Guelph Royals clubbed by Barrie Baycats

BARRIE – The Guelph Royals were beaten by a couple of touchdowns in Intercounty Baseball League play Friday night at Coates Stadium.

The Royals were dropped 24-11 by the defending champion Barrie Baycats in a game Guelph pitchers issued 16 walks and threw 237 pitches in eight innings.

While the gap ended up being 13 runs, the Royals trailed by two after two and a half innings (6-4), but Barrie pulled away after that.

And the score could have been a lot worse as the Baycats stranded 14 runners. The Royals stranded six.

The Baycats led 6-2 after the first inning and added four runs in the third, three in the fourth, two in the fifth, two in the sixth and seven in the seventh. Those seventh-inning runs came off four hits, four walks and two batters that were hit by pitches.

The Royals scored two runs in the first, one in the second, one in the third, four in the fifth, one in the sixth and two in the ninth.

It was the second consecutive day that the Royals scored 11 runs and lost.

Starter Adrian Yuen took the loss as he yielded 13 runs, nine earned, off 10 hits and four walks in 3 2/3 innings. Tyler Vavra gave up two earned runs off two hits and five walks in 1 1/3 innings. Logan Truex yielded two earned runs off three walks during his sixth-inning stint when he didn’t get anybody out. Blake Kauer moved from catcher to pitch and he gave up five earned runs off two hits and two walks in 1 1/3 innings. Jeff MacLeod pitched 2/3 of an inning, giving up two earned runs off three hits and two walks and Matt Schmidt pitched a three-up, three-down eighth.

Barrie pitchers Brett Lawson, Brad Bissell, Adam Hawkes and Cole White combined to give up 11 runs, seven earned, off nine hits and five walks. They had nine strikeouts – Guelph pitchers had three.

Marquis Kidd had two doubles for the Royals while Toure Sinclair hit two singles and Kingsley Alarcon hit one double. Singles were added by Schmidt, Mike Hart, Darren Saunders and Kauer. Hart stole two bases and Saunders swiped one.

Kyle DeGrace hit a homer, double and single for Barrie while Claudio Custodio hit three singles and Jordan Castaldo also homered.

The Royals (1-9) are to play the Kitchener Panthers (7-2) twice this weekend as they’re to play at Hastings Stadium Saturday at 2 p.m. and at Kitchener’s Couch Park Sunday at 2 p.m. They’re to play Barrie (8-0) again Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.

  • Guelph Sports Journal