Guelph Royals, London halted by rain

LONDON – Another postponement for the Guelph Royals.

Friday night the Royals had their Intercounty Baseball League game with the London Majors at London’s Labatt Park halted when rain hit after an inning and a half of play.

London led 2-0 thanks to a two-run homer by Cleveland Brownlee in the first inning on what was supposed to be Cleveland Brownlee Night.

However, the rain meant all was for naught.

Angel Villalona’s hit in his first at bat for the Royals – he was playing third and batting second in the lineup – was also washed out.

It was the third consecutive postponement for the Royals and all are against teams in the league’s top three. To go along with Friday’s game against London (17-12), the Royals also had a game at Kitchener (22-10) June 22 and a home match Tuesday against Barrie (24-8) postponed.

Due to the closeness of the bottom five in the league, those games will have to be played. The Hamilton Cardinals and Toronto Maple Leafs (both at 14-18) are tied for fourth while the Royals (12-19) are sixth, Burlington Herd (11-20) are seventh and Brantford Red Sox (10-19) are eighth.

The Royals are to host London Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Burlington Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium.

  • Guelph Sports Journal