Silvercreeks top Hamilton for another mercy win
HAMILTON – The Guelph Silvercreeks stretched their win streak in Central Ontario Junior Baseball League play to eight games Monday with a 15-4 win over the Hamilton Junior Cardinals at Bernie Arbour Stadium.
The game was the first league outing in 12 days for the Creeks.
The locals grabbed a lead they wouldn’t relinquish with two runs in the first inning. They added five runs in the third and back-to-back four-run innings in the fifth and sixth.
Hamilton had one run in the third, two in the fifth and one in the sixth and was mercied when it didn’t score a run in the seventh. League rules bring an early end to a game if a team is behind by 10 runs or more after seven innings.
The Creeks clubbed 12 hits as Ryan Malyk had a double and a single and Stephen Whalen and Scott Seifried both hit two singles. Joey Hasson clouted a double and Nathan Laird hit a single and drove in three runs. Also connecting for a single apiece were Nick Lannutti, Jake Malyk, Austin Hardie and Trystan Dennie.
Alex Galletta started on the mound for Guelph and he yielded an unearned run off two hits and two walks in four innings to get the win. He had four strikeouts.
Adam Robertson pitched two innings and surrendered three earned runs off six hits. He struck out two and didn’t walk any.
Luke Merritt tossed a scoreless seventh inning. He gave up a hit and a walk.
The Creeks lead the 14-team league at 11-2-0 while Hamilton is tied for ninth at 4-8-0.
The Creeks are to host the 13th-place Dundas Chiefs (2-3-1) Wednesday. Game time at Hastings Stadium is 7:30 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal