Creeks score often for mercy-rule win over Stratford

Creeks score often for mercy-rule win over Stratford

GUELPH – The Guelph Silvercreeks scored at least a single run in every inning except one as they dropped the Stratford Nationals 14-4 in Intercounty Baseball Association 22U play Wednesday at Hastings Stadium.

The game was halted after seven innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.


Guelph Silvercreeks 14 Stratford Nationals 4

The win was the fifth in a row for the Creeks in league play.

The Creeks led 7-1 after four innings before Stratford narrowed the gap with three runs in the top of the fifth. However, the hosts answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and then added three more in the seventh to end the game early.

Guelph batters connected for 16 hits while Stratford batters had seven. Both teams committed three errors.

Kush struck for four hits for the Creeks and he scored two runs and drove in four. Mendonza was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. He scored two runs, had an RBI and stole two bases. Patterson had two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Starter Thornton was the winning pitcher as he limited Stratford to six hits during his five innings on the mound. He yielded four earned runs and had three strikeouts. Zweig pitched the final two innings in relief and kept the Nationals scoreless. He gave up a hit and struck out two.

The Creeks lead the eight-team league at 8-1-1 while Stratford is sixth at 3-6-1.

Guelph has a pair of road games in league play before its next home game. The Creeks are to play the Waterloo Tigers (5-3-2) at Lexington Park in Waterloo Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Hamilton Junior Cardinals (0-5-0) at Hamilton’s Bernie Arbour Stadium Monday at 7:30 p.m. Next home game is set for next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Brantford Junior Red Sox (3-4-1).

 

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Creeks score often for mercy-rule win over Stratford

GUELPH – The Guelph Silvercreeks scored at least a single run in every inning except one as they dropped the Stratford Nationals 14-4 in Intercounty Baseball Association 22U play Wednesday at Hastings Stadium.

The game was halted after seven innings due to the 10-run mercy rule.


Guelph Silvercreeks 14
Stratford Nationals 4

The win was the fifth in a row for the Creeks in league play.

The Creeks led 7-1 after four innings before Stratford narrowed the gap with three runs in the top of the fifth. However, the hosts answered with four runs in the bottom of the inning and then added three more in the seventh to end the game early.

Guelph batters connected for 16 hits while Stratford batters had seven. Both teams committed three errors.

Kush struck for four hits for the Creeks and he scored two runs and drove in four. Mendonza was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate. He scored two runs, had an RBI and stole two bases. Patterson had two hits, two runs and an RBI.

Starter Thornton was the winning pitcher as he limited Stratford to six hits during his five innings on the mound. He yielded four earned runs and had three strikeouts. Zweig pitched the final two innings in relief and kept the Nationals scoreless. He gave up a hit and struck out two.

The Creeks lead the eight-team league at 8-1-1 while Stratford is sixth at 3-6-1.

Guelph has a pair of road games in league play before its next home game. The Creeks are to play the Waterloo Tigers (5-3-2) at Lexington Park in Waterloo Saturday at 5 p.m. and the Hamilton Junior Cardinals (0-5-0) at Hamilton’s Bernie Arbour Stadium Monday at 7:30 p.m. Next home game is set for next Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. against the Brantford Junior Red Sox (3-4-1).

 

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