Creeks stretch streak to 10 games, sweep twinbill
GUELPH – The Guelph Silvercreeks added to their Central Ontario Junior Baseball League win streak as they swept a doubleheader with the Dundas Chiefs Wednesday night at Hastings Stadium.
The Creeks won the opener 5-3 and took the nightcap 6-1 to extend their streak to 10 games.
Dundas was the home team in the first game, a match that was originally to have been played in Dundas, but was twice rained out.
The Creeks rallied from a 3-1 deficit after the third inning to record the win. They scored one in the fourth and one in the fifth to tie it and won it with two seventh and final inning. Regulation length of games in doubleheaders is seven innings.
In the seventh, Jordon Inkol was walked and he stole second. A Brandon Arsenault single combined with a Dundas error allowed Inkol to come home with the eventual winning run. Arsenault went to second on the error and, with two out, scored on a double by Scott Seifried.
Seifried finished the game with a double and a single as the Creeks managed seven hits, three in the final inning. Getting one single apiece were Inkol, Arsenault, Nathan Laird, Lucas Smit and Joey Hasson.
Tyler MacKillop picked up the win as he went six innings and surrendered three runs, two earned, off two hits and three walks. He had seven strikeouts.
Liam Devine had the save as he relieved in the seventh and kept the Chiefs scoreless. He issued a walk and struck out two.
The Creeks grabbed control of the second game early as they scored four runs in the second inning. They added their other two runs in the fifth while Dundas scored its run in the fourth.
Guelph’s second-inning runs came with two out. Tyler Randa was hit by a pitch before Ryan Malyk hit a single. Jake Malyk singled to load the bases and all three runners came in on a double by Mason Copeland. Stephen Whalen’s double scored Copeland.
Copeland finished the game with a double and a single while Laird hit two singles. Trystan Dennie had a triple while Nick Lannutti and Whelan each hit a double and Phil Guilmette, Ryan Malyk and Jake Malyk contributed one single apiece.
Garret Morgan started for the Creeks. He collected the win as he held Dundas to an earned run off three hits and five walks in five innings. He had seven strikeouts.
Peter Zytner kept the Chiefs hitless in the final two innings. He had five strikeouts.
The Creeks lead the league at 13-2-0 while Dundas fell to 2-5-1.
The locals are to wrap up the home portion of their league schedule July 26 when they’re to host the Burlington Bulls (11-1-0) at Hastings Stadium at 7:30 p.m. They’re also to play the Port Dover Clippers (4-9-0) at Port Dover July 30 and Stratford Nationals (9-3-1) at Stratford Aug. 1 and they have a game against the Brantford Junior Red Sox (5-7-1) at Brantford to reschedule.
- Guelph Sports Journal