Royals drop another Tuesday game to Brantford

GUELPH – The Guelph Royals saw their two-game Intercounty Baseball League winning streak come to an end Tuesday night when they suffered a 5-3 loss to the Brantford Red Sox at Hastings Stadium.

It was the second straight Tuesday the Royals dropped a home game to Brantford. The Royals are 1-3 in Tuesday games and 3-6 at home.

This week the Red Sox broke a tie with three runs in the top of the seventh inning and then gave themselves a little breathing room with one more run in the top of the ninth. The Royals went three-up, three-down in the bottom of the ninth.

Guelph had scored first with a run in the first and Brantford tied it with a run in the second. The 1-1 run score remained until Brantford’s three-run output in the top of the seventh.

The Royals responded with two runs in the bottom of the inning. Brendan Keys walked, went to second on a wild pitch and to third on a one-out single to left by Darius Barlas. Keys scored on a double to centre by Narciso Padilla before Ethan Mohan was hit by a pitch. Josh Garton’s sacrifice fly to right scored Barlas.

Yunior Yambatis took the loss for the Royals as he yielded four runs, all earned, off six hits and five walks in 6 2/3 innings. He had seven strikeouts. Nathaniel Morris relieved for two innings, giving up an earned run off three hits. He had two strikeouts. Ben Reid struck out the only batter he faced on three pitches.

Euclides Leyer picked up his first win of the season as he held the Royals to three earned runs off seven hits and three walks in 6 1/3 innings. He had eight strikeouts. Matt Betts got the final two outs of the seventh before Stefan Strecker gave up a hit and had two strikeouts in the eighth. Tyler Gillies had two strikeouts in the ninth for his fourth save.

Garton hit a double and a single for the Royals while Barlas connected for two singles. Mohan and Padilla each hit a double while Sean Reilly and Keys each clubbed a single.

Wilson Soriano had a triple and single for Brantford while David Mendham hit a double and a single.

With the win Brantford improves to 6-8 while the Royals tumble to 6-10.

Next up for the Royals is a game against the London Majors (9-6) at London’s Labatt Park Friday at 7:35 p.m. to start a three-in-three weekend as they’re to host the league-leading Kitchener Panthers (12-4) Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at Hastings Stadium and play the second-place Barrie Baycats (10-6) at Barrie’s Coates Stadium Sunday at 7 p.m.

 

Red Sox 5 Royals 3
Brantford     010 000 301 – 5 9 0
Guelph        100 000 200 – 3 8 2
Pitching
WP: Leyer, Brantford.
LP: Yambatis, Guelph.
Save: Gillies, Brantford.
WildP: Leyer 4, Brantford; Yambatis, Guelph.
SO: Leyer 8, Strecker 2, Gillies 2, Brantford; Yambatis 7, Morris 2, Reid, Guelph.
BB: Leyer 3, Brantford; Yambatis 5, Guelph.
P-S: Leyer 94-60, Betts 11-6, Strecker 13-9, Gillies 16-9, Brantford; Yambatis 123-74, Morris 39-25, Reid 3-3, Guelph.
Batting
3B: Soriano, Brantford
2B: Mendham, Brantford; Mohan, Garton, Padilla, Guelph.
SB: DeSouza 3, Brantford.
CS: Barlas, Guelph.
SF: Garton, Guelph.
HBP: Mohan, Pilarczyk, Guelph.
Team LOB: Brantford 10; Guelph 7.
Fielding
E: Rossit 2, Guelph.
SBA: Mendham, Brantford; Keys 3, Guelph.
DP: Brantford 1.
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