Royals outlast Leafs for fifth consecutive victory

GUELPH – The Guelph Royals collected their fifth consecutive win as they outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Intercounty Baseball League play Tuesday night at Hastings Stadium.

The Royals never trailed in the game as they opened the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the first inning.


Guelph Royals 4 Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The game started as a pitching duel between Claudio Custodio of the host Royals and Zach Sloan of the Leafs.

Custodio went seven innings, holding the Leafs to an unearned run off five hits and a walk to improve his record to 5-0. He had 11 strikeouts to give him 93 on the season.

Brandon Deans pitched the final two innings and he gave up a hit and had a single to get the save, his second of the season.

Sloan surrendered two earned runs off four hits and two walks in five innings for Toronto. He had seven strikeouts.

Ryan Wells, the only right-handed pitcher the Leafs used in the game, came in to pitch an inning. He was followed by lefties Rhys Montgomery (one inning), Dustin Richardson (2/3 of an inning) and Adam Marra (1/3 of an inning). Richardson gave up two earned runs off a hit and a walk while both Wells and Marra allowed two hits. Montgomery and Richardson both had two strikeouts while Wells had one.

The Royals collected their first-inning run after leadoff batter Dalton Pompey was walked and went to second on a single by Connor Morro. They then pulled off a double steal before Pompey scored on a groundout by J.D. Williams.

Sean Reilly clobbered a solo homer in the fourth to double Guelph’s lead before the Leafs got a run in the fifth. The Royals completed the scoring with two runs in the eighth.

Reilly hit a homer and a single for the Royals while Morro and Justin Interisano each hit two singles. Williams had a triple while Ethan Hammond and Darius Barlas each hit a single.

All of Toronto’s hits were singles as Jose Vinicio, Johnathan Solazzo, Aidan McAskie, Grant Tamane, Greg Carrington and Damon Topolie each had one.

Welland Jackfish lead the league at 13-5 while the London Majors are second at 12-5 and the Royals are third at 11-7. Toronto and the Barrie Baycats are tied for fourth at 11-8, Kitchener Panthers are sixth at 7-10, Hamilton Cardinals are seventh at 5-12 and Brantford Red Sox are eighth at 0-15.

Tuesday’s game was the first of four the Royals have scheduled this week and the first of three against the Leafs in six days.

The Royals are to host Kitchener on Canada Day Friday at 1 p.m., host Toronto Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and play the Leafs at Toronto’s Christie Pits Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal

Royals outlast Leafs for fifth consecutive victory

GUELPH – The Guelph Royals collected their fifth consecutive win as they outlasted the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-1 in Intercounty Baseball League play Tuesday night at Hastings Stadium.

The Royals never trailed in the game as they opened the scoring with a single run in the bottom of the first inning.


Guelph Royals 4
Toronto Maple Leafs 1

The game started as a pitching duel between Claudio Custodio of the host Royals and Zach Sloan of the Leafs.

Custodio went seven innings, holding the Leafs to an unearned run off five hits and a walk to improve his record to 5-0. He had 11 strikeouts to give him 93 on the season.

Brandon Deans pitched the final two innings and he gave up a hit and had a single to get the save, his second of the season.

Sloan surrendered two earned runs off four hits and two walks in five innings for Toronto. He had seven strikeouts.

Ryan Wells, the only right-handed pitcher the Leafs used in the game, came in to pitch an inning. He was followed by lefties Rhys Montgomery (one inning), Dustin Richardson (2/3 of an inning) and Adam Marra (1/3 of an inning). Richardson gave up two earned runs off a hit and a walk while both Wells and Marra allowed two hits. Montgomery and Richardson both had two strikeouts while Wells had one.

The Royals collected their first-inning run after leadoff batter Dalton Pompey was walked and went to second on a single by Connor Morro. They then pulled off a double steal before Pompey scored on a groundout by J.D. Williams.

Sean Reilly clobbered a solo homer in the fourth to double Guelph’s lead before the Leafs got a run in the fifth. The Royals completed the scoring with two runs in the eighth.

Reilly hit a homer and a single for the Royals while Morro and Justin Interisano each hit two singles. Williams had a triple while Ethan Hammond and Darius Barlas each hit a single.

All of Toronto’s hits were singles as Jose Vinicio, Johnathan Solazzo, Aidan McAskie, Grant Tamane, Greg Carrington and Damon Topolie each had one.

Welland Jackfish lead the league at 13-5 while the London Majors are second at 12-5 and the Royals are third at 11-7. Toronto and the Barrie Baycats are tied for fourth at 11-8, Kitchener Panthers are sixth at 7-10, Hamilton Cardinals are seventh at 5-12 and Brantford Red Sox are eighth at 0-15.

Tuesday’s game was the first of four the Royals have scheduled this week and the first of three against the Leafs in six days.

The Royals are to host Kitchener on Canada Day Friday at 1 p.m., host Toronto Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and play the Leafs at Toronto’s Christie Pits Sunday at 2 p.m.

 

  • Guelph Sports Journal