Barrie puts brakes on Guelph Royals’ winning streak
GUELPH – The Guelph Royals saw their Intercounty Baseball League winning streak come to an end Tuesday night when they were downed 10-6 by the Barrie Baycats at Hastings Stadium.
The loss put an end to Guelph’s six-game winning streak and was their first setback since June 23. That win streak did include two victories over Barrie.
However, the Baycats grabbed control early in Tuesday’s game and never gave any indication they were going to let it get away from them.
Five runs in the second inning put the visitors ahead for good. They added single runs in the third and sixth innings, scored two in the eighth and added another one in the ninth.
For the Royals, a fourth-inning run was their only run before the seventh inning and they collected five of their runs in the final three innings.
Yunior Yambatis took the loss for the Royals as he gave up seven runs, five earned, off nine hits and three walks in seven innings. He had five strikeouts.
Ben Reid pitched the final two innings, surrendering three runs, two earned, off three hits and three walks and he also had three strikeouts.
With four games this week, the Royals were limited in what they could do pitching wise as they needed to save arms for the other three games. Yambatis threw 111 pitches and Reid threw 55.
Santos Arias tossed 151 pitches as he threw the complete game for Barrie. He yielded six runs, all earned, off nine hits and five walks and he also had nine strikeouts. Of Guelph’s nine hits, eight came in the final three innings.
Angel Villalona’s single in the fourth was Guelph’s only hit before the seventh inning. Kyle Kush and Riley Perks each hit a double and a single while Darius Barlas hit two singles. Justin Interisano also belted a double while Josh Garton and Villalona each hit a single.
Jordan Castaldo slugged his league-high 11th homer for Barrie and he also hit a single. Starling Rodriguez and Jon Waltenbury each hit a double and a single while Parker Walker hit two singles. Adding one single apiece were Ryan Spataro, Conner Morro, Glenn Jackson and Jacob Douglas.
The loss dropped the Royals to 13-12 while Barrie Kept pace with the Kitchener Panthers, 6-3 winners over the London Majors Tuesday night in London.
Barrie and Kitchener are tied for the league lead with 17-6 records while the Welland Jackfish are third at 12-10. They’re followed by the Royals, London at 13-13, Hamilton Cardinals at 10-12, Toronto Maple Leafs at 9-14 and Brantford Red Sox at 2-20.
The Royals are to host Hamilton Thursday at 7:30 p.m. in a game that’s already been rained out twice. They’re also to host Welland Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and play the Red Sox at Brantford’s Anderson Stadium Sunday at 2 p.m.
Baycats 10 Royals 6
Barrie 051-001-021–10 12 0
Guelph 000-100-122–6 9 3
- Guelph Sports Journal