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It’s 10 unearned runs this time as Royals top Cardinals

GUELPH – The Guelph Royals made another Intercounty Baseball League opponent pay for errors Saturday night at Hastings Stadium as they scored 10 unearned runs in a 12-4 victory over the Hamilton Cardinals.

That’s 19 unearned runs in two days as they’d scored nine in a 14-11 win over the Brantford Red Sox in Brantford Friday night. The Royals have allowed a league-low total of 11 unearned runs in the 17 games they’ve played this season.


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Hamilton (4-11) and Brantford (0-15) are seventh and eighth respectively in the eight-team league.

The Royals never trailed in Saturday’s game, their first Saturday-night home game of the season, although the score was tied 2-2 after six innings. Those first two runs by Guelph were earned, all the rest were not as they scored three in the seventh to go ahead and then added seven in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

The Cardinals had single runs in the second and third innings before getting their other two in the ninth.

In the seventh, Kyle Kush reached first base on an error by Hamilton third baseman Sean Pettener. He stole second and, with two out, scored on a Connor Morro single. Ethan Hammond was walked and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch and they scored on a triple by Malik Collymore.

The Royals sent 13 batters to the plate in the eighth, 10 of them after their second out. Noah Roberts had reached first on an error by Hamilton left fielder Anthony Buonaiuto before Darius Barlas singled and stole second and Dalton Pompey doubled home two runs.

Noah Falkenberg came in to pitch for the Cardinals and he walked each of the three batters he faced, throwing two strikes in the 14 pitches he tossed, to account for another run.

John Filice took over on the mound for Hamilton and plunked the first batter he faced, Arthur Kowara, after unleashing a wild pitch that allowed another run to score. Jeff MacLeod was walked to bring in another run and then Buonaiuto made his second error of the inning, also with Roberts at the plate, for another two runs. Filice threw 19 pitches, five for strikes.

The Royals collected their seven unearned runs in the inning off two hits and two errors and they left the bases loaded.

Collymore led Guelph’s 10-hit attack with a triple and a single while Morro hit a double and a single. Pompey, Hammond and Justin Interisano each hit a double while Kush, Brando Leroux and Barlas each hit a single.

Leadoff batter Justin Gideon hit a homer, his sixth, and a double for the Cardinals while Pettener had two singles. Josh Niles added a double while singles were hit by Jeremie Veilleux, Tyler Duncan and Tristan Osika.

Emilis Guerrero picked up the win for the Royals as he went eight innings, yielding two runs (one earned) off seven hits and two walks. He had eight strikeouts.

Callup Jason Boulanger from the Guelph Silvercreeks 22Us pitched the ninth and surrendered two earned runs off a hit and a walk. He also recorded all the outs in the inning with three strikeouts.

The Cardinals used five pitchers. Aaron Duffy started and was effective as he gave up two earned runs off five hits and he didn’t walk anyone. He also had nine strikeouts. Things fell apart after that as losing pitcher Jacob Gajic (1 2/3 innings), Daury Torrez (1 inning), Falkenberg (no outs recorded) and Filice (1/3 of an inning) combined to give up the 10 unearned runs off five hits and six walks. Gajic had the only strikeout recorded by any of Hamilton’s final four pitchers.

Guelph is fifth in the standings at 10-7, but things are tight at the top. Welland Jackfish (12-5) lead and they’re followed by the London Majors (11-5), Toronto Maple Leafs (11-6), Barrie Baycats (11-7) Royals and Kitchener Panthers (6-9). Hamilton and Brantford trail.

The Royals are to see plenty of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the next week. They’re to host Toronto Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a make-up game for the scheduled season opener May 21 that was treed out. Large branches broke off four trees and fell on the field during a storm that hit about half an hour before game time.

On a busy 3-in-3 Canada Day weekend, the Royals are slated to host Kitchener Friday at 1 p.m. and then play the Maple Leafs on back-to-back days – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Toronto’s Christie Pits.

