Creeks give up a single run, but lose home opener

GUELPH – A fourth-inning run was all the Guelph Silvercreeks surrendered in their COBA Junior baseball league home opener Wednesday night at Hastings Stadium, but that run was enough for the Hamilton Junior Cardinals to record a 1-0 victory.

The Creeks struggled to get hits, let alone timely ones, in the setback. They managed four hits, all singles as Darren Dwyer, Trystan Dennie, Ryan Malyk and Noah McKillop each had one.

However, the Creeks did have base runners, but couldn’t cash them in. They left 11 runners stranded including the bases full in the eighth inning. They loaded the bases with one out that inning without the benefit of a hit as two walks, a fielder’s choice and a hit batter allowed that to happen. Back-to-back strikeouts put an end to the threat.

Starting pitcher Peter Zytner took the loss while Garret Morgan saw mound time in relief. They combined to hold Hamilton to three hits.

The result leaves the Creeks at 2-2 as they had earlier defeated the Mississauga Southwest Twins 16-3 and Milton Mets 14-2 and lost 14-4 to the Burlington Bulls in road games.

The win kept Hamilton unbeaten in three outings.

The Creeks are to play the Mississauga North Tigers’ first team – they have two in the league – at Mississauga Tuesday.

  • Guelph Sports Journal