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No big boppers, no problem as Royals crush Baycats

BARRIE – The Guelph Royals might not have had their big boppers in the lineup again Sunday night, but they weren’t required as the Royals connected for 19 hits in a 15-3 victory over the Barrie Baycats at the Vantage Throne Stadium.

The Royals, who were without Sean Reilly and Josh Garton for the second time in as many days, were held hitless in only one inning in the one-sided victory.


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The Royals grabbed the lead for good before the Baycats even came to bat as the locals sent all nine of their batters to the plate in the top of the first and they ended up collecting four runs off three hits, a walk and a hit batter.

Leadoff hitter J.D. Williams of the Royals was plunked by the fifth pitch thrown by Barrie starter Riley Hoover. Williams stole second and went to third on a single by Claudio Custodio who was serving as the designated hitter. Custodio stole second and Williams scored when he stole home.

Dalton Pompey followed with a single to send Custodio to third. Both Custodio and Pompey scored on a double by Malik Collymore before Justin Interisano reached base on an error. Ethan Hammond grounded out, but Collymore scored on the play and Interisano went to second. A walk to Noah Roberts to load the bases brought Hoover’s game to an end. He threw 42 pitches in the opening inning.

Adam Khan came in and struck out Brando Leroux to end the top of the first.

The Royals added five runs off five hits in the fifth inning and scored three runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings, the eighth-inning runs coming on a three-run homer by Collymore.

Collymore was one of four Guelph batters who had three hits in the game as he had his homer, a double and a single and he knocked in five runs. Custodio had a triple, double and single while Hammond had a double and two singles and Pompey hit three singles. Darius Barlas, Roberts and Leroux each hit two singles while Williams had one.

Barrie batters managed 10 hits in the game and the Baycats scored all three of their runs in the eighth inning off relieve Ben Reid. Brendan Colley hit two doubles while Adam Odd had a double and a single and Royce Ando and Noel McGarry-Doyle each hit two singles. Getting one single apiece were Jake Wilson and Carson Burns.

Emilis Guerrero picked up the win for the Royals as he held Barrie scoreless through his seven-inning stint. He gave up seven hits and two walks and also had two strikeouts.

Reid yielded three runs, all earned, off three hits and two walks in his inning of work. Brandon Deans pitched the ninth and had a strikeout.

Barrie used five pitchers. Hoover went 2/3s of an inning and was tagged for four runs, all earned, off three hits and a walk. Adam Khan pitched 3 1/3 innings, kept the Royals scoreless and surrendered two hits and two walks.

Evan Soules and Max Lojko each pitched two innings and Aiden Rossel tossed one. Soules gave up five earned runs off seven hits while Lojko surrendered six runs, five earned, off five hits and two walks. Rossel kept Guelph scoreless, but yielded two hits. Each of Barrie’s five pitchers recorded a single strikeout.

The result leaves the Royals third at 6-4 while Barrie’s fifth at 6-6.

The Royals are to host the league-leading Welland Jackfish (8-2) Tuesday at Hastings Stadium in the first of their three games this week. Game time Tuesday is 7:30 p.m.

The locals are also scheduled to play a pair of games with the second-place London Majors (7-3). They’re to play Friday at London’s Labatt Park starting at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at Hastings Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.

 

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No big boppers, no problem as Royals crush Baycats

BARRIE – The Guelph Royals might not have had their big boppers in the lineup again Sunday night, but they weren’t required as the Royals connected for 19 hits in a 15-3 victory over the Barrie Baycats at the Vantage Throne Stadium.

The Royals, who were without Sean Reilly and Josh Garton for the second time in as many days, were held hitless in only one inning in the one-sided victory.


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The Royals grabbed the lead for good before the Baycats even came to bat as the locals sent all nine of their batters to the plate in the top of the first and they ended up collecting four runs off three hits, a walk and a hit batter.

Leadoff hitter J.D. Williams of the Royals was plunked by the fifth pitch thrown by Barrie starter Riley Hoover. Williams stole second and went to third on a single by Claudio Custodio who was serving as the designated hitter. Custodio stole second and Williams scored when he stole home.

Dalton Pompey followed with a single to send Custodio to third. Both Custodio and Pompey scored on a double by Malik Collymore before Justin Interisano reached base on an error. Ethan Hammond grounded out, but Collymore scored on the play and Interisano went to second. A walk to Noah Roberts to load the bases brought Hoover’s game to an end. He threw 42 pitches in the opening inning.

Adam Khan came in and struck out Brando Leroux to end the top of the first.

The Royals added five runs off five hits in the fifth inning and scored three runs in each of the seventh and eighth innings, the eighth-inning runs coming on a three-run homer by Collymore.

Collymore was one of four Guelph batters who had three hits in the game as he had his homer, a double and a single and he knocked in five runs. Custodio had a triple, double and single while Hammond had a double and two singles and Pompey hit three singles. Darius Barlas, Roberts and Leroux each hit two singles while Williams had one.

Barrie batters managed 10 hits in the game and the Baycats scored all three of their runs in the eighth inning off relieve Ben Reid. Brendan Colley hit two doubles while Adam Odd had a double and a single and Royce Ando and Noel McGarry-Doyle each hit two singles. Getting one single apiece were Jake Wilson and Carson Burns.

Emilis Guerrero picked up the win for the Royals as he held Barrie scoreless through his seven-inning stint. He gave up seven hits and two walks and also had two strikeouts.

Reid yielded three runs, all earned, off three hits and two walks in his inning of work. Brandon Deans pitched the ninth and had a strikeout.

Barrie used five pitchers. Hoover went 2/3s of an inning and was tagged for four runs, all earned, off three hits and a walk. Adam Khan pitched 3 1/3 innings, kept the Royals scoreless and surrendered two hits and two walks.

Evan Soules and Max Lojko each pitched two innings and Aiden Rossel tossed one. Soules gave up five earned runs off seven hits while Lojko surrendered six runs, five earned, off five hits and two walks. Rossel kept Guelph scoreless, but yielded two hits. Each of Barrie’s five pitchers recorded a single strikeout.

The result leaves the Royals third at 6-4 while Barrie’s fifth at 6-6.

The Royals are to host the league-leading Welland Jackfish (8-2) Tuesday at Hastings Stadium in the first of their three games this week. Game time Tuesday is 7:30 p.m.

The locals are also scheduled to play a pair of games with the second-place London Majors (7-3). They’re to play Friday at London’s Labatt Park starting at 7:35 p.m. and Saturday at Hastings Stadium beginning at 1 p.m.

 

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