heroics and Chaput's Rain Shortened Complete Game Victory Gives Dodgers Commanding 3-0 Series Lead
The Oshawa Dodgers took a commanding 3-0 series lead over the Barrie Baycats Wednesday night with a 5-2 rain-shortened win over Barrie in the lone Intercounty Baseball League playoff game that managed to be played. This is the first time in franchise history that the Dodgers have won three games in a playoff series.
Oshawa can pull off the series upset with a win in Game 4 Thursday night in Barrie after getting the win in a game that was stopped by severe rain with two outs in the bottom of the seventh inning, making it an official game.
Craig Chaput pitched all seven innings for Oshawa, allowing two runs – one earned – on seven hits with three strikeouts and three walks.
Mike Reeves hit a three-run homer for the Dodgers in the fifth inning while Steve Wickens had three of Oshawa’s nine hits. Jordan Castaldo added a pair of hits and Tyler Johnstone had a run-scoring double for Oshawa.
Angus Roy took the loss for the Baycats. He went all 6 2/3 innings, allowing five runs – three earned – on nine hits with one walk.
The Baycats were hurt by three errors as they now return home for the next two games in the series after playing games two and three in Oshawa.