Baseball Gryphons split home twinbill with Carleton
GUELPH – The Guelph Gryphons split their home-opening doubleheader in OUA baseball play Sunday at Hastings Stadium.
The Gryphs took the opener 10-3 over the Carleton Ravens for their third consecutive win, but were edged 4-3 by the Ravens in the second game. Sam Brown hit a grand slam in the opening game.
The locals had swept a road doubleheader with the McMaster Marauders Saturday while the Ravens had dropped their season opener 11-6 to the Ottawa Gee-Gees last Thursday before splitting a twinbill with the Laurier Golden Hawks Saturday at Waterloo, winning the opening game 3-2, but losing the second game 7-1.
Brown’s homer was the lone round-tripper hit by the Gryphs on the weekend. He drove in six runs while Jack Gillis had four RBIs and Owen Ellis had three. Noah Chang had the lone stolen base while Nicholas Jaeggin walked five times.
Guelph used seven pitchers on the weekend while wins were recorded by Bennett Moore, Ryan Cooper and Daniel Meron. Moore had 11 strikeouts while Max Rutherford had five and Jacob Corby had four.
The Gryphs, who were a league-best 14-2 last year on their way to a bronze-medal finish, are tied for the league lead after the first week of play at 3-1 with the Toronto Varsity Blues, Brock Badgers, Laurier and Western Mustangs.
The Gryphs are to host the York Lions (1-3) Saturday at Hastings Stadium and play the Windsor Lancers (0-2) at Windsor’s Libro Field Sunday. Both are doubleheaders with first games set to start at 12 p.m.
- Guelph Sports Journal