Midget Royals split league games in wet start to season

GUELPH — The month of May was not so kind to southern Ontario as rain postponed many baseball games throughout the region with the Guelph Midget Royals having two tournaments cancelled in Mississauga and Oshawa and five regular season games rescheduled.

Despite the setbacks Guelph did get a tournament in at Vaughan (their first time on a diamond this year) and two regular season games. In Vaughan they went 0-3 losing two close games by identical scores of 7-4 and 6-1 in their last game.

Their first game at home saw the team lose 5-1 to the Waterloo Tigers. Adam Perry started then got relief from Trent Devine and Noah Graham. On offense a ball misplayed off the bat of Alec McIntyre brought home Guelph’s only run. Blaise Shaw and Noah MacKillop had Guelph’s other two hits.

In Stratford at the historic National Stadium, Guelph came out on top 6-4. Noah Campagnolo started and went four innings and Noah Graham pitched the last three, getting out of a bases-loaded jam in the sixth inning to keep Guelph’s lead intact. On offense Guelph had some timely hits and took advantage of 10 walks. Perry got the team started when his line drive over the second baseman brought home the Royals’ first two runs. He would later hit a double. Cole Farby’s bloop single to right field brought home two more runs and his double over the centre fielder’s outstretched glove scored another run. Trent Devine had two hits, his first one bringing home a run. McIntyre walked three times as did Marc Charbonneau and Nicholas Bombino walked twice.

The midget team is to take on London Tecumseh at London Wednesday then return home for a game against the Cambridge Cubs Monday at Hastings Stadium.

  • Submitted report