Guelph Royals edged by Brantford on Canada Day

Guelph Royals edged by Brantford on Canada Day

The Brantford Red Sox made the most of their hits as they squeezed by the Guelph Royals 3-1 in Intercounty Baseball League play at Hastings Stadium on Canada Day Monday.

Each team connected for eight hits in the match with Brantford getting two runs in the sixth inning and one in the seventh for the win. The Royals scored their lone run in the ninth.

J.D. Williams led Guelph at the plate with two doubles and a single and he drove in the run. Connor Morro had a double and a single and Ethan Hammond hit a double. Getting one single apiece were Brando Leroux and Ryosuke Ohashi.

Kieran Bowles and Ethan Paulos hit two singles apiece for Brantford while Gus Wilson hit a double. Smacking one single each were Nick Burdett, Jeremie Veilleux and Stephen Whalen.

Jacob Kush started and held Brantford scoreless through his five-inning stint. Kush has made six appearances, five starts, for the Royals this season and all have been at Hastings Stadium. Monday, he gave up two hits and two walks and struck out seven.

Kyle Thomas pitched two innings and took the loss as Brantford scored its three runs off five hits and a walk off Thomas. He had one strikeout. Brandon Deans and Yuki Narita each pitched a scoreless inning. Deans struck out two while Narita yielded a hit and had a strikeout.

Jeremias Sucre got the win for the Red Sox as he held the locals scoreless in seven innings. Sucre gave up six hits and a walk and had four strikeouts.

Norman Coleman-Goodwin and Josh Laukkanen each pitched an inning. Sidearmer Coleman-Goodwin had a strikeout while Laukkanen gave up an earned run off two hits and the three outs he registered were all through strikeouts.

The loss was the third in four games for the Royals who are fourth in the nine-team league at 10-7 while Brantford’s sixth at 8-12.

The Royals are to play the fifth-place Hamilton Cardinals (10-9) at Hamilton’s Bernie Arbour Stadium Friday at 7:35 p.m. They’re to follow that with three consecutive home games – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. against Hamilton, Sunday at 7:30 p.m. against the third-place Barrie Baycats (11-7) and Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. against the league-leading Welland Jackfish (15-4).


  • Guelph Sports Journal