Royals outhit Brantford, but suffer 8th straight loss
BRANTFORD – Despite outhitting the Brantford Red Sox, the Guelph Royals suffered their eighth consecutive loss in Intercounty Baseball League play Friday night at Anderson Stadium.
Guelph’s opponents have hit double figures in runs in six of those eight losses.
Friday, the Royals opened the scoring with a run in the top of the first, but Brantford led 10-1 at the end of the third thanks to an eight-run third.
The Royals managed 16 hits in the game, led by a double and two singles from Blake Kauer and three singles by Marquis Kidd. Matt Schmidt and Jake Forgrave each hit a double and a single and Quinton Bent and Darren Saunders hit two singles apiece. Getting one single each were Mike Hart and Jeff MacLeod.
Andris Rizquez, hitting ninth in the order for Brantford, drove in four runs with a homer and a double, the only extra-base hits recorded by Brantford. Rick Murray, Dan Jagdeo and Nic Burdett each hit two singles.
Tyler Vavra started for the Royals and held Brantford hitless through his two-inning stint. However, he gave up two runs, one earned, as he walked four. He had a strikeout.
Adrian Yuen relieved for three innings and took the loss as he surrendered 10 runs, all earned, off seven hits and six walks. He threw three wild pitches.
Ben Reid tossed the final three innings and gave up four runs, all earned, off four hits and four walks. He had one strikeout.
Graham Tebbit picked up the win for Brantford as he held the Royals to four runs, all earned, off 11 hits and one walk in 6 1/3 innings. Matt Betts and Stefan Strecker pitched in relief and combined to yield two earned runs off five hits and a walk. Betts had a strikeout.
The result leaves the Royals at 1-13-0 and Brantford at 3-10-0.
The game was the first of three in three days on Guelph’s schedule. The Royals are to host the Toronto Maple Leafs (6-8) at Hastings Stadium Saturday at 2 p.m. and play the Hamilton Cardinals (2-8) at Hamilton’s Arbour Stadium Sunday at 2 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal