Guelph Silvercreeks outlast Oakville A’s
GUELPH – The Guelph Silvercreeks rebounded from an early deficit to clip the Oakville A’s 9-7 in Central Ontario junior baseball league play Wednesday night at Hastings Stadium.
The win put a halt to Guelph’s two-game losing streak in league play and both teams leave the game with 4-2-0 records in league play.
Oakville started the game with three runs in the top of the first inning and held that lead until the Creeks scored four in the bottom of the second. The A’s regained the lead with two in the fifth and added to it with a run in the sixth before the locals shot ahead for good with three in the seventh. The hosts added two in the eighth and Oakville completed the scoring with one in the ninth.
The Creeks clouted nine hits in the game, two fewer than Oakville. The A’s also made three errors while the Creeks were error free.
Guelph’s seventh-inning rally started when Scott Seifried hit a single with one out. Nathan Laird was walked and both runners advanced a base when Stephen Whalen grounded out to first. Pinch hitter Brandon Arsenault clouted a single that scored two runs and Nick Lannutti followed with a single to send Arsenault to third. Phil Guilmette was hit by a pitch to load the bases and Jordon Inkol was walked for the final run of the inning.
Laird led the Creeks at the plate with a double and two singles while Seifried and Lannutti each hit two singles. Arsenault and Guilmette had one single apiece.
Alex Galletta started for the Creeks and yielded five earned runs off eight hits and two walks in five innings. He had three strikeouts. Liam Devine relieved for three innings and picked up the win. He gave up an earned run off one hit and four walks and he fanned five. Adam Robertson pitched the ninth and surrendered an earned run off two hits and one walk.
Two Oakville pitchers combined to give up nine runs, seven earned, off nine hits and eight walks in eight innings and they had a single strikeout.
The Creeks are to play a pair of road games this week as they’re to play Mississauga North Tigers Two (2-0-0) Thursday at 7:30 p.m. at Rivergrove Park and Royal York Cardinals (0-3-1) Sunday at 7:30 p.m. at Connorvale Park.
- Guelph Sports Journal