In Barrie, the sixth place Oshawa Dodgers completed their upset of the third place Barrie Baycats with a thrilling 2-1 12-inning win over the Baycats in Game 5 of their series.
Oshawa wins the best-of-seven series 4-1 and advances to the second round for the first time in franchise history. The Dodgers will either play the London Majors or the Brantford Red Sox in the second round of the playoffs.
Adam Garner was brilliant on the mound for the Dodgers, pitching 11 innings. He allowed one run on six hits with eight strikeouts and three walks. Scott Kelly finished up with a hitless 12th inning, walking one and striking out one, to complete Oshawa’s big first round upset.
Steve Lewis drove in both Oshawa runs with a solo home run in the fifth and then a run-scoring two-out single in the top of the 12th inning that scored Tyler Johnstone from second base with the series winning run. Lewis and Johnstone both had two of Oshawa’s six hits.
Barrie starter Jake Hines went eight innings, allowing one run on three hits with six strikeouts and one walk. Kyle Payne took the loss, allowing oen run on three hits in four innings of relief, striking out one and walking one.
Dave Latour had two hits for the Baycats, who finished seven games ahead of Oshawa in the regular season standings.