Ross Royals grab their spot in baseball final

GUELPH – The Ross Royals struck for all their runs in the opening two innings of the game as they blanked the Guelph CVI Green Gaels 6-0 in District 10 high school baseball semifinal play Friday at Pearson Park.

The Royals, who scored two runs in the first inning and four in the second, also held the Gaels to a single hit for the win.

With one out in the first, Justin Rochon hit a double and he scored on a single by Noah Devine. A single by Devin Zigby moved Devine to third and he came home on a single by Adam Nightingale.

Ross followed with four singles in the second inning to account for that inning’s runs.

Jackson Wahl, Aiden Currie and Spencer Bertelsen shared time on the mound for Ross.

Rochon clubbed two doubles in the game while Nightingale and Ethan Vivian each hit two singles. Getting one single each were Elijah Wood, Zach Martens, Devine, Zigby, Cody Mastrogiocomo and Bertelsen.

GCVI threatened late in the game, but left the bases loaded in the fifth with all three runners getting on base via a walk.

Noah Neumann hit a single in the sixth inning for the lone hit for the Gaels.

The Royals advance to Monday’s final against the winner of the other semifinal between the Centennial Spartans and Lourdes Crusaders. Nothing was reported from that game.

Monday’s final is set for 3 p.m. at Pearson Park.

  • Guelph Sports Journal