Royals ride quick start to win over Brantford
GUELPH – The Guelph Royals struck for at least one run in each of the first four innings on their way to a 7-1 victory over the Brantford Red Sox in Intercounty Baseball League play Saturday night at Hastings Stadium.
The Royals grabbed a lead they wouldn’t relinquish when Sean Reilly slugged a solo homer, his ninth of the season, in the first inning.
They added two more runs in the second as Matthew Pilarczyk, Brendan Keys and Ethan Mohan hit singles to score one of the runs and the second one came in on a Brantford error.
That quick start was all pitcher Yomar Concepcion needed as he held Brantford to a single earned run off six hits and five walks in eight innings. He also had 10 strikeouts. David Hatt came in for the ninth, yielded a hit and had a strikeout to complete the game.
Leadoff batter Mohan had four hits for the Royals with a triple, double and two singles while Josh Garton belted a double and two singles. Hicks had a double and a single while Jeff MacLeod also hit a single.
David Mendham hit a triple and two singles for Brantford and Sebastian Lech smacked three singles.
Tanner Guindon took the loss for the Red Sox as the Royals connected for five runs, four earned, off him on nine hits and a walk in four innings. Blake Kauer pitched three innings and Stefan Strecker one in relief. Kauer gave up two hits and Strecker three while both also issued a walk. Guindon and Strecker each had two strikeouts and Kauer had one.
The win raised Guelph’s record to 9-18 while Brantford fell to 10-13.
The Royals are to play the Hamilton Cardinals (9-16) at Hamilton’s Bernie Arbour Stadium Sunday at 2 p.m.
Royals 7 Red Sox 1
Brantford 000-010-000 – 1 7 1
Guelph 121-101-01x – 7 14 0
WP: Concepcion, Guelph.
LP: Guindon, Brantford.
WildP: Strecker 2, Brantford.
P-S: Guindon 67-43, Kauer 39-25, Strecker 22-15, Brantford; Concepcion 133-81, Hatt 17-12, Guelph.
HR: Reilly, Guelph.
3B: Mendham, Brantford; Mohan, Guelph.
2B: Mohan, Garton, Hicks, Guelph.
HBP: Reilly 2, Guelph.
SB: Mendez, And.Rizquez, Lech, Brantford.
CS: And.Rizquez, Lech, Brantford.
Team LOB: Brantford 9; Guelph 12.
E: Murray, Brantford.
PB: Keys, Guelph.
SBA: Keys 3, Guelph.
CS: Keys 2, Guelph.
DP: Guelph 1.
- Guelph Sports Journal