 

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It’s 10 unearned runs this time as Royals top Cardinals

GUELPH – The Guelph Royals made another Intercounty Baseball League opponent pay for errors Saturday night at Hastings Stadium as they scored 10 unearned runs in a 12-4 victory over the Hamilton Cardinals.

That’s 19 unearned runs in two days as they’d scored nine in a 14-11 win over the Brantford Red Sox in Brantford Friday night. The Royals have allowed a league-low total of 11 unearned runs in the 17 games they’ve played this season.


Guelph Royals 12
Hamilton Cardinals 4

Hamilton (4-11) and Brantford (0-15) are seventh and eighth respectively in the eight-team league.

The Royals never trailed in Saturday’s game, their first Saturday-night home game of the season, although the score was tied 2-2 after six innings. Those first two runs by Guelph were earned, all the rest were not as they scored three in the seventh to go ahead and then added seven in the eighth to put the game out of reach.

The Cardinals had single runs in the second and third innings before getting their other two in the ninth.

In the seventh, Kyle Kush reached first base on an error by Hamilton third baseman Sean Pettener. He stole second and, with two out, scored on a Connor Morro single. Ethan Hammond was walked and both runners advanced a base on a wild pitch and they scored on a triple by Malik Collymore.

The Royals sent 13 batters to the plate in the eighth, 10 of them after their second out. Noah Roberts had reached first on an error by Hamilton left fielder Anthony Buonaiuto before Darius Barlas singled and stole second and Dalton Pompey doubled home two runs.

Noah Falkenberg came in to pitch for the Cardinals and he walked each of the three batters he faced, throwing two strikes in the 14 pitches he tossed, to account for another run.

John Filice took over on the mound for Hamilton and plunked the first batter he faced, Arthur Kowara, after unleashing a wild pitch that allowed another run to score. Jeff MacLeod was walked to bring in another run and then Buonaiuto made his second error of the inning, also with Roberts at the plate, for another two runs. Filice threw 19 pitches, five for strikes.

The Royals collected their seven unearned runs in the inning off two hits and two errors and they left the bases loaded.

Collymore led Guelph’s 10-hit attack with a triple and a single while Morro hit a double and a single. Pompey, Hammond and Justin Interisano each hit a double while Kush, Brando Leroux and Barlas each hit a single.

Leadoff batter Justin Gideon hit a homer, his sixth, and a double for the Cardinals while Pettener had two singles. Josh Niles added a double while singles were hit by Jeremie Veilleux, Tyler Duncan and Tristan Osika.

Emilis Guerrero picked up the win for the Royals as he went eight innings, yielding two runs (one earned) off seven hits and two walks. He had eight strikeouts.

Callup Jason Boulanger from the Guelph Silvercreeks 22Us pitched the ninth and surrendered two earned runs off a hit and a walk. He also recorded all the outs in the inning with three strikeouts.

The Cardinals used five pitchers. Aaron Duffy started and was effective as he gave up two earned runs off five hits and he didn’t walk anyone. He also had nine strikeouts. Things fell apart after that as losing pitcher Jacob Gajic (1 2/3 innings), Daury Torrez (1 inning), Falkenberg (no outs recorded) and Filice (1/3 of an inning) combined to give up the 10 unearned runs off five hits and six walks. Gajic had the only strikeout recorded by any of Hamilton’s final four pitchers.

Guelph is fifth in the standings at 10-7, but things are tight at the top. Welland Jackfish (12-5) lead and they’re followed by the London Majors (11-5), Toronto Maple Leafs (11-6), Barrie Baycats (11-7) Royals and Kitchener Panthers (6-9). Hamilton and Brantford trail.

The Royals are to see plenty of the Toronto Maple Leafs in the next week. They’re to host Toronto Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. in a make-up game for the scheduled season opener May 21 that was treed out. Large branches broke off four trees and fell on the field during a storm that hit about half an hour before game time.

On a busy 3-in-3 Canada Day weekend, the Royals are slated to host Kitchener Friday at 1 p.m. and then play the Maple Leafs on back-to-back days – Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium and Sunday at 2 p.m. at Toronto’s Christie Pits.

 

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