Silvercreeks hit in 10th to edge Brantford

GUELPH – Trystan Dennie singled home the winning run in the bottom of the 10th inning as the Guelph Silvercreeks edged the Brantford Junior Red Sox 4-3 in Central Ontario junior baseball league play Wednesday night at Hastings Stadium.

Austin Hardie had started Guelph’s turn at bat in the inning with a triple and Dennie, the next batter up, singled him home.

The teams had scored a run apiece in the second inning before Brantford shot ahead with two in the fourth. The Creeks pulled even with two in the eighth.

In the eighth, Jordon Inkol singled and Hardie was hit by a pitch. Dennie followed with a single to score Inkol and Hardie went to second. A sacrifice bunt by Brandon Arsenault moved Hardie to third and Dennie to second before Nathan Laird was walked to load the bases. Hardie scored the tying run on a passed ball.

The Creeks had eight hits in the game and also committed four errors. Dennie led at the plate with three singles while Hardie hit a triple. Inkol, Laird, Tyler Randa and Ryan Malyk each hit a single.

Peter Zytner started on the mound and went seven innings for the Creeks. He yielded three runs, one earned, off four hits and a walk and he also struck out seven. Liam Devine pitched the remainder of the game and picked up the win. He gave up a hit and a walk in three innings and struck out four.

The win was the fourth in a row by the Creeks including a forfeit victory over the Royal York Cardinals Sunday. The Creeks are 7-2-0 in league play while Brantford is 4-2-1.

The Creeks are to play the Dundas Chiefs (1-3-1) at Dundas Sunday at 7 p.m.

  • Guelph Sports Journal