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Guelph Royals clout 15 hits in win over Brantford

BRANTFORD – The Guelph Royals unleashed a 15-hit attack as they downed the Brantford Red Sox 6-1 in Intercounty Baseball League play Sunday at Anderson Stadium.

The Royals never trailed in the game. They opened the scoring with a pair of runs in the second inning, but Brantford cut the gap in half with a single run in the seventh.

The Guelph side responded to that run with three of its own in the eighth and one more in the ninth.

Each player in Guelph’s lineup got a hit led by Matt Schmidt’s three singles. Josh Garton and Brendan Keys each hit a double and a single and Kyle Kush smacked two singles. Matt Pilarczyk also hit a double while Sean Reilly, Angel Villalona, Ricky Murray, Ethan Hammond and Ethan Mohan each hit one single.

Jacob Reid hit three singles for Brantford while Austin Wilkie and Anthony Rizquez each hit two. Doug Parks belted a double and Luis Perez added a single.

Edwin Javier pitched the complete game for the win. He threw 130 pitches as he allowed the earned run off nine hits and two walks. He fanned 14.

The Red Sox used three pitchers – Edison Frias, Michael Bucci and Matt McGovern. Frias gave up two runs, one earned, while Bucci yielded three earned runs to take the loss and the Royals scored the other earned run off McGovern. Frias gave up 10 hits and struck out six in seven innings while Bucci and McGovern pitched an inning apiece. Bucci surrendered two hits and had a strikeout while McGovern gave up three hits. No Guelph batters were walked.

The win pushed the Royals to 15-13 while the Red Sox fall to 3-23. Guelph is fourth while Brantford is eighth and can’t finish any higher than seventh.

Guelph is to host the fifth-place Hamilton Cardinals (13-13) Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.

The Royals beat the Cardinals 8-6 Thursday at Hastings Stadium and have won both games they’ve played against Hamilton this season. The Royals have eight games to go on their regular-season schedule including three against both Hamilton and Kitchener Panthers (19-7). They also have single games to go against the London Majors (13-16) and Brantford.


Royals 6 Red Sox 1
Guelph       020-000-031–6 15 0
Brantford     000-000-100–1 9 1
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